Kum & Go Selects NCR's Radiant C-Store Technology

Solution will manage fuel island, foodservice, multichannel marketing, more

Published in CSP Daily News

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Kum & Go LC has entered into a new agreement with NCR Corp. to implement NCR's Radiant c-store technology within each of the retailer's more than 400 stores. Kum & Go chose the Radiant solution to manage a wide range of its business operations from one system, including fuel island, foodservice and multichannel marketing initiatives.

The solution includes point-of-sale (POS) software and hardware terminals, fuel controllers and electronic payment controllers. The integration of the solution will help the company to connect with consumers both inside and outside the store.

"We were looking for a technology solution that could easily scale with us and support future growth initiatives. NCR was able to meet our needs and provides a strong, feature-rich technology that decreases our overall technology costs," said Craig Bergstrom, CFO of Kum & Go.

"As the leading technology provider for the c-store industry, NCR is focused on delivering innovative and reliable solutions that drive profitable growth and simplify c-store operations," said Jimmy Frangis, vice president, NCR Hospitality and Specialty Retail.

NCR acquired Radiant Systems Inc. in August 2011, positioning the company as a leader in hospitality and specialty retail with more than 100,000 installations worldwide. Customers include leading brands and venues in the restaurant and foodservice, sports and entertainment, petroleum and convenience and specialty retail markets.

Duluth, Ga.-based NCR is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. Its assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, travel, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment, gaming, public-sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries.

Kum & Go, West Des Moines, Iowa, is the fifth largest privately held, company-operated convenience store chain in the United States. The family-owned company began in 1959, in Hampton, Iowa, and has grown to more than 400 convenience stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming). In addition to a wide selection of products, Kum & Go provides customers a proprietary mix of products under the Hiland brand name. Other proprietary product offerings include Java Ridge Premium Coffee, Napa Creek and Sea Ridge wines, Go Fresh Market sandwiches and Nuclear energy drinks.

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