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DAVACO's Data Retrieval With ClearThread® Technology is "Game Changer" for Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Chains
Brands Benefit from New Insight and Greater Visibility Across all Branded Locations

Dallas, TX (January 31, 2013) – DAVACO, Inc. (, the national leading provider of high-volume programs and implementation services for global brands, announced today that the company's strategic interior/exterior surveys and data retrieval services are changing the way global brands are approaching updates to their properties chain wide. DAVACO, which employs over 1,500 retail, restaurant and hospitality specialists across North America, is able to quickly and accurately collect and aggregate a customizable array of relevant information related to the interior or exterior of the property, including facilities, FF&E, OSE, graphics/signage/menu boards, marketing/branding assets, merchandising and legal/safety/ADA.

"Historically, obtaining site information for an entire chain could only be achieved through extensive travel or the help of on- site associates—resulting in increased costs and inconsistent data collection," said Rick Davis, Founder/CEO, DAVACO. "But, there is another option which has become a real game changer. Brands are partnering with DAVACO to obtain detailed and comprehensive store/restaurant data that is reliable and provided in a consistent format for review. Our team formats survey content, conducts site visits, collects and aggregates data/photos, and then we provide the forum and the tools to analyze the store information, so that the information can begin to 'work for' the brand."

DAVACO says that brands are able to utilize the information to gain insight into trends and needs, as well as to provide a benchmark for scope, budget and timing for future initiatives. "When you are executing a rollout across your entire chain, the more site information you have up-front, more accurate planning can take place which results in a better end product," said Davis. "Identifying key information like measurements, electrical and plumbing requirements and uncovering special needs like unusual property configurations, accelerates the execution pace, reduces costly change orders, and manages expectations for both corporate and on-site personnel."

All survey and data retrieval programs are supported by DAVACO's proprietary technology platform, ClearThread®, which allows clients to view, summarize and analyze site data. Clients are able to access all data collected—including survey responses, photos, measurements, drawings, and other site information—on their customized, web-accessible client portal. Advanced reporting capabilities give clients the ability to generate reports, identify areas of concern/interest and recap survey results. "We designed ClearThread® to specifically address the needs and challenges that retail, restaurant and hospitality brands are facing, which is an understanding of each location's existing conditions. We continue to enhance our platform as these needs evolve," said Davis. "Our clients really appreciate how our technology works in conjunction with our professional teams to provide a real business solution."

About DAVACO, Inc.
DAVACO, Inc. is the national leading provider of implementation services, specializing in the management and execution of high- volume programs for nationwide retail, restaurant, hospitality and consumer product brands. Services include: ▪ Rollouts, retrofits, resets and remodels ▪ Fixture and equipment upgrades ▪ Graphic and digital signage installations ▪ Project management ▪ Hard- and soft-line merchandising ▪ Inspection, site and marketing surveys ▪ Logistics and consolidation ▪ Design services ▪ Sustainability ▪ Special initiatives. DAVACO's unique business structure and customer-centric philosophy provides clients with speed-to-market, consistent and professional execution within an open-store environment, and proprietary ClearThread® technology for greater visibility and reporting efficiencies. Founded in 1990, DAVACO is based in Dallas, Texas, with W-2 employees located across the country.

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