Shoe City (ESCO Ltd.) operates 28 stores in Maryland, District of Columbia and Richmond and Tidewater Virginia. For ESCO, the past few years have been a constant exercise of maintaining tight controls on merchandising and store operations. “We are proud of our success. We partnered with Gemmar Systems International (GSI) to be our software solution over 10 years ago and have never looked back. From the very beginning Retail-1 has allowed us to increase our gross profits with better merchandising and inventory management,” said Michael Fortwengler, Chief Financial Officer.