Rutter’s Farm Stores to integrate outdoor EMV NCR OPTIC solution to enhance customer engagement

DULUTH, Ga., 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Sept. 12, 2016 ), most convenience store patrons simply fuel their cars and go. And while retailers generate a large percentage of revenue from fuel sales, they remain diligent in their efforts to better engage fuel-and-go consumers. Rutter’s Farm Stores (Rutter’s) is relying on NCR OPTIC – a new outdoor payment terminal – to reach this ever growing customer base.

Rutter’s, which offers petroleum and food service at its 65 sites, has been an NCR partner for more than 10 years. The Pennsylvania-based retailer had early interest in the OPTIC solution when NCR unveiled the technology at the 2015 NACS Show.

“We were initially excited by two aspects: the open source platform and the media management components,” said Scott Hartman, Rutter’s CEO. “The open source platform allows us to easily integrate our Rutter’s VIP Club rewards program, while the new media capabilities extend our storefront marketing to the forecourt. It’s a major omni-channel win.”

NCR OPTIC is a modular, self-service solution that accepts a range of payment options in its standard configuration:

  • EMV and magnetic stripe
  • Contactless (including mobile phones) and mobile wallet
  • 2D barcode scanner

OPTIC comes in two sizes, a 5” terminal for use with older dispensers, and a 12” widescreen – one of the largest and most powerful retrofit options on the market today. OPTIC was engineered to retrofit most brands of fuel dispensers, allowing retailers to easily upgrade their at-the-pump engagements.

“While OPTIC provides Rutter’s the immediate benefit of outdoor EMV compliance, the long-term benefit comes as the company improves its omni-channel experience at the fuel pump,” said Michael Bayer, president, NCR Retail. “By extending our partnership, we can better support Rutter’s initiatives to enhance customer engagement – whether the consumers are in the store or at the forecourt.”

Rutter’s and NCR will launch the first OPTIC solution in early Q4 of 2016.

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.

Web site: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

About Rutter’s
With roots dating back to 1747, Rutter’s 269-year history makes it the oldest vertically-integrated food company in the United States. Rutter’s is widely recognized as an industry leader in food service, innovative technology, and customer service, recently receiving the 2014 International Convenience Retailer of the Year award given by NACS and Insight. Rutter’s is currently guided by the family’s 3rd generation of leadership with Scott Hartman president and CEO, Todd Rutter as president of Rutter’s Dairy, and Tim Rutter as president of M&G Realty.

News Media Contact:
Tim Henschel
NCR Corporation
770.299.5100
tim.henschel@ncr.com

Source: NCR Corporation

Honeywell and NCR Corporation announces strategic partnership at the NRF’s Big Show in New York

Collaboration to deliver technology solutions to retail, supply chain and government customers

FORT MILL, S.C., 2016-Jan-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) to form a global strategic alliance to develop new service solutions combining the core competencies of both firms in support of the retail, supply chain and government sectors.

Customers will benefit from future hardware and software solutions resulting from the collaboration of the two firm’s capabilities, intellectual property and resources.

The alliance will focus on delivering technology solutions to customers in key sectors, including: retail point-of-sale, supply chain distribution, public sector and federal government information services. With this partnership, Honeywell and NCR will collaborate in markets in North America and Europe and will also evaluate opportunities in high growth regions such as India.

“This alliance brings together two global firms with complementary service offerings in the retail market,” said John Waldron, president, Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions. “Our customers need new technology solutions to become more efficient and deliver a better in-store shopping experience to boost profitability. Honeywell has a long history of working with NCR, and I am pleased to strengthen our strategic relationship globally.”

“We are looking forward to working with Honeywell as we continue to help retailers navigate from omni-channel to omni-commerce and prepare for the Internet of Things,” said Michael Bayer, president, Retail Solutions, NCR. “We will continue to drive a frictionless customer experience across all consumer touchpoints and the retail supply chain.”

Honeywell brings to the alliance its core competencies in data capture technologies, distributed smart printing solutions, and wireless mobility computing platforms, while NCR leverages its software and hardware expertise in consumer transaction technologies. NCR’s solutions enable more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology and small business.

The strategic arrangement between the two companies was announced at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in New York City’s Javits Center.

Supporting Resources

About Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions
Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions (S&PS) is a global leader providing custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls, and productivity solutions built around our high performance data collection hardware including rugged mobile computers, voice-enabled software, bar code scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) and workflow printing solutions.

Our solutions serve customers in aerospace, automotive, field service, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, medical, retail, supply chain, test and measurement, and transportation and logistics markets. We provide unparalleled precision and durability that improves efficiency, increases operational productivity and enhances customer service capabilities.

For more information on Honeywell sensing products, visit http://sensing.honeywell.com and on Honeywell productivity solutions visit http://www.honeywellaidc.com.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 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 approximately 29,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

News Media Contact

Eric Krantz
Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions
803-835-8230
eric.krantz@honeywell.com

Jeff Dudash
NCR Corporation
770-212-5091
jeff.dudash@ncr.com

SOURCE: NCR