Retail-checkout product designer and manufacturer Pan-Oston is finding a strong supporter in the National Grocers Association (NGA).
Pan-Oston’s checkout products include lanes, counters and self-checkout solutions, as well as other retail display products. The company is teaming with NGA, the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocery industry’s independent sector, to deliver products and services that increase efficiency, reduce costs and allow independents to maintain a competitive position.
“We are thrilled to be working with Pan-Oston,” said Frank DiPasquale, senior vice president and executive director at NGA. “This agreement represents a great opportunity to create value and efficiency for our members and achieve the necessary economies of scale to compete.”
DiPasquale called Pan-Oston’s Utopia self-checkout “a proven self-checkout solution for independent grocers,” and said the company’s new Ergolane checkout is “the first major check lane design innovation in over four decades.”
The Pan-Oston and NGA agreement establishes an exclusive partnership program whereby NGA members are pre-approved to receive member benefits such as economy pricing, unique programs, technology and support services on all Pan-Oston retail checkout and display products inclusive of the patent pending Utopia self-checkout solution.
Pan-Oston is a majority-owned subsidiary of Houchens Industries, one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S.