Diebold Nixdorf to supply POS systems and software to Decathlon’s first megastore in South Africa

Diebold Nixdorf to supply POS systems and software to Decathlon’s first megastore in South Africa

RFID-enabled inventory system a first for local retail market

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 2017-Oct-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in connected commerce, is partnering with Decathlon, a leading sports retailer, to supply point-of-sale (POS) systems and software to its first megastore in South Africa. The new POS systems include both barcode scanners and radio frequency identification (RFID) readers– the first time such a setup has been adopted in South Africa. Products in the megastore are identified with a label that has both a stacked omnidirectional barcode and an embedded RFID tag, making product identification at checkout both easier and faster than traditional systems that only use a barcode reader.

The 2,500 square meter Decathlon Alberton Megastore, located south of Johannesburg, opened its doors to the public on September 2, 2017.

“Decathlon has made significant investments not only in megastores like our latest outlet in Alberton, but also in the technology innovation that drives the efficiency of our business,” said Guglielmo Pecchi, store manager at the Decathlon Alberton Megastore. “Diebold Nixdorf is a strategic part of our retail operation and we are pleased that we can rely on the company to help make our business in South Africa a success.”

Additionally, RFID tagging enables retailers to increase inventory accuracy—decreasing the time it takes to check inventory from one day to approximately one hour. This increased visibility enables Decathlon to identify trends earlier and respond more quickly to demands at a store level.

“Our retail solutions are designed to meet the needs of retailers and consumers alike—bringing together operational efficiencies and consumer convenience to drive the future of connected commerce,” said Jean Christophe Bouche, managing director, Eastern and Southern Africa, Diebold Nixdorf. “Our global partnership with Decathlon is a testament to the quality of our retail systems and software, the efficiency of our services and our efforts to bring the most advanced point-of-sale solutions to the market.”

Diebold Nixdorf has maintained representation in South Africa since 1971. Today, the company operates in the region from its office in Olivedale, Johannesburg, and employs 220 staff serving the needs of customers in both the retail and financial markets.

About Decathlon
Decathlon is a French international sporting goods and services company, an online and local retailer present in more than 30 countries. Decathlon creates and makes its own exclusive sporting products. For more information visit corporate.decathlon.com/en

About Diebold Nixdorf 
Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 24,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

Contact(s):

Renee Murphy
Media Relations
Email: renee.murphy@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: 330-490-5825

Thailand’s first Decathlon store opens in Bangkok

On 22 October, Thailand’s first Decathlon store opened its doors in Bangkok. In its wake, four other stores are set to launch in the capital between now and the end of November.

Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France, 2015-10-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — People in Thailand are particularly passionate about football, water sports, trekking, running, road biking and golf. As of 22 October, they’ll have access to a wide range of technically sophisticated products available in Decathlon stores designed to help them enjoy these sports. Operational in Thailand for around twenty years with its production activities, the company has now swung its distribution arm into action!

“We’re opening five stores in Bangkok, whose surface areas range from 1,700m2 to 2,700m2. They’re nicely spread out across the capital, including one right in the centre,” explains Decathlon Thailand boss Frédéric Bichet. These stores will be exclusive retailers of Decathlon’s Passion brands.

Team recruitment based on sporting values
In order to provide the best possible service for Thai customers, we had to attract new employees who weren’t yet familiar with the company. In total, 120 new team members will be joining the latest stores to serve our customers. So we could share our company values with them, they were recruited locally at sports events, at sales and retail workshops and at interviews with directors appointed to run the new stores.

Just like the business itself, these teams have a strong international flavour. Decathlon’s new employees have come from Belgium, China, Romania and even Russia, looking to be part of the company’s next growth phase. One of the new store directors is even a former employee of the Thai production office, where he worked for twenty years. “It’s a great asset being able to benefit from all of these viewpoints and experiences brought to us by such international profiles,” insists Frédéric, “and it’s also important for the countries where these employees hail from. It’s proof that it is possible to successfully run this type of international project at Decathlon.

SOURCE: Décathlon

 

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Thailand’s first Decathlon store opens in Bangkok

Thailand’s first Decathlon store opens in Bangkok

Innovation Awards by Decathlon 2015 takes place in Lille’s Zénith arena, France on October 8

Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every year since 2005, the Innovation Awards by Decathlon have been showcasing the Passion Brands’ most innovative products. Rendezvous October 8th to enjoy this fantastic event and vote for your favourite innovation.

Spotlight innovation

With innovation at the heart of Decathlon’s strategies, the Innovation Awards have become a must-see event for all company employees, customers, industrial partners, and of course for all sports enthusiasts. They showcase the most innovative products developed by the Passion Brands, which are pitched on stage directly by the product managers, engineers and teams who dreamt them up and designed them.
Ten competing innovations

Quechua’s 2 Seconds tent, Tribord’s Easybreath snorkelling mask andOxelo’s B1 scooter are all past winners. But which of the ten competing innovations will take the plaudits this year?

Follow the event online

Taking place in France, in Lille’s Zénith arena, the ceremony is also broadcast live online to enable everyone, all around the world, to enjoy the event, and more importantly, to vote for the Decathlon innovation of the year.

To get involved in the atmosphere of the big event alongside Decathlon teams and vote for your favourite innovation, rendezvous October 8that 8.45pm (Paris time) on the Innovation Awards by Decathlon website or on social networks using #IAD2015.

All the videos of the event will be available for replay from October 9th.

SOURCE: Décathlon