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Ardene Transforms Merchandising to Support International Growth

Rose Spicer
Global Senior Director

Fashion Retailer Supports Growth for More Than 400 Locations in the U.S. and Canada

Today Oracle announced that leading North America retailer Ardene has implemented Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management to support its immediate and long-term international expansion. The fashion retailer is empowering merchants, and planners as they transform their promotions planning, merchandising, and inventory management for its more than 400 stores in Canada and the U.S.

Ardene launched its business transformation when growth began to test the limits of the company’s critical merchandising and store systems.  The retailer partnered with systems integrator OLR Group to roll out the Oracle solutions and ensure streamlined integration with Ardene’s existing information systems, establishing a connection that leverages the retailer’s legacy sales and customer data. The implementation began with merchandising to establish a foundation for growth.

Oracle will equip Ardene to better serve customers and improve margins throughout our business. The technology began began the implementation by establishing the item master to create a single system of record and execute purchase orders. Ultimately, Ardene will gain a better understanding of actual “landed costs” from global suppliers, to replenish warehouse and store inventory by color and size.   

Ardene leverages Oracle Retail Merchandising solutions to manage inventory and has begun to streamline critical business purchase order processing through a third party. The goal is for the retailer to more effectively plan seasonal buys, optimize vendor relationships, rollout new customer promotions across unique markets, and preserve margins through centralized price management. 

“Oracle empowers retailers to fulfill their business strategy with better insights and processes,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Ardene is a great example of a retailer that is using Oracle to leverage its tremendous internal resources and talent, while establishing a foundation for innovation and growth.”

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