|March 1, 2004
Dear Sobeys Vendor;
Sobeys Inc. is constantly reviewing its processes in order to achieve
greater efficiency. As a result, Sobeys Inc. will be streamlining its
processes around ECCnet Canada's National Product Registry. The primary change for you
is that there will be only one Sobeys entity within the registry.
The product catalogues currently in use were evaluated and a decision
was made to use Sobeys Ontario as the basis for a standard Sobeys Inc.
catalogue. Thus, effective today, you must grant access to Sobeys Ontario
plus the region-specific catalogue in preparation for the Sobeys Inc.
single product catalogue.
The target date for this migration is March 8, 2004. After the migration,
you will see only one Sobeys product catalogue in the registry and all
Sobeys regions will be sharing the same data. In conjunction with this
simplification, Sobeys Inc. will have only one listing form that will be
standard across the regions.
In early March, Sobeys Inc. will be coordinating
with a small number of suppliers to convert the new listing process to
one that uses only the ECCnet registry. There will be
supplemental forms to record specific attributes such as pricing and
other variables unique to each Sobeys region. This will ensure maximum
benefit from the new national listing form.
We look forward to your cooperation on this important transition. If
you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Customer Support at
the Electronic Commerce Council of Canada at 1.800.567.7084 or
Thank you for your continued support of ECCC and as a valued supplier
to Sobeys Inc.
Director, National Vendor Programs
Director, National Data Integrity