“We can now onboard a new trading partner in six weeks instead of six months.”
– Chris Krebs, CIO, Fruit of the Loom
So far, the company has added more than 50 vendors and has expanded its online assortment by more than 50,000 new products. In addition, sales of electronics have jumped nearly 30 percent year over year while toy sales increased 10 percent.
“Becoming a true omnichannel company has been very exciting. We’re fortunate to have found a technology partner in SPS who has played a big part in getting us there and helping us compete in digital retailing.”
Chief Information Officer
Having better visibility into product performance not only helps Regis grow its business, it also greatly bolsters the bottom lines of its supplier customers because they can more accurately forecast which items— shampoos, sprays, combs, conditioners—are likely to move from shelves the fastest, an indicator known in the retail industry as “sell-through.”
“SPS was just a natural fit. With one integration to its retail network, we could connect with all of our EDI vendors. The problem with other systems was that they required us to have a unique connection with every single vendor, and the maintenance and ability to keep that in order was impossible”
Chief Operating Officer