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RGIS started from go-getters and believers. In 1958, the Nicholson family simply needed extra cash to provide for their families, and decided to perform accurate inventory service for grocers as a part time job. At that moment, Retail Grocery Inventory Services, or RGIS for short, began its historical journey in creating an emerging industry. What started from a car, briefcase, and calculator is now a global leader in the inventory industry, expanding across 40 countries with trusted technologies and thousands of employees who all live and breathe the same values. The world has changed in the past 60 years, but RGIS’ legacy and passion remain the same!​

Years of Experience

 

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.​

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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.

SSAE 16 Compliant

Accurate and secure. We participate in independent, annual SSAE 16 assessments. This represents our focus on data security, process controls and compliance.​​

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.

 
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    1950's

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

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    1960's

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

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    1970's

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

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    1980's

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

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    1990's

    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.
     

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    2000's

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

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    2010-present

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

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Our Leadership 

Asaf Cohen  

Asaf Cohen

Chief Executive Officer 

Sudipto Nandy  

Sudipto Nandy

Chief Information Officer

Heinz Krause  

Heinz Krause

Director of Finance – International

Elise Cordier  

Elise Cordier

Head of Legal and DPO – International

Simon Parry  

Simon Parry

Commercial Director – International

 
Greg Schooneveldt  

Greg Schooneveldt

President, Asia Pacific

Jorge Schmidt  

Jorge Schmidt

President, Latin America

Pierrick Min  

Pierrick Min

President, Europe

Nicola Stevens  

Nicola Stevens

Vice President of Operations – International