HP bags orders from 7-Eleven, Publix

The computing giant wins two lucrative deals to provide retail network hardware and services.

CNET News staff
Hewlett-Packard said Friday that it has won a $55 million, five-year contract from retailer 7-Eleven to upgrade the technology at the convenience store chain.

Under the agreement, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based computing giant will supply, install and maintain custom-built information technology products to revamp 7-Eleven's Retail Information System.

The contract covers 5,300 7-Eleven stores across the country. Most of these stores already use HP servers and routers.

In a separate deal announced on Friday, Publix Super Markets placed an order for 16,000 HP RP5000 point-of-sale terminals and 2,000 HP ProLiant servers. The companies did not give out financial details of the deal, but the point-of-sale terminals start at $800 each.

The PC-based cash registers and servers are for installation at Publix's 800-plus supermarkets in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.