Norway’s leading grocery chain
Founded in 1979, REMA 1000 is Norway’s leading grocery chain. It is the first and only business in Norway’s grocery sector to operate a pure franchising model, and has approximately 860 stores across Norway and Denmark, 12 regional offices, and six distribution centers. Headquartered in Oslo, the company is wholly owned by Reitangruppen (the Reitan Group) and more than 20,250 people work across REMA 1000 stores and offices.
Disparate processes and siloed data
Keeping retail operations running smoothly relies on an army of stakeholders and a complex system of processes. REMA 1000 wanted to not only simplify processes for office staff and store employees, but also streamline store management and onboarding to add more value to its franchise owners. “For merchant change management processes, each of the 12 regions were doing things differently. It was inefficient, and caused data silos and poor data quality, giving us little oversight,” explains Jonas J. Lauvlid, IT Architect responsible for ServiceNow at REMA 1000.
Centralizing processes on a single platform
REMA 1000 partnered with Sopra Steria to transform operations in 2015.
Today, the Now Platform is used across the entire organization and supports business and HR processes, task automation, case management, quality control, project and portfolio management, and GDPR compliance.
The team also built a number of custom applications using App Engine, including a chatbot to support price queries from store employees, and a digital signature app. An alarm system for quality control is also currently under development.