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    C&K Market Installs New POS Platform

    BOOKINGS, Ore. - C&K Market, Inc., a 51-store independent grocer based here, said yesterday it has chosen StoreNext Retail Technologies' ISS45 point-of-sale platform with RBO office software and Fujitsu TeamPoS 2000 terminal systems for chainwide implementation. C&K's StoreNext rollout started earlier this year and will continue through mid-2006.

    BOOKINGS, Ore. - C&K Market, Inc., a 51-store independent grocer based here, said yesterday it has chosen StoreNext Retail Technologies' ISS45 point-of-sale platform with RBO office software and Fujitsu TeamPoS 2000 terminal systems for chainwide implementation. C&K's StoreNext rollout started earlier this year and will continue through mid-2006.

    Installation and ongoing service and support are being handled by Seattle, Wash.-based InStore Technology, a value-added POS dealer specializing in solutions for the independent grocery market. InStore serves Washington, Oregon, and Northern California.

    "We needed a POS system that was flexible to our business needs while providing a front end that was physically attractive and informative to our customers," said C&K information technology director Hank Shields in a statement. "StoreNext answered all of our requirements with its ISS45 platform and TeamPoS 2000 terminal system. To date, results have shown that our employees are more efficient and productive, which has netted a substantial increase in customer satisfaction."

    "As technology continues to evolve and new systems become more prevalent in the grocery industry, shoppers' expectations for the convenience and function of that technology will continue to rise," noted Ray Carlin, president and c.e.o. of Plano, Texas-based StoreNext. "We want to level the competitive playing field by providing independent grocers the same technology advantages as the larger chains, while decreasing their cost burdens."

    Founded in 1956, C&K has more than 2,300 employees and operates in Oregon and Northern California under the Ray's Food Place, Ray's Shop Smart, and Ray's Price Less Foods banners. A closely held family-owned company that has earned the ranking of the 21st largest privately owned company in Oregon this year, C&K runs supermarkets ranging in size from 5,940 square feet to more than 45,000 square feet.

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