UTAH: Macey’s and Lin’s deploy DUMAC’s POS software system to increase operational efficiency and customer engagement

Syracuse, NY, 2016-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macey’s and Lin’s, two of Utah’s premiere community grocery stores, recently installed DUMAC’s RORCv6 point-of-sale (POS) software system, which is specifically designed for the independent grocer. Both retailers, which are members of Associated Food Stores, have increased the efficiency and effectiveness of their business operations and customer engagement through this system upgrade.

Although adding the new software meant retraining staff, Ashlee K. Johnstun, manager, Associated Food Stores, said the process was quick, easy and user friendly.

“Training was great and everybody was able to catch on right away,” said Johnstun. “The system’s intuitive design means we spend less time on training for our POS system and more time developing employees in other areas.”

One area where RORCv6 has benefited Macey’s and Lin’s is at checkout. The system enables the stores to go from cashier accountability to lane accountability, making shift changeover quick and efficient, without any disruption to guest service. Cash and sales information are accounted for via the RORCv6 system at each checkout lane. This streamlined approach reduces the time required when changing shifts by 50 percent and virtually eliminates counting errors. Lanes are now counted only once a day, by a trained manager, versus multiple times a day by cashiers. Efficiency and accuracy are further improved because bookkeepers no longer have to enter drawer amounts by hand.

In keeping with their belief in creating a great shopping experience and adjusting to their customers’ needs, Macey’s and Lin’s provide their customers with the option to shop for groceries online. Macey’s and Lin’s integrated Rosie’s eCommerce platform into the RORCv6 system. All retailers using RORCv6 software have access to Rosie’s eCommerce suite, which includes web and mobile shopping apps for consumers, order fulfillment tools, digital marketing services and data analytics.

“Our partnership with the Rosie app from day one has just been awesome,” said Troy Marchant, assistant store director, Lin’s. “The Rosie app truly does make it very simple to offer online shopping and it’s been a perfect fit.”

To further serve their customers, Lin’s and Macey’s recently added a loyalty program. With the RORCv6 system, DUMAC was able to seamlessly integrate the third-party loyalty program, helping to engage customers and encourage customer loyalty.

“The biggest thing we like is that whenever we ask DUMAC for new features and capabilities, they’re easy to add,” noted Johnstun. “Whether our customers are shopping in-store or online, RORCv6 has helped improve the customer experience, both at Macey’s and Lin’s, which keeps our customers coming back.”

According to Phil McCarthy, vice president, DUMAC Business Services, customer service is key to their business. “It’s really important to us that independent grocers have all of the capabilities that big chains have and then some,” said McCarthy. “What makes independent retailers stand out is their creativity, so it’s really important that we listen to their ideas and respond with the features that make them come to life.”

Headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y., since 1952, DUMAC has been in the grocery business for more than 40 years. More than a thousand independently owned supermarkets across the U.S. use POS solutions from DUMAC. DUMAC also sells POS hardware to the hospitality and restaurant markets.

In 1947, Walt Macey and Dale A. Jones started the “Save-A-Nickel-Market” in Rosepark, Utah. Macey’s grew from a small store into a multi-store chain by providing personalized old-fashioned service. Known for their famous doughnuts and Kong Kones, Macey’s grocery stores offer a made-from-scratch in-store bakery, delicatessen, full-service grocery, meat, produce and a non-foods department and above all, friendly service. For more information, visit maceys.com.

Lin’s has been a community favorite since 1955 when Lin and Reva Orton opened their first store in Cedar City, Utah. Focused on first-rate customer service and fresh, quality products, Lin’s offers guests a one-stop shopping destination with each of their seven locations in Overton, Nevada, Santa Clara, St. George, Hurricane, Cedar City, Richfield and Price, Utah. Lin’s is locally owned and operated by Associated Food Stores. For more information about Lin’s, visit linsgrocery.com.

Lin’s Media Contact:
Rachael Wabel

Macey’s Media Contact:
Sarah Pettit

DUMAC Media Contact:
Allie Friedman
(716) 880-1445

Source: Associated Food Stores


Coles Supermarkets selects NCR RealPOS XR8 to improve customer checkout experiences and operational efficiency

DULUTH, Ga., 2016-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (August 29, 2016) announced that Coles Supermarkets, one of Australia’s largest supermarket retailers, has chosen to improve customer checkout experiences and operational efficiency by adding NCR Real POS XR8 as its future POS terminals. Coles plans to upgrade more than 4,000 POS units in the next financial year.

NCR Real POS XR8 is powered by the latest 6th generation Intel® Core™ processor in one of the smallest form factors in its class. The XR8’s compact design allows it to fit into nearly any retail environment; while its unique new design enables front or rear peripheral configuration, which simplifies cabling and service accessibility.

In addition, all input/output connections are behind a locking door for added security. NCR’s image recovery button lets store associates easily restore a corrupt POS system within seconds.

“As our long established partner, NCR provides us with innovative solutions that allow us to deliver the best retail experience to our customers,” said Nick Delija, IT GM at Coles. “NCR’s latest innovations, such as the NCR RealPOS XR8, make serving customers faster and easier while allowing us to use a single platform for conventional and assisted checkouts.”

NCR is supporting Coles in its store checkout operations with a range of innovative hardware and software solutions. Coles operates more than 780 stores and processes more than 20 million customer transactions each week. Last year, Coles named NCR as the winner of the Coles Supplier of the Year Award for Outstanding Services.

“Our collaboration with Coles has grown from strength to strength with every new addition of NCR’s solutions to improve its customer services every day,” said Avi Shaul, director for Sales, NCR Retail, “The new Real POS XR8 solution helps round out our RealPOS family, offering Coles an added choice of POS configurations and designs to deliver exceptional checkout experiences.”

NCR provides advanced point-of-sale technology for Coles Supermarkets and Coles Express stores, and real-time solutions for Coles’ popular loyalty program flybuys.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR), is a global 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.

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NCR Corporation
John Buchholz

Source: NCR Corporation