PARIS/BRUSSELS, January 2010 – TOSHIBA TEC passed a major milestone today, completing the second phase of its multi-year multi-country roll-out program for Yves Rocher in Europe.
Yves Rocher is family-owned French multinational Yves Rocher Group, generating a 2008 turnover of 1.3 billion € in a total of 80 countries.
In 2007, Yves Rocher selected TOSHIBA TEC as the retail technology platform to support their growth strategy following a series of successful pilot projects.
Phase 1 included the installation of a completely new ICT configuration at 550 Beauty Centres in France. A total of 1,100 TOSHIBA TEC ST-7000 EPOS systems were installed together with a new networked in-store IT configuration.
Phase 2 targeted Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as Spain where this year a total of 536 TOSHIBA TEC ST-7000 EPOS systems were installed.
The Benelux countries will follow in early 2010 with a total of 166 ST-7000 EPOS systems to be implemented.
“This delivery is a result of the dedication and pride of the TOSHIBA TEC employees who build this customized solution for Yves Rocher, as well as the outstanding program partnership with our suppliers," Nabuhiko Takao, CEO TOSHIBA TEC Europe said. "It’s also an important milestone for Yves Rocher, because every Yves Rocher Beauty Shop has been delivered on time and on budget.”
TOSHIBA TEC is sometimes called one of the last brands standing when it comes to a company philosophy that embraces the 360° cycle of creation, development, manufacturing, sales and recycling of POS products.
“What that means for the customer is simple: your relationship is with us and no one else. Our teams design, create, source the best components, build and maintain retail-hardened POS systems that are second to none,” Mr Takao added. “TOSHIBA TEC delivers on these promises and apart from the legendary longevity of its POS products, have a reputation to stand by its customers with a long-term commitment that is equally considered second to none.”
About Yves Rocher Group
The Yves Rocher Group (Docteur Pierre Ricaud, Daniel Jouvance, Galerie Noémie, Isabel Derroisné, Kiotis, Petit Bateau, Stanhome & Yves Rocher) achieved a 2007 turnover of around 2 billion euros, in an identical scope, up 1.4% over the previous year, at current exchange rates. The Group ranks, in 2008, 17th in the world of beauty sales, all cosmetics markets included. With 15,000 employees and more than 250,000 indirect jobs, the Group has a presence on all five continents via three major distribution channels: Mail Order Sales, In-Stores Sales, Direct Sales, and a newer channel, On-line Sales.
About TOSHIBA TEC Europe
TOSHIBA TEC Europe (TERIS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of point of sale systems, cash registers, scales, barcode printers, peripherals and software information systems throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As a total solution provider, TOSHIBA TEC Europe offers a complete package from consulting and system design to system installation, operation and maintenance.
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium TERIS has three divisions: the Retail division; the Auto ID & Printing division and the Services division.
TOSHIBA TEC is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, a world leader and innovator in pioneering high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products spanning information & communications systems; digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; power systems, including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances.
Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 730 companies, with 199,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$67 billion.
For more information on TOSHIBA TEC point of sale systems, cash registers, scales, barcode printers, peripherals and software information systems, or for a dealer in your area, call +32 2 410 2100 or visit the TERIS web site at www.toshibatec-eu.com.
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