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    Falabella Hypermarkets to Upgrade POS at 200+ Stores

    The installation is part of the retailer's company-wide IT overhaul.


    Falabella S.A.C.I., a Latin American retailer with more than 200 supermarkets, department stores and home improvement stores throughout the region, plans to install a new point-of-sale in more than 1,700 POS lanes in its Supermarket Division in Chile and Peru as part of its push for state-of-the-art technology throughout its operations.

    The retailer will install the Retalix StoreLine POS system for the implementation, which also includes Fujitsu TeamPOS 3000 XL POS terminals and Datalogic hand-held scanners.

    "This rollout with Retalix is part of an aggressive investment plan to implement state-of-the-art, world-class information technology to offer the best levels of security, agility and efficiency in all our operations," said Cesar Hashimoto, CIO of Falabella's Supermarket Division. "Our IT investments are helping us to increase efficiencies at the point-of-sale to enhance customer service and the shopping experience, as well as procurement, distribution and inventory in our supermarkets -- all to the benefit and satisfaction of our customers."

    The StoreLine application contains advanced POS functionality that supports customer loyalty, self-checkout, fuel management, QSR and a variety of electronic payment services.

    Retalix is working with Bell Tech in Chile and Peru to provide hardware, project management and ongoing support for new store openings.

    Falabella operates department stores, home improvement centers, grocery hypermarkets, financial retail operations and real estate ventures in Chile, Peru, Argentina and Colombia. The company achieved consolidated revenues of more than $5.7 billion in 2007, while investing a record of more than $600 million in capital expenditures.

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