C&U Group Switches to eFuture in Its Retail Subsidiaries for Omni-channel Solution and Grocery Solution Portfolio

BEIJING, Sept. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eFuture Information Technology Inc. (Nasdaq:EFUT) (the "Company" or "eFuture"), a leading provider of software and mobile social shopping network services to China's rapidly growing retail and consumer goods industries, today announced that C&U Group has selected eFuture's omni-channel solution and grocery solution portfolio to support the dynamic growth of its C&U supermarkets and Shizu convenience stores.

Since C&U's previous system from an US-based software vendor could not meet the growing need to engage customers across all channels (physical store, online, mobile and social media), they decided to adopt eFuture's agile omni-channel solution and switch to eFuture's grocery enterprise resource planning (ERP) total solution at the same time, which will be used to manage retail processes at all C&U supermarkets and convenience stores, from merchandise management and supply chain management to ambient and cold chain logistics management.

"We are glad to join hands with C&U, one of the top retailers in Zhejiang," said Adam Yan, "The rules of retail industry have changed. Today's consumers do not just listen and purchase, they demand the absolute control. No decision about me, without me. Offering a complete omni-channel platform, we are confident to provide C&U a single view of consumers, products and orders by an unified interface, while presenting a seamless brand and shopping experience in front of its customers, whether in person or via devices, and without regard to channel or location."

With more than 1,600 stores in Zhejiang province alone, C&U group's business activities in the retail sector make it one of the leading retail companies in Zhejiang region and among the top 100 chain retailers in China.


eFuture Information Technology Inc. (Nasdaq:EFUT) is a leading provider of software and mobile social shopping network services to China's rapidly growing retail and consumer goods industries. As a pioneer and proponent of omni-channel and mobile internet solutions in the Asia-pacific, we developed myStore, a mobile shopping social network, to help retailers level the playing field with e-commerce players by connecting physical stores with social local mobile and personalized (SoLoMoMe) consumers. For more information about eFuture, please visit http://www.e-future.com.cn.


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