CONAD expands deployment of Diebold Nixdorf self-checkout solutions

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Conad Nord Ovest, one of the most important cooperatives in the national large-scale retail trade, has further expanded its collaboration with Diebold Nixdorf and Distribution Service, a retail sales management and technology provider, to deploy innovative, self-checkout solutions in its stores. Following the success of 160 installations last year, an additional 90 units will be installed in 2021 in Conad supermarkets and hypermarkets in Italy.

Diebold Nixdorf’s open and modular EASY SCO and EASY eXpress with both cash and card-only payment allow Conad Nord Ovest to integrate hardware and software quickly and easily. Both self-checkout solutions are integrated into the TUASelf software platform, a proprietary software for the management of the retail cooperatives self-service checkout, created by the collaboration between Conad Nord Ovest and Distribution Service in 2018.

The partnership between Diebold Nixdorf and Distribution Service also began in 2018 and made it possible to complete this project allowing Conad Nord Ovest a truly holistic, end-to-end self-service approach. Consumers now experience a fast and secure checkout, improving their shopping experience.

Maurizio Barsacchi, director of innovation, services and organization at Conad Nord Ovest, said: “The collaboration with Diebold Nixdorf and Distribution Service has allowed us to achieve our business goals quickly: proprietary software developed together with Distribution Service and hardware with all the quality and functional features that were essential to us.”

Bruno Bottai, CEO of Distribution Service, said: “After creating the TUASelf platform for Conad we were looking for a reference partner to supply quality retail hardware, and Diebold Nixdorf proved to be the perfect complement to the partnership.”

Lorenza Sbarbaro, managing director of Diebold Nixdorf, said: “Working with a valuable partner like Distribution Service allowed us to quickly create a secure and reliable self-checkout solution for Conad Nord Ovest that enhances the consumers’ journey in their stores.”