February 25, 2010
Delhaize Belgium Awards Accenture Multi-Year Systems Integration Contract

Accenture to Implement the Aldata G.O.L.D Solution For Supply Chain
BRUSSELS; Feb. 25, 2010 — Delhaize Belgium has awarded Accenture (NYSE: ACN) a multi-year contract to support the implementation of an integrated supply chain enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 
Drawing on its global systems integration experience, Accenture will collaborate with Delhaize Belgium to implement the new platform that will enable the retailer to standardize their supply chain transactions, leading to increased efficiency and productivity. The program will also enable Delhaize to improve the management of the inventory in their datacenters, aiding their ability to make faster and better business decisions and helping to offer an enhanced experience for their customers, while reducing inventory costs. In delivering the program, Accenture will implement the G.O.L.D solution from Aldata, a global leader in the supply of integrated business solutions to organizations that serve the retail consumer and wholesale distribution markets.
 
"Delhaize Belgium requires an integrated enterprise resource planning platform to standardize its end-to-end supply chain transactions" said Luc Koenot, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Delhaize Belgium. "Accenture’s proven track record in the retail industry and system integration capabilities assures us that the collaboration with Accenture will provide Delhaize Belgium with access to the appropriate expertise and know-how to deliver on this ambitious vision."
 
“Delhaize Belgium has a culture of quality, innovation and continuous improvement, and this program helps them improve their decision making” said Marc van der Net, senior executive in Accenture’s Retail practice. “The standardization of business processes and applications across their supply chain will help to create simplified and streamlined operations, enabling Delhaize Belgium to further improve their services for their customers and stores, while reducing inventory costs.”
 
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 176,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.  The company generated net revenues of US$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009.  Its home page is www.accenture.com.
 
About Delhaize
Delhaize Belgium is a subsidiary of Delhaize Group, a Belgian international food retailer present in six countries on three continents. At the end of 2009, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 2,732 stores. In 2009, Delhaize Group posted EUR 19.2 billion in revenues. At the end of 2008, Delhaize Group employed approximately 141,000 people. Delhaize Group’s stock is listed on Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).
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Benedict Payne
Accenture
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Matt Samuel
Accenture
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Dries Cuypers
Accenture
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