NCR OPTIC 5 solution to be implemented in all MFA Oil Break Time convenience stores

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (June 27, 2017) announced that MFA Oil Company will be implementing NCR OPTIC 5, the leading outdoor multimedia device and payment solution for outdoor fuel retailing, at all of its Break Time convenience stores. This will offer a unique, streamlined experience to its customers across all dispenser makes and models.

MFA Oil, an energy and farmer-owned cooperative, operates 73 Break Time convenience stores in Missouri and Arkansas. When Break Time wanted to modernize its user interface and offer a consistent user experience across all of its stores, the company chose the one-fits-all NCR OPTIC 5 NCR solution for its user-friendly software, open source platform and cutting edge media management features. The NCR solution will allow MFA Oil to self-maintain the software and ultimately reduce the total cost of ownership.

“We needed one single solution to use across all of our dispenser models, and NCR’s OPTIC 5 was the best option on the market,” said Curtis Chaney, Senior Vice President of Retail at MFA Oil. “It allows us to deliver convenient payment solutions to individual customers with benefits and opportunities to enhance their experience at the pump, drive loyalty and ultimately increase more conversions from forecourt to storefront.”

“By opting for OPTIC 5, MFA Oil is bringing the latest pay-at-the-pump technology to customers’ fingertips while connecting with individuals while they fuel,” added David Wilkinson, Senior Vice President of NCR’s Retail Group. “We are delighted to extend our cooperation with the company and help MFA Oil build reliable relationships with fuel-and-go drivers.”

NCR Optic 5 is a cost-effective industrial multimedia solution tailor-made for outdoor fuel retailing. It supports a wide range of payment options including debit, credit, “tap and go,” vouchers and coupons, along with loyalty programs. Carefully sized, OPTIC 5 is small enough to fit in any standard pump head or pedestal, yet large enough to house a large graphical display with a user-friendly interface and promotional advertising.

About MFA Oil Company/Break Time
MFA Oil Company, formed in 1929, is a farmer-owned cooperative with more than 40,000 members. Based in Columbia, Missouri, they launched the Break Time convenience store chain in 1985. As of June 2017, there are 73 Break Time locations in Missouri and Arkansas. Break Time’s clean, friendly stores feature Top Tier gasoline, Roasters Cafe coffee and cappuccino, fresh Dashboard Diner sandwiches and a wide variety of drinks, snacks and convenience items. More information about Break Time convenience stores and MFA Oil Company can be found online at MFAOil.com.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

NCR encourages investors to visit its website, which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

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NCR announces keynote speakers for its annual retail and hospitality customer conference NCR Synergy

Retail and hospitality customers will discuss redefining the consumer experience in Orlando on June 26-28, 2017

Duluth, GA, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, announced today (June 5, 2017 ) the keynote speakers for NCR Synergy, its annual retail and hospitality customer conference. Martin Lindstrom, one of the world’s premier brand-building experts and TIME 100 honoree, and Dan Heath, best-selling author, Fast Company columnist and senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, will be headlining this year’s event.

For companies to thrive in today’s connected economy, they need to reshape their operational models to meet the needs of the 21st century connected consumer. Martin Lindstrom and Dan Heath will both inspire and educate the audience on how to truly understand consumers’ deepest desires in order to create breakthrough products, brands and moments of experience that leave a lasting impression.

Astonishing sometimes, provocative always, Martin Lindstrom will discuss the seismic shifts transforming our culture as social media and connectivity constantly penetrate our lives. Martin will share the surprising things he’s learned from observing consumer homes across the world, including thought-provoking pictures and videos. The audience will gain powerful insight into the consumer of tomorrow and also acquire the tools to decipher and decode what’s coming.

Dan Heath has co-written three New York Times best-selling books: Made to Stick, Switch and Decisive.  At this year’s conference, Dan will be drawing concepts from his upcoming book, The Power of Moments, to reveal the four elements that make up defining moments that have a catalyzing or transformative impact on our lives. He will be sharing examples from inside and outside the corporate world about how to construct these pivotal moments that spark delight, leave a lasting emotional connection with others, and can change the course of the future.

Held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando June 26 through June 28, NCR Synergy 2017 will gather key retail, wholesale distribution and restaurant operators together for an immersive experience where attendees will discover new ideas and innovations, and learn real-world best practices to help grow their business today and prepare for the road ahead. Many industry experts are scheduled to speak, including Lee Holman, Lead Retail Analyst at IHL NCR Corporation announced today the keynote speakers for NCR Synergy, its annual retail and hospitality customer conference. Group, Tom Hutchings, principal at RBR, Leslie Hand, vice president at IDC Retail Insights, and Scott Langdoc, vice president at Boston Retail Partners.

“Changing consumer behavior and technology disruption is fundamentally reshaping the way our customers drive productivity gains and deliver engaging, rewarding consumer experiences,” said David Wilkinson, senior vice president of global retail sales at NCR Corporation. “We look forward to sharing ideas and collaborating with our global customers at NCR Synergy.”

“We are deeply committed to helping our customers embrace technology disruption and make the complex simple to move at the pace of change versus reacting to it.“ said Sandy Preizler, vice president of global hospitality sales at NCR Corporation. “The hands-on omni-channel workshops, action-packed educational sessions and the thought-provoking presentations given by both Martin and Dan promise to make this year’s Synergy the best yet.”

For more information on NCR Synergy and to register for the event please visit: www.ncr.com/synergy.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.
NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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NCR showcases omni-channel solution at EuroShop 2017

NCR helps retailers address the most pressing needs in store transformation, unified commerce and digital enablement to implement their omni-channel strategies

Duluth, Ga / Dusseldorf, Germany, 2017-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni-channel solutions, demonstrates at this year’s EuroShop how retailers can dramatically improve sales growth by using the right technologies. A recent Unified Commerce Landscape Report from NCR, in partnership with research and analyst firm IHL Group, found that retailers who invest in technologies designed to create seamless shopping experiences, personalization and store transformation enjoy sales boosts of up to 100 percent and more.

Not surprisingly, omni-channel, digital store and digital transformation are the top three technology trends in Retail according to a study on IT trends in retail published by the EHI Retail Institute in February 2017.

Anticipating these needs, NCR showcases solutions at this year’s EuroShop that help retailers fulfil their goals in the following key areas:

Store transformation
Retailers are moving to a seamless checkout experience to eliminate wait times and friction at the checkout. NCR is showcasing the NCR FastLane Mobile Shopper powered by Revision. This innovative new application gives retailers the ability to offer consumers a scan-as-you-shop option using either the consumer’s own iOS or Android mobile phone or a store-provided device.

Russian Hypermarket Globus is the first customer to deploy the NCR solution with these handheld devices. Globus customers that are using the scan & go service simply scan products as they put them in their cart and conclude their shopping by scanning a barcode at one of the NCR self-checkouts provided in the designated checkout-areas. These consist of the NCR SelfServ 90 as well as NCR FastLane SelfServ self-checkouts. Both of these solutions were recognized by iF Design Awards 2017 for their ease of use and innovative, modern design.

Unified commerce
For general merchandise, fashion, department stores and specialty retailers in Spain, France, Germany, Denmark and Italy, NCR has introduced NCR Enactor, a platform-independent unified commerce software suite that includes a wealth of pre-packaged retail applications that span all current customer channels as well as store and estate management. Its extensive configuration options and scale enable retailers to introduce new features quickly and replicate the same seamless shopping experience across all stores and markets.

With NCR Power Picking supermarkets and convenience retailers can take advantage of the growing trend of online grocery shopping by introducing click & connect services that are fulfilled in-store. The solution, which is part of NCR’s retail hub, leverages store level inventory and imports customers’ decision-making preferences, such as perishability dates or the ripeness of produce, through e-commerce applications. The solution translates online ordering in the workflow of brick and mortar shopping processes.

Digital Enablement
Leveraging the Unified Commerce Landscape report by IHL, NCR has developed a benchmarking tool that allows retailers to find out how they measure up against retailers that are already increasing sales by making the most out of their technology investments. Retailers can complete the benchmarking survey at NCR’s booth in hall 6, stand C09 or complete the form online and receive a customized report.

Visualizing the power of insights, NCR has installed an augmented reality table on its stand that shows the various touchpoints in a customer journey from the viewpoint of a consumer, retail associate or manager. Rich content explains how the world of commerce is connected and how NCR technology and services can help to transform the customer journey to a truly unified experience.

“Many retailers across the globe are still struggling to get omni-channel right and it’s no surprise, as they are all in a different phase of their journey. There is no standard recipe that they can turn to,” said David Wilkinson, senior vice president and general manager, NCR Retail. “With our engaging and interactive tools at EuroShop, we help retailers identify their immediate needs and to show them how smart investments can boost their bottom line.”

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Web sites: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
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NCR Corporation
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