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What’s In a Name?

RGIS is an acronym for Retail Groc​ery Inventory Service. Early success allowed us to scale our business model and rapidly expand into other sectors. Decades later we have far outgrown our name. RGIS now performs more than 1,400 inventories per day for companies of all types and sizes.​


40+ Countries with Local Teams

With 34,000 employees and more than 200 offices around the world, we have the resources in the right place to reliably and efficiently complete any project.​


Our Technology​

Mobile T​​​​echnology

Speed and accuracy. RGIS handheld devices, including inventory scanners and tablet applications, are designed specifically to accurately capture inventory data.

Research & Development

Powerful and effective. We invest in equipment, processes and whatever the future may bring. We continue to improve existing tools and develop solutions for emerging trends.

Space Planning

Monitor and optimize. Our macro ​space software allows retailers to streamline and automate retail floor planning and management projects, conserving both time and resources.​​

Inventory Management Pioneers: RGIS

Thomas J. Nicholson founded RGIS in 1958 to offer grocery stores an accurate and economical alternative to in-house inventories. Within a few years, the business expanded beyond the Midwest and started conducting counts across the United States and around the world.​​


    Creates Retail Grocery Inventory Services in 1958. Headquarters moves from the basement of the Nicholson home to an office in Detroit, Michigan.



    New offices open in Illinois, Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, Louisiana and Minnesota. RGIS also creates an international presence in Canada.



    RGIS invests in new technologies, introducing the SCM electronic calculator and the ​custom-designed TJN calculator.



    RGIS launches the Audit® microcomputer – proprietary technology. RGIS also develops an HQ Data Center for processing information.



    Global reach increases with offices in Mexico, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Israel and Brazil. Technology takes a quantum leap forward with the introduction of the Portable Financial (PORTFN) program.



    Offices open in ten more countries. RGIS releases the RM-1 wireless scanner and revolutionizes the way inventory data is captured. Blackstone acquires RGIS.



    Advances in wireless technology and software make real-time reporting possible. Mobile apps add new levels of insights and transparency.​​​​​​​​​​​

​Our Leadership ​


Bria​n McDonald

​Chief ​Executive Officer​


Greg Schooneveldt

Chief Information Officer and President,
Asia Pacific


Sreekant Kasibhatta

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer


George Brown

President, US Operations​


Asaf Cohen

President, Europe


Jorge Schmidt

President, Latin America


Dean Juliano

President, Canada

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Pam Murdock

Senior Vice President, Human Resources​​​​​​​​

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Stephanie Clifford

Secretary and General Counsel​