Colruyt Group

The Colruyt Group is most famous for its supermarkets of the same name in Belgium, Luxembourg and France. The retailer has approximately 380 stores in Belgium, and has a turnover of $9.8 billion.

“Informatica provided us with the resources we needed to implement the data integration concepts that we had formulated in a more efficient manner.”

— Brechtel Dero, Colruyt Group


Business Need

Grow revenues and expand the business footprint in the dynamic, but traditionally low margin, European food retail market.

Improve decision making throughout the business while enhancing the efficiency of the IT infrastructure.



Demand for retail business intelligence had exploded over the last few years—expanding to 7TB of data—and was absorbing increasing amount of expensive people and processing resources.

Overcome reliance on manual processes: e.g. one person extracted data from the mainframe, one transformed the data, one uploaded data to the Oracle environment, and a one person created data marts.


Solutions & Results

Informatica is used to migrate data from operational systems to the data warehouse, create the retail reporting infrastructure, and power Cockpit, Colruyt’s custom application for management reporting.

Delivered significant improvement in efficiency, and savings in time and cost.

Introduced one central team rather than different teams for each action.

Improved data quality and increased transparency


Technologies Used

Informatica PowerCenter

Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively, without hand coding.

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