Avista Signs Up Commercial Chains
Energy services company Avista Advantage signed contracts with
36 Musicland and 59 Busy Body Home Fitness sites throughout the
United States. The company now serves 3,500 customers in 48 states.
Both Musicland and Busy Body Home Fitness are members of RETEX, a
retail technology buying consortium. Avista Advantage is RETEX's
preferred provider of energy services. RETEX represents about 1,600
member retail companies.
"Our affiliation with RETEX was instrumental in allowing us to
reach agreements with two new customers," said Gerry Crooks, Avista
Advantage chief operating officer. "We are pleased that Musicland
and Busy Body Home Fitness have joined us and that they will soon
begin realizing savings through the use of our industry-leading
products and services."
Initially, Avista Advantage will provide its ACIS (Advantage
Customer Internet Site) brand technology for resource accounting to
Musicland. Avista Advantage will provide resource accounting and
consolidated billing services to Busy Body.
Through ACIS, utility (gas, power, water, and sewer) bills will
be consolidated into a single statement and further analyzed for
cost savings opportunities. Avista Advantage will evaluate each
Busy Body site for additional energy savings.
Joe Fisher, Houston
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