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Partnership between RTC and ANT USA

RTC and ANT USA Partner to Deliver ANT's Buyer's Toolbox™ to JDA® MMS Customers
Kennesaw, GA - July 31, 2003

Retail Technologies Corporation (RTC), a software and services company specializing in retail automation solutions, and ANT USA Inc., a leading supplier of ready-to-use merchandise and assortment planning solutions, today announced a partnership to deliver ANT's Buyer's Toolbox, seamlessly integrated, to customers utilizing JDA's Merchandise Management System (MMS). ANT's Buyer's Toolbox provides powerful yet economical Merchandise and Assortment Planning down to the subclass/location level. This solution is easy to learn and use, quick to implement, inexpensive to support, and can quickly help retailers get a handle on seasonal inventory, pre-season/in-season sales and markdown projections, and price/margin planning. RTC, a leading provider of bolt-on solutions and services to JDA customers, will provide the integration services, enabling a smooth flow of data between Buyer's Toolbox and MMS. This partnership will enable customers to quickly implement the Buyer's Toolbox into their current environment.

"RTC is thrilled to team with ANT USA to deliver a robust merchandise and assortment planning solution alternative to MMS customers", says Bruce Hicks, President/CEO of RTC. "Our experience working with ANT in several retail accounts has been excellent", Hicks adds. "This announcement is consistent with RTC's strategy to provide cost effective, value add solutions that integrate seamlessly with MMS".

"We are excited about this opportunity to expand our existing JDA customer base in partnership with RTC- the premier JDA system specialists", says Dmitry Goykhman, President of ANT. "Buyer's Toolbox is an ideal planning solution for the mid-range and independent retailers who are relying on MMS for transactional and historical data, yet need the power of a true merchandise planning and Open To Buy system to improve their merchandising performance and profitability. With the easy integration path offered by RTC, along with their other bolt-on solutions for MMS, we are confident of being able to implement Buyer's Toolbox in just a few weeks, including history conversion, installation and training, all at an affordable price point", Goykhman adds.

About Retail Technologies Corporation
RTC is a software and services company specializing in retail automation solutions, from host to store. RTC provides software solutions that include their StoreMS Application Suite (Point-of-Sale, Customer Loyalty Rewards, Gift Card, Gift Registry), AS/400 Communications Management/Polling, and Loss Prevention. RTC's Consulting Services group provides business assistance in the following areas; Retail Systems gap analysis, JDA® MMSTM implementation and enhancements, product selection and integration services, retail automation strategic planning, corporate and store operations services, AS/400 contract programming, help desk services, training, and project management. The company has offices in Kennesaw, GA, Orlando, FL and Chapel Hill, NC.

About ANT USA Inc.
ANT USA is the leading provider of off-the-shelf Merchandise Planning, Assortment Planning, and Open To Buy solutions to the retail industry. Its flagship product, Buyer's Toolbox, has been installed in over 140 retail chains, from regional independents to leading national chains. Buyer's Toolbox is available direct and through resellers worldwide, with customers in North and South America, Asia, Australia, Continental Europe and United Kingdom. Buyer's Toolbox systems lead the industry in combining unparalleled Merchandise Planning functionality with lowest Total Cost of Ownership and highest planning efficiency.

Contacts:
Neil Banerjee, Executive Vice President of Sales, (919) 383-4588
Ron Fleischer, Director of Retail Systems and Services (978) 635-0877 x105

Buyer's Toolbox is a registered trademark of ANT USA Inc.

JDA and MMS are trademarks or registered trademarks of JDA Software Group, Inc.