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The distribution industry is changing on many levels, and chief among them is a shift in customer expectations. With the rise of online shopping trends, customers have come to expect comprehensive and simple ordering platforms in all areas of their lives. To aid your distribution business in meeting this expectation,…

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Rutherford and Associates Secures Strategic Growth Investment from Seaport Capital

Seaport Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, announced Monday, October 22, that it has made a strategic investment in Rutherford & Associates, Inc. to support the continued growth of the company. “We’ve been looking for the right strategic partner to take our business to the next level,” said company…

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E-Commerce Benefits Both Customers and Distributors

In the past, distributors were slow to adopt e-commerce platforms because the existing methods of selling had always worked, with sellers going to customer locations. When distributors did choose to adopt e-commerce platforms, it was largely out of necessity, as a cost- and time-saving measure to avoid having to send…

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The Benefit of E-Commerce Sales for Brewers

While the three-tier distribution system does not allow retailers and customers to make direct purchases from brewers, these brewers recognize that many customers want to make purchases via e-commerce platforms. One way that brewers are meeting this need is by investing in online channels for branded merchandise, the goal of…

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How Do You Stay Competitive in the Digital Age?

At Rutherford & Associates, we have witnessed a shift in the digital commerce space and recognize the need for a competitive e-commerce platform. We understand that you’ve made a promise to your customers to support their growth efforts. This is a hefty promise to keep while managing your own set…

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E-commerce; Providing the Competitive Advantage You Seek to Stay Ahead in a Tight Market

E-commerce has become more common for distributors and many are offering a customer web portal, an online ordering platform. Distributors are not trying to replace their current sales model, but instead are offering an option for their customers to gather information, place orders, and discover new products on their own…

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Alcohol Industry Seeing Double-digit Growth in Online Sales, But Are They Doing Enough?

Consumers have been slow to adopt purchasing beer, wine, and spirits through online stores but data shows that online sales are heating up. This switch in consumer habits has spurred companies such as Amazon and Instacart to quickly expand their ability to deliver alcoholic beverages while also creating opportunities for…

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Amazonification of B2B Sales

Interested in capitalizing on the 10% annual growth predicted over the next 5 years? By 2023, 17% of all B2B sales will be through ecommerce. Generation X and Millennials are gaining buying power and shaping the way we do business. B2B sales have a new audience, new decision makers that…

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The Pendulum Swings

By 2023, online food and beverage revenue is projected to exceed $38B. How did we get here? E-commerce is not a new phenomenon in the food and beverage industry. Amazon, Walmart, and large grocers have mandated the expectation of convenience. 10 years ago, this was just a concept being discussed,…

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Connect Magazine Feature

In their recent issue of Connect Magazine, the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce highlighted local businesses who were awarded a spot on the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch list. We were honored to be interviewed by the Chamber for a highlight of our own! Thanks to the Michigan West…

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We’re a Michigan 50 Company to Watch

Michigan Celebrates Small Business has released their 2019 list of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, and we’re proud to announce we have been awarded with a spot on the list! As one of the twelve West Michigan companies to receive this honor, we proudly represent the technological innovation prevalent in…

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eoTouch Merchandiser is Here

Today, we’re proud to unveil eoTouch Merchandiser. Created to maximize the efficiency of merchandisers and streamline their processes, Merchandiser’s multitude of features gives you a clear view of all merchandiser activity.

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Wireless DEX available for eoTouch with the Gimme Key

Rutherford and Associates has partnered with Gimme Key, makers of the most reliable wireless DEX adapter on the market, to offer eoTouch users a powerful communications tool. The Gimme Key, combined with eoTouch, will help users streamline their operations, whether it be Direct Store Delivery (DSD) or Vending, by significantly reducing…

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Innovation always at the forefront for R&A

Beer distribution software has landed company 110 distributors doing $10 billion in beverage sales last year. October 12, 2018 – Rutherford and Associates is making waves in the beer distribution network. Since moving to Holland with only three coders, it has grown to more than 70 staff members providing a…

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Rutherford & Associates to expand office space, encourage growth

HOLLAND — An extensive office expansion is nearly complete at Rutherford & Associates, a software company at 1009 Productions Court in Holland. “Our current space has 8,500 square feet,” said President Paul Rutherford. “Between 2004 and now, we’ve grown from some 20 employees to more than 70 people with the…

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Introducing Rebecca, the DSD industry’s first virtual assistant, exclusively on eoTouch

Meet The Newest Member of Your Team Rebecca is an interactive virtual assistant designed to simplify and enhance the selling experience on eoTouch. With Rebecca, your sales force is primed with right fit analytics, empowering recommendations that will increase revenue and minimize returns.

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Rutherford and Associates and FTNI Announce Partnership

Financial Transmission Network Inc. (FTNI), a provider of industry-leading integrated receivables solutions, today announced a new partnership with Rutherford and Associates. As a result of this new partnership, standard integration capabilities will be created between Rutherford’s eoStar® route accounting software, and FTNI’s ETran Integrated Receivables platform. Continue Reading

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When Preparing for the Future, Don’t Ignore the Small Stuff

Paul Rutherford, President of Rutherford and Associates, creators of eoStar software, outlines in NBWA Associate Member Viewpoint blog, the importance of critical paper documentation (invoices, scan sheets, truck inventories, delivery receipts) in an industry that has become increasingly digital. Continue Reading

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M2 TechCast Ep.105 with Paul Rutherford

Dec 01, 2017 Paul Rutherford, President of Rutherford and Associates, creators of eoStar software, joins M2 TechCast to discuss their new eGuide, designed to help distributors know how to empower their businesses by leveraging modern technology. Continue Reading

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312: eoStar – The Tech Startup Brewing Up a New Distribution System

Technology Blog Writer Podcast with eoStar’s President, Paul Rutherford Aug 09, 2017 eoStar was a startup before it was even a thing so I invited them onto the show to hear their unique startup story. Founded in 1986, Rutherford and Associates has over 50 employees based in the United States.…

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Holland Sentinel

Rutherford Continues to Grow Across the U.S.

August, 1, 2017 By Austin. Metz Originally founded in 1986 in Albuquerque, the company moved to Holland in 1992 and by 1995 was made up of about six employees. Growth continues to be the name of the game for Rutherford and Associate’s eoStar. Paul Rutherford, eoStar’s president, said the route…

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BKD Now Value-Added Reseller

June, 13, 2017 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – BKD Technologies, a division of BKD, LLP, today announced a value-added reseller agreement with Rutherford and Associates, a leading developer of route accounting software solutions. “We are pleased to announce our agreement with eoStar,” said Jerry Henderson, Managing Partner for BKD’s National Performance Advisory…

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