Walmart Argentina announced it has selected Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Platinum level member, Retail Consult, as implementation partner for the digital transformation program that will replace the company’s legacy suite of technology systems with Oracle Retail’s state-of-the-art Merchandising Operations Management Applications and Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management.
Walmart Argentina is one of the biggest employers of the country, offering an assortment of 40.000 items in over 90 stores, supported by a nationwide delivery network and supply chain. The company has been recently acquired by Grupo de Narváez, a Latin American Group, which has retail operations in Argentina, Ecuador and Uruguay, bringing strong local expertise into the business. The group aims now to leverage the knowledge of the solutions already implemented in other companies of the organization, modernizing the retail operations and improving operational effectiveness of Walmart Argentina, with Retail Consult as its strategic partner.
“Retail Consult has a proven track record of Oracle Retail implementations, which gives us the confidence to achieve our goals on-time and with the desired quality. They have shown a great business acumen at previous projects within the group and the usage of their integration proprietary tools will allow us to streamline integration and reduce complexity in legacy systems, speeding up the implementation process”, said Lorena Ulanowicz – Senior Director Transformation, Walmart.
“We are pleased to help Walmart to take its business to another level and to keep pace with the changes retail is being challenged with.”, said Paulo Silva, CEO, Retail Consult. As a highly specialized consulting group focused on technology solutions for retail, Retail Consult has been successfully delivering projects with a team comprised of onsite and remote project resources, moving critical projects forward even during the pandemic. Their remote project capabilities have been bringing cost savings and increased productivity to their clients around the world. “Our multifunctional teams are perfectly adapted to working remotely and seek to deliver the best results”, said Pedro Ribeiro, Operations Director South America, Retail Consult.
About Walmart Argentina
Walmart Argentina started operating in the country in 1995 with the opening of its first store in Avellaneda, in the province of Buenos Aires. Currently, the company is the ninth largest private employer in the country, with more than 9,000 employees in 92 stores, distributed in 21 provinces in the national territory and the City of Buenos Aires. Walmart Argentina operates under different formats, such as hypermarkets (Supercenters), Changomas, Mi Changomas, Punto Mayorista and its e-commerce platform, as well as with its own Distribution Center, located in Moreno, and three bakery, meat and cold cut production centers. More information here: www.walmartargentina.com.ar
About Grupo de Narváez
Grupo de Narváez is a family group, professionally conducted, with experience in the retail industry since the early 40s. As from the opening of its first store in Colombia, the group has been active in food retail, apparel, home appliances and pharmacies in different countries across the region. With this acquisition, Grupo de Narváez consolidates its presence in 9 countries with 656 stores and more than 24,500 employees in its different formats and platforms, serving its clients and communities with innovation, professionalism and sustainability. Until 1999, Grupo de Narváez owned Tía Argentina, the first national supermarket chain with presence throughout the country. It currently controls and operates Tia Ecuador and Ta-Ta, BAS, San Roque, Multiahorro and Woow in Uruguay.