Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Manufacturer to Discuss How a Demand-Driven Supply Chain Can Support a Strategic Expansion
Atlanta, April 3, 2006
Focusing on solutions for global supply chains, this year's GMA Information Systems/Logistics Distribution (IS/LD) Conference, April 3-5, in Tuscon, Ariz., will include a number of break-out sessions highlighting practical solutions for industry challenges. Celebration Foods, a customer of Ross Systems, Inc. ("Ross"), a global provider of enterprise software solutions and a division of CDC Software, the enterprise software company of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), will present a session focused on strategic expansion and the demand-driven supply chain. The annual conference gathers consumer packaged goods manufacturers (CPG) and leading retailers in one forum to discuss issues affecting today's global supply chain.
Craig Hall, chief operating officer of Celebration Foods (formerly Carvel Corporation), a 25-year veteran of the food industry, will discuss how the company has radically changed and updated its supply chain planning processes to expand from a regional to national brand. Hall will also highlight how Ross' OnePlan Web-based, graphical production scheduling system, has enabled Celebration Foods to more effectively plan production to meet retailer and consumer demand, while improving business performance and supporting national expansion.
GMA IS/LD Conference
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Ariz.
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. MT
About Celebration Foods
Celebration Foods, a division of FOCUS Brands, Inc., and formerly Carvel Corporation is the manufacturer and distributor of Carvel® ice cream cakes and desserts. It is the market leader in the ice cream and ice milk frozen desserts category with a 67 percent share and distribution now reaching more than 40 states in leading supermarkets, supercenters and club stores. Celebration Foods also offers co-branded solutions for its retail partners and low-temperature distribution solutions for other manufacturers. In addition to Celebration Foods, FOCUS Brands is the franchisor and operator of more than 1,300 ice cream stores, bakeries and cafes in the United States, Puerto Rico and 30 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon® and the franchisor of Seattle's Best Coffee® on military bases and in certain international markets. For more information, visit www.celebrationfoods.com.
About Ross Systems
Ross Systems, Inc., a software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), delivers innovative software solutions that help manufacturers worldwide fulfill their business growth objectives through increased operational efficiencies, improved profitability, strengthened customer relationships and streamlined regulatory compliance. Focused on the food and beverage, life sciences, chemicals, metals and natural products industries and implemented by more than 1,200 customer companies worldwide, the company's family of Internet-architected solutions is a comprehensive, modular suite that spans the enterprise, from manufacturing, financials and supply chain management to customer relationship management, performance management and regulatory compliance. For more information, visit www.rossinc.com.
About CDC Corporation
CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) is focused on enterprise software, mobile applications and online games. As part of its strategic review the company has reorganized into two primary operating business units, CDC Software and China.com Inc. For more information about CDC Corporation, please visit the website www.cdccorporation.net.
About CDC Software
CDC Software, the software unit of CDC Corporation, offers a broad range of software solutions for mid-sized enterprises. These products are utilized by approximately 3,500 customers worldwide. For more information about CDC Corporation, please visit the website www.cdcsoftware.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and includes statements relating to the expected results to be achieved by food and beverage customers based on its utilization of Ross Systems OnePlan solution such as ability to more effectively meet retailer and consumer demands and support company expansion from a regional to national brand. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties and changes in circumstances. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward looking statements including, among others: the conditions of the food and beverage industry; the continued ability of Ross' solutions to address industry-specific requirements of food and beverage manufacturers; demand for and market acceptance of new and existing enterprise software and services; development of new functionalities which would allow food and beverage companies to compete more effectively and changes in the type of information required to compete in the food and beverage product business. Further information on risks or other factors that could cause results to differ are detailed in filings or submissions with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission made by our parent, CDC Corporation, including its Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2004 on Form 20-F filed on June 30, 2005 (and amended on October 11, 2005). All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to management as of the date of the press release, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward looking statements which speak only as of the date of this press release. The company assumes no obligation to update or alter the forward looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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