canadian tire chooses fujitsu

New self-checkout systems installed in 100 stores.

Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc., with Canadian Tire, will install Fujitsu’s U-Scan Genesis self-checkout system at more than 100 of its 468 stores across Canada.

“Customer service is a top priority at Canadian Tire and the Fujitsu self-checkout systems will provide a new and enhanced method to efficiently serve our customers,” said Glenn Butt, senior vice president, store design and support, Canadian Tire. “Fujitsu has been a valuable technology partner, and we are confident that U-Scan will be a hit among our dealers and customers.”

Canadian Tire has been testing the U-Scan systems in a proof of concept (POC) that included both English- and French-language stores since October 2006. As a result, the company will begin a formal rollout of self-checkout systems in late 2007 or early 2008. This installation follows a 2005 Fujitsu rollout that replaced Canadian Tire’s point-of-sale (POS) hardware with Fujitsu’s TeamPoS 2000 M units.

U-Scan Genesis is the latest version of Fujitsu’s successful U-Scan self-checkout family. Unveiled in January 2007, the enhanced system offers retailers more flexibility, scalability and reliability. It features a compact, space-saving footprint, and is available in 1-, 2- and 4-bag modular configurations. The system is expected to rapidly expand into markets beyond the traditional grocery sector, where Fujitsu has long been a technology leader.

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