July 09, 2013 – Eugene, Oregon -USA – The 2013 Retail Week Technology Awards Ceremony were recently held on June 19, 2013 at the Park Lane Hilton in London. The Co-operative Group was the proud recipient of the coveted “BT Winner of Winners Award”. During the evening, The Group’s name was also called out as the winner for “Cisco and Intel IT Team of the Year Award”, as well as The Co-operative Pharmacy receiving the “Project Implementation of the Year Award”.
The Co-operative Food, one of the largest food retailers in the United Kingdom, implemented the use of over 6,500 Datalogic Elf™ mobile computers for speeding up daily operations resulting in increased productivity of its SMART (Store Merchandising and Replenishment Transformation) system. The SMART system allows the company to increase its focus on store based ordering, streamlining various tasks within the daily store processes. The implementation of the Datalogic Elf PDAs, along with the improved Wi-Fi infrastructure and central replenishment centre, resulted in freeing up the store associates to assist customers. The project was managed and delivered by BT Expedite.
“We congratulate The Group for its well-deserved recognition at the 2013 Retail Week Technology Awards and look forward to future collaborations” states Colin Pike, UK Regional Director for Datalogic ADC. “These awards are particularly significant as they are judged by peers comprising the UK’s leading retailers including Morrisons, John Lewis, Alliance Boots and House of Fraser.”