Stokenchurch, UK. December 15, 2010
Matthew Clark, the leading on-trade drinks supplier, announced today that it has signed a contract with iTradeNetwork, the leading global provider of on-demand supply chain management and intelligence solutions.
As part of the deal, iTrade is creating a new online transactional website that allows Matthew Clark to differentiate its proposition across both its National and Regional on-trade customer base.
Gary Squire, Matthew Clark’s Group Marketing Director, comments “The development of e-business is fundamental to the growth of Matthew Clark over the next few years, and we have ambitious plans for the new service. This is an exciting opportunity for Matthew Clark and our customers. Not only will our new online services offer customers a more convenient and flexible way to order, but they will also have access to a whole variety of promotions, product information and business support services – all tailored to their type of business. We want to make it easy for customers to do business with us, while continuing to offer quality services and support to help them run their businesses more efficiently and effectively.”
iTradeNetwork’s Supplier Storefront is the basis for Matthew Clark’s new online services. This innovative platform uses the latest on-demand technology to deliver branded websites that act as the online face of today’s hospitality and foodservice wholesaler, distributor or manufacturer. It is one of a suite of on-demand products designed by iTrade to be ready for use by hospitality and/or foodservice distributors, operators and manufacturers.
“iTradeNetwork is undoubtedly the right choice of partner for this project, with their impressive track record in delivering e-commerce solutions to the food and drink sector, both in the UK and the US. We are confident that they understand the needs of our business, and also that their technology is proven and robust,” Gary concludes.
With the signing of the contract with Matthew Clark, iTrade now lists the top 6 national UK brewers and drink distributors as clients.
Alex Walters, iTrade’s European Sales Director is delighted to welcome Matthew Clark to iTrade’s growing client list. “This deal is a real milestone for us and demonstrates both the strength of our technology platform and the exceptional experience and understanding our people have of this sector,” comments Walters, “The addition of Matthew Clark to our trading partner network strengthens iTradeNetwork’s position as the market leader in e-commerce for the hospitality and foodservice industries and firmly establishes us as the partner of choice for the sector’s leading companies.”
About Matthew Clark
Matthew Clark is an award winning drinks supplier who offers their customers an unrivalled range of 4,000 products supported by unique on-trade expertise. They strive to be the trusted partner of their nationwide customer base of pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants, through delivering their promise for people, quality and service.
iTradeNetwork, Inc. is the leading global provider of on-demand supply chain management and intelligence solutions to the retail, hospitality and foodservice industries. Built upon deep industry expertise, a rich data foundation and an extensive trading partner network, iTrade’s collaborative solutions allow distributors, manufacturers, operators, retailers, suppliers and wholesalers of all sizes to reduce cost, grow revenue and strengthen trading partner relationships. iTrade is a unit of Roper Industries, a Standard and Poor’s S&P 500 index company. For more information, visit www.itradenetwork.co.uk.