NCR Ships More Than 1,000 Self-Checkout Systems

Retail Solutions Provider Sees Increasing Market Acceptance for New Technology

Aggressive Growth Demonstrates Consumer, Retailer Benefit



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from NCR Corporation

    ATLANTA, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NCR Corporation (NYSE:   NCR), the global
 leader in retail store automation solutions, today announced it has shipped
 more than 1,000 self-checkout systems, the technology that allows shoppers to
 scan, bag and pay for their own items.
     "Retailers are investing aggressively in NCR technology to improve
 efficiency and reduce costs in this challenging economic environment," said
 Mike Webster, general manager for NCR Self-Checkout. "What was a novelty a
 year ago is quickly becoming a key component of store design."
     Retailers taking receipt of NCR Self-Checkout units include Albertson's,
 Wakefern, K-VA-T Food City and Kmart.  Customer usage has been reported as
 high as 37 percent of in-store transactions.
     "We are seeing customers move beyond the pilot stage and convert to
 rollouts based on the superior flexibility and ease of use of the NCR Self-
 Checkout solution," said Webster.
     Technologically savvy retailers may see shopper loyalty as an additional
 benefit.  An NCR-sponsored study conducted late last year revealed that 33
 percent of respondents indicated they would be more likely to frequent a store
 that offered self-checkout terminals, and one in four customers already use it
 regularly.
 
     About NCR's Retail Solutions Division
     NCR's Retail Solutions Division, headquartered in Atlanta, is a leading
 global provider of store automation solutions, including point-of-sale
 solutions, self-checkout, Web kiosks, bar code scanners and electronic shelf
 labels.  NCR offers the most comprehensive suite of store automation
 solutions, as well as consulting and customer support services, serving
 businesses in the food and drug, general merchandise and hospitality market
 segments.
 
     About NCR Corporation
     NCR Corporation (NYSE:   NCR) is a leader in providing Relationship
 Technology(TM) solutions to customers worldwide in the retail, financial,
 communications, travel and transportation, and insurance markets.  NCR's
 Relationship Technology solutions include privacy-enabled Teradata(R)
 warehouses and customer relationship management (CRM) applications, store
 automation and automated teller machines (ATMs).  The company's business
 solutions are built on the foundation of its long-established industry
 knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding software, global customer
 support services, a complete line of consumable and media products, and
 leading edge hardware technology.  NCR employs 33,200 in more than 100
 countries, and is a component stock of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.  More
 information about NCR and its solutions may be found at www.ncr.com .
 
     NCR and Teradata are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCR
 Corporation in the United States and other countries.
 
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    ATLANTA, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NCR Corporation (NYSE:   NCR), the global
 leader in retail store automation solutions, today announced it has shipped
 more than 1,000 self-checkout systems, the technology that allows shoppers to
 scan, bag and pay for their own items.
     "Retailers are investing aggressively in NCR technology to improve
 efficiency and reduce costs in this challenging economic environment," said
 Mike Webster, general manager for NCR Self-Checkout. "What was a novelty a
 year ago is quickly becoming a key component of store design."
     Retailers taking receipt of NCR Self-Checkout units include Albertson's,
 Wakefern, K-VA-T Food City and Kmart.  Customer usage has been reported as
 high as 37 percent of in-store transactions.
     "We are seeing customers move beyond the pilot stage and convert to
 rollouts based on the superior flexibility and ease of use of the NCR Self-
 Checkout solution," said Webster.
     Technologically savvy retailers may see shopper loyalty as an additional
 benefit.  An NCR-sponsored study conducted late last year revealed that 33
 percent of respondents indicated they would be more likely to frequent a store
 that offered self-checkout terminals, and one in four customers already use it
 regularly.
 
     About NCR's Retail Solutions Division
     NCR's Retail Solutions Division, headquartered in Atlanta, is a leading
 global provider of store automation solutions, including point-of-sale
 solutions, self-checkout, Web kiosks, bar code scanners and electronic shelf
 labels.  NCR offers the most comprehensive suite of store automation
 solutions, as well as consulting and customer support services, serving
 businesses in the food and drug, general merchandise and hospitality market
 segments.
 
     About NCR Corporation
     NCR Corporation (NYSE:   NCR) is a leader in providing Relationship
 Technology(TM) solutions to customers worldwide in the retail, financial,
 communications, travel and transportation, and insurance markets.  NCR's
 Relationship Technology solutions include privacy-enabled Teradata(R)
 warehouses and customer relationship management (CRM) applications, store
 automation and automated teller machines (ATMs).  The company's business
 solutions are built on the foundation of its long-established industry
 knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding software, global customer
 support services, a complete line of consumable and media products, and
 leading edge hardware technology.  NCR employs 33,200 in more than 100
 countries, and is a component stock of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.  More
 information about NCR and its solutions may be found at www.ncr.com .
 
     NCR and Teradata are trademarks or registered trademarks of NCR
 Corporation in the United States and other countries.
 
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