Intergastro pursues internationalization on Intershop

  • Leading wholesaler for catering supplies reduces overall operating costs thanks to e-commerce initiative
  • Family-run business boosts international online sales of its extensive product portfolio

Jena, Germany, June 1, 2017 – Intergastro Handels GmbH & Co. KG, one of the leading wholesalers for catering supplies, is expanding its international presence with the omni-channel solution by Intershop. The family-run business has been serving customers in the gastronomy, hotel and catering sectors for over 60 years and has been active in the online mail-order business with its proprietary shop solution since 2000. Intergastro now plans to migrate its extensive range of more than 50,000 products onto the Intershop platform by the end of the year.

Stefan Plate, Managing Director of Intergastro, explains: “Our core sales region today is Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but we also wish to expand internationally. As a result of the sharp increase in the costs of running our existing shop solution, we have decided to switch over to the Intershop Commerce Suite. This not only allows us to streamline our IT infrastructure, but also minimizes risks while increasing our margins.”

Axel Köhler, COO of Intershop Communications AG, adds: “Intergastro demonstrates how wholesalers can utilize the potential of digitalization – by internationalizing business and lowering operating costs using a globally leading, versatile and future-proof commerce platform. In doing so, Intergastro significantly strengthens its market position. We look forward to being able to support the family business with our solution.”

After having analyzed various commerce platforms at length, Intergastro chose the Intershop platform which impressed with its comprehensive B2B functions and the straightforward roll-out of additional online shops. Nubizz GmbH will implement the solution in the coming months.

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About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.

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Heide Rausch
Head of Corporate Communication