Canadian Tire Corporation Chooses SPS Commerce for Web-Enabled Vendor Fulfillment

-- Canada's Largest Retailer to Enhance Supply Chain Fulfillment With

SPS Commerce's Hosted Internet Service --



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from SPS Commerce

    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SPS Commerce, the leading Supply
 Chain Integration Service provider, announced today that Canadian Tire
 Corporation, Limited (Toronto: CTR.A, CTR) has contracted with SPS for
 electronic order fulfillment transaction services with its wide variety of
 trading partners and suppliers.
     As Canada's most shopped retailer, Canadian Tire relies on its strong
 relationships with suppliers of all sizes to provide the company with the wide
 variety of goods and services it offers -- from automotive and home products
 to sports and leisure goods.
     "Canadian Tire stocks up to 100,000 product stock-keeping units (SKU), and
 having products on the shelf when and where our customers want them is
 critical to our success," said Geoff Frodsham, divisional vice-president,
 logistics. "Automated supply chain transactions are a critical element in that
 process, and SPS Commerce provides Canadian Tire with a proven, Web-enabled
 platform for electronic order fulfillment for more than 1,000 of our key
 suppliers."
      Canadian Tire chose SPS' solution because it is easier to use and less
 resource intensive than many other software applications and electronic data
 interchange (EDI) programs.  By using a hosted solution like SPS' to fulfill
 order fulfillment needs with its suppliers, Canadian Tire does not have to
 maintain additional financial, staffing or maintenance resources associated
 with many alternative e-commerce solutions. SPS Commerce is a proven leader in
 business-to-business e-commerce solutions for the retail community. Canadian
 Tire Corporation joins several other major retailers, including Target, Kmart,
 REI and Walgreen Co., which rely on SPS Commerce's services for supply chain
 efficiency.  Retailers choose SPS Commerce for its innovative, cost-effective
 solutions and proven return-on-investment.
     "As one of the most well-known and respected retailers in Canada, Canadian
 Tire has already proven that it values innovation and customer satisfaction,"
 said Jim Frome, executive vice president and chief strategy officer of SPS
 Commerce, Inc.  "By selecting SPS' services for vendor transaction order
 fulfillment, Canadian Tire is able to improve efficiencies and facilitate
 universal supply chain connectivity with its many trading partners."
 
     About Canadian Tire
     Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSE: CTR.A, CTR) -- the country's most
 shopped retailer -- offers a unique mix of products and services through three
 distinct, yet inter-related businesses. Canadian Tire Retail and the Associate
 Dealers together form one of Canada's best-known and most successful
 retailers, offering customers the convenience and leadership of three
 specialty stores under one roof -- Automotive, Sports and Leisure, and Home
 Products.  Since the launch of its webstore at www.canadiantire.ca and phone
 order at 1-866-SHOP-CTR, Canadian Tire has become one of a few retailers in
 Canada to offer customers an integrated shopping experience using all of the
 key shopping channels available today, including stores, online, by phone and
 from the catalogue. Canadian Tire Financial Services manages related financial
 products and services for retail and petroleum customers, and also markets
 other value-added products to our customers.  Canadian Tire Petroleum is one
 of the country's largest independent retailers of gasoline, with 207 outlets.
 With 441 Canadian Tire Associate Stores serving communities nationwide,
 Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited and the Associate Dealers together employ
 more than 38,000 Canadians.
 
     About SPS Commerce
     SPS Commerce is the leading Supply Chain Integration Service provider.
 The Company specializes in helping large enterprises optimize their supply
 chains by providing transaction management, application integration and supply
 chain services to their small- and mid-size trading partners via a hosted
 Internet service.  It has helped key enterprises, including Sears Roebuck &
 Co., Kmart, Target Corp., Cisco Systems, Walgreen Co. and Dura Automotive,
 electronically enable and integrate over 25,000 small and mid-sized trading
 partners into their e-supply chain.  SPS Commerce is headquartered in St.
 Paul, MN.  For more information, visit the Company at www.spscommerce.com or
 call (651) 603-4400.
 
     SPS Commerce is a registered trademark of SPS Commerce Inc., SPSConnect,
 spscommerce.net and the SPS Commerce logo are the property of SPS Commerce,
 Inc.  Canadian Tire and Canadian Tire Corporation are registered trademarks of
 Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited. All other names and trademarks are the
 property of their respective holders.
 
      Contacts:
      Amy Spychalla                 Jennifer Sexton
      SPS Commerce                  Canadian Tire Corporation
      (651) 603-4400                (416) 480-3690
      aspychalla@spscommerce.com    jsexton@cantire.com
 
      Bob Collins
      Sterling Hager
      (617) 926-6665 x231
      bob@sterlinghager.com
 
 

SOURCE SPS Commerce
    ST. PAUL, Minn., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SPS Commerce, the leading Supply
 Chain Integration Service provider, announced today that Canadian Tire
 Corporation, Limited (Toronto: CTR.A, CTR) has contracted with SPS for
 electronic order fulfillment transaction services with its wide variety of
 trading partners and suppliers.
     As Canada's most shopped retailer, Canadian Tire relies on its strong
 relationships with suppliers of all sizes to provide the company with the wide
 variety of goods and services it offers -- from automotive and home products
 to sports and leisure goods.
     "Canadian Tire stocks up to 100,000 product stock-keeping units (SKU), and
 having products on the shelf when and where our customers want them is
 critical to our success," said Geoff Frodsham, divisional vice-president,
 logistics. "Automated supply chain transactions are a critical element in that
 process, and SPS Commerce provides Canadian Tire with a proven, Web-enabled
 platform for electronic order fulfillment for more than 1,000 of our key
 suppliers."
      Canadian Tire chose SPS' solution because it is easier to use and less
 resource intensive than many other software applications and electronic data
 interchange (EDI) programs.  By using a hosted solution like SPS' to fulfill
 order fulfillment needs with its suppliers, Canadian Tire does not have to
 maintain additional financial, staffing or maintenance resources associated
 with many alternative e-commerce solutions. SPS Commerce is a proven leader in
 business-to-business e-commerce solutions for the retail community. Canadian
 Tire Corporation joins several other major retailers, including Target, Kmart,
 REI and Walgreen Co., which rely on SPS Commerce's services for supply chain
 efficiency.  Retailers choose SPS Commerce for its innovative, cost-effective
 solutions and proven return-on-investment.
     "As one of the most well-known and respected retailers in Canada, Canadian
 Tire has already proven that it values innovation and customer satisfaction,"
 said Jim Frome, executive vice president and chief strategy officer of SPS
 Commerce, Inc.  "By selecting SPS' services for vendor transaction order
 fulfillment, Canadian Tire is able to improve efficiencies and facilitate
 universal supply chain connectivity with its many trading partners."
 
     About Canadian Tire
     Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSE: CTR.A, CTR) -- the country's most
 shopped retailer -- offers a unique mix of products and services through three
 distinct, yet inter-related businesses. Canadian Tire Retail and the Associate
 Dealers together form one of Canada's best-known and most successful
 retailers, offering customers the convenience and leadership of three
 specialty stores under one roof -- Automotive, Sports and Leisure, and Home
 Products.  Since the launch of its webstore at www.canadiantire.ca and phone
 order at 1-866-SHOP-CTR, Canadian Tire has become one of a few retailers in
 Canada to offer customers an integrated shopping experience using all of the
 key shopping channels available today, including stores, online, by phone and
 from the catalogue. Canadian Tire Financial Services manages related financial
 products and services for retail and petroleum customers, and also markets
 other value-added products to our customers.  Canadian Tire Petroleum is one
 of the country's largest independent retailers of gasoline, with 207 outlets.
 With 441 Canadian Tire Associate Stores serving communities nationwide,
 Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited and the Associate Dealers together employ
 more than 38,000 Canadians.
 
     About SPS Commerce
     SPS Commerce is the leading Supply Chain Integration Service provider.
 The Company specializes in helping large enterprises optimize their supply
 chains by providing transaction management, application integration and supply
 chain services to their small- and mid-size trading partners via a hosted
 Internet service.  It has helped key enterprises, including Sears Roebuck &
 Co., Kmart, Target Corp., Cisco Systems, Walgreen Co. and Dura Automotive,
 electronically enable and integrate over 25,000 small and mid-sized trading
 partners into their e-supply chain.  SPS Commerce is headquartered in St.
 Paul, MN.  For more information, visit the Company at www.spscommerce.com or
 call (651) 603-4400.
 
     SPS Commerce is a registered trademark of SPS Commerce Inc., SPSConnect,
 spscommerce.net and the SPS Commerce logo are the property of SPS Commerce,
 Inc.  Canadian Tire and Canadian Tire Corporation are registered trademarks of
 Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited. All other names and trademarks are the
 property of their respective holders.
 
      Contacts:
      Amy Spychalla                 Jennifer Sexton
      SPS Commerce                  Canadian Tire Corporation
      (651) 603-4400                (416) 480-3690
      aspychalla@spscommerce.com    jsexton@cantire.com
 
      Bob Collins
      Sterling Hager
      (617) 926-6665 x231
      bob@sterlinghager.com
 
 SOURCE  SPS Commerce