Boone, NC: Fall 2019 stands as a milestone for ECRS, with more than three decades of business now under their belt. The company will celebrate its 30th anniversary in the months ahead, culminating with a 30th anniversary celebration at the Ignite 2020 Retail Success Conference in July.
What began as a startup dream in a college town has grown into an industry-leading retail technology and solutions firm that employs more than 160 professionals. Today, they serve thousands of stores from coast to coast, across a range of retail industries including grocery, co-op, health, beverage, specialty food, pharmacy, convenience, and more.
In their last three decades of operation, ECRS has grown tremendously, but their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina’s “High Country” remains a defining trait of their identity. ECRS has remained active in the community, volunteering time, money, and energy to philanthropic causes of both local and international scale. The company has also encouraged student involvement and advancement in STEM fields at Appalachian State, and for local K-12 students.
ECRS’ Founder and CEO, Pete Catoe, who remains at the helm of the company today, commented on their sustained success with eyes set on the future:
“ECRS has evolved over the last 30 years, from stage to stage, but we’ve always stood firm by our values. The company that we grow to become tomorrow is what’s most important. We have to continue to strive to be great and be bold. Our greatest goal is to get better and better through our people, products, and unyielding loyalty to our mission: we want to make a positive impact on our customers and to one another.”
ECRS is a US-based, industry-leading retail technology solutions provider, with a successful track record that stretches over 30 years. ECRS future-proofs local and regional retailers to win in today’s market, while preparing them for tomorrow’s opportunities. ECRS’ revolutionary CATAPULT® system is the market’s only truly unified point of sale platform, running in store locations across North America. With CATAPULT, the point of sale, self checkout, web-store, inventory, customer loyalty, back office, e-commerce, and enterprise management all share a single transactional business logic. Unified Transaction Logic™ empowers retailers to prosper by providing actionable business intelligence across the enterprise. Unifying hardware, software, and services, ECRS offers a friction-free, cost-saving solution that increases customer engagement transforming the consumer experience.