Love’s Partners with Retalix

Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores said it reached a deal to partner with Retalix, a provider of software solutions for retailers and distributors.

As part of the deal, Love’s will deploy Retalix StorePoint point-of-sale (POS), Back Office with Foodservice and Commercial Fuel solutions in more than 200 travel centers and convenience stores across the U.S.

The Oklahoma City-based retailer has annual sales of more than $7 billion and has been included in Forbes magazine’s annual listing of America’s largest private companies since 2000. Love’s will implement Retalix HQ-Convenience (HQC) with integrated price book, reporting and business intelligence, data warehouse and electronic journal functions, for centralized management and decision control for the entire chain.

“Our stores offer fuel, convenience, quick-service restaurants, specialty items and services for long-haul truckers and travelers,” said Jim Xenos, Love’s chief information officer. “We needed to streamline the very complex functionality that is required to operate a travel stop and convenience store. We chose Retalix because it is the most comprehensive solution to the very broad mix of requirements we have.”

Retalix StorePoint is a POS and back office software system that helps convenience and travel center retailers improve productivity, control costs and increase sales. The Retalix StorePoint solution includes integrated forecourt automation for gasoline and commercial fuel, Electronic Payment Software (EPS), Foodservice, Cash and Inventory Management modules. Additionally, Retalix StorePoint supports an integrated payments switch from Postilion to handle all of the various fuel and fleet purchases inherent in the truck stop industry. Retalix HQC complements Retalix StorePoint by providing central pricebook management, reporting and analytics software to effectively manage the chain’s item and price information.

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