StoreNext Working with IBM to Deliver Innovative Point-of-Sale Retail Solutions to Independent Retailers and
Armonk, New York, April 30, 2008 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it will work with StoreNext
Retail Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of Retalix Ltd. (NASDAQ: RTLX), to market pre-packaged retail
solutions powered by IBM point-of-sale systems for independent and regional chain grocers.
StoreNext, the leading supplier of retail technology to independent grocers and regional chains, will now add
IBM point-of-sale (POS) terminals to its solutions portfolio. Retalix and StoreNext software applications on
powerful IBM POS units will give clients greater flexibility and choice to meet their IT requirements, and enable
StoreNext with IBM to extend its leadership to untapped markets in this space.
"This is an exciting opportunity for us," said John Gaydac, vice president, IBM Retail Store Solution Sales,
Americas. "We are pleased to be working with a market leader like StoreNext and its dealer network to extend
our reach into the SMB market. StoreNext's grocery applications coupled with IBM hardware enables both
companies to better serve this important segment, and adding this new channel and solution to our existing ACE
independent grocery offering provides independent grocers with the widest set of solutions possible."
"It was time to extend the IBM-Retalix relationship by pairing StoreNext's software with IBM's terminal
hardware," said Ray Carlin, president and CEO of StoreNext. "The market is demanding hardware choice, and
this partnership will deliver outstanding value and a powerful brand to key market segments such as convenience
stores and independent grocers."
The agreement calls for StoreNext to market IBM SurePOS retail terminals with StoreNext ISS45(TM) and
ScanMaster(R) grocery point-of-sale software solutions. The company will also bundle the IBM platforms with
the Retalix StorePoint(TM) POS solution for the convenience-fuel retail market.