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IT Providers Recognised in Prestigious Coles Supplier of the Year Awards

NCR wins the ‘Supplier of the Year Award’ for outstanding service and innovative technologies

SYDNEY, AustraliaSeptember 22 2015: Coles has recognised the outstanding work of leading technology companies at the Coles Supplier of the Year awards. World leading consumer transaction technology provider NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), won the ‘Supplier of the Year Award’ for Outstanding Service, with Fujitsu being named as a finalist in the same category. NCR jointly won the ‘Award for Outstanding Service’ with wine makers Littore Family Wines in recognition of its commitment to quality, improvement and forecasting techniques.

“We are excited to be celebrating all of our end to end suppliers including those in the important area of technology who work hard behind the scenes to help Coles offer fantastic quality fresh produce and outstanding customer service,” said John Durkan, Coles Managing Director.

NCR has had a long standing relationship with Coles supporting its store checkout operations with a range of innovative and leading-edge hardware and software solutions. The company provides advanced point of sale technology for Coles Supermarkets and Coles Express stores and real-time solutions for Coles’ popular loyalty programme flybuys.

“We pride ourselves on bringing innovative technology and exceptional service to our customers and we are thrilled and humbled to receive the Outstanding Service award. It is a great recognition for the NCR and Coles teams who work very closely every day,” said Avi Shaul, director for Sales, NCR.

“Coles is proud to be partnering with NCR and Fujitsu. Coles processes more than 20 million customer transactions each week. These technology companies have a deep understanding of Coles’ business and culture. They are high performing and innovative organisations that help Coles provide the best possible service to our customers every day,” added Durkan.

Fujitsu was recognised as a finalist for providing outstanding IT support to Coles’ stores across all brands. The team responds rapidly, remains highly innovative and always maintains a can-do attitude.

The Coles Supplier Awards Gala Dinner was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday night (September 09, 2015) with other winners including:

  • Manbulloo Mangoes won the Best In-Store Execution Award following a milestone year for mango sales in 2014-15 thanks to its successful ‘Mangolomania’ campaign.
  • Flavour Makers won the Product Innovation and Quality Award for its collaboration with Coles to launch nine Coles Brand ready-to-eat soups in an innovative microwavable pouch.
  • Tiger Coffee won the Best Product Launch Award in recognition of its work to install coffee machines at all Coles Express stores throughout Australia.
  • Simplot won the Community Champion Award for its collaboration with SecondBite to donate 123,000kg of food to people in need during 2014-15.
  • Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs received the Rising Star Award for its commitment to quality, innovation and in-store engagement since the company began supplying direct to Coles in October 2014.
  • Mondelez International (Kraft and Cadbury) jointly won the Supply Chain Excellence Award for its achievements in availability, simplicity and collaboration.
  • Parmalat jointly won the Supply Chain Excellence Award, in recognition of its achievements in availability, simplicity and collaboration.
  • Tassal won the Sustainable and Ethical Excellence Award after achieving Aqua Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for its salmon farming operation, a world-first for salmon aquaculture.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Web site: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

Media Contacts
Rakesh Aulaya
NCR Corporation
9122 619. 545. 83
rakesh.aulaya@ncr.com

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Coles
Julia Balderstone on 0409 570 104 | julia.balderstone@coles.com.au or
Martine Alpins on 0419 369 460 | martine.alpins@coles.com.au