August 8, 2014 – Mi9 Retail, the premier provider of enterprise retail merchandising, business intelligence and store operations software, has announced that Talbots has selected Mi9 BI, Mi9 Merchant, and Sales Audit with Loss Prevention software products to replace its existing core merchandising and inventory management systems.

Talbots, a leading retailer and direct marketer of women’s classic apparel and accessories, needed technology to help streamline their merchandising process, including the re-classifying of product hierarchy and centrally managing inventory across all channels. After an extensive search, Talbots identified Mi9 Retail as the perfect fit due to its advanced business intelligence capabilities that are built into the merchandising platform with a single data repository and easy-to-use interface, as well as its robust integration capabilities with third-party systems, including their order management systems.

“After evaluating the leading retail solution providers serving our industry, we found Mi9 Retail’s technology to be a technically sound, functionally rich and intuitive solution for our needs. The Mi9 Daybook and Stock Ledger provide the accessibility and granularity of detail that both our merchant and finance teams need to effectively plan and manage our inventory. In addition, we believe that the technology Mi9 is delivering will help us improve our business processes and further enhance the integration of our systems,” says John Kovac, CIO with Talbots. “Moreover, Mi9 Retail has a demonstrated track record of high customer satisfaction and we’re expecting to scale without need for an increase in business users or technical support staff.”

“Talbots selection of Mi9 Retail based on our technology validates our belief that Mi9 provides the best solutions for large, multi-channel retailers available on the market. We are pleased to welcome Talbots as our newest partner and look forward to building this highly strategic partnership for Mi9,” commented Mike Burge, CEO of Mi9 Retail.

About Talbots Established in Hingham, Mass., in 1947, Talbots is a multi-channel retailer of women’s classic clothing, shoes and accessories. This New England-based brand is well known for providing gracious service and a quality selection of timeless wardrobe essentials in a broad range of sizes. Today, there are approximately 500 Talbots stores throughout the U.S. and Canada with catalogs and an e-commerce site reaching a vast audience around the world. For more information, visit

About Mi9 Retail Mi9 Retail is the premier provider of enterprise retail merchandising, business intelligence and store operations software. Mi9 has developed the only enterprise-grade Merchandising and Business Intelligence solution on the market available as a single solution. This enables our software to process high volumes of transactions in real time, optimize inventory across all channels of the business, provide a single, accurate source of the truth, reduce the costs to implement and maintain and provide the industry’s fastest time to value. For more information visit