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Dallas, TX - 06 May 2008: Retalix® (NASDAQ: RTLX), a global provider of software solutions for retailers and distributors, announced today that The Pantry Inc. (NASDAQ: PTRY), one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the United States, has begun rolling out Retalix StorePoint, Retalix Fuel, and Retalix HQ-Convenience software. The Pantry selected Retalix and IBM to provide a unified, best-in-class operating platform at more than 1,600 retail locations.
The Pantry, headquartered in Sanford, North Carolina, with its primary banner, Kangaroo Express®, has a strong footprint in 11 southeastern states. Many of its 1,643 locations offer gasoline, while commercial fuel is also offered at about 80 travel center sites. Some of the convenience stores and travel centers also include quick-service restaurants.
“We needed a consistent, unified technology platform across all of our stores, through which we could manage our various fuel brands and foodservice operations, have easy access to centralized data, ensure PCI compliance and enhance customer service,” said Ed Collupy, vice president of information services for The Pantry, Inc. “The breadth of the Retalix solution enables us to go from one end of our business to the other with a robust, flexible and synchronized set of software modules that will carry us well into the future.”
The Retalix StorePoint solution runs on IBM SurePOS 500 hardware and includes integrated forecourt automation for both gas and commercial fuel, Electronic Payment Software (EPS) for support of branded fuels from, BP, Chevron, Citgo and ExxonMobil, plus Foodservice, Cash and Inventory Management modules. The IBM SurePOS series is engineered for peak POS performance, delivering the style, serviceability and state-of-the-art technology that help retailers optimize the customer experience.
Retalix HQ-Convenience (HQC) is an enterprise solution for managing sites and providing consolidated business intelligence. Both Retalix HQC and Retalix StorePoint interface with The Pantry’s existing store back office-to-host accounting solution from Professional Datasolutions (PDI), via the PCATS industry standard.
“C-store leaders like The Pantry are seeking solutions that amplify convenience for their customers and simplify processes for their employees,” said Ray Carlin, executive vice president of Retalix USA. “The Retalix solution increases employee effectiveness, enhances the customer experience and enables future growth.”
About The Pantry
Headquartered in Sanford, North Carolina, The Pantry, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTRY) is the leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States and one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the country, with revenues for fiscal 2007 of approximately $6.9 billion. As of November 8, 2007, the Company operated 1,644 stores in eleven states under select banners, including Kangaroo Express(SM), its primary operating banner. The Pantry's stores offer a broad selection of merchandise, as well as gasoline and other ancillary services designed to appeal to the convenience needs of its customers. The Pantry on the Web: www.thepantry.com
Retalix is an independent provider of software solutions to retailers and distributors worldwide. solutions serve the needs of grocery chains, convenience and fuel retailers, food and consumer goods distributors and independent grocers. The Company offers a portfolio of software applications that automate and synchronize essential retail and supply chain operations, encompassing stores, headquarters and warehouses. The company’s International headquarters are located in Ra’anana, Israel, and its American headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas. For more information about Retalix, please visit www.retalix.com
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