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Harp’s Food selects NCR POS checkout technology

BY Marianne Wilson

Duluth, Ga. — NCR Corp. announced that the company’s point-of-sale terminals will now be the preferred checkout technology at Springdale, Ark.-based Harp’s Food Stores, an employee-owned company, which operates 66-plus grocery stores in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

NCR’s RealPOS 60 checkout terminals will be used in all new Harp’s stores and will replace checkout equipment at 10 existing Harp’s stores. The grocer chose the NCR technology due to its high serviceability, compact size and price-to-performance ratio.

The ability of the terminal to be mounted to a wall was also a key selling point for Harp’s.

“By allowing us to mount the terminal to the wall of our cashier stations, we are able to ensure the device is up and away from spills and this wall mounting allows us to maximize the use of space in this area,” said Mark Pierce, director of store systems, Harp’s Food. “Overall the NCR RealPOS 60 terminals provide an outstanding blend of performance and value.”

NCR RealPOS 60 has been pre-integrated and tested with the grocer’s existing point-of-sale software, NCR Advanced Checkout Solution.

In addition to the POS terminals, NCR will supply Harp’s stores with its RealPOS Dynakey, which allows cashiers to focus on customer interaction while minimizing mistakes that can cost time and lower customer satisfaction, and its RealPOS Cordless Handheld Imager, a cordless device allows cashiers to easily and quickly scan large, bulky or heavy items on the cashier belt or left in the shopping cart.

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Lowe’s names ops head for West division

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe’s has promoted Kevin Measel to SVP store operations for the company’s West division. Measel replaces Jim Frasso, who retired from Lowe’s following a 17-year career with the company.

Measel has more than 28 years of retail experience in both store operations and merchandising, having served most recently as merchandising VP nursery. Additionally, he has served as regional VP district manager and store manager. He joined Lowe’s in 1994 and has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility.

“Kevin’s deep experience in store operations and merchandising has provided him with a strong understanding of consumer trends and opportunities as well as Lowe’s strategic focus,” said Rick Damron, EVP store operations. “He has excelled in numerous assignments over the years and has earned this opportunity for expanded responsibility.”

With Measel’s promotion to lead the West division, SVP Brent Kirby now has responsibility for the North division. SVP William Edwards retains responsibility for the South division.

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