WorldWide Retail Exchange signs its first supplier

The WorldWide Retail Exchange, a business-to-business exchange for retailers and suppliers, has signed its first supplier member--SCA Hygiene Products of Europe.

Kurt Peters


The WorldWide Retail Exchange, a business-to-business exchange for retailers and suppliers, today has signed its first supplier member--SCA Hygiene Products, a European manufacturer of hygiene products.

"SCA Hygiene Products is the first supplier to join the Exchange and represents a significant step forward in our continued efforts to build a neutral and collaborative online marketplace," said Colin Dyer, CEO of the WWRE.

"We believe that future commercial success will be predicated on increasing levels of collaboration between us as suppliers and our retail customers. WWRE is offering both the forum and the tools for this collaborative approach," said Stefan Angwald, president of SCA Hygiene Products. "We are proud of being the first supplier of WWRE and thereby proving that we are willing to play our role as a leading European hygiene products company."

WorldWide Retail Exchange opened membership to suppliers in June. Suppliers will participate in the development of services through the Exchange, including auctions, collaborative supply chain management standardized product catalogs.

WorldWide Retail Exchange members include:
Albertson`s (U.S.)
Auchan (France)
Best Buy (U.S.)
The Boots Co. (U.K)
C&A; Europe (Belgium)
Casino (France)
Coop Italia (Italy)
Coop Schweiz (Switzerland)
Cora (France)
CVS/pharmacy (U.S.)
Dairy Farm International (Hong Kong)
Dansk Supermarked (Denmark)
Delhaize Group (Belgium)
Dixons Group plc (U.K.)
Edeka (Germany)
El Corte Ingles (Spain)
Galeries Lafayette (France)
Gap Inc. (U.S.)
Giant Eagle (U.S.)
H.E. Butt Grocery Co. (U.S.)
Hy-Vee Inc. (U.S)
J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (U.S.)
John Lewis (U.K.)
Jusco (Japan)
Kesko (Finland)
Kingfisher (U.K.)
Kmart Corp. (U.S.)
Laurus (The Netherlands)
Longs Drugs (U.S.)
Makro Asia (Bangkok)
Marks & Spencer (U.K.)
Meijer, Inc. (U.S.)
Otto Versand (Germany)
Publix Super Markets (U.S.)
RadioShack Corp. (U.S.)
REWE (Germany)
Rite Aid Corp. (U.S.)
Royal Ahold (The Netherlands)
SCA Hygiene Products (Germany)
Safeway Inc. (U.S.)
Safeway plc (U.K.)
Schlecker (Germany)
Seibu Department Stores Ltd. (Japan)
ShopKo Stores, Inc. (U.S.)
Sobeys Inc. (Canada)
Supervalu Inc. (U.S.)
Target Corp. (U.S.)
Tengelmann Group (Germany) Tesco (U.K.)
Toys R Us (U.S.)
Walgreen Co. (U.S.)
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. (U.S.)
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (U.S.)
Wooltru Ltd. (South Africa)
Woolworths (Australia)



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