Wal-Mart Chooses Datacolor For Digital Color Technology

Wal-Mart Chooses DatacolorFor Digital Color TechnologyWal-Mart Stores Inc. has selected Datacolor International, Lawrenceville, N.J., to communicate color electronically via the Internet throughout its worldwide vendor and manufacturing supply chain. Datacolors Color Information Management System (CIMS) includes the industry-leading ColorTools QC and Colorite software systems together with the Spectraflash® SF600 Plus CT spectrophotometer. According to Bob Connolly, Wal-Marts executive vice president, merchandising, it was a combination of technology and vision that led Wal-Mart to choose Datacolor International. “Its what Wal-Mart is all about,” he explained, “using technological edge to approach and fulfill customer needs in very unique ways.”The CIMS program will provide Wal-Mart, as well as its vendors and suppliers, with precise reproduction, analysis, manipulation and communication of color data and images.”Our mission and philosophy align with Wal-Marts,” said David Crozier, president and CEO, Datacolor International. “We developed CIMS to help retailers and manufacturers provide the marketplace with a higher level of quality product at a faster pace. Using a digital approach to color is the key.” May 2000