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  • 4 Jun 2013

Jacques Vert and Retail Assist Win Supply Chain Excellence Award


Jacques Vert and Retail Assist won the ‘Supply Chain Excellence’ award at last night’s Retail Week Technology Awards, in an impressive ceremony held at the London Hilton, Park Lane.

Retail Assist’s supply chain solution – Merret – was chosen to fuel the international and multichannel growth aspirations of the newly merged Jacques Vert group and Irisa group. The implementation has proven extremely successful, enabling the brands to trade seamlessly as global multichannel retailers.  The merger of JVG with Irisa has grown the retailer from 4 to 10 brands, and enabled the retailer to become the largest concession retailer in the UK.

The Retail Week Technology Awards recognise excellence in technology over the past year. ‘Supply Chain Excellence’ was a tough category – Jacques Vert and Retail Assist were up against Costco Wholesale with Portaltech Reply, Costco International Platform, Debenhams Endless Aisle, O2 with Liaison Technologies, O’Neill with Liaison Technologies and Shop Direct Group with Kewill. However, Jacques Vert and Retail Assist impressed judges with the speed of implementation and smooth transition of systems across 10 brands and 1900 outlets globally.

Nigel Illingworth, Chief Executive Officer – Merret comments: “We are extremely  proud to have been awarded ‘Supply Chain Excellence’ for our work across the Jacques Vert Group for the Merret implementation.  We are delighted about the success of the project, and the ability of the brands to now trade seamlessly as global multichannel retailers.  It is a great honour to have this work recognised at the Retail Week Technology Awards, and we look forward to a continued successful partnership with the Jacques Vert Group.”

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