Slata supermarket chain and KhlebSol grocery discounters launch project to automate store processes based on a new mobile platform

Consulting for Retail (C4R), an authorized partner of Symphony RetailAI, which has deep business expertise in retail and store operation, as well as proven experience in implementing similar projects in the CIS and neighboring countries, was selected to implement this project.

Symphony RetailAI, the leading global provider of integrated AI-enabled marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and manufacturers,today announced that «Slata» (LLC «Mayak»), which operates the Slata supermarket chain and KhlebSol grocery discounters in Irkutsk area, is embarking on a transformational project to support all supply chain processes on a single platform delivered by Symphony RetailAI.

«Slata» is the leading retailer in the Irkutsk region of Russia and one of the largest retail chains in Siberia and the Far East. There are more than 80 modern supermarkets in Irkutsk, Angarsk, Shelekhov and Bratsk with a wide selection of high-quality food andnon-food products, as well as a broad network of KhlebSol food discounters, over 310 stores,offering the best prices in the Siberian Federal District.

Mayak had conducted a detailed IT solutions market review process with several of the world's leading vendors and local solution providers to evaluate the functionality of the best solution that also delivers that fastest approach to  fully automate store processes. As a result of the evaluation process, Mayak chose Symphony RetailAI solutions to replace existing back-office infrastructure and deliver missing capabilities that will provide full automation of end-to-end store operations using mobile technology.

“To stay competitive today, we need the most innovative technologies and IT solutions that enable us to automate and simplify the company's operations. We are rapidly evolving our network’s sophistication and optimizing business processes to provide the highest standards of service for our customers and, at the same time, provide the utmost simplicity and convenience for our store employees.  All this is impossible without today’s best industry solutions ”- said Konstantin Khlebas, Head of IT department of Slata Group of Companies. “To find the indispensable provider, we intensively reviewed many solutions and found Symphony RetailAI offers trustful  technology and retail expertise for our needs.

 “We are very pleased to partner with such an innovative and forward-looking company, to participate in joint business development, and also implement a project that will greatly simplify and improve the day-to-day store operations. We will launch the system in less than 6 months to enable Mayak to realize rapid value and ROI, ”said Arnaud Gauthier, President, CCO, International, Symphony RetailAI. "Working closely with our local partner, Consulting for Retail, will esnsure rapid transformation of the back-office business and will provide Mayak significant advantages over competitors."  

About «Slata» (LLC «Mayak»):

Slata supermarket chain has been operating on the market since 2002 and is actively developing and transforming its format to meet the current market requirements, implementing the online store project. Grocery discounters "KhlebSol" are an actively developing chain of low-price stores in the Siberian Federal District, popular among buyers who want and like to save money. The first "KhlebSol" was opened in Irkutsk in 2014.

About Symphony RetailAI
Symphony RetailAI is the leading global provider of role-specific, AI-enabled revenue growth management solutions and customer-centric insights for retailers and CPG manufacturers across the entire value chain. Our proven, industry-leading, AI-enabled software, coupled with the industry’s only conversational natural-language AI interface, CINDE, provides key users with proven prescriptive and preemptive recommendations that make it easy to identify end-to-end growth opportunities, activate plans and realize measurable profit and revenue growth. Our solutions are specific to key decision-maker roles focused on profitable growth across the retail value chain from source to consumer.