NOTE: Raymark is now part of the Mi9 Retail team. Read the press release here.
Raymark, a global leader in enterprise retail software solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of American luxury fashion brand St. John to its prestigious clientele.
Products selected are Raymark’s real-time store solution for managing point of sale and back-office operations including electronic payment, advanced promotions and reporting. St. John has chosen Raymark’s Xpert- Series™ suite as a key component of their retail information technology strategy to streamline store operations, deliver outstanding customer service, and improve store sales growth.
St. John has over 45 years of success as a luxury apparel designer, manufacturer, and retailer. The company sells its range of clothing and accessories through 27 retail boutiques and 18 outlet stores in the U.S and Canada, in selected specialty stores worldwide, and through their online shop. As St. John continues to evolve the brand, it identified the need for a new in-store solution to enhance their customer’s shopping experience.
Scott Huckleberry, St. John’s Senior Vice President of Information Technology says “By implementing Raymark’s fully integrated, real-time store solution, we expect to operate more efficiently, supply better visibility to chain-wide inventory, and provide an even higher-level of customer service.”
Experience was particularly important to St. John when choosing a partner for their store systems project and Raymark’s established background with luxury brands made it a logical fit. Raymark’s President, Marc Chriqui says “At Raymark, we understand that a high touch store experience centered around the consumer as well as a versatile IT solution are keys to retailing success for luxury brands. We are honored to work with St. John to deploy a solution that meets their unique business needs in a dynamic apparel market.”
The project is scheduled to begin immediately with store roll-outs planned for summer 2011.
About St. John Knits
St. John, one of the premier names in American fashion, was founded in 1962 by Robert and Marie Gray. Renowned for its innovative knits, St. John has evolved from a small family operation to the global luxury brand known today. The company, headquartered in Irvine, California, now employs approximately 3,000 people and operates dozens of offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide. Its six distinct fashion collections are sold by top specialty stores in 26 countries and 27 company-owned retail boutiques. St. John is today as it has always been, a carefully managed company, maintaining consistency of product through the administration of all stages throughout the design and manufacturing process. For more information on St. John, visit the company’s website at www.sjk.com.