Strongsville, Ohio The IBM Retail User Group announced that Roundyâ€™s Supermarkets was named winner of the 2010 Retail Innovation Award, presented at IBM User Groupâ€™s annual conference in San Antonio.
According to IBM, Roundyâ€™s Supermarketsâ€™ project, the â€śAutomation of Self-Checkout Balancingâ€ť, entailed the installation of the vbScout self-checkout management solution in 90 Roundyâ€™s Supermarkets locations. vbScout makes the management and monitoring of the self-checkout units more efficient. The goals of the project were to standardize self-checkout balancing practices and to reduce bookkeeping time while keeping units available to customers during business hours.
Finalists for the award included Migros Switzerland and solution-providers Bizerba GmbH, IBM, S3 Italy; Michaels Stores and solution-provider Vertex; and Stage Stores and solution-provider Cornell-Mayo Associates.