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PRESS RELEASES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
July 18, 2011 - RGIS, Nielsen Align Synergistic Product Selection - Read More

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Auburn Hills, MI (July 18, 2011) – RGIS, the global market leader in inventory and asset optimization services, and Nielsen, the leading provider of retail space management solutions, have formed a strategic alliance that will provide retailers an end-to-end solution for in-store macro and micro space planning and product placement.

Nielsen helps clients win at the shelf through a combination of leading space management software and customized services.  Nielsen’s solutions and services support RGIS’ Smartspace® solution, which leverages that intelligence to inform store layouts and merchandise locations.  RGIS and Nielsen will partner to offer their complementary retail solutions and services, blending macro store space and micro shelf space planning to provide clients with an end-to-end solution that maximizes space productivity.

“We are delighted to extend the array of RGIS services through this alliance with a global leader like Nielsen,” said John Moffitt, Senior Vice President of Space Optimization, RGIS.  “Our combined capabilities will provide retailers with a complete solution to optimize product placement and store performance.”

“Our solutions complement each other very well and will enable retailers to improve the profitability of their stores from both a macro and micro perspective,” said Art Dirik, Vice President, Global Merchandising Solutions, Nielsen.  “Nielsen is excited to bring clients the expanded breadth of space optimization services that RGIS offers.”

About RGIS

RGIS is the market leader in inventory, insight, merchandising and asset optimization solutions. With the leading global network across more than 40 countries, RGIS provides a full range of solutions, from inventory and data collection to compliance audits and merchandising solutions. RGIS Smartspace® solutions enable retailers to improve the profitability of their stores, boost revenues and margins, and more effectively meet consumer demand. 

To find out more about RGIS, please visit www.rgis.com or call 1-800-551-9130.

About Nielsen

Nielsen is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.nielsen.com.


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April 9, 2010 - RGIS and Marks & Spencer - Read More

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AUBURN HILLS, Ml. (January 18, 2011) -- RGIS, the global market leader in inventory, data collection and space optimization services, recently collaborated with Marks & Spencer to accurately capture space and equipment data in their stores. The retail store chain wanted to better understand their utilization of existing space. Marks & Spencer needed to convert the data into a format suitable for use with their current system, and requested that RGIS conduct an immediate assessment.

The RGIS data collection initiative captured information about fixtures, merchandise and architectural elements so that Marks & Spencer could utilize their store space to maximize profits. RGIS provided Marks & Spencer with accurate floor plans and space data to allow for informed decision-making and optimum store space allocation. By utilizing RGIS Smartspace™ Data Collector, RGIS delivered several formats of floor layout plans and custom reports.

RGIS captured the necessary data across 500+ Marks & Spencer locations, during normal business hours, in approximately 16 Weeks.

The RGIS regional survey teams ensured that in-store data quality checks were implemented properly. Proprietary processes were used to ensure accuracy and achieve key performance indicators.

About RGIS
RGIS is the market leader in supply chain, inventory, insights, merchandising and optimization solutions. Our services include but are not limited to: inventories, supply chain compliance audits, store mapping, merchandising, resets, staffing solutions and store optimization. We deploy employees in more than 40 countries, offering our customers unsurpassed geographic coverage and unique tools and processes to ensure accuracy, reliability and efficiency.

About Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer, one of the leading global retailers, sells high quality, great value clothing, home products and outstanding quality food. Products are sourced responsibly from 2,000 suppliers around the World.

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March 9, 2010 - RGIS Acquires PDSRS in the UK - Read More

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AUBURN HILLS, MI. (April, 2008) -- RGIS announced today the acquisition of PDSRS, a leading company in retail space planning software. PDSRS based in the UK is the developer of StorPlanner™, a state of the art store optimization software application. StorPlanner™, combined with RGIS' R-Map™ and Visual Retail applications, will provide a unique tool for every retailer to optimize the use of their store-space. With the addition of the PDSRS tools RGIS is now in a position to offer an unparalleled turn-key solution for store mapping services and an interface between the RGIS store mapping output to all commonly used analytical software applications.

Paul Street the CEO of RGIS said about the acquisition: "This is an important step towards our goal of becoming the leading provider of turn-key store mapping and space optimization services in the world".

Phil Vranjes the CEO of PDSRS said: "RGIS gives us the scale to provide the essential store management tools to every multi-location retailer".

RGIS is the largest provider of retail and inventory solutions in the world. Established in 1958, RGIS has developed superior quality control processes and cutting-edge proprietary technology that have consistently distinguished its inventory capabilities as the industry leader. With 25,000 trained employees in over 350 district offices worldwide, RGIS offers international coverage with a local sensibility, promising the largest network of retail and inventory solutions in the world and an unmatched visitation rate record of 99.93%. To find out more about RGIS, please visit www.rgis.com.

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March 9, 2010 - RGIS and Galleria - Read More

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CHICAGO, IL. (January 6, 2010) -- Galleria Retail Technology Solutions, the leading provider of customer-centric merchandising solutions, today announced a partnership with RGIS, the global leader in inventory and asset optimization services. The companies will align Galleria’s Intelligent Store Optimization solution with RGIS’ Smartspace™ offering to enable retailers to seamlessly optimize macro and micro space in store to meet consumer demand and boost revenue.

“Integrating our solution with RGIS will provide increased visibility to the store layout to further help retailers optimize every square inch of selling space,” said Ian Duncan-Lewis, CEO, Galleria. “Using store space wisely can have a significant impact on a retailer’s sales and success. Closely aligning our applications will help retailers impeccably achieve operational efficiency.”

Galleria’s Intelligent Store Optimization Solution forecasts the assortment and space that sub-categories, categories, aisles, zones and departments actually need. The forecasts can be used to automate space recommendations on a store or cluster basis in preference to adopting an average space model. This approach helps retailers answer critical business questions, including how many product lines to stock, how much space is needed and the return on investment they will achieve. Retailers are able to execute a customer-centric merchandising strategy across hundreds of categories and stores in full recognition of the constraints applied by the supply chain, inventory requirements and in-store space. Smartspace™, a suite of macro and micro space planning solutions from RGIS, audits a retailer’s merchandisable and non-merchandisable space to provide the critical information necessary to optimize the productivity of available space. Together, the solutions enable retailers to optimize and visualize the store floor on a macro and micro space level.

“Our solutions complement each other significantly and will enable retailers to improve the profitability of their stores,” said John Moffitt, Senior Vice President of Space Optimization, RGIS. “Our combined capabilities will provide retailers with a complete solution to manage store space and ensure that the right products are available to buy at the right time.”


About Galleria Retail Technology Solutions

Galleria is the leading provider of customer-centric merchandising solutions. Galleria’s solutions provide value by integrating with clients’ existing systems and resources to deliver the right product to the right stores in the right capacity. The net result is that retailers and CPG manufacturers realize significant benefits including increased sales, enhanced margins, reduced waste/mark-down and accelerated inventory turns. Galleria currently works with customers including Wal-Mart, Tesco, Safeway, Morrisons, Giant Eagle and several of the world’s leading retailers. It is currently engaged in multiple implementations of its merchandise planning solutions in large-scale live retail environments. For more information about Galleria, visit www.galleria-rts.com or dial 1-866-899-0852.


About RGIS
RGIS is the market leader in inventory, insight, merchandising and asset optimization solutions. With the leading global network across more than 40 countries, RGIS provides a full range of solutions, from inventory and data collection to compliance audits, space planning and supply chain. RGIS Smartspace™ solutions enable retailers to improve the profitability of their stores, boost revenues and margins and more effectively meet consumer demand. Smartspace™ initiatives provide support to leading global retail brands across multiple continents. To find out more about RGIS, please visit www.rgis.com or call 1-800-551-9130.

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If you have any questions, please contact the Secretary and General Counsel, Jeff Brinza at 800-521-3102 or via email at mediarelations@rgis.com.
March 9, 2010 - RGIS and RBM Technologies - Read More

Agreement Enables Companies to Offer Complete Merchandising and Inventory Optimization Tools to Clients in North America and Europe

NRF 100th ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXPO, NY. (January 10, 2011) RBM Technologies, the leader in complete in-store visual merchandising management solutions for retailers, and RGIS, the world’s market leader in inventory and asset optimization services, have entered into a strategic reseller agreement. As part of this partnership, both organizations will resell each other’s software and services to provide their retail clients with a complete suite of merchandising, inventory and data management tools. Initial rollouts from this partnership are currently underway across several retail organizations.

“Retailers are faced with increasing pressure to be nimble and efficient in executing more frequent campaigns and product launches,” said Kevin Sterneckert, Research Director, Gartner. “As a result, they are looking for comprehensive solutions that enable them to manage both at the enterprise and at the individual store level, and more importantly, realize cost efficiencies in their merchandising and inventory planning processes.”

RGIS has granted RBM reseller rights to its Smartspace™ Data Collection products and services. This macro space-surveying tool allows RGIS to map a store using a team of highly trained professionals and proprietary tools. Using handheld technology, auditors are able to collect a detailed blueprint of the store, resulting in improved profitability.

“RGIS is a market leader in the retail sector with a worldwide network of clients and sales partners,” said Randy Greene, chief executive officer at RBM Technologies. “This agreement is another milestone for RBM as we continue to expand the scope of our services to offer retailers an unmatched merchandizing optimization solution. We look forward to offering RGIS's Smartspace™ Data Collection products and services in North America and Europe.”

RGIS will offer its clients RBM’s Visual Merchandising Manager™ (VMM) solution as part of an RGIS-branded product suite. This unique web-based system helps retailers cut the costs associated with marketing planning and campaign execution at the store level by optimizing the merchandising process. VMM offers retailers a centralized, dynamic platform that takes the guess work out of campaign strategy and execution – a process that is currently difficult to effectively manage across a large network of locations.

“With today’s highly competitive retail market, our clients are looking for tools that help them manage their store networks accurately and efficiently. RBM’s visual merchandising solutions offer retailers a sophisticated system for executing their in-store programs with accuracy and precision, and will no doubt complement the inventory and data optimization services we currently offer our clients,” explained Bruce Barkus, CEO at RGIS.

For additional information on RBM’s Visual Merchandising Manager™ (VMM) platform and the RGIS suite of inventory and optimization services, please visit www.rbmtechnologies.com and www.rgis.com.

About RGIS
RGIS is the market leader in inventory, insight, merchandising and asset optimization solutions. With the leading global network across more than 40 countries, RGIS provides a full range of solutions, from inventory and data collection to compliance audits, space planning and supply chain. RGIS Smartspace™ solutions enable retailers to improve the profitability of their stores, boost revenues and margins and more effectively meet consumer demand. Smartspace™ initiatives provide support to leading global retail brands across multiple continents. To find out more about RGIS, please visit www.rgis.com or call 1-800-551-9130.
 
About RBM Technologies
RBM Technologies is the leader in complete in-store visual merchandising management solutions for retailers. The company’s unique web-based system cuts the cost of marketing presentations and drives revenue with market specific campaign planning and improved store level execution. Founded in 2000, RBM has helped some of the world’s largest brands including AT&T, Verizon, Harris Bank, T Mobile, O2 and Bell Canada, transform the way they manage in-store merchandising and marketing. Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., RBM is led by a team of retail and technology visionaries who are redefining the concept of visual merchandising management through a unique set of solutions and services.
For more information about RBM Technologies, visit www.rbmtechnologies.com, call (800) 532-2468 or email info@rbmtechnologies.com.
 
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