Garment maker St John Knits International has signed a set of license agreements to use The NSB Group's Connected Retailer solutions suite as the IT framework for its retail operation.

Connected Retailer solutions are designed to help retailers track and analyse critical business information.

Services provided by the deals signed include merchandising, planning, sales analytics, warehouse management, POS, CRM, hardware, and professional services.

St John said it required a strong solutions platform to enable substantial business growth and that it feels "the NSB suite of solutions is the perfect choice based on their proven expertise in the specialty retail vertical".

St John operates offices and manufacturing facilities worldwide as well as 32 company-owned retail boutiques.

NSB Group is a total solutions provider for retailers of apparel, footwear, and specialty merchandise.