C&K Markets chooses Retalix to cut costs, ease PCI compliance

Dallas -- Grocery chain C&K Market Inc. said it has deployed Connected Payments from Retalix, rolling out the cloud-based, software-as-a-service payments system across its 61 Ray's Food Place, Ray's Shop Mart and C&K Market banners. The grocer also uses Retalix POS software across its enterprise.

Alan Nidiffer, chief information officer of C&K Market, said Connected Payments will help his company better manage compliance-related transaction data, while improving overall POS efficiency and reducing costs. The Connected Payments subscription-based model eliminated all of C&K's up-front license costs for the new system, while providing operational efficiency from centralized online reporting and analysis, according to Nidiffer.

"We wanted to effectively meet increasing PCI standards, and Connected Payments provided the best solution because it actually removes all cardholder data from our stores," said Nidiffer. "The result is optimal transaction data security. In addition, Connected Payments has helped us reduce our electronic payments costs overall, and it provides centralized reporting that improves our operational performance."