February 26, 2008, 12:00 AM

Parent of retail software provider Sigma Micro acquires fulfillment firm

Stark Bro`s and Sigma Micro will be part of Sigma Holdings Inc. Sigma Micro’s order management software is targeted at small and mid-sized multi-channel retailers. Stark Bro’s provides outsourced fulfillment services to the same category of merchants.

Don Davis

Editor in Chief

Two companies that target small and mid-sized multi-channel retailers are joining forces.

Sigma Holdings Inc., the Indianapolis-based parent of retail software vendor Sigma Micro, has acquired Stark Bro’s Fulfillment Services, a provider of outsourced fulfillment services. Sigma Micro sells the SigmaCommerce order management and fulfillment software suite.

Al Langsenkamp, CEO of Sigma Holdings, previously held a limited stake in Stark Bro’s, which operates two warehouse and distribution facilities in Louisiana, MO, where it is based.

"The combination of these two companies provides a great value to both customer groups," says Langsenkamp. "Stark Bro`s customers will get access to Sigma Micro`s next generation software and system expertise while Sigma Micro customers will have access to Stark Bro`s compelling value model and superior service."

"For over 16 years, we`ve relied on Sigma Micro`s order management solution to run our business, and it has enabled us to provide completely outsourced fulfillment and call center services to our customers," says Jack Alexander, president of Stark Bro`s. "Under this business arrangement, we will continue to make significant investments in our facilities, processes and people."

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