In December of 2005 DEMAR began the Bed Bath and Beyond pool distribution program which requires the sortation, segregation, scanning and palletizing of approximately 2,300,000 cartons annually for their regional store locations. DEMAR also provides the final store deliveries to each of their 48 retail store locations several time per week within Illinois and Wisconsin. DEMAR Logistics, Inc. also serves as a regional distribution center responsible to provide Midwest regional vendor pickups for all of their national retail pool operations (including vendor items for the Chicago area pool operations). This distribution currently provides the sort, segregation and scanning of over 3,500,000 store items annually and the loading of outbound trailers destined for each of their national pool distribution locations. The remote scanning system installed within our Carol Stream distribution facility allows for real time tracking of product the moment it enters our facility, to the time it is loaded on an outbound truck either to be delivered to a local Bed, Bath and Beyond store by the DEMAR internal fleet or a line haul trailer destined to other pool point operators throughout the county like DEMAR. An automated conveyor system is utilized with gravity feeders directly into outbound trucks to improve operating efficiencies and accuracies of this program.