Datalogic boosts its leadership in the world of retail! The company from Bologna will supply Coop Estense and Coop Liguria with over 300 Joya cutting-edge self-shopping pods, confirming its undisputed leadership in “Salvatempo” solutions

Bologna, September 21, 2010 – Datalogic Group, a leader on the market of bar code readers, data collection mobile computers and RFID and vision systems, communicates that it has signed two commercial agreements with Coop Estense and Coop Liguria to supply a total of over 300 Joya terminals, the cutting-edge self-shopping pod produced and distributed by the group’s subsidiary Datalogic Mobile EBSTM.

The contract finalized with Coop Liguria concerns the historical supermarket in Albenga, which has been completely renovated to become a hypermarket, covering a surface area of 5.500 square meters with 20 check-outs enabled for self-shopping payment, 6 self service check-out counters and 4 automatic payment counters reserved exclusively to customers who choose the quick self-shopping method. This additional supply contract further consolidates the successful partnership between Datalogic and Coop Liguria, which decided to start collaborating with the group with other technological solutions back in 2003 to later continue with the management of another impressive 8 sales points.

The agreement signed with Coop Estense on the other hand entails the supply of the Joya pods to the Nuovo Doro supermarket in Ferrara, which thanks to its surface area of 2.000 square meters, 8 traditional check-outs and 4 automatic payment counters, represents one of the most important sales points of the area.

Just over two years from launching the revolutionary Joya device, Datalogic continues to confirm the success of its Shopevolution solutions and its undisputed leadership: the supermarkets of Albenga and Nuovo Doro integrate the other 350 supermarkets already managed in countries such as Italy (Coop, Conad, Auchan, Esselunga, Famila, Lombardini, Finiper and E.Leclerc Conad), France (Groupe Casino, ATAC and Carrefour) and Belgium (Delhaize Group and Carrefour).

Joya is the new pod of Datalogic Mobile EBSTM, a remarkably innovative product that revolutionizes the way thousands of people shop. Thanks to Joya, customers are able to easily read the bar codes of the various products, placing them directly in the trolley and to view the price on the display, as well as the number of products purchased, any special offers or product discounts, the balance of fidelity points and the total cost of the products purchased, drastically cutting waiting times at the check-out.

Mauro Sacchetto, CEO of Datalogic commented:
“The agreements signed further strengthen Datalogic’s partnership with Coop and prove, yet again, how important it is to always be aware of the needs of retailers, of their market and of their customers who appreciate our focus on technologies that are able to make their shopping experience in the sales points straightforward, enjoyable and quick. Focus on innovation has always been a stronghold of Datalogic, a company committed to finding the best possible solutions for its customers and partners. Partnerships such as these cannot but leave us proud of what we have done and confident that we may soon discover even more cutting-edge solutions to meet the requirements of consumers”.