Conad Nord Ovest has extended its partnership with Diebold Nixdorf and Distribution Service to install new self-checkout solutions in its stores.

FREMONT, CA: A successful self-checkout system can help a business stand out from the competition, improve the checkout process, and attract more customers. With the ongoing pandemic, self-ckeckout systems have gained even more popularity, enabling contactless business for retailers. Conad Nord Ovest extends collaboration with Diebold Nixdorf and Distribution Service, a retail sales management and technology supplier, to install new self-checkout solutions in its stores. Due to the success of 160 installations last year, Conad supermarkets and hypermarkets in Piedmont, Valle d'Aosta, Emilia, Liguria, Tuscany, Lazio, and Sardinia will deploy an extra 90 units in 2021.

"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," comments Maurizio Barsacchi, Director of Innovation, Services, and Organization at Conad Nord Ovest.

Conad Nord Ovest can swiftly and seamlessly implement hardware and software with Diebold Nixdorf's open and modular EASY SCO and EASY eXpress, which accept cash and card-only payments. The self-checkout solutions are linked to the TUASelf software platform, created as a result of the partnership between Conad Nord Ovest and Distribution Service in 2018. The platform is proprietary software for the management of retail cooperatives' self-service checkout.

Bruno Bottai, CEO of Distribution Service, adds, "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, says about the collaboration with Conad, "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."