California-based Freeborders has agreed a deal with retail chain Meijer Inc which will see its solutions shrink cycle times and cut costs at its fashion department division.

The company said the Midwest-based retailer expects to accelerate the delivery of products to market and realise savings through improved planning, better design tools and capabilities, greater visibility of product development processes and more efficient global sourcing.

"Freeborders is dedicated to helping companies like Meijer secure competitive advantage by increasing product development efficiencies, while delivering more consistent, higher quality product to consumers," said Ramsey Walker, co-CEO of Freeborders.