EG Group Plugs Into PDI for Global Operations

Retailer updates software in Europe, North America and Australia
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CINCINNATI Gas and convenience retailer EG Group is expanding its relationship with software supplier PDI.

EG Group is growing its use of PDI’s enterprise resource planning (ERP), fuel pricing and logistics products and services to thousands of sites across Europe, North America and Australia as part of the agreement. Additionally, EG Group is exploring using PDI Marketing Cloud Solutions, which combines backoffice, promotional and loyalty data to attract and retain customers. The announcement follows several acquisitions EG Group made in the United States and other markets. Most recently, the retailer acquired Westborough, Mass.-based c-store chain Cumberland Farms as part of its ongoing global expansion strategy.

“EG Group has been extending its global reach over the last few years, and we are always keen to improve the retail experience. We needed a software partner that could support both the international expansion and complexity of our current operations,” said Mohsin Issa, founder and co-CEO at EG Group. “PDI’s industry expertise and reputation for customer service, combined with its scalable, end-to-end solutions provide a suitable technology platform for us to consider and build on.”

PDI has also been on a rapid growth trajectory, expanding its portfolio and global footprint over the last two years. The software company has acquired several businesses around the world, investing in its retail and wholesale ERP, logistics management, fuel pricing, loyalty, insights and, most recently, payments capabilities.

“Our mission is to help our customers thrive by building great solutions that make it easy for them to run every part of their organization, regardless of size or geographic location,” said Jimmy Frangis, CEO at PDI. “A big part of our strategy is being able to holistically serve the diverse needs of growing, global businesses like EG Group, and we look forward to helping them succeed for years to come.”

Alpharetta, Ga.-based PDI specializes in enterprise software for convenience retailers and petroleum wholesalers. More than 150,00 customers in more than 200,000 locations worldwide use its ERP, logistics, fuel pricing and marketing cloud solutions to provide insights. PDI also owns and operates the Fuel Rewards loyalty program.

Founded in 2001 by the Issa family, EG Group is a gasoline forecourt and convenience-store operator with approximately 5,400 sites in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States and Australia. It is No. 5 in CSP’s 2020 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of U.S. retail outlets.

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