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.