Supermarket chain will be the first in Israel to offer cash payments
and returns at self-checkouts
DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2017--
Bitan Wines Group, owner of Mega Ba'Ir and Shuk Mehadrin, and one of the
largest and leading supermarket chains in Israel, has begun preparations
for installing NCR FastLane SelfServ™ Checkouts. NCR, a global leader in
omni-channel solutions and the largest software supplier for the retail
food market in Israel, will tailor the new installation to Bitan Wines’
The cooperation with NCR follows Bitan Wines’ strategic decision to
offer its customers the option to checkout themselves with the help of
advanced self-service technology, a trend that leading retailers
worldwide have adopted in the past years as a first step in their store
transformation journey. Dozens of installations are already scheduled
for the last quarter of 2017, and a full roll-out is planned to all
stores nationwide in the course of this project.
Erez Eizenberg, V.P. Marketing at Bitan Wines, said: “The group invests
a lot of work in improving the shopping experience in its branches. We
wish to appeal to a variety of shoppers ranging from those who shop
traditionally, to online shoppers on both of our group websites and now
those who prefer to check out themselves. I am glad we have managed to
bring innovation to our stores installing self-checkouts and we will be
the first to allow cash payments and returns as well.”
As part of this cooperation, NCR has analyzed the structure of Bitan
Wines’ branches, the customers’ demographics, as well as the operations
at each branch and suggested a tailored self-checkout solution concept
that will be adapted to the specific requirements of Bitan Wines.
The manager of NCR Israel, Rafi Yam, said: “Self-checkout has been in
Israel for quite some time, at cinemas, airports and gas stations, where
the concept was quickly embraced by customers. Now we are looking to
supermarkets, to help streamline and improve customers’ purchasing
The new checkouts with their intuitive software will guide shoppers
through all steps in the process and create an experience that enables
them to select their preferred method of payment, help reduce queues and
contribute to a smooth and easy checkout experience.
The NCR FastLane SelfServ Checkouts have numerous advanced features,
such as the option of paying cash, with credit cards or prepaid cards.
Furthermore, they feature state-of-the-art, built-in scales that
streamline the weighing process which helps create an even faster
checkout experience for customers.
The NCR self-checkouts are partly developed at NCR’s R&D centers in
Raanana, one of the company’s main R&D centers, which provides
innovative software solutions to customers all over the world.
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 nearly 700 million transactions daily across the financial,
retail, hospitality, travel, telecom and technology industries. NCR
solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR
is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with about 30,000 employees and does
business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the
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