NRF 93rd Annual Convention Booth #553
NEW YORK--Jan. 13, 2004--Manugistics Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:MANU), a leading global provider of demand and supply chain solutions, at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2004 today announced that Publix Super Markets, Inc. has selected Manugistics` leading-edge solutions for their supply chain management initiative.
Publix Super Markets includes a network of 801 stores in the southeastern United States and is a well-known innovator in the industry, having been recognized as "Retailer of the Year" by Progressive Grocer, a leading industry publication. In order to better serve its clients, Publix consistently embraces technologies and change that help improve upon product offerings, devise more efficient business processes, and pioneer new ways to help associates reach their potential.
"We believe that our solutions provide a significant competitive advantage for our grocery retail clients by eliminating costs from the supply chain and improving overall efficiencies," said Sean Gibson, vice president for Manugistics. "Especially critical in today`s competitive economic climate when retailers - and grocers in particular - are faced with the critical need to reduce costs while continuously improving customer service and loyalty - while faced with leaner technology budgets and requirements for faster payback times on IT investments."
At NRF, demonstrations of Manugistics` solutions for retail can be seen at Manugistics` Booth, Number 553, in the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.
About Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Publix is owned and operated by its 119,500 employees, with 2002 sales of $15.9 billion. Currently Publix has 801 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of Fortune`s "100 Best Companies to Work For in America" for six consecutive years. In addition, Publix`s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Index survey. For more information, visit the company`s Web site, www.publix.com.
About Manugistics Group, Inc.
Manugistics provides the industry`s most comprehensive, best-in-class demand and supply chain management solutions. Today, more than 1,200 clients trust Manugistics to help them drive profitable growth, unlock the value of their existing IT investments, and ensure the security and integrity of their global supply chains. Its clients include industry leaders such as AT&T;, BMW, Boeing, Brown & Williamson, Cingular, Circuit City, Coca-Cola Bottling, Continental Airlines, Diageo, DuPont, Fairchild Semiconductor, Harley-Davidson, John Deere, McCormick, Nestle, Nissan, RadioShack and Unilever. For more information, go to http://www.manugistics.com.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT
This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, continuing economic and political uncertainty, the timing and degree of business recovery, anticipated losses, unpredictability of future revenues, potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results, unexpected competition, risks related to quarterly performance, risks of new business areas, international expansion, business combinations and strategic alliances, lengthening of sales cycles for software products and services, and the effectiveness of the cost reduction efforts undertaken by Manugistics and their impact on the company`s ability to operate its business. A decreased demand for enterprise application software due to weakened economic conditions could result in decreased revenues or lower revenue growth rates. More information about factors that potentially could affect Manugistics` financial results is included in Manugistics filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 28, 2003 and Quarterly Report on form 10-Q for the period ended August 31, 2003. Manugistics assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this announcement. Manugistics is a registered trademark, and the Manugistics logo, is a trademark of Manugistics, Inc. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Contacts Manugistics Group, Inc.
Manugistics Booth #553
Peter Pedraza, 301-255-5330
Manugistics Group, Inc.
Didi Blackwood, 301-255-5330
Edelman (for Manugistics)
Kristine Gager, 202-326-1747