Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

ORIF Europe 2013 Presentation Video: John Elliott, Wm Morrisons

John Elliott, Head of Applications & Development at UK supermarket chain Wm Morrisons, presented ‘Forecast-Led Retailing: Becoming A 'One Number' Business’ at the Oracle Retail Industry Forum 2013. Elliott discussed Morrisons’ journey with Oracle Retail, and the company’s goal of becoming a ‘One Number’ business.

Wm Morrisons is the fourth largest supermarket in the UK, with revenues of over £18 billion. The company utilises Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting and Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning to provide it with a single view over all inventory planning and forecasting. This has led to wide ranging benefits across stores, supply chain, logistics, suppliers and commercially. Furthermore customers have experienced reduced costs, better product availability and fresher produce to purchase.

Friday Feb 07, 2014

ORIF Europe 2013 Presentation Video: Andrew Kenny, Mr Price

Andrew Kenny, Deputy Managing Director at Mr Price, discussed the retailers’ journey with Oracle Retail at the Oracle Retail Industry Forum in London, 2013. Kenny looked at the role Oracle solutions have played in the expansion of the business through South Africa, and then internationally.

Mr Price Group is one of the fastest growing South African retailers of apparel, home- and sportswear. The business is expanding internationally, with stores opening in other African countries as well as Mr Price’s online offering serving customers worldwide.

In his session, Andrew Kenny discussed the retailer’s international multi-channel and multi-currency expansion project, and how this was supported by Oracle Commerce, taking the company into the future of retail.

Friday Oct 04, 2013

New Oracle Retail LinkedIn Group

Oracle Retail has launched a brand new group on LinkedIn. The group has been created to allow the Oracle Retail community to connect and network in a single location, and is now available for members to join.

The group will be populated with the latest news and content, as well as information about forthcoming events. Members will be able to pose questions to Oracle Retail and the community, and connect with other members.

Click here to visit The Oracle Retail Group and apply for membership.

As part of the new group, a sub-group has also been created specifically aimed at delegates and those interested in Oracle Retail Industry Forum events. The group is being used to communicate the latest news and information about the Oracle Retail Industry Forum, Europe event in October, and is also available for members to join.

Click here to visit The Oracle Retail Industry Forum group and apply for membership. Please note this group is open only to retailers and partners directly involved in Oracle Retail Industry Forum events.

Thursday Oct 03, 2013

Vodafone Latest to Join Oracle Retail Industry Forum Speakers

Justin Bushby, Global Head of Retail Technology and Carl Bennett, Global Head of Online Technology at Vodafone, have joined the speaker programme for the Oracle Retail Industry Forum, Europe. They will discuss how Vodafone Group is enhancing the shopping experience for its customers and delivering a true multichannel retailing experience.

Vodafone Group, one of the world's largest mobile communications companies with a retail presence in 30 countries across five continents, is using Oracle solutions to provide the complete Commerce Anywhere experience that the modern consumer demands.

To register for the conference program, including an exclusive visit to the John Lewis Oxford Street store, please visit the ORIF Europe website.

An Oracle Retail Industry Forum LinkedIn group is also available for delegates to keep up-to-date with the latest event news.

Monday Sep 23, 2013

European Fashion Retailer ERAM to Join ORIF Europe Speaker Programme

Marie-Aurore Canton, Head of Customer Marketing and Digital at Groupe ERAM will be joining the speaker programme for ORIF Europe 2013, adding to an agenda featuring speakers from GDR Creative Intelligence, Wm. Morrisons and Mr Price Group.

Delegates at ORIF Europe will hear her presentation on 'Building an omni-channel platform for Fashion'. Marie-Aurore will introduce the 1.7 billion Euros French retailing group's next level e-commerce strategy, which will deliver personalised, relevant and connected experiences to its multi-channel customers.

Groupe ERAM is a major European fashion retailer with brands focused on clothing and footwear for men, women and children. It owns and operates three footwear manufacturing sites in France and distributes its products via stores and brands including Gémo, Eram, Tati, Texto, TBS, Heyraud, Mellow Yellow, France Arno, Bocage, Fabio Lucci and Giga Store. The group has 1575 shops and an online presence. It employs 12,000 people and owns more than 170,000 square meters of storage space.

ORIF is aimed at over 150 retail and e-commerce delegates and addresses the current challenges facing modern retailers across Europe. The event will focus on The Evolution of Experience Retailing and Commerce Anywhere.

For details of the event, and to register for the conference program, including an exclusive visit to the John Lewis Oxford Street store, please visit the ORIF Europe website.

Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

Oracle Retail Industry Forum: Exclusive John Lewis Store Showcase Announced

We are excited to announce that attendees of the Oracle Retail Industry Forum, Europe, being held in London on the 15/16th October, will be invited to an evening event at John Lewis’ flagship store on Oxford Street.

The store showcase will commence at 5pm in the Brasserie on the third floor, where John Lewis Oxford Street Managing Director Simon Fowler will welcome attendees. Simon will share store history, including John Lewis’ commitment to “Never Knowingly Undersold”, guaranteeing customers a lifetime of quality, price and service. He will then introduce John Lewis IT Director Paul Coby, who is leading the modernisation of the IT infrastructure to deliver an omni-channel customer experience.

Attendees will also have the chance to:

  • Explore the store and experience the unique John Lewis service culture
  • Discover first-hand how John Lewis is supporting their customers with the provision of 'Commerce Anywhere'
  • Hear from senior directors within the John Lewis Partnership
  • Meet with the suppliers and sample champagne, wine and cheese in the 1,530 square meter food hall
  • Visit the recently refurbished beauty department where you can enjoy a mini make over teamed with a pre-dinner cocktail

John Lewis is the largest department store retailer in the UK, with 39 stores and a growing online business at JohnLewis.com. The company passed the £1billion in 12 months revenue in April 2013, and this year received awards including 'Oracle Retailer of the Year' and 'The Brandbank Multichannel Retailer of the Year' at the Oracle Retail Week Awards 2013; 'Nation's Best Retailer' at the Verdit Consumer Satisfaction Awards 2013; and 'Best Retailer' at the 2013 Which? Awards.

To register to attend the Oracle Retail Industry Forum Europe event, please visit the ORIF Europe registration page.

Tuesday Aug 27, 2013

Oracle Retail Industry Forum: Mr Price Joins Speaker Programme

We are delighted that Andrew Kenny, Deputy Managing Director of Mr Price Group, has joined the speaker programme at ORIF Europe 2013. Mr Price Group is one of the fastest growing retailers in South Africa, operating in the apparel, homeware and sportswear space. The brand is synonymous with fashionable merchandise offering value to customers.

In his session, Andrew Kenny will introduce the strategic approach to selecting a new Merchandise Operations solution to support international and multi-channel growth for the Group. Andrew will also discuss why the company found that Oracle was the best fit for project 'MRP.World'.

ORIF is aimed at over 150 retail and e-commerce delegates and addresses the current challenges facing modern retailers across Europe. The theme of the event this year is Commerce Anywhere.

ORIF provides Oracle Retail and Oracle Commerce customers and prospects with the opportunity to connect with peers and Oracle solution experts in an informative networking environment.

Attend to learn more about how Oracle can support you in tackling modern challenges with more effective and integrated business processes and connected consumer interactions.

To find out more and register, please visit the ORIF Europe website.

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