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Specialty retailer deploys new platform to improve merchandising, store ops


The DNA of Altar’d State is based on delivering a distinctive store experience and merchandise offerings, while always “standing out for good” in the world.

By adding a retail management solution from Island Pacific, the fast-growing 70-store chain will be better positioned to achieve these goals. The platform’s SmartRetail core merchandising application and SmartPlanning merchandise planning suite of applications will provide Altar’d State with an integrated end-to-end solution to meet its merchandising and planning requirements.

The chain will also deploy the platform’s SmartAnalytics Business Intelligence solution; Assortment Manager; SmartPlanning Allocation and SmartPlanning Analytics tools.

Altar’d State chose the architecture following a rigorous evaluation of several solutions. The specialty retailer said what appealed to it the most was the solution’s ability to support the chain’s future growth.

“This is a strategic investment for us as we continue to grow in our mission to ‘Stand Out For Good’ in the communities we serve,” said Brian Mason, co-founder and president of Altar’d State.

“Island Pacific’s reputation as a thought leader in specialty retail and customer service were an important part of this decision,” he said. “We were also very impressed with Island Pacific’s ‘can do’ approach, and its proven track record of customer satisfaction, and return on investment were also key considerations in our decision.”

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