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Build-A-Bear selects Centric as PLM system provider

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Campbell, Calif. — Product lifecycle management software provider Centric Software said Tuesday that it has become the PLM system provider to Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Build-A-Bear Workshop purchased the Product Specification, Product Sourcing, Calendar Management, Line Planning, Quality Management and Material Management modules of the Centric 8 PLM system. Build-A-Bear Workshop also will implement Centric’s mobile apps and the Enterprise Connectivity module to integrate Centric 8 data with the company’s enterprise resource planning system.

The Centric PLM software will replace a spreadsheet-driven system, according to Shari Stout, Build-A-Bear Workshop’s director of quality assurance and sourcing, and will decrease time to market and improve margins.

“The Centric PLM software will improve visibility of products through the development lifecycle — especially the clothing and accessories that customers use to dress their stuffed animals,” said Stout. “Centric 8 will eliminate processing delays, and improve progress tracking and communication with our franchisees and worldwide supply chain.”

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Mar-22-2013 11:32 pm

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Mar-22-2013 11:32 pm

A lot of company and businesses really earn a lot of money when it comes to software business. But, they must be able to know the reliability of their software. - J. Kale Flagg

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Stater Bros. sees profits slip in Q4

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San Bernardino, Calif. — Regional grocer Stater Bros. Holdings Inc. reported Tuesday that profit for the fourth quarter slid to $5.0 million, compared with $5.6 million in the year-ago period.

Sales in the quarter increased to $957.2 million, from $941.8 million last year.

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Brazil’s largest retailer to add 100 mini stores in 2013

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Sao Paolo, Brazil — A Wednesday report by Reuters said that Brazilian grocer Grupo Pão de Açúcar – the country’s largest retailer – plans to open 100 new mini stores in 2013. The small-format concept is called Minimercado Extra, according to CFO Vitor Fagá.

The Minimercardo Extra format of small neighborhood supermarkets will continue to be the focus of the group’s growth, according to Fagá. The company is also working to expand its presence in Brazil’s northeast and center-west regions.

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