Descartes Systems Group: Rakuten Mart CEO to Keynote Descartes & CTC Omni-Channel Retail & Home Delivery Summit in Japan

     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  customer.   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  customer service."   More information on the event is available at  in English and 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   About CTC   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   About Descartes   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   This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of  applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") that relate to  Descartes' solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and  other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown  risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the  actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the  anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed  or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are  not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section  entitled, "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents  filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities  Commission and other securities commissions across Canada. Readers are  cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking  statements, which speak only as of the date made. We do not undertake or  accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or  revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our  expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which  any such statement is based.  CONTACT: Media Contact Global          Mavi Silveira          +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------  This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Descartes Systems Group via Globenewswire HUG#1791559  
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