Bologna, 06 July, 2009 - The partnership between Unicoop Firenze and Datalogic for Salvatempo service is strengthened.
In fact, on the 29th of May a purchase agreement for ShopevolutionTM solution with the newest terminals Joya™ was signed by Unicoop Firenze for a contract value of 1.8 million Euros.
Joya by Datalogic is a new generation pod for shopping that has just celebrated the first year of its life, showing excellent performances. This pod will be adopted in about 20 stores of Unicoop Firenze. There will be partly new installations and partly replacements of the old technology systems. With this innovative pod Datalogic, confirms an important success in Unicoop Firenze. Unicoop Firenze is one of the 9 cooperatives of Coop System (with 98 stores including supermarkets, hypermarkets, minimarkets and traditional stores distributed in 7 Tuscany provinces) and the biggest Italian consumers' cooperative, noted for its associates, sales and employees.
This is another target reached by Datalogic in synergy with Florence Unicoop, which was the first to adopt Salvatempo service and which today assures its customers the shopping experience of high level.
In fact, there are a lot of benefits derived from Joya usage, beginning with the fact that the products chosen by the customers could be put away in the shopping bags and loaded directly into the trolleys, eliminating in this way the necessity of putting them on conveyor and assuring a fast payment. No queues at the checkout for Coop associates any more, thanks to the kiosks for self-service payment. Furthermore, Joya assures a real time visualization of purchase amount, giving a constant update of the sales check value, and informs about product promotions in the store.
Thanks to these services Unicoop Firenze is able to differ a lot from the competitors, thus increasing its competitiveness and attracting new and more "loyal" customers, satisfied with their own shopping experience and the added value assured by Joya, its information and Salvatempo rapid payment service.
It's yet another success for Datalogic, helping solidify the leadership position it has carved out for itself, with more than 300 stores installed, including Italy (Coop, Conad, Carrefour, Auchan, Esselunga, Lombardini, Despar, Finiper and E.Leclerc Conad), France (Groupe Casino, ATAC and Carrefour), and Belgium (Delhaize Group and Carrefour). This further demonstrates the importance of understanding the market and customers, as well as a strong inclination to innovation for constant and on-going growth.