RA'ANANA, Israel, Aug. 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retalix® (Nasdaq:RTLX), a leading independent provider of software and professional services to retailers and distributors worldwide, has announced that Zen Nippon Shokuhin of Japan will increase demand-driven customer service, reduce costs and boost profits by deploying Retalix software and services. The Tokyo-based grocer will roll out the Retalix point-of-service (POS) software, Retalix Loyalty and Promotion solution and Retalix HQ system to more than 1,000 locations across the country. The project recently completed a successful pilot, and will advance to a full rollout. Mr. Mitsuhiro Saito, president of Zen Nippon Shokuhin, says the supermarket chain chose Retalix because it wanted to enhance the customer experience and create a centralized and integrated retail IT infrastructure as it continued its growth in the Japanese market. "During the pilot, Retalix successfully illustrated that its solutions rank among the best in the industry. They also clearly demonstrated their excellent capability to deliver on a global scale while providing localized support," said Mr. Mitsuhiro Saito. "Retalix's POS, Loyalty and HQ solutions will provide us with a completely integrated system that will further enhance the customer experience and will help us cut costs and increase revenue across our growing enterprise." Shuky Sheffer, Chief Executive Officer of Retalix, said: "We are happy that our demand-driven solutions could help Zen Nippon significantly improve its operational efficiencies and growth, while enhancing the customer experience. This marks Retalix's first successful pilot in Japan, and will help us strengthen our position in this market. We look forward to growing our partnership with Zen Nippon Shokuhin, and achieving a complete, successful rollout." Retalix Store Solution software is an open-architecture, multi-channel solution designed to increase a retailer's efficiency and effectiveness at all customer touchpoints, and thereby differentiate, innovate and drive a superior customer experience. Deployed at leading retailers worldwide, the application contains advanced POS functionality and supports customer loyalty, self-checkout, fuel management, QSR and a wide variety of electronic payment services.
Retalix Loyalty and Promotion is a powerful, targeted promotions and consumer interaction solution that enables long-term customer loyalty and retention. The system also drives cross sales and up-sales by targeting a retailer's promotional spend on their most valuable customers. As an enterprise-wide, real-time, scalable solution, the software seamlessly ties together centralized operations, marketing management, special promotions, IT and the shoppers themselves. The system also delivers promotional offers, tracks performance and personalizes communications. Because it's centrally operated, Retalix Loyalty and Promotion solution ensures seamless consistency of the customer experience across multiple stores and channels.About Zen Nippon Shokuhin Zen Nippon Shokuhin is a voluntary grocery chain operating throughout Japan with Headquarters in Tokyo. It ranks No. 2 in the voluntary chain sector in Japan. Founded in 1962, Zen Nippon Shokuhin Co., Ltd. Now has approximately 1,700 member stores, 11 branch offices, and operate 25 distribution centers throughout Japan. Zen Nippon Shokuhin on the web: www.zchain.co.jp. About Retalix Retalix® (Nasdaq:RTLX) is a leading provider of software solutions to retailers and distributors worldwide. The Company's product and services help its customers automate and synchronize essential retail and supply chain operations, encompassing stores, headquarters and warehouses. Specializing in the food industry, Retalix serves customers in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.retalix.com. Retalix is a registered trademark of Retalix Ltd. in the United States and in other countries. The names of actual companies, products and services mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The Retalix Ltd. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5937 Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements: Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and U.S. federal securities laws. For example, the statements regarding the future rollout of deployment of Retalix solutions and the performance goals Zen Nippon Shokuhin is trying to achieve by deploying such solutions, including increased profitability, all include forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Retalix, including revenues, income and expenses, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements or other guidance or outlooks expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include risks relating to Retalix's anticipated future financial performance and growth, continued roll-outs with existing customers, continued interest in Retalix's new platforms, the perception by leading retailers of Retalix's reputation, the potential benefits to food and fuel retailers and distributors, expansion into new geographic markets, and other factors over which Retalix may have little or no control. This list is intended to identify only certain of the principal factors that could cause actual results to differ. Readers are referred to the reports and documents filed by Retalix with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Retalix's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2009, for a discussion of these and other important risk factors. Except as required by law, Retalix undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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