John Lewis appoints Virtuastock to develop its supplier direct channel


Global technology provider Virtualstock (VS) today announces its appointment by leading omni-channel retailer John Lewis, to provide a collaborative workspace for John Lewis and their suppliers.

VS’s agile platform, The Edge, has been selected by John Lewis to develop the supplier direct channel. 

VS, a (SaaS) supply chain optimisation provider working with many of the UK’s largest retailers, will connect suppliers with John Lewis’ systems and processes.

Edward Osborne, head of direct to customer operations at John Lewis, said: “The Partnership is excited to be working with Virtualstock in building functionality to continue moving forward as Britain’s leading omni-channel retailer.”

Andrew Mills, VS, chief executive, said: “We are delighted to have John Lewis, one of the most prestigious brands in retail, as a client. We look forward to helping John Lewis remain at the forefront of the market.”

VS have an impressive ten-year history of deploying digital solutions to leading retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s Argos, Maplin and Office Depot. Selected for its ability to implement agile, scalable technologies, VS continues to provide its retail partners with the tools to optimise supply chain operations, while delivering significant cost savings.