updated 10/20/2010 8:45:45 AM ET 2010-10-20T12:45:45

NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands and ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Dutch foodservice wholesaler Deli XL, which is owned by Bidvest, the JSE (South Africa) listed international service, trading and supply chain organization, has selected Manhattan Associates ' supply chain optimization solutions to support its growth ambitions over the coming years. Deli XL will implement Manhattan's Warehouse Management, Slotting Optimization, Supply Chain Intelligence and Extended Enterprise Management solutions – all components of the Manhattan SCOPE® solution portfolio. In collaboration with Manhattan Associates, Deli XL is looking to optimize its distribution network of seventeen distribution centers (DCs) in the Netherlands and improve operational efficiency within the DCs.

"Our current solutions have reached the boundaries of their capabilities and are an obstacle to our further growth, whilst Manhattan's solutions offer us all the functionality we will need to facilitate the business's expansion," says René van Gelderen, director IT & Programme Management at Deli XL. "Over the next few years, we will be implementing a completely new distribution environment. In addition to Manhattan Associates' solutions, we will implement a new SAP ERP infrastructure and a new e-commerce platform from ATG Commerce. We believe there is a great fit across these very complementary applications."

Foodservice wholesaler Deli XL offers a broad range of food and beverage products and non-food products to companies and institutions in the hotel and catering industry as well as in the healthcare sector. Across all of its activities, Deli XL maintains a key focus on the environment, sustainability, health, hospitality and supply chain responsibility as well as having a passion for food and service excellence. The company serves the entire hotel and catering industry, from exclusive eateries to local cafeterias and from small independent operations to large contract catering organizations. Additionally, Deli XL makes daily deliveries of fresh quality products to institutions in the healthcare sector.

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About Manhattan Associates, Inc.

Manhattan Associates continues to deliver on its 20-year heritage of providing global supply chain excellence to more than 1,200 customers worldwide that consider supply chain optimization core to their strategic market leadership. The company's supply chain innovations include: Manhattan SCOPE® a portfolio of software solutions and technology that leverages a Supply Chain Process Platform to help organizations optimize their supply chains from planning through execution; Manhattan SCALE™, a portfolio of distribution management and transportation management solutions built on Microsoft .NET technology; and Manhattan Carrier™, a suite of supply chain solutions specifically addressing the needs of the motor carrier industry. For more information, please visit www.manh.com .

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