Oracle Press Release

Advance Auto Parts to Help Accelerate Business Transformation with Oracle® Retail Applications

Leading US Automotive Aftermarket Retailer to Use Oracle Retail Applications to Help Streamline Merchandising Operations, Enhance Planning and Increase Customer Focus

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco – September 23, 2008

News Facts

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., (NYSE: AAP) a leading automotive aftermarket retailer in the United States, has selected Oracle® Retail merchandising and planning applications to help streamline its operations and support continued improvements in its business.
This investment by Advance Auto Parts in Oracle Retail applications is part of a larger business transformation to accelerate growth across the company.
The retailer plans to use the Oracle Retail applications to integrate its merchandising operations and enable local store demand attributes to drive decisions regarding merchandise management, vendor management, import management, complex pricing and promotions, and store-level assortments.
Advance Auto Parts selected Oracle based on its retail expertise, large installed based of retail clients and proven track record of helping retailers achieve measurable business value from enterprise scale transformation projects.
Advance Auto Parts plans to implement Oracle Retail Merchandising System, Oracle Retail Merchandise Planning and Oracle Retail Category Management.

Supporting Quotes

“Advance Auto Parts is aggressively transforming our core merchandising and planning processes. The Oracle Retail systems will enable us to get the right products in the right location to meet our customer needs, while driving better financial outcomes,” said Charles Tyson, SVP, Merchandising, Advance Auto Parts.
“Advance Auto Parts continues to strengthen their market position by focusing on customer service, product innovation, and operational efficiency advances. Oracle is pleased to expand our strategic relationship with Advance Auto Parts and look forward to supporting their continued success in the market,” said Duncan Angove, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Oracle Retail.

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About Advance Auto Parts

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets. As of July 12, 2008, the Company operated 3,325 stores in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts and accessories can be found on the Company’s website at

About Oracle Retail

Oracle is the number one provider of innovative and comprehensive industry software solutions for retailers – enabling organizations to serve their customers better by applying insight into daily business decisions for more profitable results. With software that provides supply chain, operations, merchandising, store systems, optimization as well as enterprise applications and infrastructure software, Oracle partners with the world’s leading retail companies, including 20 of the 20 top retailers worldwide, to transform the economics of their businesses.

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