Levi Strauss & Co. selects merchandising, assortment-planning solution

Markham, Ontario Levi Strauss & Co. has signed global agreements with planning specialist provider Maple Lake Ltd. to implement a standardized merchandise and assortment-planning application across its global retail operations.

As part of a long-term plan to drive sustained, profitable growth in future years, Levi Strauss & Co. is implementing a number of strategies to advance and consolidate business processes and leverage its global footprint.

Expanding its brand-dedicated retail store network around the world is one of the company's key growth strategies.

Maple Lake will provide Levi Strauss & Co. with software solutions to help forecast supply and demand needs within the company's global network of branded retail stores, using a common technology platform across LS&Co.'s global retail footprint.

"Our strategic focus is to capitalize on our global presence and realize efficiencies across our businesses to give our consumers more of what they love from our brands,” said Jeremy Leaf, leader of Levi Strauss & Co.'s global retail operations team. “The Maple Lake solution will help to ensure we are continuing to drive the right assortments in store and maximize our inventory investments worldwide.”

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