BP selects Retalix software for its fuel and retail sites

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Israel's Retalix Ltd. a maker of software for retailers, said on Tuesday that BP Plc has selected its StorePoint store and fuel software for more than 27,000 filling stations, convenience stores and quick-service restaurants in 18 countries.

Financial details were not disclosed.

BP, the world's third-largest oil, gas and petrochemical company, has grown by acquisition and acquired a patchwork of retail systems. This has led to a variety of technologies, many of which have become outdated and in need of replacement, Retalix said in a statement.

As a result, BP sought to implement a consistent, global retail technology framework across its entire retail operation. After thorough examination of the technology solutions available in the market, BP selected Retalix as the global software provider for its fuel and retail sites.

The Retalix software has been piloted in several BP locations worldwide during the past two years and global deployment began in February 2007 in Australia.The software is in the process of being deployed in all BP stores globally over the next 3 years.

Barry Shaked, president and chief executive of Retalix,said, "This is a milestone contract for Retalix, marking our entry into the top-tier multi-national petroleum and convenience retail chains."

"Partnering with BP is a privilege, and has improved Retalix's own capabilities and processes during our work together. BP's selection of Retalix is another testimony of the value and the benefits that our products and people can bring to major petroleum and convenience store retailers worldwide," Barry added.

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