Store Front: Hollywood and Lawson Star at Safeway

Hollywood and Lawson Star at Safeway
Safeway licenses Lawson's Retail InSight software to support its product management and marketing goals by enabling the grocer to better understand the buying patterns of consumers based on macro-data on cross-category buying on different types of shopping trips. In an effort to better serve its customers, Safeway is also partnering with the State of California and the American Red Cross to help families plan and prepare in the event of an emergency. Safeway executives joined California's First Lady Maria Shriver, actress Jamie Lee Curtis and other dignitaries in kicking off the state's "Be Smart, Be Responsible, Be Prepared, Be Ready!" public service campaign aimed at encouraging better emergency planning and preparedness. All California stores will sell American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Starter Kits specially created for the campaign.

Derby Bets on IBM Kiosk
Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, equips seating in the Sports Book, reserved areas and suites with IBM Anyplace Kiosks and PDAs as part of the track's recent $110 million renovation project. Horse race fans can access all of the information needed to pick favorite horses, place bets and order food and drinks directly from their seats. The terminals and PDAs will be connected via high-speed LAN and WLAN.

Comedy Works Goes Mobile with Epson
Comedy Works comedy venue installs Epson's Mobilink wireless POS printer to maximize food, beverage and merchandise sales and waitstaff productivity. The device provides plug-and-play performance with Comedy Works' Symbol PPT 8800 handheld computers and Digital Dining's POS application software. Since the adoption of Mobilink, Comedy Works has experienced measurable improvements in customer service and increased sales.

Seattle Mariners Add CRS Software to the Lineup
The Seattle Mariners selects CRS Retail Systems merchandise and POS software solutions to expedite transactions and keep merchandise restocked and on the shelves in the Mariners' flagship Team Store. With 81 home games, the franchise must manage the inventory of its own team merchandise, as well as the competing teams' licensed merchandise. The software provides an intuitive interface that makes it easy to operate and expedite transactions so that fans can get back to their seats to watch the game.

Industry News
Wawa selects the SAP for Retail industry solution as its business management platform to run industry-specific business processes for store-level forecasting and replenishment and merchandise planning for its more than 540 stores, while better managing point-of-sale data, procurement processes and back-office functions €¦

Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse implements ProfitLogic's Markdown Optimization solution for its more than 360 stores nationwide in order to gain greater visibility into customer demand for improved in-season inventory management decisions €¦

BP PetroChina Petroleum, a joint venture of BP and PetroChina, installs NCR RealPOS 30 point-of-sale terminals in all of its Express convenience store locations across China's Guangdong province, which provides interfaces for serial- and USB-based retail peripherals and includes a powered printer port for improved cable management €¦

ChevronTexaco signs a global agreement with Wincor Nixdorf for its NAMOS Compact software, which is designed for service stations and is made up of three main components €” the POS application, the Manager's Workstation back-store component and the Wet Data Manager €” an IFSF-compliant application, which integrates and controls the entire forecourt €¦

Circuit City Stores chooses TeaLeaf RealiTea for visibility into what customers do and see while shopping on €¦

Harris Teeter food markets chooses AccessVia's Web dSignShop to deliver sign printing capabilities across its enterprise of 138 retail stores in the southeastern United States €¦

Smart & Final, a grocer in the western U.S. and northern Mexico, implements Aldata's G.O.L.D. suite of retail merchandising solutions, enabling the retailer to more efficiently manage the more than 40,000 food and foodservice items that flow through its distribution network on a daily basis.

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