FMS Solutions announces a new partnership in the Southern region
FMS will be absorbing Piggly Wiggly of Alabama’s Retail Accounting and Payroll Business.
[Alabama, December 24, 2018—] Today FMS Solutions announced that it has been selected as the new accounting provider for Piggly Wiggly of Alabama, the first retailer to franchise independent grocers to operate under the self-service method of food merchandising.
Piggly Wiggly, currently with more than 530 stores, represents one of six groups on the target list for FMS moving forward. Robert Graybill, CEO of FMS Solutions, shared, “after the absorption of AWG Nebraska Divisions works in the last quarter of 2017, this marks the continuation of our strategic plan to grow both organically and through acquisitions.”
FMS has provided accounting, payroll, and financial services to independently owned groceries since 1974. The acquisition of Piggly Wiggly’s stores will expand their reach in the Southeast region of the country.
“The Piggly Wiggly Birmingham warehouse has many very successful family-owned independent grocery stores spread throughout 17 states. FMS is excited to have the opportunity to work with these independent owners and the Piggly Wiggly warehouse. I’m confident, FMS will help them succeed by providing them with timely and accurate financial information and the support they need to run their operations” said Stan McClintock, VP of Sales at FMS
With FMS’s best practices, estimated weekly financials, and the ability to go paperless, along with these outstanding independent operators, this great partnership will set the precedent to help other retailers succeed in the marketplace.
FMS Solutions Holdings LLC (FMS) — Since 1974, FMS has helped independent retail grocers succeed by transforming historic accounting activities into timely, accurate decision support tools. The company’s keen understanding of the challenges the industry faces has positioned it as the National Grocers Association’s (NGA) preferred provider of industry benchmarking, best practices and mission-critical decision support. FMS is headquartered in Maryland with additional offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, Nebraska, Oregon, and Ontario, Canada. FMS services organizations in more than 4,200 locations across North America, and the Caribbean, enabling them to improve profitability through better decision support.
Piggly Wiggly — Today there are more than 530 Piggly Wiggly stores serving communities in 17 states. All Piggly Wiggly stores are independently owned and operated, and though they are located primarily in the Southeast, there are Piggly Wiggly stores and as far north as Wisconsin. Piggly Wiggly, LLC’s corporate headquarters are in Keene, N.H. It issues Piggly Wiggly franchises to qualified independent grocery retailers. The company also provides the retailers with services such as support, marketing programs, and a line of promotional items.