HONOLULU, December 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Pantry, Ltd a Hawaii based retailer operating 100+ stores in diverse retail formats targeting the traveling public, announced selecting ARC Retail Business Intelligence 5.8 (http://www.arc-bi.com/), a retail performance management solution from Manthan Systems (http://www.manthansystems.com/), for optimizing their business decisions and identifying opportunities to improve profitability. The deployment is expected to start in December 2008 and expected to be complete in a quick time of 18 weeks.

Being a specialized performance management suite for retail, ARC Retail Business Intelligence 5.8 will provide Food Pantry data-driven decision making capabilities to improve their merchandising decisions, optimize promotions performance, improve inventory replenishment decisions, analyze performance of brands etc, to name a few.

Excited with the new possibilities with ARC Retail Business Intelligence solution, Food Pantry Business Intelligence Director Wendy Reeve said, In these turbulent economic times, we need to compete smarter with faster, better business decisions. ARC Retail Business Intelligence will provide our managers the analytic edge they need to provide better value, an improved shopping experience and superior service to our customers.

Not only does this retail decision making solution give us immediate advantages with insights to improve our performance, but ARC Retail Business Intelligence also provides us a lasting competitive advantage by making it easy for everyone to use retail analytics in their roles responsibilities. Our decision makers love ARC's pre-packaged, role-based analytic applications (http://www.arc-bi.com/sol_analytic_application.htm). A quick ROI that ARC provides in an 18-week enterprise deployment is critical to our technology investment strategy.

Enthusiastic about this new partnership with Food Pantry, Manthan's CEO, Atul Jalan said, Like all of our customers (http://www.arc-bi.com/company.htm), Food Pantry will also realize tangible results in improving profitability and ability to compete with analytics. Our relationship is a journey beyond retail dashboards scorecards (http://www.arc-bi.com/products_features_bi.htm), to real drive performance results for our customers. In challenging times, we find retailers are feeling the need for retail business intelligence solutions even more.

About Manthan Systems

Manthan Systems produces analytic solutions for global retail and CPG organizations. Manthan's breakthrough solutions help retailers become more profitable by improving their decision-making process, practices and technologies. Manthan's portfolio of solutions covers the entire spectrum of decision-making with cutting edge products in retail business intelligence, to specialized analytics services. Manthan's experience spans a range of retail segments and formats having worked several fortune 500 retailers. For more information, visit http://www.manthansystems.com and http://www.arc-bi.com.

Contact: Ajith Nayar Telephone number: +91-80-2299-0585 Email Address: media.contact@manthansystems.com

Contact: Ajith Nayar - Telephone number: +91-80-2299-0585 - Email Address: media.contact@manthansystems.com