BEIJING, Aug. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eFuture Information Technology Inc. (Nasdaq:EFUT) (the "Company" or "eFuture"), a leading provider of software and services in China's rapidly growing retail and consumer goods industries, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Rainbow Department Store Company Limited (002419, "Rainbow Department Store") to launch myStore, a one-on-one engagement platform designed to facilitate easy access between sales clerks and their customers. The platform also provides a social shopping network for consumers and their friends to connect to the consumer society at large.
Established in 1984 and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2010, Rainbow Department Store, with its two brands "Rainbow" and "Dreams-on", has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Chain Retailers of China for 12 consecutive years. By April 2013, Rainbow owns 55 stores in major provinces across China and manages two franchised department stores. Dreams-on owns two regular stores.
With the contract signed in July, eFuture pledged to provide three stores owned by Rainbow Department Store with integrated services such as mobile marketing, mobile shopping, and membership management to monitor and gather information on consumer behavior, such as purchasing patterns and reaction to marketing campaigns, through eFuture's renowned data analytics capabilities.ABOUT EFUTURE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INC. eFuture Information Technology Inc. (Nasdaq:EFUT) is a leading provider of software and services in China's rapidly growing retail and consumer goods industries. eFuture provides integrated software and services to manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, logistics companies and retailers in China's front-end supply chain (from factory to consumer) market, especially in the retail and fast moving consumer goods industries. For more information about eFuture, please visit http://www.e-future.com.cn . SAFE HARBOR This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. eFuture may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in periodic reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to second parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: eFuture's anticipated growth strategies; eFuture's future business development, results of operations and financial condition; expected changes in the Company's revenue and certain cost or expense items; eFuture's ability to attract clients and leverage its brand; trends and competition in the software industry; the Company's ability to control expenses and maintain profit margins; the Company's ability to hire, train and retain qualified managerial and other employees; the Company's ability to develop new software and pilot new business models at desirable locations in a timely and cost-effective manner; the performance of third parties under contracts with the Company; the expected growth of the Chinese economy software market in retail and consumer goods industries; and Chinese governmental policies relating to private managers and operators of software and applicable tax rates.