Retail Services Business Increases Product Data Capabilities

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By RandyYoumans

SALISBURY, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE), — Retail Services, a service company owned by Ahold Delhaize USA, announced it will launch a new initiative to improve product information capabilities for Ahold Delhaize USA companies. Retail Business Services will be joining the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) with Syndigo to provide the best-in class product information for its retailers.

Chris Adams, vice president of Category Management Services at Retail Business Services stated that customers want consistent, clear, and accurate information about the products they purchase online and in-store. “By joining GDSN, we will be able to better equip local brands and provide product information. Customers will also experience greater accuracy.

Retail Business Services continues to enhance its data capabilities through this latest move. Retail Business Services joined GDSN and works with GS1 to support the development of global data standards. SmartLabel, a global program, provides instantaneous information to consumers about thousands of personal, household and pet care products. More than 11,000 products are available from private brands.

Adams stated that Adams strives to be the best when it comes to product data. The best data services can be provided to grocery retailers by adopting a holistic approach, best practice and innovation.

Paul Salay, Chief Executive officer of Syndigo stated that they are pleased to continue supporting Retail Business Services’ product content journey and their data quality improvement efforts. This strengthens our relationship because Retail Business Services can now offer core content and GDSN syndication capabilities through Syndigo their suppliers partners. This facilitates a smoother data transfer.

About Retail Business Services

Ahold Delhaize USA’s service company is Retail Business Services, LLC. It provides services to six East Coast grocery chains, including Food Lion and Giant Food, GIANT/MARTIN’S. Hannaford, Stop & Shop and the nation’s largest online retailer, Peapod. Retail Business Services leverages the scale of local brands in order to create synergies. It also provides industry-leading insights and analytics to local brands to help them with their strategies. Services include Information Technology, Merchandising & Marketing Services.