Roche Bros. deploying NCR solution to strengthen payment security
Duluth, Ga. — NCR Corp. announced supermarket chain Roche Bros. has implemented NCR’s Connected Payments to help with its payments security. Massachusetts-based Roche Bros. is using the cloud-based payment solution to manage all of its daily operations related to payments across its network of stores.
“We were looking for an electronic payment solution that allowed us to insulate sensitive card data from our retail enterprise but at the same time provide a level of flexibility to implement changes quickly and easily,” said John Lauderbach, CIO of Roche Bros. “NCR Connected Payments is very straightforward to maintain as all the on-going work is done by NCR, freeing me and my team to run our business and focus on what we are good at. Because it is a cloud solution, it has an attractive subscription based model, with no hidden surprises.”
NCR Connected Payments provides data and transmission protection, from PIN pad to payment processor, helping to reduce Roche Bros.’ in-store payment data footprint and exposure to potential payment data theft and fraud. The flexible cloud solution also makes it easy for Roche Bros. to comply with changing payments regulations and implement changes and configurations across all its stores, POS systems and PIN pad devices from a single central location.
The solution is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) 3.0 and Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) certified, enabling retailers to comply with the latest industry regulations. It also employs point-to-point encryption (P2PE) and tokenization, and provides advanced security monitoring and vulnerability management to grant retailers constant visibility into the health of their complete payment system.
Apparel retailer XCVI taps Springboard Retail for POS and inventory management
Boston — Springboard Retail, a cloud POS and retail management platform, announced that casual chic lifestyle brand XCVI chose Springboard Retail to accelerate sales, profits and customer engagement as they continue to expand stores throughout the Western U.S.
When XCVI launched its pop-up shop project in 2012, executives searched for an easy-to-use but powerful POS solution. They didn’t want to have to pack, unpack and travel with a cumbersome legacy POS as they managed the mobile store. After initially trying a few solutions, they began searching for a feature-rich cloud POS system that supported inventory management across multiple stores and provided robust end-to-end functionality. Executives chose Springboard Retail and have been very pleased by its deep functionality but also its ease of use. According to XCVI, Springboard Retail’s impact on their business has been “profound.”
“We initially trialed Springboard Retail in just one store in August of 2014 but recently expanded it to all six of our stores because of its strong capabilities to meet our needs,” said Daniela Zeltzer, marketing director, XCVI. “Springboard Retail provides us with greater inventory control and data that we can rely on to make smarter business decisions. Its impact has been profound, giving us the ability to track merchandise from corporate to stores, manage changes in real time and simply be more productive in all aspects.”
XCVI runs six stores throughout California and Arizona, in which they utilize Springboard Retail’s mobile POS, custom dashboards and robust reporting – making real time actionable data available on store performance, customers and inventory. Springboard Retail gives corporate headquarters better insight and more control, and also allows store associates to make more intelligent product recommendations for customers on the sales floor – increasing profitability and customer satisfaction.
GameStop pulls out the stops for Ronald McDonald House
Video game retailer GameStop is lending its support to Ronald McDonald Houses by donating 180 free PlayStations.
The retailer, in conjunction with Sony Computer Entertainment America, says it plans to donate a PlayStation 4 gaming bundle to all Ronald McDonald Houses in the United States.
“We have been working with the RMHC team for more than six years,” said Matt Hodges, vice president of public and investor relations, GameStop. "Whether they are preparing a meal or delivering the latest video games and systems, the GameStop family enjoys giving back to this organization and the families they support in any way we can.”
GameStop and Sony Computer Entertainment America will provide PS4 bundles to the 180 U.S. Ronald McDonald Houses in the hopes of bringing some additional joy to families in need. The bundles will consist of a PS4, extra DualShock4 Wireless Controller, and game titles includingLittle Big Planet 3, DRIVECLUB, and MLB 15 The Show and more –- all benefitting an estimated 500,000 families.
“When families come to a Ronald McDonald House, they are going through an extremely difficult, trying period,” said Chip McTighe, director of sales, Sony Computer Entertainment America. “Our hope is by teaming up with GameStop we can help add some fun to the homes and bring excitement and laughter to families when they need it most.”
Research has shown that having family close by when a child is in the hospital and going through treatment can help them cope better with the stress of illness. It also keeps families close and connected with medical staff to better adhere to treatment plans for children.
“We are extremely thankful to GameStop and PlayStation for providing game consoles to Ronald McDonald Houses across the country,” said Sheila Musolino, vice president and chief operating officer, RMHC. “Our Houses allow families to support their children every step of the way. And, play areas in each House allow children experiencing similar situations to play together helping them cope with the trauma of their illness.”
RMHC provides comfort and care to nearly nine million children annually through a network of 300 local Chapters in 60 countries and regions around the world.
GameStop operates more than 6,600 stores across 14 countries.