Sara Lee and Nestlé Select JDA Portfolio for Italian Divisions

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Sara Lee and Nestlé Select JDA Portfolio for Italian Divisions
JDA Portfolio Space Management Solutions to Enable Leading Manufacturers to Maximize Category Performance

Scottsdale, Ariz. - July 2, 2002 - JDA® Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: JDAS) announced that the Italian divisions of global manufacturers Nestlé and Sara Lee are implementing JDA Portfolio® space and category management solutions. Nestlé Italy’s food division and Sara Lee’s Italian household and body care division will use Portfolio’s market-leading space and category management solutions to enhance supply chain collaboration with their respective retail customers to increase end-consumer satisfaction.

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According to Caterina Carrassi, Sara Lee Italy’s category development manager, the Italian division of the company is implementing JDA’s Intactix™ space planning and efficient item assortment applications to strengthen their category management leadership position for multiple products, including air fresheners, hand creams and baby care.

“We selected JDA because of its significant international presence, and its reputation as a flexible solution that is adaptable to local needs. JDA’s solution will assist us in defining our product priorities and shelf strategies, as well as to display the right product sequence in the shelf space according to internal strategies and our retail partner’s objectives,” stated Carrassi.

These agreements reinforce JDA’s expanding European presence, according to Michel Ramis, JDA’s vice president of Southern Europe. “We are pleased that Sara Lee and Nestlé Italy have joined JDA’s growing list of clients using JDA Portfolio to bring best-of-class space and category management to retailers in Europe. We look forward to working with each of these highly respected manufacturers to demonstrate to Italian retailers how our applications can increase customer satisfaction and maximize category profits by delivering customer-focused shelf sets that keep an eye on category financial objectives.”

Other notable Italian retailers and manufacturers licensed to use JDA Portfolio to achieve optimized supply chain management include Carrefour Italy, Gillette Italia, Perfetti, Colgate Palmolive and Kellogg.

About JDA Software Group, Inc.
With more than 4,600 retail, manufacturing and wholesale clients in 60 countries, JDA Software Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:JDAS) is the global leader in delivering integrated software and professional services for the retail demand chain. By capitalizing on its market position and financial strength, JDA commits significant resources to advancing JDA Portfolio, its suite of merchandising, POS, analytic and collaborative solutions that improve revenues, efficiency and customer focus. Founded in 1985, JDA is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and employs more than 1,400 associates operating from 36 offices in major cities throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more details, visit , call 1-800-479-RETAIL (7382) or email


This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: our products’ ability to increase consumer satisfaction and maximize category profits. Future events may involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: our products’ ability to achieve the projected results given the uncertainties inherent in the retail industry; and other risks detailed from time to time in the “Risk Factors” section of our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of these and other risks, actual results may differ materially from those predicted. We undertake no obligation to update information in this release.

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