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Tesco Renews Longstanding IT Services Contract with Sopra Steria


London, 1 June 2017 – Sopra Steria, the European leader in digital transformation, has today announced a renewal of its contract with leading global retailer Tesco. Sopra Steria will continue its support and development of the retail giant's crucial IT services, including distribution, stock replenishment, product, pricing and payroll systems.

The three-year renewal, which extends a partnership dating back to 1985, recognises Sopra Steria's proven track record of continual management and enhancement of Tesco's core IT operations. Sopra Steria’s experts work in close collaboration with Tesco staff to ensure that the market-leading retailer’s mission-critical services stay at the forefront of retail innovation and delivery in the UK.

Atul Bhardwaj, CIO of Technology Products at Tesco, said: "Years of working in close collaboration with Sopra Steria has resulted in a strong relationship built on trust, shared values and unparalleled knowledge of the business. Sopra Steria has consistently been a trusted extension of our team in delivery of ongoing operations, while constantly working with us to challenge, add value and improve the status quo.”

Sopra Steria will continue its work in maintaining and enhancing Tesco’s core IT operations through delivery excellence, use of offshore services and improvements in productivity. This will also include further upgrades to Tesco’s distribution and replenishment systems, which deliver stock, including fresh produce, into shops and into the hands of customers every day.

Ian Thomas, Managing Director at Sopra Steria, said: "For any leading retailer, especially one operating on a global scale as Tesco does, mission-critical IT and operational services must always be held to the highest standards. We are therefore thrilled to be able to continue our longstanding relationship with Tesco, and through our support and innovation to contribute to the business’s successes going forward.”


About Tesco
Tesco is one of the world's largest retailers, with over 480,000 colleagues, serving millions of customers every week in stores and online. Tesco’s core purpose is 'Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day' and as a business serving customers is at the heart of everything we do.

About Sopra Steria
Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public-sector organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges. Combining high quality and performance services, added value and innovation, Sopra Steria enables its clients to make the best use of digital technology. With 40,000 employees in more than 20 countries, Sopra Steria had revenue of €3.7 billion in 2016.

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Sopra Steria: Catriona McCallum, +44 (0)131 332 3311, email:
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