Urban Outfitters, Inc. has chosen TXT MAPLE LAKE, an integrated and collaborative planning solutions provider, to integrate planning across all channels and locations, in the U.S. and abroad. The agreement encompasses all of the company’s brands — including Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, Terrain, and BHLDN — available in approximately 500 stores, via e-Commerce sites, and through the wholesale channel.
“In addition to its advanced planning and analytic capabilities, we found TXT’s collaborative, easy-to-use interface to be remarkably supportive of omnichannel decision-making on a global scale,” noted Denise Albright, Chief Operating Officer at Anthropologie North America, in a press release.
The TXT QuickPlan solution is assisting Urban Outfitters, Inc. with strategic, merchandise planning, store grading, Open to Buy (OTB) and assortment planning — pre-season and in-season.
“The rapid international and multichannel growth we are experiencing creates new levels of complexity from a planning and assortment standpoint,” said Calvin Hollinger, Chief Administrative Officer of Urban Outfitters. “We need a solution to help us accurately plan inventory across our many product categories, channels and growing international business, then translate that demand into effective buying, merchandise and assortment plans. TXT can provide those capabilities within one integrated solution.”
Urban Outfitters, Inc. includes 225 Urban Outfitters stores in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, catalogs and web sites; 185 Anthropologie stores in the U.S., Canada and Europe, catalogs and web sites; Free People wholesale, which sells to approximately 1,400 specialty stores and select department stores, 86 Free People stores in the U.S. and Canada, catalogs and web sites; two BHLDN stores and a web site and two Terrain garden centers and a web site.