Tesco renews longstanding IT Services contract with Sopra Steria

  London, 1 June 2017: Sopra Steria 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.”