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Janosik’s Furniture Chooses RETAIL 6

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CDS Solutions Group, an innovator in business and software solutions for the home furnishings industry, announced that Johnny Janosik, Inc., Delmarva’s largest furniture retailer with locations in Dover and Laurel, DE, has chosen Retail 6 to be their go‐to solution for retail technology. With a growth rate and success that is a defining benchmark for the industry, Janosik’s is a company to watch. Their new 180,000 square foot facility under construction at their Laurel location, as well as additional footage planned, continues to fuel Janosik’s growth. Janosik’s management team feels that Retail 6 easily fits their current requirements, and positions them for their planned growth over the next decade. “Since the early ‘90s, our company has enjoyed tremendous growth,” reports Frank Gerardi, CEO of Johnny Janosik, Inc. “We wanted the latest technology, but also a company with the foresight of what was coming in the future. CDS had the cutting edge technology for today and for our growth in the future. I feel we made the right decision and it will take us where we want to go.” Designed exclusively for the home furnishings industry, Retail 6 is built to run on Microsoft ® Windows Server ®, Windows XP ® and Windows CE ®, and deployed exclusively on hardware from Dell ®, Cisco ®, Symbol ® and Nextel ®. CDS will provide Janosik’s with implementation and deployment services, including data conversion, software, education, mentoring, and 24X7 support. In development nearly five years, the Retail 6 system provides an easy‐to‐use, cost‐effective retail management solution. Its leading‐edge technology allows a retailer to control all areas of the home furnishings retail environment. “Often times, in our industry, new products are created by updating existing solutions. However, there are inherent problems with building on old technology indefinitely,” states CDS President and CEO Ren Baker. “That’s why we started with a clean sheet of paper.” Baker explains that before developing the new system, the company conducted significant industry research, and questioned the customers it has served for nearly 25 years. “Reality for retailers in the US market is shifting. Tomorrow’s consumer is an impatient one, focusing on speed, selection and price as their primary decision‐making criteria,” states Baker. “We designed each function of the Retail 6 system to map back to these criteria and we continue to build on the product, constantly evaluating how each feature enhances the retailer’s power to control these three areas.” Baker explains that the Retail 6 strategic product architecture is based on a retailer’s expanding requirements. “We work best with businesses which are planning for and/or dealing with the unique challenges of growing their retail business,” states Baker. “Over the years, Janosik’s has had an outstanding track record. They had outpaced our legacy system a few years ago and began to look strategically to a better solution. While I was confident that Retail 6 would be the perfect fit, it was still in development and we didn’t want to rush our release date.” Baker adds that he is pleased with Janosik’s decision to return to CDS and migrate to the Retail 6 system. “I’m looking forward to continue working with the folks at Janosik’s and being a part of their future plans. Their decision to return to the level of technology and quality of service that we provide is a testament to the strength of our products and our team.” For additional information on Retail 6, visit www. Retail6.com or contact CDS at 888.309.8002 or at sales@cdsgroup.com. CDS Solutions Group will be exhibiting the Retail 6 system at the upcoming Vegas Market, Booths MB62286/62386, WHFA’s Satellite Resource Center at Mandalay Bay.

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