Hy-Vee Deploys Retalix POS Applications

Touch screens ease cashier training time

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Hy-Vee Inc., the 15th largest grocery retailer in the United States and operator of more than 220 stores throughout the Midwest, including more than 60 convenience/fuel stores, is entering Phase II of a planned chainwide rollout of Retalix USA's StoreLine Point of Sale (POS) and Fuel applications.

In Phase I of the deployment, more than 2,500 POS lanes, representing 120 of Hy-Vee's sites installed the Retalix solution. All of the company's "fuel-only" locations have already installed the system. Hy-Vee plans to complete the [image-nocss] Phase II companywide rollout of its next generation retail platform within the next 12 months.

"Our relationship with Retalix has been outstanding. We had numerous choices when seeking to update our point-of-sale applications, and from the beginning it was clear that Retalix would provide the best solution," said John Briggs, CFO of Hy-Vee. "The system has provided many advantages, starting with hardware independence. In addition, the touch screens at the POS have greatly reduced cashier training time, which also goes right to the bottom line savings. With Retalix we're able to have one system to support in both the store and gasoline businesses.

"In the rapidly changing grocery landscape, Retalix StoreLine's functionality and versatility partnered with the proven reliability of IBM hardware enables Hy-Vee to more effectively and efficiently service their customers," said Barry Shaked, president and CEO of Retalix Ltd.

The Retalix StoreLine applications are designed to address grocery industry functionality requirements, including multi-format environments. In addition to POS, Retalix offers fuel-center support, foodservice kiosk, customer loyalty and integrated solutions throughout the supply chain, including back office, order optimization, merchandising, ERP and warehouse.

Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 222 stores in seven Midwestern states.

Retalix is an independent provider of enterprisewide software solutions to retailers and distributors worldwide. The company's international headquarters are located in Ra'anana, Israel, and its American headquarters are in Dallas.