Bamboo Rose Accelerates Next Generation of Retailer and Supplier Collaboration with Supply Pilot Acquisition 


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PRESS RELEASE - Thursday 19 October 2023

The combination of Bamboo Rose and Supply Pilot will empower active supplier engagement throughout the entire retail lifecycle, from ideation to delivery.

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Bamboo Rose, the leading collaborative product development, sourcing, and supply chain platform for global retailers announced today its acquisition of Supply Pilot of Nottingham, UK.

Supply Pilot, a leading provider of supplier engagement and collaboration software, transforms the way retailers work with their suppliers. This move extends the Bamboo Rose retail management platform with enhanced supplier collaboration capabilities, to further support supply chain visibility and foster Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives.

The combined company, which manages over $1.2T of transactions a year for thousands of products and users across hundreds of leading brands, will provide best-in-class end-to-end supplier engagement and supply chain technology. The collective platform solves critical business challenges for fashion & apparel, food & consumables, and general merchandise retailers around the world.

“Today’s retail landscape is more complex than ever, requiring clear and continuous collaboration between retailers, suppliers, and vendors,” said Matt Stevens, CEO of Bamboo Rose. “Supply Pilot leads the market with proactive supplier engagement and collaboration. Together, our platforms will drive unprecedented efficiency and enable sustainability. We are truly excited about the possibilities that lie ahead with Supply Pilot."

“The acquisition of Supply Pilot by Bamboo Rose is exciting news for retailers and their supply chains,” said Ajay Jindal, CIO of MGF Sourcing. “With their Global Trade Management solution and vendor base, I am energized about the potential that lies ahead as a Bamboo Rose customer.”

"We are delighted to join forces with Bamboo Rose to conquer complex retailer/supplier engagement pinch points. As one company, we’ll offer the most extensive supplier collaboration platform in the market," said James Butcher, CEO of Supply Pilot. "We’re eager to join this growing team of talented retail technologists to dramatically improve digital transformation for our global partners."

To learn more about the acquisition, please visit the Bamboo Rose news page, or meet with our industry representatives at PI Apparel Supply Chain Forum in NYC (November 28 - 29, 2023).


About Bamboo Rose
Bamboo Rose is the leading collaborative product development, sourcing & supply chain platform for retailers and consumer brands; helping companies bring great products to market faster, more efficiently, and at higher margins. The platform features a suite of patented supply chain solutions, including Bamboo Rose B2B Marketplace, product lifecycle management, sourcing, purchase order management, global trade management, and financing, each one supported by intelligent engines for optimization, costing, and scheduling across the platform.

About Supply Pilot

Supply Pilot is an award-winning supplier collaboration platform and consultancy provider for retailers, brands and large manufacturers. Its mission is to transform the way businesses work with their suppliers to become more successful, sustainable brands, achieving measurable results within weeks. Trusted by some of the world’s largest brands, Supply Pilot’s clients include John Lewis, SC Johnson, Co-op, Walmart and Woolworths. The company was founded in 2006 and takes a pragmatic problem-solving approach to helping brands overcome the scale and complexity of sustainability and develop competitive products - ultimately driving positive change and incremental improvement across brands’ entire supply chains. 


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