Drakes Supermarkets selects Infor for business expansion

Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced South Australian-based Drakes Supermarkets (Drakes) has selected and commenced implementing Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage (CS-F&B) and Integrated Business Planning (IBP) suite. Infor CS-F&B and IBP will provide Drakes with a SaaS-based enterprise system delivering end to end visibility, scalability and optimisation throughout Drakes’ Wholesale and Retail business, allowing Drakes to improve serviceability to both retail and wholesale customers, as well as take greater control of their future through tighter control of their supply chain.

The Infor solution will provide Business Users with consistent, accurate and readily-accessible data across the enterprise, with workflow standardisation and increasing levels of automation. Drakes’ investment into their expansion includes the construction of a brand new, state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Edinburgh North that will serve both their retail operations and wholesale customers and will be capable of warehousing ambient, fresh, chilled and frozen goods.

“After a robust selection process, Drakes chose Infor for our ERP as Infor demonstrated a strong knowledge of our business, both for our existing retail operations, as well as our wholesale needs, which resonated strongly with our management team. With our program having already launched with the Infor Consulting Services team, we are now on our way to meeting our commitment of launching our Wholesale warehouse in the middle of 2019 and supporting the ongoing expansion of our company” said Scott Lintern, CFO, Drakes.

“Drakes are embarking on one of the most exciting and significant ventures in Australian retail – taking control of their own destiny, building a wholesale business and becoming one of the most technologically advanced retailers in the country,” said Brett Egglestone, Vice President of Infor Retail, ANZ. “Drakes are known for their customer centricity and support for the local community – Infor certainly welcomes the opportunity to partner with Drakes through the deployment of Infor’s finely-tuned industry-specific solutions delivered in the cloud, and to assist Drakes with their customer focus and maintain them at the forefront of technology.”

About Drakes Supermarkets

Drakes Supermarkets is the largest independent grocery retailer in Australia and specialises in supermarket retailing and soon to add Wholesale operations. Operating in over 60 stores across South Australia and Queensland, the company has an annual turnover in excess of $1 billion and employs over 5,500 staff nationally. The company’s strength lies in operating on the principles of a family business and supporting local manufacturers and suppliers. Drakes Supermarkets has kept its focus on the important aspects of the business. THE CUSTOMER. This is the company’s competitive edge, along with its family values and Australian heritage.

About Infor

Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry. With 17,300 employees and over 68,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.