EDEKA among the winners – Wincor Nixdorf successful as IT solution partner

Retail Technology Awards Europe 2012

One coveted Retail Technology Award Europe this year went to a project for which Wincor Nixdorf is the IT solution partner of the company that received the award. The awards are presented every year by the EHI Retail Institute for outstanding, innovative IT solutions in retail environments. A jury of representatives from industry, research institutes and universities chose the winners in three categories from among numerous entries.

Winning an award in the category “Best Enterprise Solution” requires the use of innovative technology that increases efficiency throughout the company. Here, EDEKA Südwest came out as the winner: The group has been using SAP F&R for several years to forecast and plan merchandise requirements. The solution provided by Wincor Nixdorf now also allows EDEKA to take weather forecasts into account when carrying out planning for items whose sale is especially dependent on the weather. For the latter, Wincor Nixdorf works together with MeteoMedia. With success: By incorporating the forecasts of the leading European weather service, it was possible to significantly improve product availability and reduce write-offs, particularly in the case of fresh produce and frozen goods.

The Retail Technology Awards Europe were presented at a gala evening as part of the EuroCIS 2012 trade fair.