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Core Solutions Signs Safeway to Implement CBX SaaS Platform for Global Sourcing Operation

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(Hong Kong/Pleasanton, CA – November 14, 2012) Core Solutions, a leading provider of extended product lifecycle management, global sourcing and supplier collaboration systems for the retail industry, today announced it has signed an agreement with Safeway to implement CORE’s CBX Enterprise software to support the retailer’s global sourcing and direct import operations.

As a leading U.S. grocery retailer, Safeway’s supply chain, from concept to delivery, has been engineered to ensure their high standards.

The CBX Extended PLM system will help Safeway streamline sourcing, order, logistics and finance to enable greater operational efficiencies. As part of the end-to-end solution provided to Safeway, CBX will automate the tendering process and facilitate order planning and execution. CBX will also support Safeway in managing supplier onboarding, quality assurance and shipment inspections, helping Safeway comply with regulations such as ISF 10+2.

To minimize unnecessary manual data input and increase productivity, CBX will be integrated with Safeway’s systems as well as 3PLs and customs brokers.

Safeway will utilize the Software-as-a-Service version of CORE’s CBX, which is delivered through CORE’s robust cloud platform, eliminating the need to invest in additional infrastructure.

“Safeway is a highly respected and innovative supermarket chain,” said Michael Hung, CEO of Core Solutions. “We are very pleased to win them as a client and partner and look forward to working with Safeway, rolling out CBX and making a positive contribution to Safeway’s supply chain.”

About Safeway

Safeway Inc. (Safeway) is one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, with 1,644 stores and over $44 billion in revenue in 2011. Its United States retail operations are located principally in the Western U.S. and the Mid-Atlantic region, while Safeway’s Canadian retail operations are located principally in Western Canada. Learn more atwww.safeway.com.

About Core Solutions

Core Solutions (CORE) helps retailers, brands and suppliers streamline their supply chains from Concept to Delivery. CORE’s extended product lifecycle management (EPLM) technologies enable organizations to drive greater speed, agility, efficiency and profit in bringing private label and branded merchandises to market. CORE’s CBX software includes modules for Planning, Product Development, Buying, Sourcing, Order Management, Logistics and Finance. Advanced workflow, costing and critical path management capabilities enable CBX to automate processes and synchronize activities, between internal teams and with trading partners. To learn more, visitwww.coresolutions.com.

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