Leading Swiss online supermarket implements PIM solution to improve accuracy ahead of EU regulations
Reading, UK, April 21, 2015 – LeShop.ch, the leading Swiss online supermarket has selected Stibo Systems' award-winning product information management (PIM) solution for efficient and effective management of product information across its online, mobile and click-and-collect channels.
Based in Écublens, Switzerland, LeShop.ch is the flagship online subsidiary of the Federation of Migros Cooperatives. With strong growth, partly attributed to its new same-day delivery service and an increase in mobile transactions, LeShop.ch posted market-leading revenues of 165 million Swiss francs in 2014.
As part of a recent decision to revamp its entire IT infrastructure to support its growth, LeShop.ch chose Stibo Systems’ STEP solution to replace its own internally developed information system which had been in place since the company’s formation in 1997.
STEP will be used by the company to prepare for the introduction of EU Regulation 1169, which requires a higher level of standards on the provision of information regarding ingredients and allergy-causing substances found in all products offered for sale, including online.
STEP will be used to improve the accuracy and agility of the retailer’s online operation and innovative DRIVE service by delivering more structured and richer product information.
"While we did consider re-engineering our central product repository in-house, we also compared the various solutions available on the market.” said Ivan Torreblanca, CIO of LeShop.ch. “We opted for Stibo Systems’ STEP solution due to its unique strengths, such as its powerful data modelling and mapping capabilities for the large variety of product categories we sell. In addition, we can easily integrate STEP with our various proprietary applications as well as any new technologies."
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"As standards become increasingly complex, particularly in the grocery industry, and as marketing and distribution channels continue to multiply, businesses are faced with serious new challenges. We are pleased to support LeShop.ch in its aim to overcome these challenges through our integrated STEP solution," said Mikael Lyngsø, CEO of Stibo Systems. "We consider our selection by one of Europe's largest online grocery companies as further validation of the value our technology brings to the retail industry.”