Descartes Systems Group: Rakuten Mart CEO to Keynote Descartes & CTC
Omni-Channel Retail & Home Delivery Summit in Japan
TOKYO, June 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG)
(Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses
in commerce, announced that in collaboration with United by Design partner,
ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC), it will host an Omni-channel
Retail and Home Delivery Summit in Japan. They keynote speaker will be Kitta
Naohiko, CEO of Rakuten Mart, a leading online supermarket wholly owned by
Japan's top e-commerce company, Rakuten Inc. Rakuten Mart is a CTC/Descartes
The event will take place at the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo on July 3rd,
2014. The program provides an educational forum where retail executives can
learn how industry leaders, such as Rakuten Mart and others, have
successfully applied home delivery strategies to omni-channel retailing to
increase sales while enhancing the customer experience. The speakers will
share information on industry trends and best practices covering the latest
advances in retail home delivery in Japan and across the globe.
"Descartes has worked with leading retailers around the world to develop one
of the industry's most advanced home delivery solutions. CTC has tailored
this offering to meet local requirements and address the unique dynamics of
the Japanese market," said Shun Ando, General Manager, Telecommunication
Systems Planning Division of CTC. "During the event we will discuss and
demonstrate how technology is helping retailers meet new logistical
challenges created by omni-channel retailing and the evolution of
customer-centric home delivery."
"Omni-channel retailing and the massive growth in home delivery services are
redefining retail markets all over the world," said Robert Beauchemin,
Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Alliances at Descartes.
"Descartes' next-generation solutions support robust capabilities spanning
the entire order lifecycle from appointment booking to delivery. We look
forward to sharing insights on how this technology can change how retailers
in Japan, and beyond, compete and successfully grow with differentiated
More information on the event is available at
in English and http://ctcdemo.box.com/omnichannel in Japanese.
About Rakuten Mart
Rakuten Mart is an online supermarket service where consumers can purchase
fresh produce, other food items, daily sundries, and popular products
offered on Rakuten Ichiba such as special order gourmet foods. Through
Rakuten Mart, Rakuten is committed to providing fun and convenient services
to consumers for their daily shopping needs, as well as to helping expand
Japan's online supermarket and Internet shopping markets. Please visit the
site at www.rakuten.ne.jp/gold/rakuten-mart/lp.html.
Established in 1972, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) provides
advanced IT solutions to enhance enterprise network systems, and offers
various outsourcing services, such as operations by its own data centers.
CTC supports such market segments as telecommunications, broadcasting,
finance, retail, distribution, manufacturing, education, government,
medicine, pharmaceutical, chemicals and apparel. CTC has formed partnerships
with hundreds of leading IT companies from all over the world. These
partnerships range from those with global multinational IT companies to
those with highly focused venture businesses. Around 7,000 people work for
CTC throughout Japan, and our service edge lies in offering one-stop 7 x 24
support in approximately 100 service centers. Learn more at
Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in providing
on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the
productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses.
Descartes has over 173,000 connected parties using its cloud based services.
Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route,
schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute
shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade
data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and
complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's
largest, collaborative multi-modal logistics community. Our headquarters are
in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the
world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.
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