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Unified Grocers Expands Retail Technology Offering and Partnering with NCBP Point of Sale Solutions from Toshiba GCS and LOC SMS

Bemidji, MN, March 12, 2016 --( Unified Grocers has named North Country Business Products as its preferred Point of Sale Solutions Provider for Toshiba Global Commerce, Inc. hardware and LOC Software Solutions. LOC Store Management Suite will be utilized as the POS, Back-Office and Host solution, giving retailers access to the most advanced point of sale software in the industry.

Toshiba’s extensive portfolio of in-store technologies works in tandem with LOC Software to provide retailers a feature-rich POS and back office solution and gives shoppers a first-class checkout experience. Toshiba and LOC Software have a long and successful history of serving the needs of independent grocers across the United States.

“NCBP’s strategic partnership with leading technology companies such as Toshiba GCS and LOC Software is by design,” says Jeff Zimmerman, Director of Grocery and Retail Sales. “We believe in providing our customers with the most advanced, most cutting edge technology in the industry and we believe our support services set us apart from the competition day in and day out. We have engineered our business to support the independent retailers needs and partnerships with warehouse such as Unified Grocers is advantageous for all parties working together to achieve efficiencies, resilience and growth!”

"We continuously evaluate technologies and technology providers to offer independent retailers access to innovative and cost effective solutions what will allow them to better compete in today’s fast-paced grocery industry," said Mike Brown, Vice President, Retailer Services, Unified Grocers. “Our new relationship with Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions and LOC Software will certainly do that and more.”

Toshiba’s SurePOSTM ACE for 4690 Operating System POS application provides retailer many features and benefits such as enhanced payment architecture, EMV support, coupon fraud prevention, QR Code printing support and flexible design to meet changing needs. Toshiba’s 4690 OS, optimized for high availability retail environments, is recognized as one of the most secure and reliable POS Operating Systems in the world today, with over one million installations.

“Our Toshiba team and Together Commerce Alliance partner LOC Software are excited to join Unified Grocers preferred POS provider program,” said Bill Campbell, Vice President, Head of Sales, North America, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Inc. “The ability for Unified independent grocers to realize the benefit of using the same technology platform as our larger chain clients will facility improved business performance, along with delivering a superior shopping experience.”

About Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions

Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions is retail’s first choice for integrated in-store solutions and is a global market share leader in retail store technology. With a global team of dedicated business partners, we deliver innovative commerce solutions that transform checkout, provide seamless consumer interactions and optimize retail operations that are changing the retail landscape. For more information visit: or engage on Twitter @toshibagcs.

About LOC Software

LOC Software delivery solutions designed to make transactions more manageable, more profitable and more frequent by fully integrating retail operations for multi-store environments. Our Store Management Suite (SMS) is a complete set of applications tailored into one seamless interface, satisfying all a retailer’s needs, from powerful merchandising and inventory control, fully integrated loyalty, multi-store management and more. For more information visit: or join our online community at

About Unified Grocers, Inc.

Founded in 1922, Unified Grocers is a retailer-owned wholesale grocery distributor that supplies independent retailers throughout the western United States. Unified, which generated approximately $4.1 billion in sales during fiscal 2015, offers independent retailers all the resources they need to complete in the supermarket industry. For more information about Unified Grocers, visit:

About North Country Business Products

North Country Business Products is a value added reseller of premier point of sale solutions from manufactures such as: LOC SMS, Toshiba, HP, Datalogic, Oracle Hospitality, Dell Sonicwall and Openeye Surveillance. NCBP specialized in the sale and installation of point of sale hardware and software, along with digital video surveillance systems. NCBP currently has 18 locations in eight states throughout the Midwest and is one of the largest Point of Sale Resellers in the United States. NCBP is 100% Employee Owned Company. For more information, please visit

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