Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract by House of Fraser (recently acquired by Sanpower Group China), to transform its multichannel business and IT infrastructure. The agreement was signed in the presence of Mr. Yuan Yafei, Chairman, Sanpower Group and Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys.
House of Fraser is among the leading retailers in the UK, and the company is aggressively working towards enhancing its multichannel business and expanding its global footprint. To achieve this objective, House of Fraser has selected Infosys as its strategic partner to strengthen its multichannel business, and manage and transform its core IT infrastructure. This program will in-turn, provide end consumers a seamless shopping experience, and will drive operational efficiencies and quicker time to market.
Through this engagement, House of Fraser will leverage Infosys’ expertise in the retail space, and have access to next-generation technologies such as digital and cloud. In addition, as a globally preferred partner for Sanpower Group, Infosys will work with House of Fraser as it taps into the fast growing fashion retail market in China; offering its extensive knowledge of local business nuances, access to specialized local talent pools and a collaborative multinational engagement framework.
Frank Slevin, Chairman, House of Fraser, said,“This program will help us realize faster time to market as we adopt new and advanced technologies to enhance our multichannel business. The benefits from this program will also allow us to achieve our business goals as we go global. We look forward to building a long term strategic relationship with Infosys.”
Rangarajan Vellamore, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys China, said,“We are excited about this partnership with Sanpower Group and House of Fraser. This win reinforces our strategy to collaborate with large Chinese conglomerates going global. As a globally preferred partner for the Sanpower Group, we will offer new technologies in areas such as digital and cloud across its companies and House of Fraser as it transforms its business.”
About Sanpower Group and House of Fraser
Sanpower Group is a private Chinese conglomerate, operating across numerous industries including finance, retail, and media. Sanpower Group is led by Founder and Chairman Mr. Yuan Yafei.
House of Fraser is one of the best known names on the high street department store across the UK and Ireland for last 165 years. The company completed the sale to Nanjing Cenbest (owned by Sanpower Group) marking the exciting beginning for the company under Chinese ownership.
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