September 08, 2022 | Schöneck, Germany
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The Supermarket Competence Center at the Food Akademie in Neuwied, Germany Opens With POS Support from GK

  • GK extends its partnership with the food akademie in Neuwied by providing retail technology in the new teaching supermarket for students 

At the Federal College of Food Trade, also known as the food akademie Neuwied, students have been taught relevant skills for the food trade since 1936. GK has been a cooperating partner of the food akademie for several years and holds lectures focusing on AI solutions for food retail.

In the newly opened "Supermarket Competence Center", students can now work directly with GK’s POS solutions. In this Germany-wide unique teaching supermarket, the prospective specialists and managers learn more about the practical workflows and processes in food retail.

On Friday, September 2, 2022, the supermarket competence center opened on the food akademie campus. The visitors were enthusiastic about the digital innovations at the in-house exhibition.

Thorsten Fuchs, Managing Director, the food akademie, was delighted by the student’s response. "The Supermarket Competence Center represents an important milestone for our training and study programs in food retailing,” said Fuchs. “This new building enables us to offer students a comprehensive practical experience tool. This is where we use leading industry technologies, such as those from GK."

Herbert Zinn, Member of the Supervisory Board, GK SE, and Daniel Aurich, Director Presales, GK, were on hand for the opening. "We are pleased to expand our partnership with the food akademie in Neuwied,” said Zinn. “The completion of the Supermarket Competence Center means a great gain for students. We are happy to provide POS solutions to support retailers' daily supermarket operations."

The partnership aims to provide junior staff in the food retail sector with in-depth insights into the application and function of retail solutions.   

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