Edeka-Group implements SAP for Retail software to integrate its merchandise planning process, reduce IT operating costs and support growth through enterprise SOA. The German grocery retailer uses the SAP ERP application and the SAP NetWeaver technology platform to harmonize its merchandise planning and control systems. Edeka-Group maintains consistent item numbers, master data and product group structures by using SAP for Retail. The grocery retailer plans to consolidate its IT activities with its new subsidiary Lunar GmbH, the company's IT center. The company plans to add 250 employees, reorganize its IT landscape and bundle its operational business processes within a cross-group strategy.