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Booths, a leading regional supermarket in the UK, has now been recognised at the Retail Systems Awards, winning ‘Supply Chain Solution of the Year’, following its work with RELEX Solutions, Europe’s fastest growing supply chain solution provider.

Now into its 10th year, the Retail Systems Awards recognise technology excellence and innovation within the retail sector. Winning entries come from retailers and technology suppliers who are leading the way in such areas as mobile, online, payments, loyalty and personalisation.

The Supply Chain Solution of the Year award recognises a retailer who has introduced a supply chain solution which has helped the business manage and maintain its stock levels, while also improving visibility across the entire organisation.

Booths partnered with RELEX Solutions to implement a new supply chain system while completely overhauling replenishment of its 31 supermarkets across NW England. The prime objective was a radical cut in spoilage, improved promotions and a fresher produce offering to customers. Implementing RELEX has resulted in spoilage being cut by 20% in the most difficult areas, 95% availability and spoilage down 10% across the board.

Booths IT and Ecommerce Director Andrew Rafferty said, “We are thrilled to have been recognised by these prestigious awards. We have a complex and varying supply chain with considerable inventory ranging from chilled and perishable to preservative free. We have worked hard with RELEX to make our supply chain as agile, efficient and transparent as possible. We have been able to cut spoilage and manage our seasons and promotions more effectively and to have the success of our IT project recognised in this way is fantastic.”

Mikko Kärkkäinen, Group CEO at RELEX, comments: “Booths is representative of a new approach to IT project delivery, which is founded on true collaboration to bring business innovation. These awards therefore rightly recognise Booths for its highly positive and innovative attitude. RELEX is proud to be their partner.”