Southco Distributing Company does a lot of things right. In business for more than 35 years, Southco is one of the top 25 largest convenience store distributors in the nation and serves more than 1,300 accounts across five Southeastern U.S. states.
As the largest privately-owned company in Wayne County, North Carolina, Southco employs more than 200 employees and occupies 240,000 square feet of warehouse space in Goldsboro, the area’s county seat. But the story of Southco’s success can’t be told simply with numbers. What’s helped the company remain innovative is a restlessness to always improve how it operates.
That unwillingness to ever believe it was functioning as efficiently and effectively as possible led Southco to partner with Nowsight, a Wilmington, North Carolina-based company that helps businesses collect and analyze its own data to dramatically improve their operations and decisions.
It’s a partnership that has already saved Southco $280,000, and will continue to drive both financial and employee benefits long into the future. Here’s how: