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Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Island Pacific

Vince Camuto(R) Selects the Island Pacific Smar...

Vince Camuto(R) Selects the Island Pacific SmartSuite Solution

GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Island Pacific, a division of 3Q Holdings Limited, and a leading provider of global software solutions and services to the retail industry, announced it has signed a major deal with the Camuto Group for its lifestyle brand, Vince Camuto®, for the deployment of its Island Pacific SmartSuite solutions in all Vince Camuto® retail stores.

The Vince Camuto® brand is a worldwide wholesale and retail business renowned for the design, development and distribution of women's fashion and footwear.

Island Pacific's SmartRetail core merchandising application, being part of the Island Pacific SmartSuite of solutions for Specialty Retailers, was selected by the Vince Camuto® brand following a highly competitive pitch. It will provide the Camuto Group with an integrated end-to-end solution for the Camuto Group Headquarters and all Vince Camuto® retail stores. Island Pacific SmartAnalytics; Island Pacific SmartPlanning; Island Pacific SmartStore Mobile POS; Island Pacific SmartOmni and Island Pacific SmartBus were also selected to be deployed.

Mr. Robert Forte, Senior Vice President IT, the Camuto Group, said, "Following a rigorous and detailed evaluation of five vendors, we selected Island Pacific SmartSuite as it provides us with a very robust and comprehensive end-to-end solution to support our growth. It has rich functional applications which will enable us to strategically manage all aspects of our business under the Vince Camuto® brand. This is a strategic investment for us as we plan to grow the business significantly over the next few years."

Ms. Dara Meath, Vice President Retail Systems IT, "We were also very impressed with Island Pacific's customer references, the company's 'can do' approach and the quality of its team. We look forward to further developing our relationship and building on Island Pacific's reputation for developing innovative and leading-edge retail solutions. It has become critical in today's retail environment to meet the expectations of 'technology savvy' and knowledgeable consumers to ensure the continued international success and growth of our brand."

The Vince Camuto® brand is the namesake brand of renowned New-York born designer and footwear industry icon, Vince Camuto. Camuto was the co-founder of the Nine West chain, a multi-platform household fashion brand recognised internationally for its great fashion and footwear for women. Camuto successfully built the chain to over 1000 stores which was sold for in excess of US$2 billion in 1999.

Mr. Richard Gaetano, COO, Island Pacific, said, "The Vince Camuto® brand is synonymous with style and fashion and we are delighted that Island Pacific SmartSuite has been selected to support such a leading and prestigious international brand. We look forward to working together to ensure that the Island Pacific solution provides the Camuto Group with a seamless system, real-time information and their customers with an exceptional shopping experience."

Recognized in the retail industry for its innovation, Island Pacific's SmartSuite software supports key retail operations including core merchandising; data warehousing/business intelligence; point-of-sale; customer relationship management; vendor relationship management; seamless retailing; merchandise planning and demand forecasting.

About Island Pacific

Island Pacific is a global leader in retail merchandising and store operations software solutions. For 30 years, Island Pacific has been a thought leader in retail software solutions, and has developed a reputation for delivering high-quality, high-reliability software to the retail industry. As a result, Island Pacific is a leading resource for scalable, flexible and affordable solutions for retailers around the world.

Island Pacific, a division of 3Q Holdings Limited ( was founded in 1978. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California, and has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

CONTACT:  For more information please contact:
          Sales and Marketing Support 
          +1 949 330 3192

          Malcolm Thomas
          Business Development and Director Global Partner Network
          [email protected]

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Source: Island Pacific via Globenewswire


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