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The Body Shop signs global PoS agreement with Fujitsu

The Body Shop International Plc, the high quality skin and body care retailer, has appointed Fujitsu Services, one of Europe’s leading IT services companies, as its global PoS technology and support partner.

August 03, 2005

Fujitsu will make available its TeamPoS 2000 point of sale system and infrastructure management services to The Body Shop’s 2,000 plus stores worldwide. The Body Shop is planning to open a further 300 stores in the next few years and Fujitsu will be supporting the retailer with its ambitious plans, in terms of rolling out this technology infrastructure to all new stores.

Fujitsu will be deploying the systems on a geographical basis, commencing with the US and subsequently to the UK, the rest of Europe and Asia Pacific.

Famous for creating a global niche market for naturally inspired skin and hair care products, The Body Shop operates in 51 countries with over 2,000 outlets.

Jon Granville, global head of IT at The Body Shop International, comments: “When searching for a new technology partner, we wanted a single vendor that could supply and support our worldwide POS hardware requirements with a win-win vision for the partnership. Fujitsu filled the hardware need with its TeamPoS 2000 platform, but its comprehensive services offering and global reach sealed the deal.”

Bill Waterson, UK head of retail at Fujitsu Services, comments: “The Body Shop is one of the most respected global retail players around. Our goal is to support the company in further developing its best-practice, by providing a standardised PoS hardware platform, combined with infrastructure management services, to reduce operating costs and increase customer satisfaction worldwide.”

About The Body Shop

The Body Shop International Plc has over 2,000 stores in over 50 markets worldwide. A global retailer of high quality toiletries and cosmetics, we are also committed to environmental protection and respect for human rights. We develop trading relationships with communities in need; we are against animal testing in the cosmetics industry; and we encourage education, awareness and involvement among our staff and customers.

About Fujitsu Services

Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa . It has an annual turnover of £1.74 billion, (€2.58 billion) employs 14,500 people and operates in over 20 countries. It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the financial services, telecom, retail, utilities and government markets. Its core strength is the delivery of IT infrastructure management and outsourcing across desktop, networking and data centre environments, together with a full range of related services, from consulting through integration and deployment. Headquartered in London , Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a US$45 billion (€37 billion) leader in customer-focused IT systems and services for the global marketplace.

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Date: 03 August, 2005