NEW AT FAFGA 2018: ATOS NOW WITH STYLISH AND ROBUST VESA MOUNT AND ARM

NEW AT FAFGA 2018: ATOS NOW WITH STYLISH AND ROBUST VESA MOUNT AND ARM

TREVISO, Italy, 2018-Jul-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Technology is revolutionising the way in which we live and do business. In the hospitality industry where speed and quality of service is critical, organisations must embrace the latest POS technology if they are to maintain a competitive edge in today’s fast-paced digital world. FAFGA is the leading trade fair for the hotel and catering sector, taking place in Innsbruck, Austria from September 10th to 13th 2018.

Following a very successful show in 2017, RCH Group is returning to FAFGA for a second year to fortify its presence in the region and to demonstrate how its hardware and software smart selling solutions are revolutionising the Point of Sale as we know it. This time though, RCH Group will be represented by RCH Europe, the European operation launched in January 2018 and headquartered in Innsbruck. In Hall B0 on Stand 62A, visitors will see and experience a number of powerful cloud-based solutions, catering specifically to one or more points in the sales cycle. Each RCH product is based on decades of research and development and capable of interoperating with third-party systems.

The opening of RCH Europe in Austria has quickly enabled RCH Group to provide more effective and faster local support to its customers and reseller partners, further enhancing the trustworthy business relationships and high level of customer service that the company is renowned for. The increasing European customer base coupled with the necessity to have centralised operations to handle all regional deployments and after-sales technical support made Austria the ideal location.

“We attended FAFGA for the first time in 2017 and quickly discovered the exceptional opportunity the fair provided in accessing the right people within the hotel and catering business,” said Paolo Biasone, Sales Manager Austria and Germany at RCH Europe. “RCH Group has a long-standing history in providing POS solutions to the global hospitality and food and beverage industries. Given the increase of our European client base, notably in Austria and Germany, it therefore made absolute sense to base our European Headquarters in Innsbruck, close to our local customers. We look forward to meeting with current and new contacts at this year’s show.”

NEW at FAFGA 2018:

ATOS NOW WITH STYLISH AND ROBUST VESA MOUNT AND ARM
In response to end-users increased need for space reduction, RCH Europe will be launching at FAFGA an upgrade to the ATOS product range, which now comes complete with a wall mount and arm in accordance with the VESA Mounting Interface Standard. This thin mounting bracket provides an excellent space-saving solution for all catering facilities, allowing traders to mount the ATOS screen directly on to a wall, thus creating a clutter-free workspace. As like all RCH products, this new VESA mount is a functional, easy to use and aesthetic tool that is beautifully designed with the elegant Italian touch.

Additional Products on display at FAFGA 2018:

ATOS 15 ELEGANT
ATOS 15 Elegant combines pure elegance with high-end technology and comes with a 16:9 fully adjustable monitor that is supported by the stability of a solid chrome-effect base. Efficient hardware coupled with intelligent software makes ATOS 15 Elegant the ideal tool for any Point of Sale. The unit comes with an optional rear customer display that completes its maximum expression of functional elegance. This customer display is available in two different sizes, allowing the merchant to either present the customer with a list of purchased items or alternatively to display its own graphics visualising the consumptions on sale. This back graphic display can be cleverly used as an advertising tool to broadcast the latest news and in-store promotions, giving added value to any POS.

Multiple connections including Ethernet, USB and Micro SD allowing the ATOS 15 Elegant to pair with printers, tablets and scanners are all standard. An NFC reader, an MFC magnetic card and an I-Button are additional options with this innovative and eye-catching POS system.

ABOX 3 2.0
Bringing a smart revolution to the POS, Abox 3 2.0 is an 80-mm all-in-one Android solution that is bursting with potential. The unit comes pre-loaded with RCH’s renowned open-standard based on ATOS Android software allowing it to remotely connect with any compatible Android device, such as a printer, a tablet and so on. The Abox 3 2.0 has been intelligently designed to deliver heightened efficiency while saving a maximum of space at your sales point. The compact unit is integrated with a 10-inch, 16:9 capacitive touch screen which makes the monitor more responsive to gestures with your fingers such as swiping and pinching.

ATOS SOFTWARE: EASY INTEGRATION WITH THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS 
RCH’s ATOS software-based Android solutions are founded on open standards and can be easily integrated with various third-party applications and systems (scales, payments, kitchen monitors). ATOS software and its extended modules are fully designed in-house by the company’s Research and Development teams, delivering efficient and streamlined technical support to fully communicate with third-party systems. This results in a secure, reliable and modular product for each market requirement.

This year for the first time, RCH Group will have group-member, DATA4, exhibit its innovative payment systems on its stand. DATA4 manufactures advanced self-service and automatic systems for the payment of goods and services in cash or electronically. All of DATA4’s automatic payment solutions are based on open source technology and can be easily integrated with various third-party applications and systems. Each system is designed in-house by the company’s Research and Development teams, delivering efficient and streamlined technical support so that the payment terminals fully communicate with third-party systems. The result is a secure, reliable product for every system requirement.

Cash Desk K2 Slim 
Retaining all the features of a multi-payment kiosk for the issuance of receipts and/or tickets, Cash Desk K2 Slim is an automatic device specifically destined for electronic payments. Eliminating the task of handling cash transactions results in a product that’s thinner and smoother in the movements. The device boasts a fast and simple user interface, indicating each operation to be carried out step by step with the aid of visual indicators (LEDs). A multi-lingual and interactive menu allows customers to pay for their goods or services in three easy steps.

“RCH was the first European company to introduce an Android interface for use in POS,” said Paolo Biasone, Sales Manager Austria and Germany at RCH Europe. “The Point of Sale is shifting towards a cloud-based environment, allowing merchants to remotely monitor and manage their systems from any device. Our back office enables to monitor in real time the sales of each cash point from any device, such as a tablet, PC or smartphone and it also provides the full management of the system’s programming, including personal registry, operators, customers, system configuration, and so on.”

RCH’s products, characterised by a perfect combination of elegance with the simplicity of functionality, are conceived to be at the centre of the point of sale. Smart on the inside, each product has a distinguished and modern design made in Italy.

More information about RCH Europe and RCH Group is available at http://www.rch-europe.de/ and http://www.rch-europe.com/. Further information about DATA4 and its products is available at http://www.data4.it/?lang=en

SOURCE: EuropaWire

JCPenney launches B2B solutions for operators and facility managers in the hospitality and multi-unit residential industries

Retailer equipped to supply linens, towels, mattresses, window treatments and major appliances to hotels, vacation rentals and multi-unit properties

PLANO, Texas, 2017-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ —As JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] continues to diversify and explore new business opportunities, the Company is expanding upon its successful home refresh growth initiative by offering business-to-business solutions for operators and facility managers in the hotel and lodging industry, as well as the multi-unit residential industry. The Company has a long history of designing and sourcing high-quality home textiles, and with its recent re-entry into the major appliance market in 2016, JCPenney is poised to affordably accommodate hotels, innkeepers, property management companies and more to fulfill their commercial and bulk purchase needs.

“While we continue to take steps to improve our apparel strategy and assortment, we see our home refresh initiative as a great vehicle for growth and differentiation. The U.S. hospitality industry represents approximately $200 billion* annually and a significant opportunity for JCPenney to gain market share and drive increased revenue per customer with major appliances and a renewed focus on soft home goods,” said Marvin R. Ellison, chairman and chief executive officer of JCPenney. “Our entry into the B2B program reinforces our home refresh initiative, while providing new and innovative ways to achieve sustainable growth and profitability. The idea first stemmed from hotel operators who were already ordering large volume purchases of bedding, bath and window treatments from JCPenney.com. We are staffing an outside sales force with experience and expertise to engage targeted businesses. Our broad assortment of private brands in soft home give us a unique cost and value advantage in this new and exciting space.”

The JCPenney B2B program utilizes the Company’s nationwide fleet of brick-and-mortar stores and its vast supply chain network to meet the needs of small business owners and connect with local communities. JCPenney offers an important competitive advantage by being one of the most experienced retail sourcing organizations in the industry. By hedging raw materials, working with a strong supplier base in over 30 countries and implementing a rapid production cycle time, JCPenney gives business clients the assurance that they are receiving the best quality products when they need them.

According to a recent survey, there are roughly five million hotel rooms in more than 52,000 properties in the U.S. today.** Hotel rooms have one or two beds requiring multiple sets of sheets, blankets, pillows, towels and window treatments, which could be furnished with luxurious, yet durable linens from JCPenney Home™ or Royal Velvet®. JCPenney also stocks uniforms, scrubs and basic workwear, as well as major appliances, including large capacity washers, dryers, refrigerators and microwaves from leading industry brands. These appliances are used to furnish apartments, condos and townhomes managed by commercial property groups across the country.

Firming up Mattress Sales
The JCPenney B2B solution also provides custom window treatments, furniture and mattresses. Mattress sales have been so successful among traditional shoppers, the Company will be expanding its mattress showrooms to an additional 300 stores by early fall. This expansion will feature the industry’s leading brands such as Serta®, iComfort®, Sealy®, Stearns & Foster®, along with Beautyrest® and Tempur-Pedic® that will be available in over 500 JCPenney mattress showrooms chain wide. From firm to ultra-plush, pillow top to memory foam, JCPenney has reorganized its mattress showrooms to help customers shop by comfort level and response has been overwhelming.

By working with JCPenney B2B solutions, small business owners and non-profit organizations will receive competitive discounts, bulk pricing, commercial credit offers and tax exemptions for eligible businesses. Business clients will also have the ability to customize their order with a dedicated team of B2B consultants specially trained in this area.

Businesses that are interested in learning more about the B2B solutions that JCPenney has to offer can email b2b-sm@jcp.com.

This release, along with other Company announcements, photos and videos are available for download at jcpnewsroom.com. Media and other stakeholders are encouraged to follow the Company’s corporate Twitter handle using @jcpnews.

*STR, Inc. 2017 HOST Almanac
**2015 STR, Inc. census database

About JCPenney:
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, is on a mission to ensure every customer’s shopping experience is worth her time, money and effort. Whether shopping jcp.com or visiting one of over 1,000 store locations across the United States and Puerto Rico, she will discover a broad assortment of products from a leading portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Supporting this value proposition is the warrior spirit of over 100,000 JCPenney associates worldwide, who are focused on the Company’s three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. For additional information, please visit jcp.com.

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This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “expect” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which include, but are not limited to, statements regarding sales, gross margin, selling, general and administrative expenses, earnings and cash flows. Forward-looking statements are based only on the Company’s current assumptions and views of future events and financial performance. They are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of the Companys control that may cause the Company’s actual results to be materially different from planned or expected results. Those risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, including inflation, recession, unemployment levels, consumer confidence and spending patterns, credit availability and debt levels, changes in store traffic trends, the cost of goods, more stringent or costly payment terms and/or the decision by a significant number of vendors not to sell us merchandise on a timely basis or at all, trade restrictions, the ability to monetize non-core assets on acceptable terms, the ability to implement our strategic plan including our omnichannel initiatives, customer acceptance of our strategies, our ability to attract, motivate and retain key executives and other associates, the impact of cost reduction initiatives, our ability to generate or maintain liquidity, implementation of new systems and platforms including EMV chip technology, changes in tariff, freight and shipping rates, changes in the cost of fuel and other energy and transportation costs, disruptions and congestion at ports through which we import goods, increases in wage and benefit costs, competition and retail industry consolidations, interest rate fluctuations, dollar and other currency valuations, the impact of weather conditions, risks associated with war, an act of terrorism or pandemic, the ability of the federal government to fund and conduct its operations, a systems failure and/or security breach that results in the theft, transfer or unauthorized disclosure of customer, employee or Company information, legal and regulatory proceedings and the Companys ability to access the debt or equity markets on favorable terms or at all. There can be no assurances that the Company will achieve expected results, and actual results may be materially less than expectations. Please refer to the Company’s most recent Form 10-Q for a further discussion of risks and uncertainties. Investors should take such risks into account and should not rely on forward-looking statements when making investment decisions. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this press release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We do not undertake to update these forward-looking statements as of any future date.

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Source: J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

NCR Corporation announced new next-generation consulting services for the financial services, retail and hospitality industries

DULUTH, Ga., 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (August 25, 2016 ) announced a new set of next-generation consulting services for the financial services, retail and hospitality industries.

The new practices advance NCR’s leadership in consulting services for omni-channel transformation and integration, and complement NCR’s strategic solution offers:

  • Transaction Processing for Digital and Payments Enablement – NCR will establish a global services practice to respond to demand for its intelligent transaction processing and fraud prevention solutions. NCR’s solutions enable customers to efficiently manage the complexity of transaction processing and authorization, achieve unmatched fraud detection and transform their payments services to support their digital channels. NCR’s new practice also will support its enterprise driven re-invention of self-service based on Kalpana, NCR’s industry-leading channel transformation solution for the ATM industry.
  • Advanced Data Analytics for Digital Enablement– NCR’s omni-channel platforms drive 1.2 trillion consumer transactions a year across financial, retail, hospitality and small businesses – data flows of both economic value and actionable insight for enhanced consumer experience for our customers. NCR will expand its leading data modelling and advanced analytics services for fraud prevention to help customers compete in the digital age through advanced analytics applied to their omni-channel transaction data.
  • Integration Services for Omni-Channel Transformation – NCR will offer an expanded portfolio of integration services to lead customers on their omni-channel transformation journey. Integration services will blend NCR’s industry knowledge, solution innovation and expertise in program management, solution architecture, integration testing, implementation and training.

By leveraging its advanced technological solutions and the expertise of its more than 3,000 professional services consultants, NCR is reaffirming its commitment to omni-channel leadership and is helping its customers on their journey of digital enablement and channel transformation. NCR’s Professional Services operates in 57 countries around the world, combining global expertise with local presence, and completes more than 2,500 services projects for its customers on a yearly basis. “NCR’s next-generation digital practices address the anticipated growth in digital transformation needs of our customers,” said Ruth Fornell, senior vice president, NCR Global Professional Services. “These new practices are a natural extension of the expertise of NCR’s professional services consultants deploying best-in-class software and hardware technologies that help our customers innovate and grow.”

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, 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.

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Source: NCR Corporation