NCR Corporation launches the NCR Silver family of point-of-sale (POS) products in the U.K.

London, UK, 2017-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, has launched the NCR Silver family of point-of-sale (POS) products in the U.K.

With NCR Silver, U.K.-based merchants can turn their tablet into a complete POS system. This cloud-based payment, marketing and business management solution operates on iOS and closed Android devices. It is designed for small business retailers, restaurateurs and service providers who need a mobile solution to not only complete transactions but manage business from anywhere.

“U.K.-based merchants will find an innovative and established business partner in NCR, the company that holds the first U.S. patent on the cash register,” said Chris Poelma, president and general manager of NCR Silver. “For any small business with growth on its mind, NCR Silver delivers a rich solution set and intuitive technology that makes it easy to expand.”

Solutions include:

  • NCR Silver core app, which offers mobile payments, intuitive sales reporting, integrated loyalty and more, and is suitable for small to medium-sized businesses
  • NCR Silver Pro Restaurant app, which is designed for food-service merchants who want to serve customers faster, optimize staffing, manage table locations, provide promotional pricing and more
  • An add-on service that delivers advanced reporting and easy-to-use employee- and inventory-management tools
  • Integrated credit with multiple processors for freedom of choice

NCR Silver offers 24/7 customer support and the unique NCR Silver Concierge service, which provides initial remote setup and remote monthly menu maintenance.

NCR Silver launched in the United States in 2012 to tap a small business market looking for new cloud-based POS solutions. Since then, NCR Silver has attracted a loyal following – from “micro” merchants to major multi-location franchises such as Waffle House.

One customer, Curt Campbell, CEO of The Oilerie, a growing artisan olive oil and vinegar retailer, chose NCR Silver for reliability, cloud-based flexibility and customer support.

“With NCR Silver, we’re moving ahead,” said Campbell. “We’re now using the latest tech at The Oilerie. That helps us with franchisee prospects who are looking at us and they see that we are cutting edge.”

Pricing and availability
NCR Silver core and NCR Silver Pro Restaurant are available for download from the Apple App Store® and work on compatible iPhone®, iPad® and iPad touch devices running iOS 7.1. They also work on NCR Silver Register™, a closed all-in-one Android platform.

The subscriptions start at £59 plus VAT for a single location running the app on one device. Additional add-on services are also available for an extra charge.

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 site: https://www.ncrsilver.co.uk/
Twitter: @NCRCorporation | @NCRSilver
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp | www.facebook.com/NCRSilver/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation | www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-silver
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation | www.youtube.com/user/NCRSilverPOS

Apple, Apple Pay, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.

Media Contacts:
Aaron Gould
NCR Public Relations
212.589.8556
aaron.gould@ncr.com

Hayley Myles
H+K Strategies for NCR
+44 20 7413 3092
hayley.myles@hkstrategies.com

Source: NCR Corporation

Wesfarmers Group opens its first Bunnings Warehouse store in the UK and Ireland

Wesfarmers Group opens its first Bunnings Warehouse store in the UK and Ireland
  • New home improvement and garden store with over 30,000 products opens
  • Bunnings brings famous fundraising ‘Sausage Sizzle’ to the UK
  • On track to open at least four pilot stores by June, creating 120 jobs
  • England rugby union legend Kyran Bracken joins opening ceremony celebrations

Perth, Australia, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first Bunnings Warehouse store in the UK and Ireland opened its doors to customers today (Thursday 2 February) in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.

The pilot store, on the site of the former Homebase in Griffiths Way, is a major step towards establishing the Bunnings Warehouse format in the UK’s £38 billion-a-year home improvement and garden market.

Bunnings, the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand, acquired Homebase for £340 million in February 2016.

The company, part of Australia’s Wesfarmers Group, plans to invest up to £500million rolling out the Bunnings Warehouse format in the UK and Ireland over the next three to five years.

The St. Albans store is 67,000 square feet and employs 68 people, almost double the workforce of the previous Homebase store. A third of team members are aged over 50, and include former plumbers, painters, electricians and landscape gardeners, as well as other trades people, who, after extensive training, are perfectly placed to offer customers a helping hand and expert advice on any home or garden project.

The store stocks more than 30,000 different home and garden lines – a 40% increase compared with the average Homebase. It features timber cutting, a new inspiring tool shop offering world leading brands including Ryobi and DeWalt, a ‘colour wall’ with over 3,000 colour tiles – as well as paint mixing from Johnstone’s Trade, Crown and Dulux offering an unlimited paint colour choice to customers.

There is also a 19,000 square feet garden centre and a dedicated DIY workshop area, where the whole family can learn skills from wallpaper hanging to tile cutting. And if you need a rest, the new store also has a café and indoor children’s playground.

To celebrate the opening Bunnings introduced its famous fundraising ‘Sausage Sizzle’ to the UK with Peter ‘PJ’ Davis, managing director of Bunnings UK and Ireland, cooking breakfast for team members.

He said: “It’s great to be able to give people a taste of what Bunnings is all about.

“Our policy is to offer customers the lowest prices, the widest range and best service, and hopefully our first pilot store demonstrates that.

“I want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everybody who helped get us to this momentous day.

“A second Bunnings Warehouse store in Hatfield Road, St. Albans will open in April and we are on track to have at least four pilots up and running by the summer. We are laying strong foundations on which to build the Bunnings Warehouse business in the UK and Ireland for generations to come.”

Complex Manager Andy Kenwrick, said: “The team has worked incredibly hard over the past three months to transform the store. They have had more than 3,000 hours training on everything from timber and key cutting to product knowledge and health and safety. We’ve even trained our own baristas for the café. Now we just can’t wait to get started.”

Former England Rugby Union scrum-half Kyran Bracken MBE, a member of the England squad that won the World Cup in 2003 and now 1st Team coach at St. Albans School, joined the celebrations.

He said: “It’s great that Bunnings, which is such an iconic business in Australia, has chosen St. Albans as the location for its first two stores in the UK and Ireland. I’m sure they will be a huge success.”

For further information, please contact:

Claire Abercrombie
PR Manager
Claire.abercrombie@homebase.co.uk
01908 352460 or 07753 310573

Clinton Manning
Bell Pottinger
cmanning@bellpottinger.com
0203 772 2560 or 07711 972662

Anna Legge
Bell Pottinger
alegge@bellpottinger.com
0203 772 2559 or 07920 592215

Source: Wesfarmers Group

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Tesco supports colleagues in the UK who volunteer as police Special Constables

Tesco supports colleagues in the UK who volunteer as police Special Constables
Tesco supports colleagues in the UK who volunteer as police Special Constables

 

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco colleagues in the UK who volunteer as police Special Constables will be given an extra five days paid leave each year to fulfill their policing duties. This is in addition to the ten days unpaid leave each year they currently receive to attend specialist training in connection to their duties.

88 Tesco employees serve as Special Constables, including those working in stores and at the company’s headquarters in Welwyn Garden City. The change in policy reflects Tesco’s desire to support colleagues who play an active role in society and give up a significant proportion of their leisure time to do so. It is also hoped the initiative will encourage more Tesco colleagues to volunteer in their community.

Tesco has also signed up to the Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Employer Supported Policing Scheme (ESP) where it’s headquarters are based. ESP allows employers to tailor the scheme to the needs of their own business, choosing to give staff paid leave for training, duties and/ or emergencies. Colleagues electing to join the scheme gain employer support for the police work they carry out alongside their employment and benefit from extensive Constabulary training and personal development.

Natasha Adams, UK People Director at Tesco, said: “We know colleagues who are Special Constables hold positions of responsibility and trust in their communities. In recognition of this we have introduced a new initiative which will enable them to take up to five days paid leave a year towards their policing duties. We hope this will help those colleagues who give up a significant proportion of their time to help serve communities across the UK.”

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701

Source: Tesco

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Amazon announces Alexa, Echo, and Echo Dot now available in the UK and Germany

Amazon announces Alexa, Echo, and Echo Dot now available in the UK and Germany
Amazon announces Alexa, Echo, and Echo Dot now available in the UK and Germany

 

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Sep. 14, 2016) announced that Alexa, Echo, and the all-new Echo Dot are now available for customers in the UK and Germany. Read the press release announcing Alexa in the UK: www.amazon.co.uk/pr and in Germany: www.amazon-presse.de.

“Millions of customers love Alexa, and we’re thrilled to introduce her to the UK and Germany,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices and Services. “We’re also excited to expand the Alexa Skills Kit and the Alexa Voice Service, so developers and hardware makers around the world can create Alexa experiences for UK and German customers.”

Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are voice-controlled speakers designed entirely around your voice—they’re always ready, hands-free, and fast. Alexa is the brain behind Echo and Echo Dot—just ask, and she’ll answer questions, play music, read the news, set timers and alarms, recite your calendar, check sports scores, control lights around your home, and much more. With far-field voice control, Echo and Echo Dot can do all this from across the room. Since Alexa runs in the cloud, she is always getting smarter—plus, it is simple and free for developers to build Alexa skills and integrate Alexa into their own products. In the US, there are already over 3,000 skills available for Alexa.

Echo and Echo Dot will start shipping in the UK in the coming weeks. In Germany, Echo and Echo Dot are available by invitation for customers who want to help shape Alexa as she evolves—the devices will start shipping next month.

About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

Media Hotline:
206-266-7180
device-pr@amazon.com
www.amazon.com/pr

Source: Amazon

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New partnership brings Holland & Barrett health and wellbeing products in Tesco stores across the UK

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco and Holland & Barrett have today announced an exciting new partnership to introduce a health and wellbeing ‘store in store’ format in a number of Tesco stores across the UK.

The new partnership follows Tesco’s successful introduction of several Arcadia sites in its larger stores last year which showed that shoppers find it more helpful to combine shopping at Tesco with other well-known brands. Both businesses are keen to learn how the new proposition and format will be received by customers, but are confident the brands and propositions will work successfully alongside each other in store.  The first Holland and Barrett store opened in the Dudley Tesco Extra on Monday 25th July, with a number of further concessions set to be introduced over the summer.

Holland & Barrett’s sales areas will include a range of popular brands from the specialist health and wellness retailer, including Bootea, snail gel and its best-selling coconut-based products.  The new format will be integrated within Tesco’s store sales floors, enabling Tesco customers to shop across some 3000 product lines from Holland & Barrett’s health, food, beauty and sports ranges. Customers will also be able to access Holland & Barrett’s popular natural beauty section showcasing the brand’s ethical and natural beauty products, its natural Tea Bar and its Pick n Mix station for healthy snacking.

Holland & Barrett staff in the trial stores will be trained in the same way as all Holland & Barrett staff in the company’s ‘Qualified to Advise’ standards, the equivalent of an A-level in nutrition, and will be able to answer and advise on a range of customer queries from sports nutrition through to pregnancy supplementation.

Matt Davies, Tesco UK and ROI CEO said:
“We’re always looking at new ways our stores can best serve the needs of our customers, so we’re excited to be embarking on this partnership with such a recognized and trusted brand as Holland and Barrett. The new concessions will provide an exciting new offer for our customers that will complement our Tesco stores.”

Commenting on the trial, Holland & Barrett CEO Peter Aldis said:
“This pilot is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the value of a partnership between two trusted and complementary brands in retail and we are excited to be exploring with Tesco how their customers respond to this innovative in-store concept.

“We know that Tesco’s customers are diverse, like ours, but one thing that they have in common is that they want access to a wide range of health and wellbeing products without having to take too much time out of their busy routines to source them. We hope that this pilot will help them to achieve this as we continue our mission to bring health and wellbeing to high streets across the UK.”

We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on
01707 918 701

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New partnership brings Holland & Barrett health and wellbeing products in Tesco stores across the UK
New partnership brings Holland & Barrett health and wellbeing products in Tesco stores across the UK

 

Source: Tesco