NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that Independent Solutions (IS) - an Australian point of sale solution provider owned by Metcash, has selected NCR point-of-sale (POS) technology solutions to help its independent retail customers offer enhanced services in their stores. As part of this program, NCR will deploy more than 100 NCR self-checkout solutions and 150 POS systems to independent retailers across the country. “We constantly look at opportunities for helping retail businesses expand their profits and improve the experience for their customers. Our relationship with Independent Solutions is at the core of those efforts in Australia,” says Kristie Longhurst, general manager for Australia, NCR Retail. “NCR’s leading technology solutions are empowering independent retailers and single-store owners to offer a new level of service and enabling employees to focus on helping shoppers.” According to Retail Banking Research, NCR is the world’s largest supplier of self-checkout technology and the leader in self-checkout shipments with a total of 71 percent market share. “Our relationship with NCR aligns with our vision to expand our markets and deliver value to stakeholders by bringing innovative technology solutions to independent retailers,” says Mike Martyn, general manager at Independent Solutions. “We understand the challenges faced by retailers in this competitive environment and want to ensure that we address their long-term strategy by having an integrated, cost-effective solution for growing their business.” NCR is working closely with Independent Solutions by integrating its existing POS technology and Profit-Track™ POS software with NCR POS technology to enable quicker, more positive experiences for customers, and better management at stores. “We understand the unique challenges and needs of independent retailers to achieve sustainable growth. By making NCR’s technology solutions available to independent retailers, we can help them grow profitably and provide a highly competitive level of service that allows them to compete effectively with their competitors,” added Mike.