Strongsville, Ohio The IBM Retail User Group announced that Roundy‚Äôs Supermarkets was named winner of the 2010 Retail Innovation Award, presented at IBM User Group‚Äôs annual conference in San Antonio.
According to IBM, Roundy‚Äôs Supermarkets‚Äô project, the ‚ÄúAutomation of Self-Checkout Balancing‚ÄĚ, entailed the installation of the vbScout self-checkout management solution in 90 Roundy‚Äôs 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.