Meijer Chooses Pathlore Learning Management System to Deliver the Best of E-Learning to 85,000 Employees

August 28, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Aug. 27, 2001 – Pathlore today announced that Meijer, one of Forbes Magazine’s 500 Top Private Companies, has chosen Pathlore Learning Management System (LMS) to plan, deliver and manage e-Learning for its employees. Pathlore, also a privately held company, will leverage its expertise to help Meijer maximize its potential to build an effective workforce.

“One of the keys to a successful retail operation is to have the best-trained people,” said Chris Laske, multimedia development manager at Meijer. “Pathlore was able to learn our business and provide a software program to fit our requirements. This attention to detail made it the ideal company to assist us with our training needs.”

“In addition to functional and technical requirements, Meijer’s key factors in selecting Pathlore included total cost of ownership, the ability of Pathlore to partner with Meijer to bring together various facets of employee learning, the scalability of Pathlore LMS for future growth, and the fit with Meijer’s long-term people-development strategy,” said Steve Thomas, president and CEO of Pathlore. “We make it our business to understand a company’s business problems and their long-term goals for their e-Learning initiative so that we can provide the most comprehensive e-Learning platform.”

As the digital backbone for corporate learning, Pathlore LMS lets companies plan, deliver and manage e-Learning, including instructor-led, Web-based and live online collaborative events. Pathlore LMS assesses learning performance by student, group and line of business, or across the entire extended enterprise. Pathlore LMS also lets companies tightly manage their organizational skills and competencies – employees assess themselves online and then go directly to prescribed online or classroom learning. This information can then be used for promotion, career pathing, succession planning, etc.

About Meijer

Founded in 1934, Meijer has grown into the nation’s 15th largest privately owned retailer. With more than 85,000 team members, its 200,000-square-foot stores offer more than 150,000 items in 35 departments. Ranging from Pet and Garden, Pharmacy and Sporting Goods to Grocery, Fashions and Electronics, Meijer is the pioneer of “One-Stop-Shopping.”