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Stokes Inc. Chooses Jesta I.S as their Technology Partner to Fuel New Channels and Drive Growth

Stokes Inc. Technology Partner

Canada’s leading provider of kitchenware, tableware and giftware has selected Jesta’s end-to-end ERP platform to streamline their retail and e-commerce operations.

Montreal, QC – November 8, 2016 – Jesta I.S., a global leader in ERP software for apparel, footwear and hard goods enterprises, announced today that Stokes Inc., the top Canadian tableware, kitchenware and giftware retailer, has chosen Jesta’s integrated solution to manage all operations, including sourcing and demand, merchandising, distributed order management, point of sale (including mobile), financials and business intelligence.

Since being founded in 1935, Stokes Inc. has expanded to include over 150 stores in all ten Canadian provinces, one U.S. location and several international locations under their two brands Stokes and Think Kitchen. The Montreal-based specialty retailer is renowned for providing a wide array of fashionable and quality products as well as exceptional customer service.

Stokes Inc. will leverage Jesta’s industry-leading wholesale and retail platform to support day to day operations, and manage core enterprise data to optimize all business processes. The organization will take advantage of business intelligence and mobility tools at all levels of the organization to support decisions and identify opportunities for growth. By adopting an omnichannel retail solution, Stokes Inc. expects to create a seamless and connected shopping experience for their customers across all channels – including online and in-store.

Morris Shiveck, CEO of Stokes Inc., says: “As an organization, we weren’t simply looking for a vendor, but a technology partner that shares our passion for retail and for providing an inspiring experience for customers. We’re confident that we’ve found that in Jesta and that the deployment of their integrated platform will help us expand into new channels and promote organizational growth.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with an exemplary organization like Stokes Inc. as they are industry leaders in terms of the outstanding products and services they offer their shoppers.”, remarks Moris Chemtov, President of Jesta I.S. The comprehensive capabilities of Vision Suite will provide a unified view of their entire business to enhance decision-making and infuse efficiency at every touchpoint. As with all of our valued clients, we are committed to helping Stokes continue to achieve at the highest level.”

Alexander Popov, VP of Information Technology at Stokes Inc. states: “As we have multiple channels from store to web to franchisees and marketplaces, our priority was to find ERP software that would provide us with robust functionality and an easy and intuitive user interface that can support all our processes on a single platform for increased productivity and efficiency across our entire supply chain. We found Jesta’s Vision Suite to be the ideal solution for our needs. Jesta I.S. fits our vision of an end-to-end service partner that is committed to their clients’ success, so we are looking forward to a smooth transformation.”

“Stokes is a great Canadian kitchenware story, and has been offering an incredible assortment of products to its customers nationwide for over 80 years. We are proud to be a partner in their future Canadian growth and expansion in the U.S. and we look forward to enhancing the associate and customer experience by leveraging the industry best practices within Vision suite during this next phase of business growth and omni-journey”, added Arvind Gupta, COO Jesta I.S.

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About Stokes Inc.

Founded in 1935 and based in Montreal, Canada, Stokes Inc. operates a chain of kitchenware, tableware, and giftware stores in Canada. For over 80 years, they have been offering customers the best in home products including dinnerware, stemware, specialty food preparation tools and home decoration accessories. The company currently operates over 150 stores in all ten Canadian provinces as well as several international locations under their two banners Stokes and Think Kitchen. For more information, please visit

About Jesta I.S.

Jesta I.S. is an international supplier of integrated software solutions for brand manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers specializing in apparel, footwear, and hard-goods verticals. Jesta’s Vision Suite is a modular platform that eliminates the inefficiencies and inaccuracies of disjointed applications. It builds scalable business operations, helps increase market share and improves margins across the entire supply chain – from product design to omnichannel retail. Clients include Harry Rosen, Perry Ellis International, Puma, Genesco, J.McLaughlin, Town Shoes, The Marine Corps Exchange, Cole Haan, Corporativo Ferrioni,  DSW and Carter’s, among others. For more information, visit our Supply Chain Management ERP.


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