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CGI wins contract with BEER STORE

Posted by sweens on July 14, 2010


Toronto
The Canadian Press
Published on Wednesday, Jul. 07, 2010 12:18PM EDT

CGI Group Inc. has won a seven-year, multimillion-dollar contract to provide infrastructure information technology services to The Beer Store, Ontario’s primary beer retailer.

The outsourcing agreement also encompasses infrastructure services for Brewers Distributor Ltd., a wholesale distributor of beer and the collector of returnable, refillable and recyclable beer containers in Western Canada, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

“We are confident that CGI’s intimate understanding of our business will assist us to make the best technology choices,” stated Ted Moroz, president of The Beer Store and Brewers Distributor.

The exact value of the agreement was not provided.

Doug McCuaig, president of CGI Canada, said the company is committed to establishing and maintaining long-term client partnerships.

“Going forward, we plan to leverage our comprehensive portfolio of services to further assist The Beer Store and Brewers Distributor,” Mr. McCuaig said.

CGI is Canada’s largest IT services firm. The Montreal-based company and its affiliated companies employ 26,000 professionals around the world. It had $3.8-billion in revenue in 2009.

Established in 1927, The Beer Store and its 438 stores sell 85 per cent of the beer in Ontario. It also supplies imported and domestic beer to more than 16,000 bars and restaurants and delivers domestic beer to 604 Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) stores.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/cgi-wins-contract-with-the-beer-store/article1631705/

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