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Farm-and-ranch dealers boost systems

BY HBSDealer Staff

D&L Farm and Home and Green's Feed & Seed are the latest companies to line up behind Epicor Eagle N Series retail business management software.

According to Epicor Software Corp., the idea is to modernize business operations, strengthen customer loyalty and outservice industry competition.

"One of the most crucial objectives of a small business is to ensure customer satisfaction," said Doug Smith, director, product management and marketing, retail distribution solutions for Epicor. "We're proud to partner with farm and home retailers like D&L Farm and Home and Green's Feed & Seed to offer the business-changing solutions that improve operations, enrich the bottom line and ultimately strengthen customer loyalty."

To support independent farm and home retail business initiatives, Epicor Eagle N Series software helps enable the features and functionality required to run a more efficient and profitable operation, and provide the kind of service that builds loyalty and lasting customer relationships. The solution is complete and fully integrated — backed by an extensive Epicor network of consulting, training and support services — helping retailers lead with the information they need to make faster, more informed decisions.

Five-unit D&L Farm and Home, founded in 1987, provides nursery, farm, and feed products along with exceptional customer service and delivery to North Texas. "Since implementing Epicor Eagle N Series, we have experienced faster, easier access to business intelligence and analytics — leading to more accurate data and reports," said Lezlie MacElroy, treasurer at D&L Farm and Home. "This new technology helps our company stay relevant in the farm and home industry and aids us in addressing business challenges quicker.

An Epicor user for more than 25 years, Green's Feed & Seed has relied on the business-improving innovations of Epicor solutions to streamline its business. "To run a modern business, you need an up-to-date and reliable business management system," said Mark Light, director of IT for Green's Feed & Seed. "At the end of the day, we want what everybody wants: to save money and provide our customers with the best service possible. There's no way we could do without the Eagle N Series solution. It's helping us to control inventory, improve our customer loyalty program, and make overall operations more manageable for our team."

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3M names a new treasurer

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Matthew Ginter, a 25-year veteran of the company, has been named treasurer and VP investor relations at 3M.

Effective July 1, Ginter will begin reporting to senior VP and CFO Nicholas Gangestad in his new role.

“Matt is an exceptional leader whose financial market experience, strategic thinking skills and knowledge of the company qualify him well to lead our treasury and investor relations organizations,” said Gangestad.

Prior to his promotion, Ginter was solely serving as VP investor relations. Previously, he was director, financial planning and analysis.

Ginter succeeds Scott Krohn, who is leaving to become treasurer at Verizon.

“We thank Scott for his leadership and contributions to the company and our finance organization during his time with 3M,” Gangestad said.

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