September 17, 2010
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GK SOFTWARE AG Acquires Swiss Retailer Coop as New Customer

Schöneck, May 30, 2008 – The Swiss retailer Coop has chosen GK/Retail as its new point of sales system for about 1,400 stores. Several sales lines at Switzerland’s second largest retail enterprise will be switched to GK SOFTWARE AG’s standard solution over the next few years. This success story is ample proof of the company’s leading position in the point of sales systems sector – beyond Germany’s borders too.

  • GK/Retail will be installed in approx. 1,400 Coop stores
  • This underlines the successful expansion strategy being pursued by GK SOFTWARE AG

Following a comprehensive selection process, Coop, the second largest retailer group in Switzerland with annual revenues of 14.9 Swiss francs, opted for GK/Retail. Coop will equip its approx. 1,400 stores with the standard solution from GK SOFTWARE AG in future.

As a result, GK/Retail will be used in conjunction with the POS, Enterprise Store Server, Store Manager and Enterprise Cockpit modules in the following sales outlets: Coop supermarkets, Coop City department stores, TopTip/Lumimart furniture stores, Coop Bau+Hobby garden and building centres, Import Parfümerien shops, Christ Uhren & Schmuck stores and the Coop restaurants.

As part of the package, Coop will also make use of the Enterprise Store Server software, the central feature of GK SOFTWARE AG’s package. This allows the company to operate its back office services and data bases for the stores at one central location. Suse Linux Enterprise Server will be installed in the stores as the operating system.

Rainer Gläß, CEO and member of the management board at GK SOFTWARE AG says: “We are very proud to have acquired another significant European retailer, Coop, as our customer. We also view this as a confirmation of our international expansion strategy. Our technologically advanced standard solution provides ideal operating conditions and can be used with any hardware platform.”


  • About Coop:
    Coop has approx. 2.3 million member households, making it one of the largest cooperative companies in Switzerland. Its annual revenues of 14.9 billion Swiss francs make it the second largest retail enterprise in the country. Coop has approx. 1,400 stores in various sales channels.
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