About Mercatus


Our vision

To be the authoritative voice and champion for grocery retailers who want to strengthen their relationship with shoppers in a digital space.


Our mission

Mercatus empowers grocers to create exceptional shopping experiences for their customers. We bring together existing systems, best-in-breed marketing technologies and a host of grocery-specific shopper tools across multiple digital channels to deliver engagements that increase share of basket and foster lifelong loyalty.

Our story


Mercatus began in 2004 as a privately funded group of passionate innovators who identified a gap in the grocery retail technology market. Focusing on both hardware and software, we commercialized an intuitive, small-screen computer for grocery carts. It offered shoppers coupons, recipe ideas, loyalty rewards and more, all served up at their fingertips in-store. We’ve come a long way since then.

Early advances

President and CEO, Sylvain Perrier, saw a bigger opportunity in our proprietary software. His vision was to help retailers manage inventory, increase customer retention and improve margins. It was a compelling and expansive vision that earned us globally-recognized clients and industry accolades.

Big step forward

Recognizing that mobile technology would lead to even greater opportunities in online grocery retail to deliver exceptional customer experiences, we focused on the web-based platform technology we deliver today.

Continuing excellence

Throughout the years, we’ve stayed true to our vision of empowering grocery retailers. Today, we hold more than 150 patents registered in over 20 countries. We continue to build on our heritage of innovation to deliver eCommerce solutions that provide our grocery clients with greater control, at less cost, and above all, lets them retain connection with their customers and communities.


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Meet the leadership team

Our senior leadership team draws on decades of experience across industries to chart a course for the future, and guide the company towards its strategic goals.

Sylvain Perrier

President and CEO
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Sylvain’s relentless desire to stay ahead of the game and drive positive change is a force to be reckoned with. A highly invested leader, Sylvain never misses a beat. From his insatiable appetite for solving problems to his passion for relationship building, Sylvain is the kind of inspirational leader who motivates every one of us to work even harder.

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Steve Benteau

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Steve brings over 25 years of leadership experience to Mercatus along with a track record of creating high performance teams. Prior to joining Mercatus, Steve served as CTO at Precima, a leading global retail strategy and analytics company acquired by NeilsenIQ. His experiences include delivering products and solutions to leading retailers across North America and Europe along with years of services consulting across various sectors.

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Mark Fairhurst

Chief Growth Officer
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Mark charts the strategy, sets the course, and implements methods designed to achieve revenue acceleration, profitable growth, increased market share, and enhanced brand recognition. Mark joined Mercatus with more than 20 years of experience building successful technology brands. He has held key marketing leadership positions at leading SaaS organizations including GS1, Solera and Intelex.

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Christine Andrews

VP, People & Culture
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A trusted leadership advisor and coach with a personal mission to help her clients and their teams unleash their full potential. Christine’s track record speaks to an ability to generate results, drive change, shift perspectives, and cultivate positive, healthy work environments and cultures.

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Alex Selmani

VP, Finance
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Alex leads the finance team. He is passionate about revenue operations, and has a wide range of experience and expertise, spanning multiple industries, including software as a service, manufacturing, and start-ups. As one of the longest serving employees of Mercatus, he has contributed to the company’s growth, and is focused on helping Mercatus reach the next stage of growth.

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John Lucot

Senior Strategic Advisor to the Executive Team
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John supports retailer engagement initiatives, providing his deep grocery and industry knowledge to ensure the success of the Mercatus client community and further advancement of Mercatus’ cloud offerings.

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