Bed Bath & Beyond Advances Technology Transformation with Selection of RELEX Solutions to Modernize Inventory Management
UNION, N.J., March 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBY) today announced another step in its $250 million technology transformation with the selection of RELEX Solutions as its inventory management technology partner. RELEX Solutions will provide technology solutions to modernize and drive efficiencies in the Company's inventory management systems that support its store network and distribution centers. The cloud-based technology platform will deliver automated forecasting, replenishment, and allocation planning to improve the Company's in-stock position and inventory turnover, enhancing the customer experience while driving sales and gross margin improvements. Scott Lindblom, Chief Technology Officer of Bed Bath & Beyond said, "We are leading with a digital-first, omni-always approach to build authority in our core markets and make it easy to feel at home. Investing in modern inventory management technologies is a critically important component of this approach.
We are delighted to partner with RELEX Solutions to help drive efficiencies in our business, improve our ability to respond to customer demand with agility, and enhance the experience for our customers however they choose to shop with us." "We are thrilled to partner with Bed Bath & Beyond and to support their omnichannel growth with our market-leading, machine-learning enabled forecasting and replenishment solution," says Carlos Victoria, SVP Sales, Americas for RELEX Solutions. "RELEX will enable Bed Bath & Beyond to reduce inventory across their channels and automate their supply chain processes while also improving their already impressive customer service levels."
Today's news follows other recent technology transformation announcements to modernize the Company's enterprise resource planning (ERP) and expand its utilization of cloud-based solutions. The Company will begin to implement technologies from RELEX Solutions in the spring of 2021 as part of its ERP rollout.
About Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries (the "Company") is an omnichannel retailer that makes it easy for our customers to feel at home. The Company sells a wide assortment of merchandise in the Home, Baby, Beauty and Wellness markets. Additionally, the Company is a partner in a joint venture which operates retail stores in Mexico under the name Bed Bath & Beyond. Bed Bath & Beyond operates websites at bedbathandbeyond.com, bedbathandbeyond.ca, buybuybaby.com, buybuybaby.ca, facevalues.com and decorist.com About RELEX Solutions RELEX Solutions is a leading provider of cutting-edge retail optimization software that's built for the age of Living Retail, where change is the only constant. We help retailers adapt to every future, faster. Our cloud-native Living Retail Platform delivers pragmatic AI across all retail functions and at retail scale, eradicating siloes, rigidities and inefficiencies along the way. We offer a fast lane to value that builds from a foundation of radically improved demand forecasting and supply chain optimization. Our customers leverage this enhanced supply chain visibility into exponential benefits — optimizing their space, allocation, workforce, pricing and promotion strategies, all within our unified platform. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the Company's progress and anticipated progress towards its long-term objectives, plans with respect to potential asset sales, as well as more generally the status of its future liquidity and financial condition.
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