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
More information on the event is available at
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
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 www.ctc-g.co.jp/en/.
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.
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
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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.
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