Putting your pies in the skies

We’ve taken groceries out of the ‘on premises’ machine room and into the cloud for a top supermarket - a game changer for cost and agility.

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Technology is transforming the retail industry beyond recognition - this is not news.

Working successfully with retailers such as Sainsbury’s, SpecSavers and Clarks over many years gives us a deep understanding of the challenges they face in staying ahead of the technology curve whilst driving business growth.

We help retailers to harness the power of that technology and align people, processes and systems to enable true business transformation. Our areas of expertise include customer engagement and experience, merchandising and planning, supply chain and distribution and retail data science.

Not only are we able to help retailers with the current challenges they face but we look to understand emerging trends and future advances to ensure they are well equipped to adapt and succeed in a hyper-competitive environment.

What we do for Retailers

Cloud Migration

The Exodus is happening. Living with the limitations of a machine room is a thing of the past as retailers move to the cloud. Putting a large online product catalogue into AWS as we have done for a major supermarket gave them infrastructure savings, and the opportunity to analyse huge amounts of data with the cloud’s vast resources. We can help you get there.

Supply Chain Excellence

Source to sell is no longer a straight path to profitability. Getting to grips with the ever changing ways customers want to purchase and receive your products puts strain on all aspects of your omni channel life. Excellence is ever evolving. Daemon can help your business make the most of the digital world

Digital Product Development

A large supermarket chain wanted to turn its data into useful information about customer demand and put it directly in the hands of its store workers and managers. Daemon designed and built an application which was quickly adopted by thousands of colleagues across 1500 stores and voted the best in-store application in the organisation!
“We worked with Daemon to deliver Sainsbury's first major Cloud migration, moving our Groceries Online platform to our cloud provider. This has helped us to unlock business agility and efficiency within the platform and has paved the way for future migrations within Sainsbury’s.”

Beth Marchant, Product Lead at Sainsbury's

Case Studies

Sainsbury’s ORS Migration

Sainsbury’s had been busily migrating its considerable e-commerce platform to the cloud at the same time embracing DevOps, automation and cloud native services. Peripheral to the main catalogue of groceries were a number of smaller yet crucial services that needed to be moved to the cloud platform. These included the Oracle Real-time Scheduling component (ORS).

Sainsbury's GOL

The Sainsbury’s Groceries Online (GOL) website was hosted across multiple data centres, on mostly dedicated hardware. Embracing DevOps would: increase quality, environment availability and unlock business agility by improving release frequency.

High Street Health Food

A long established high street health food retailer with hundreds of stores and employees faced intricate and complex challenges for both its business and IT. A major focus was the promotions strategy and mechanics, which had grown organically into a difficult to manage state of affairs. It was not clear what the effect of each promotion was on the company’s bottom line.

Insights

It's all a mesh

A chain has a nice sequential set of links that hold it together. One break or weakness in a single link and the whole chain is compromised - if it breaks you’ll have two pieces and two extra loose ends. Life’s not quite so linear now - collaboration is key.

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Automated warehousing

It can feel like the machines are taking over. Millions of pounds are being spent on taking us humans out of the picture when it comes to warehousing. More and more clever robotic systems are being developed to help: receive, putaway, store, pick and retrieve goods. How long before driverless trucks?

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The white shirt journey

As a consumer or worker in retail have you ever wondered how the products in store and online get to you? Let’s take the basic white shirt, the “back to school white shirt”. It’s instore and online all year round and then en masse from July until September. How does it get there?

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A renaissance in retail

We’re having a renaissance in the way retailers sell, customers spend and suppliers supply. The days of a trip to the high street with cash burning a hole in a pocket and there being a straightforward chain of supply are gone. Click and collect, return to store - any store, return via courier or third party retailer are with us. Buy anywhere, supply anywhere, return anywhere.

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