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TradeStone Solutions Selected by Vertical Retailer Le Château

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TradeStone Software’s Merchandise Lifecycle Management Solutions Selected by Vertical Retailer Le Château to Support Their Speed to Market Initiatives
 
(GLOUCESTER, MASS, NOVEMBER 17, 2009)– TradeStone Software, delivering Merchandise Lifecycle Management solutions that unify the design, sourcing, ordering and delivery of private label and branded goods, today announced Le Chateau Inc (“Le Château”), a leading Canadian brand in specialty retailing, has selected TradeStone to help them grow the international sourcing and product development of their merchandise and fabrics. Le Château will utilize TradeStone’s PLM, Global Sourcing and Order Management solutions to expand their reach across Global Markets, gain increased visibility and control over their supply chain and enhance communication with their suppliers.
 
The fashion-forward apparel, footwear and accessories retailer has built its brand on early identification of and quick response to fashion trends through their design, product development and vertically integrated operations. TradeStone will provide them with an integrated solution that unifies their buying process and provides one view into the design, sourcing, ordering and delivery of their merchandise.
 
With TradeStone’s Specialty Apparel Model, Le Château will take advantage of best practices to support their speed to market initiatives and reduce cycle times, improve flow of goods and balance their merchandise mix.
 
“Le Château prides itself on its ability to capture the latest fashion trends and bring them to the masses at reasonable prices,” said Sue Welch, CEO, TradeStone Software. “We can draw on our experience in working with other fast fashion retailers to assist Le Château in continuing to deliver quality merchandise to their consumers. This is a big win for TradeStone that further extends our presence in Canada and we look forward to helping Le Château achieve significant benefits and success.”
 
About Le Château
Le Château is a leading Canadian brand in specialty retailing, offering a broad array of contemporary fashion apparel, accessories and footwear for style-conscious women and men. The Le Château brand is synonymous with ageless fashion at accessible prices and is sold exclusively through the Company’s 230 retail locations, of which 226 are located in Canada and 4 in the New York City area. The Company’s outlets are primarily found in major urban shopping malls, complemented with high pedestrian-traffic, street-front locations. In addition, the Company has 9 stores under license in the Middle East.
 
The Company’s 50-year tradition of vertical integration, a design and manufacturing approach to retailing, makes it unique among Canadian fashion merchants.
 
About TradeStone Software, Inc.

TradeStone provides merchandise lifecycle management software that enables the world’s most successful retailers to bring innovative and highly profitable private label products to market at record speeds. TradeStone’s Merchandise Lifecycle Management suite, which consists of PLM for Retail, Global Sourcing, Order Management, Supplier Management and Logistics & Finance delivers real value. TradeStone customers include American Eagle Outfitters, Belk, Boots, Deutsche Woolworth, Guitar Center, Kohl’s, Macy’s, NBrown Catalog Company, Pacific Sunwear, Regatta, Shoprite, The Children’s Place, The Gap and Urban Outfitters. TradeStone Software is headquartered in Gloucester, Mass., with offices in Atlanta, New York City, Bangalore, Hong Kong and London. For more information visit www.tradestonesoftware.com.

Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.

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