Neu-Isenburg, Germany/Dublin, Ireland – LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s largest provider of quality in-flight catering, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with the Irish company “Retail in Motion” (RIM). RIM is the leading provider of buy-on-board and retail business solutions for the commercial airline industry. Besides focusing on product development, it also offers a robust IT platform for these increasingly important activities for the airlines and other business segments.
Within the framework of the agreement, the partners will offer end-to-end in-flight retail management solutions. Their portfolio includes IT solutions which deliver on all aspects of in-flight sales activities, including the entire sales lifecycle, from new products and supply chain to sales development and reporting. The entire offering is focused on maximizing in-flight retail revenues through a sector-specific Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution combined with a world-class IT infrastructure called “Vector.”
“With this alliance we combine the innovation of the industry-leading in-flight retail IT technology with the strength of the world’s largest in-flight service provider in order to provide a first-in-class product and service to our customers,” said Dr. Joseph Elias, CEO and founder of Retail in Motion.
“This complementary partnership will enable us to further penetrate the growing buy-on-board and retail market segments,” said Erdmann Rauer, LSG Sky Chefs’ Chief Commercial Officer. “We look forward to combining our vast know-how to offer added value to our customers by enhancing passengers’ onboard experience and satisfaction.”
Retail in MotionTM is an industry leading in-flight retail specialist, providing sophisticated products, services and solutions to the new breed of cost conscious and profit driven airlines. RIM has a proven track record with some of the world’s largest and most demanding airlines.