MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Retail Solutions Inc., the leading provider of retail-data technology for the consumer-products industry, today announced it is now able to offer services and local support to the consumer-packaged goods and retail community in Mexico.
Mexico is recognized as the 11th largest economy in the world and has a rapidly growing middle class demanding consumer-packaged goods from modern retailers. To deliver services in this fast-growing sector, Retail Solutions has taken a two-pronged approach:
- Forming and staffing a subsidiary: RSi Retail Solutions Mexico SA de CV will sell the full suite of RSi's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings directly to its largest international customers. In addition, RSi Mexico will be responsible for first-level customer support for all Spanish- speaking customers in Latin and South America.
- Partnering with Logistica de Mexico: Since 2001, they have grown to meet the demands and growing challenges of the processes of supply chain in the country, supported by 80 partners in more than 300 projects implemented with success. Logistica de Mexico (LDM) will sell and deliver Retail Solutions offerings to all other consumer-goods companies. LDM has for many years been a Manhattan Associates reseller and systems integrator and has developed a large client base in Mexico.
"Mexico is a large and rapidly growing market, with significant development in Modern Trade, changing the dynamics for both retailers and consumer goods companies," explained Jose Ambe, General Manager of Logistica de Mexico. "We have delivered proven value to CPG's and retailers in the region and are a strong partner in helping them achieve the delivery of their products and services to customers when, how, where, in the exact quantities and with the required quality at competitive costs."
Alex Hase, RSi's executive vice president of global sales, has been ensuring sales and support is present in each of the new countries in which RSi does business. "As I look at our global expansion, we want to partner with our large CPG clients as well as the retailers that are servicing the consumer," he said. "In Mexico, Walmart alone has over 2,000 retail stores that support this geographic area."
Retail Solutions has launched an aggressive strategic initiative for international expansion to support its customers, the major consumer-goods companies, in all their major markets. "Today more than 20% of Retail Solutions revenues originate from outside of the United States, up from 2% a year ago, and this part of our business will continue to grow at a fast pace," concluded Peter Rieman, RSi's chief operating officer. "After having earlier successfully expanded through direct subsidiaries, partnership and M&A, entering Mexico through a combination of subsidiary and partnership with a local company shows that we are flexible in our approach based upon local conditions."
Retail Solutions' platform will be available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and Russian before the end of 2012. The company already supports its worldwide customers (7×24) from three support centers in China, United Kingdom and the United States.
Retail Solutions in Mexico can be reached through:
Gabriela Calvet, Managing Director;
RSi Commercial Address:
Av. Santa Fe No. 94
Torre A Piso 8
Col. Zedec Santa Fe
Delegacion Alvaro Obregon
C.P. 01210, Mexico DF
Office: +52 (55) 8851 1239
Gabriela's Mobile: +52 1 (55) 8580 2074 (from outside Mexico)
044 55 8580 2074 (from Mexico)
About Retail Solutions
Retail Solutions is the leading provider of technology that helps consumer-product companies derive value from retailer data. The company's comprehensive suite of software-as-a-service solutions gives manufacturers up-to-the-minute product and demand visibility from the warehouse to the store shelf to the shopper, leading to increased sales and better inventory management. Retail Solutions' platform is trusted by more than 500 global companies including 3M, Abbott, Bausch & Lomb, Bayer, Colgate-Palmolive, Clorox, Heineken, H-P, Kraft, Nestle, Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Schering-Plough and Unilever. For more information, visit www.retailsolutions.com.
The Buckman Group / For Retail Solutions
SOURCE Retail Solutions Inc.