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Hy-Vee Selects GK Software's Omni-channel POS Platform and Solution Suite

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GK OmniPOS, TransAction+ and Mobile Customer Assistant enable the
grocery retailer to improve customer service across all channels

GK
Software
, a global leader in omni-channel retail, today announced
that Hy-Vee,
an employee-owned retailer operating more than 245 stores in eight
Midwestern states, will deploy GK Software's next-generation store
systems, including OmniPOS for omni-channel POS, Mobile Customer
Assistant (MCA) for mobile app self-scanning and the TransAction+
payment solution. By selecting GK Software, Hy-Vee will have the ability
to use a single platform to support a variety of customer touchpoints,
including traditional point of sale, self-checkout, mobile check-out
solutions, payments, click and collect e-commerce and more.

Hy-Vee is recognized as a leader in technology innovation and excellent
customer service. As a progressive and forward-thinking retailer, Hy-Vee
demanded a POS system that would allow the company to be responsive to
its customers and business, especially in an industry that rewards those
that can move and implement changes quickly. GK Software is uniquely
capable of delivering the level of functionality, flexibility and
service Hy-Vee requires for its current and future projects.

"In today's ever-changing retail environment, we recognize the need to
deliver a cohesive customer experience," said Luke Tingley, Senior Vice
President of Information Technology, Hy-Vee. "By integrating software
that will allow us to deliver innovations at a greater pace, we are
better equipped to provide our customers with an outstanding experience."

Hy-Vee will take advantage of GK Software's next-generation store
systems, which are designed to deliver the most innovative and flexible
retail tools, including the following products:

  • OmniPOS – highly flexible platform providing real time
    omni-channel retailing services across all store touchpoints for
    leading global retailers.
  • TransAction+ – adaptable and configurable payment processing
    solution.
  • Mobile Customer Assistant (MCA) – mobile app providing a
    variety of services on Hy-Vee customers' smart phones, including
    Self-scan.

GK's advanced capabilities and functionalities will provide the
following:

  • Fast and seamless integration with Hy-Vee's existing infrastructure;
  • Solution extensibility that empowers Hy-Vee to innovate on top of the
    GK platform;
  • Agile and flexible platform architecture that can easily adjust and
    grow with Hy-Vee's evolving business needs.

"We are excited to work with Hy-Vee as the company continues to push the
boundaries of cutting-edge customer service and technology," said
Michael Jaszczyk, CEO, GK Software USA. "With GK's solutions, Hy-Vee
will be able to seamlessly access every functional element across all
touchpoints in the store, allowing the retailer to innovate faster and
better serve its customers, while staying at the forefront of a
competitive and constantly changing retail landscape."

About GK Software

GK Software breaks down the barriers to unified commerce with its
OmniPOS solution for point of sale, mobile POS, mobile customer
engagement and a full range of store/back-office solutions. The company
is a recognized leader in omni-channel retail, offering a single, global
software platform for all retail formats and touchpoints – which is why
10 of the Top 50 retailers worldwide rely on GK Software. GK Software is
headquartered in Germany, with U.S. headquarters in Raleigh, North
Carolina. For more information, visit www.gk-software.com.

About Hy-Vee, Inc.

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245
stores across eight Midwestern states with sales over $10 billion
annually. The retailer is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience,
healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service.
Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of
America's Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company's more than 80,000
employees provide "A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle" to customers every
day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.

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