German retailer Metro Group has announced a partnership agreement with Planday - an online scheduling and workforce management solution provider.
Metro has acquired a minority stake in Planday, an investment that will allow the technology company to further expand its position in Europe.
"In Metro, we have found a great partner, one that is as dedicated to digitalising the hospitality business as we are. With this new partnership, Planday will effectively be the number one employee scheduling system in German-speaking regions,” said Planday CEO Christian Brøndum.
With this partnership, Metro says that it is continuing its plan to transform the hospitality sector through investments in digital solution providers.
"We only select the best suite of tools for the hospitality sector and invest only in companies that have the potential to dominate the markets with their proven business models and products that provide real and lasting value to all Metro customers,” said Dr Patrick Flesner, director of investment at Metro’s digital unit, who will be joining the Planday Board.
Metro Group is seeking to provide custom solutions to meet the regional and international needs of its wholesale and retail customers. Earlier this week, the company launched a new programme, which provides an opportunity for start-up companies to develop digital applications for retailers.
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