Local Express Boosts Partnership Program with Industry Veteran Tedd McCowan

GLENDALE, CA – Local Express, the provider of the most functional e-commerce platform for independent grocers, named long-time grocery industry pro Tedd McCowan Director of Partnerships with responsibility for developing new supplier, reseller and technology alliances.

“Tedd is exactly who we need to further establish Local Express into the retail grocery industry. He’s an innovative and dedicated IT leader with extensive expertise developing and executing strategies in alignment with corporate objectives, but almost more importantly, he has the most incredible hands-on business experience with leading independent supermarket operators over the last 35 years,” said Bagrat Safarian, Co-Founder of Local Express.

McCowan has spent the last 25 years managing the information technology departments at a succession of California-based supermarket chains, most recently at Mothers Markets & Kitchens, a leading health food grocer in Orange County. He previously worked at Foods Mi Pueblo in Cardenas, Superior Grocers in Santa Fe Springs, Home Grocer/WebVan.Com and Big Saver Foods in City of Commerce. He started his grocery career at McCowan’s Market, his family’s chain based in San Pedro.

“Local Express is the exact right solution at the exact right time for independent retailers that need to build out their ecommerce platforms to keep up with both larger competitors and digital-only players. I’m excited to be joining the team,” said McCowan.

The Local Express e-commerce platform offers a full-service, omni channel (web & mobile) solution for independent retailers. It features a database with more than 1 million grocery items along with multiple options for store pick-up and delivery. The program has proven to exceed customer expectations and help the stores grow revenue in the process.

About Local Express

Local Express provides e-commerce solutions for brick and mortar grocery/food retailers. Local Express is the first company offering a DIY service solution that allows retailers to build an online store presence on par with their much larger competitors. The system is comprehensive, scalable, easily implemented, and provides shoppers with multiple delivery options. More information is available at www.localexpress.io.

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