Spar Kjøp Selects Blue Ridge Global Technology to Support its Omnichannel Retailing Processes

ATLANTA, Sept. 12, 2018 – Blue Ridge Global today announced that Spar Kjøp, a leading general merchandise, omnichannel retailer in Norway has selected its Supply Chain Planning solutions to optimize inventory at all 24 department stores throughout the country.

Spar Kjøp considered multiple supply chain planning vendors in order to enhance customer experience, eliminate lost sales, and increase inventory turnover. Spar Kjøp selected Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning technology with confidence that the partnership would address these challenges, improve organizational efficiency, and ultimately increase operating income for the business.

“As I see it, the Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning capabilities will be a vital part of our overall strategy of vitalizing and modernizing Spar Kjøp for a future digitalized commerce platform,” said Jeaneth Eide Knudsen, CEO. “We were further convinced of the value of a partnership with Blue Ridge as a result of their dedication and strong capacity to innovate and remain a recognized leader in supply chain planning for retail and distribution.”

“Blue Ridge’s supply chain planning expertise will help to more precisely align inventory with customer demand at stores, while also optimizing the whole of our inventory investment, including at our distribution center,” said Idun Storm, Spar Kjøp Chief Operating Officer. “Effectively, we should be able to satisfy omnichannel demand with less inventory across the supply chain.”

The Blue Ridge supply chain platform is the most accurate way for retailers to spot and plan for changes in customer demand before they happen. This insight helps reduce costs, improve service levels and assure product availability to customers, without creating a costly inventory surplus.

“Inventory visibility and control are essential for the success of a multi-channel retailer,” said Jim Byrnes, Blue Ridge Global Chief Executive Officer. “Spar Kjøp showed dedication to extend its reputation as an industry leader by investing in innovation throughout its operational process.”

About Spar Kjøp

Established in 1962, Spar Kjøp has grown to what has become one of the leading multi-channel retailers in Norway, Spar Kjøp today has nationwide mail order / e-Commerce sales and 21 department stores all over Norway. Principle sales consist of clothing, both leisure- and sportswear, as well as home textiles, shoes, cosmetics and hardware. Spar Kjøp department stores are located in or around all major cities in Norway. For more information, go to http://www.sparkjop.no

About Blue RIdge

Blue Ridge Supply Chain Planning and Price Optimization solutions empower distributors and retailers to tap into undiscovered margin through enterprise-wide inventory intelligence, automation and synchronization. Blue Ridge uniquely combines demand forecasting with pricing strategy, so that businesses can proactively understand the unpredictable and allocate the right inventory – right-priced across the entire mix – to accelerate top- and bottom-line results. In a world where the only constant is change, Blue Ridge provides more certainty, more speed, and more assurance – so companies can see the why behind the buy, and respond faster to the unexpected. That’s why major retailers and distributors rely on Blue Ridge for a more foreseeable future. For more information, go to www.blueridgeglobal.com