Holt Renfrew at the Forefront of Data Synchronization with the ECCnet Registry Holt Renfrew at the Forefront of Data Synchronization with the ECCnet Registry
 
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Holt Renfrew at the Forefront of Data Synchronization with the ECCnet Registry

October 8, 2003 -- Retail pioneer Holt Renfrew is renowned for offering customers the highest standard of excellence in both service and merchandise quality and selection. This commitment to excellence has led Holt Renfrew to become an innovative General Merchandise retailer in recognizing the benefits of data synchronization by adopting the use of ECCnet Canada's National Product Registry, a service of the Electronic Commerce Council of Canada (ECCC). By embracing the ECCnet registry, Holt Renfrew takes the retailer lead in the improvement of supply chain management for the General Merchandise sector.

To enable quick and easy implementation of the ECCnet registry, Holt Renfrew has signed up for use of the ECCnet ProLYNC™ software solution from ECCC. ECCnet ProLYNC™ software provides retailers with convenient and simple access to the product information they require to do business. The software solution is already used by over 20 retailers in the Grocery, Pharmacy and Foodservice sectors in Canada, where product listing through the ECCnet registry is a standard term and condition of trade. The related software solution, ECCnet ProSYNC®, is used by over 1,400 vendors in the loading of product data to the ECCnet registry. The Hardlines sector is currently working toward including the use of the ECCnet registry as a standard term and condition of trade in their respective sectors.

The ECCnet registry improves the efficiency of the supply chain by providing trading partners with centralized access to up-to-date standardized, accurate and synchronized data. As one of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle shopping experiences with 11 stores across Canada, "Holt Renfrew is set to realize these benefits through its relationships with trading partners; improvements in store-to-store supply chain processes will be a welcome outcome." said Stuart Fraser, Senior Vice-President & CFO at Holt Renfrew.

As the Electronic Commerce Council of Canada moves into the General Merchandise sector, with the support of key retailers including Holt Renfrew, the benefits of data synchronization will continue to increase for the numerous vendors and retailers using the ECCnet registry. The ECCnet registry currently has over 200,000 products loaded, providing both retailers and vendors with the most complete product data information in Canada.

For more information about the benefits of data synchronization or the Electronic Commerce Council of Canada, contact Paul Osland, Vice President, Business Development, at 800.567.7084, ext. 2302 or via email at paul.osland@gs1ca.org.

For more information about Holt Renfrew's implementation of the ECCnet registry, email Holt Renfrew at EDI@Holtrenfrew.com.


About Holt Renfrew

Holt Renfrew is one of the world's great fashion and lifestyle stores, providing an exceptional shopping experience. Customers enjoy a wide selection of designer and private label women's and men's fashions, cosmetics, fragrances, jewellery, accessories and home furnishings.