Wal-Mart Inks Deal for 10,000 Self-Checkout Scanners

by Lance Turner  on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 2:16 pm  

A self-checkout system by NCR Corp., which has signed a deal to add 10,000 machines to Wal-Mart stores in 2013. (Photo by NCR Corp.)

NCR Corp. of Duluth, Ga., said Thursday that it will install 10,000 of its self-checkout systems in more than 1,200 Wal-Mart stores in the United States in 2013.

Shares of publicly traded %%NCR%% rose 6 percent on the news. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Shoppers and retailers recognize the speed and value self-checkout provides and shoppers tell us they are eager to see it expanded into other retail segments," Scott Kingsfield, senior vice president and general manager of NCR Retail, said.

Wal-Mart already uses self-checkout systems in its retail stores. Thursday's announcement was called an "expansion" of those systems.

"Our customers are shopping differently than they ever have, and we're using innovative technologies like self-checkouts to meet their needs," said Jeff McAllister, senior vice president of innovation at Walmart U.S. "Our multiple checkout options give us a unique advantage to provide our customers with the quick, easy and convenient checkout experience they tell us they want."



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