Axfood, one of the biggest food retailers in Scandinavia, expands its partnership with Fujitsu. The two companies have entered into a long term agreement under which Fujitsu will deliver a wide range of services for support, maintenance and development of POS solutions.
With the new agreement, Fujitsu is one of Axfood's largest suppliers of IT.
"We have had a good working relationship with Fujitsu for a number of years and look forward to further deepening our commitment, says Jan Lindmark, CIO at Axfood. Through this new agreement, Fujitsu becomes one of our largest IT service providers.
In total, the agreement currently covers more than 420 stores within the retail chains Hemköp, Willys, Willys Hemma and associated chains Tempo, Pris Extra, Snabbgross and Eurocash. The services provided by Fujitsu include technical support, help desk, problem management, field services, configuration and preparation services as well as proactive model replacement programs. One example of the assignment is that Fujitsu during the autumn will help Axfood to convert about 50 Vi stores to Hemköp in Stockholm.
Axfood and Fujitsu's cooperation also includes the development of store concepts, and data recovery of POS equipment in line with both companies' focus on climate, environment and sustainable development. Axfood and Fujitsu have already collaborated on the development and introduction of what is called “self check out solutions”.
For more information, please contact:
Björn Landerberg, Head of Marketing & Communications, Fujitsu Sweden, tel. +46 8 793 70 00
Axfood conducts food retail and wholesale trade in Sweden. Retail business is conducted through the wholly owned Willys, Hemköp and PrisXtra chains. The Group owns 230 stores. In addition, Axfood collaborates with a large number of proprietor run stores that are tied to Axfood through agreements. These include stores within the Hemköp and Willys chains as well as stores run under the Handlar’n and Tempo trademarks. In all, Axfood collaborates with approximately 840 proprietor-run stores Wholesale business is conducted through Dagab and Axfood Närlivs. Axfood is listed on Nasdaq OMX StockholmAB’s Large Cap list. Axel Johnson AB is the principal owner with approximately 46% of the shares. Axfood has an approximate 20% share of the food retail market in Sweden. See more: www.axfood.se/
Date: 09 syyskuuta, 2011
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