Insight sells out expanded Expo at Future of Convenience 2010 London event
Insight Research will be hosting an expanded convenience, equipment, technology and petroleum retail industry exhibition at the British Library in London during its Future of Convenience conference days, 22-23 September 2010.
Last year’s event was attended by delegates from 20 countries and exhibition space has already sold out for this year’s event. Confirmed exhibitors include: Aldata, Brulines, Cashguard, CBX, Country Choice, Coteba, Ecomonitor, EPTA Group, Fifth Dimension, FuelQuest, KSS, MPSI, PetroTechnik, Planova, Sanderson, TCC, Torex, Western Union and ZBD.
Aldata is the world’s leading provider of retail industry specific solutions for business operations’ improvement and process optimisation. It operates in more than 50 countries and serves over 600 customers worldwide, ranging from 50 to 5,000 stores and one to 100 warehouses.
Aldata is 100% dedicated to supporting the retail industry and its infrastructure of suppliers, wholesalers, logistics and consumers. It is a pro-active member of global retail industry associations, standards organisations and research programmes.
Aldata customers span all sectors of the retail and wholesale industry including food and grocery, drugs, electronics, furniture, and home improvement plus specialists such as hospitality, leisure and health care.
Brulines is the world leader in the precise reconciliation of till sales with delivery and dispensed volumes of beer, spirits and soft drinks. Brulines aims to become the market leader in the UK, and beyond, for the provision of telemetry, data management analysis, software and support services across the leisure, vending and petrol forecourt sectors, where there is considerable overlap and the opportunity exists to become a ‘one stop shop’ provider for customers. As part of its strategy to grow Edensure, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brulines which was purchased in October 2008, the group will develop new solutions and seek to develop partnership relationships with global forecourt equipment suppliers. www.brulines.com
CashGuard is the world-leader in closed cash-handling systems at checkouts in supermarkets, petrol stations, pharmacies and convenience stores. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the company is represented in over 20 countries.
It was founded in 1991 and went public in 2000. Since 2008 CashGuard has been a division of PSI Group, Norway.
Every day more than 4m customers pay for their purchases at one of the company’s 15,000 systems installed worldwide. In Europe alone, CashGuard has more than double as many systems in operation as all of its competitors put together.
CashGuard’s products stand for secure and efficient checkout environments.
The systems resolve many of the problems associated with traditional cash handling based on cash-boxes. They minimise the risk of robbery and eliminate pilfering as well as time-consuming cash register checking processes, while facilitating and improving job rotation.
CashGuard’s cash-handling system for retail checkouts provides key information about payment flows, enabling an overview to be obtained of the store’s total cash logistics. This information is used to control the store’s change, for CIT needs and for checking the daily takings. The system is flexible and can be adapted to suit individual needs of different stores.
With a ROI within a very short-term, the systems pay for themselves through the savings they create.
Founded in 2003, CBX employs approximately 130 people in the United States, with offices in New York, San Francisco and Minneapolis, as well as in Seoul, South Korea. In 2005, the CBX Worldwide Partnership was formed with operating offices in Santiago, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Melbourne, Shanghai, London, and Amsterdam.
In addition to providing corporate and consumer branding services to a wide range of consumer products companies, CBX actively designs stores across a broad spectrum of retailing segments– both domestically and internationally—and further supports retailers in all segments with private label strategy and packaging development.
In store design CBX has worked with retailers such as: A&P, Chevron Texaco, Freson Bros., Listo!, Pathmark, Petro-Canada/Neighbours, Petro China, and Topaz.
Country Choice is the UK’s leading provider of in-store bakery and food-to-go products to the convenience retail sector. In addition to the most comprehensive product range on the market, Country Choice offers equipment concepts, technical and operational training and sales and marketing support.
- Traditional, French and speciality bread
- Cakes and sweet pastries
- Savoury pastries
- Hot and chilled food-to-go
- Training and technical support
- Equipment concepts
- Sales and marketing
With nearly 30 years’ experience, a client base of over 10,000 stores and a proven track record of innovation, Country Choice is unrivalled and will ensure retailers’ in-store bakery or food-to-go operations remain at the forefront of best practice and innovation.
Country Choice, part of the Brakes Group. For further details telephone 0800 521 366 or www.countrychoice.co.uk
Coteba, Groupe Artelia, has offices in London and Dublin and provides a comprehensive professional project and construction management service.
Group Artelia is a progressive and growing multi-disciplinary company with headquarters in Paris and permanent offices in 37 countries across Europe, North and South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia. It offers a global response and seamless solutions for environmental challenges.
Core business: project management, construction management, cost management and health and safety.
Coteba has handled the project management, construction management and cost management of multi-site convenience store rollout programmes for major international clients in the UK and Ireland. It has installed and converted showrooms and retail outlets including Tesco Express, On the Run, Somerfield, Shell Shop and Aldi. The company has completed 240 new build convenience stores and 300 convenience store refurbishments since 2000.
Ecomonitor is a business that applies a modular approach to delivering energy efficiency solutions to customers in the retail and food manufacturing sectors. Its approach to energy efficiency is relevant and beneficial to specific needs. It is committed to delivering sustainable benefits for customers by reducing and controlling their energy consumption, enhancing their ability to maintain and improve their profitability and competitive position in the industry.
Ecomonitor is the skilled energy partner to its customers. The Ecomonitor team comprises experienced professionals with an unparalleled knowledge of delivering energy efficiency solutions across refrigeration, lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Working with customers to develop an energy efficiency plan, Ecomonitor consistently measures and reviews projects to deliver recurring savings, effectively and sustainably, benefiting their business and ultimately the environment.
EPTA, a leading European group and global partner in commercial refrigeration for retail chains, has a worldwide reputation through its brands: Costan, Bonnet Névé, BKT, George Barker and Eurocryor.
EPTA is the partner of choice for retailers seeking turnkey solutions for single refrigeration units for the commercial space and after sales services.
EPTA has developed a solid industrial culture, following the integration and reorganisation of its brands, all leaders in their respective markets. As a result, the group offers a strong international repertoire.
The value of energy is at the heart of EPTA’s strategy and sets it apart from its competitors. In line with demands from most advanced markets, as well as recent European directives aimed at reducing energy consumption, the group is constantly investing in the development of innovative technology to optimise the performance of its systems, reducing environmental pollution and saving energy.
Fifth Dimension creates a suite of software solutions, which provide automated macro store planning, micro shelf planning, range assortment, automated planogram creation and data analysis at every level of store data.
In today’s competitive market, understanding products, range and layout is vital to successful growth, enhanced profits and delivering what the consumer wants. However, strategy and planning will only ever be as successful as the implementation, which brings the initial concepts out into the real store environment.
Fifth Dimension’s consultancy and communications services merge the skills of data analysts, merchandisers and researchers together with designers and animators to enable clients to understand, optimise and communicate their range and store visions from concept to instore execution.
Fifth Dimension offers:
- Analytical consulting
- Market, EPoS and loyalty data analysis, range reviews and category management
- Precision space management
- Fully integrated merchandise display planning, store planning and virtual store applications
- Virtual Store Based Shopper Research
- Accurate consumer insights from our unique virtual store methodologies
- Compliance Strategies
- Analysis, strategy and tactics, store auditing, staff training programmes
- Visual projects and virtual stores
- Visual merchandising, store communication packs, instructional movies and presentations
- Imaging and Presentation Design
- Product image libraries, 3D model libraries, interactive presentations and print
FuelQuest, Inc is a fuel supply chain management and tax automation software and services company headquartered in Houston, Texas.
Since its founding in 2000, FuelQuest has focused on reducing the cost of procuring and managing fuel for retail, fleet and transportation companies through technology-based solutions.
FuelQuest’s Fuel Management System (FMS) is an on-demand solution that automates all aspects of the fuel management process from procurement, inventory management, demand forecasting, strategic sourcing and financial reconciliation to margin analysis and environmental compliance monitoring.
KSS, the fuels pricing expert, is the leading global provider of pricing software, analytics and consulting services to fuel retailers and wholesalers in the oil and gas, convenience store and retail industries. KSS helps fuel marketers identify and efficiently execute optimal pricing strategies. The company’s PriceNet and RackPrice fuel price management software solutions help clients optimise fuel pricing decisions from the enterprise to fuel-site level by automatically gathering price intelligence on local competition and then applying KSS analytics and user-defined pricing rules and guidelines to forecast demand and suggest the most competitive fuel price.
KSS clients include global, national and regional companies managing 25,000-plus fuel locations in 25 countries. KSS has improved profitability at every location, with 100% customer retention. The company’s US headquarters are located in Florham Park, New Jersey, and its international headquarters are based in Manchester, in the UK. For more information about KSS, please visit www.kssg.com
Market Planning Solutions Inc (MPSI) is a leading provider of fuels pricing, site evaluation and market planning solutions to petroleum and convenience store retailers around the world.
It offers decision support solutions that are not only accurate and reliable, but include predictive and analytical features that help clients plan their strategies, predict their performance, implement and improve their profitability for sustainable competitive advantage.
For more than 40 years, customers have turned to MPSI for help in fuels price management, price optimisation, price zoning, retail price data, site selection, network planning, volume and sales revenue projections, acquisition analysis, trade area analysis and more.
MPSI is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and maintains client support offices around the world. It serves over 400 customers in 80 countries, ranging from top Fortune 500 companies, owning thousands of retail sites, to customers with only one location. Its customer base includes nearly half of the top 20 Fortune 500 companies.
PetroTechnik: the complete worldwide fuel system solution provider
PetroTechnik is the world leader in piping and storage systems for flammable liquids under the UPP Systems and CZ product brands. Since 1981 its innovative UPP polyethylene piping and containment systems have been internationally approved and recognised as the industry standard for automotive, aviation and marine fuels for retail filling stations, airports, marinas, fuel storage depots and other key fuel transfer applications.
PetroTechnik products are installed in 160 countries throughout the world, where customers are supported by eight regional offices and a network of authorised resellers.
Cookson & Zinn manufactures state-of-the-art above and below ground storage tanks in carbon and stainless steel and pressure vessels for LPG.
Tested over time its UPP and CZ products enjoy the confidence of BP, ExxonMobil, Murphy USD, Shell and Total to name but a few of PetroTechnik’s loyal customers.
Planova-UK: creating value and growth
Planova can do more than just supply fittings for retail shops. Together with its in-house creative designers, Planova develops concepts to bring retail merchandise into focus and increase sales. Thanks to its international experience, Planova knows the European market place inside out. It is also able to give advice on merchandising and space management; provide the correct lighting, clear and plain signage with easy accessibility to the merchandise; and create atmosphere.
Planova has developed a shelving system for the retail market, which is appreciated for its stability and the quality of surface finish. The system is easy to install and disassemble and, with the unique ‘click’ system, the adjustement of the shelves is faster and easier then any other system on the market.
The quality of the products, coupled with many years’ experience as a supplier to the retail market, makes the company a strong partner to help retailers with great innovative designs to increase turn over.
As a producer of steel and wooden furniture, Planova covers all areas of the retail store such as the grocery department, fruit and vegetable, wine department, bakery, kiosk and service area.
Sanderson is a publicly owned, UK provider of software solutions and IT services. It supplies innovative, market-focused solutions primarily to the retail and manufacturing sectors.
Experienced in the markets it serves, Sanderson forges long-term relationships with its customers. This allows it to consistently deliver real business benefit and help clients achieve rapid return on their investment in IT.
Established in 1983, Sanderson has a multi-million pound turnover and track record of profitable growth. It employs around 300 people nationwide and continually invests in developing technology skills and business know-how.
It strives to be the best in its chosen fields and achieves market leadership through the quality of our products, people and services.
TCC designs programs that increase total store sales by improving frequency, average transaction levels and other crucial KPIs. TCC is a world-leader operating in more than 50 countries worldwide. TCC works with over 250 retailers, predominantly in the grocery and petroleum sectors. Over the past two decades, TCC has partnered with many of the world’s leading retailers, successfully delivering concrete and measurable increases in revenue and market share. The experience gained from successfully running more than 5,000 programs allows the company to structure programs that successfully change shopper behaviour. Following close consultation with its clients, TCC designs and implements tailor-made programs with one thing in mind – delivering a positive measurable difference to its customers’ business.
TCC’s services include campaign design, reward sourcing, logistics, creative services, program management, measurement and analysis. TCC offers a range of proven and innovative solutions designed to deliver its clients’ objectives.
Torex is a leading global provider of innovative, integrated technology solutions who has over 25 years’ experience of partnering with the world’s most forward-thinking retail, petrol and convenience, and hospitality brands. Over 7,000 customers worldwide depend on its solutions and industry experts to help them identify, define and deliver a more personal and qualitative experience for each consumer, and to maximise profitability, increase return on investment and achieve competitive advantage.
Torex has a successful history working with a variety of petrol and convenience retailers such as Budgens, Londis, Sewell Retail, MRH, Mills Group and Martin McColl. It‘s able to cater for the specific needs of the petrol and convenience market with a range of solutions which allow for the total control of prices, promotions and stock, as well as interfaces to Wetstock Management, remote site diagnositcs and a selection of POS systems. All products are designed for the global market and are configured to meet the needs of convenience retailers of all shapes and sizes.
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Custom House branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, as well as send payments and purchase money orders. The Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services are offered through a combined network of more than 420,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2009, The Western Union Company completed 196 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $71 billion of principal between consumers, and 415 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
Foreign Exchange & International Payments
Acquired by Western Union in 2009, Custom House is a global payments company, which offers extensive international payment solutions using market-leading technology and a worldwide network of trading offices. Founded in 1992, Custom House enables clients to make payment transactions quickly, efficiently and securely – in person or online – through its dedicated global banking relationships. Through its knowledge of the market and expertise, it remains committed to providing value and innovative, cost effective solutions for a diverse client base. It addresses the needs of individuals, enterprise clients, Fortune 500 companies and industry-specific markets.
ZBD is a leader in the design and supply of the next generation of electronic shelf labels (ESL) which remove the need for traditional paper labelling, providing retailers with a cost-effective and efficient way to manage pricing, product and promotional information at the point of purchase.
ESLs have a special role to play in convenience stores (c-stores) and forecourt shops and allow product prices and promotions to be maintained automatically from a central point: accurately and without staff intervention.
The system helps improve consumer information and drives shop operations: replenishment, merchandising compliance and stock control. Both c-stores and forecourt shops serve different consumers across the trading week – a typical forecourt may serve predominantly commercial travellers on weekdays and families at weekends. ESL provides a unique business tool to change promotions and optimise pricing instantly, across the store, whenever appropriate. In c-stores and forecourt stores, the ROI for ESL can be just a few months.
July 2010 Issue