Martin McColl signs up Torex for Epos overhaul

UK convenience store chain Martin McColl has selected Torex Retail to supply a company-wide electronic point of service infrastructure across its 1,300 stores nationwide.

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UK convenience store chain Martin McColl has selected Torex Retail to supply a company-wide electronic point of service infrastructure across its 1,300 stores nationwide.

The Epos implementation will also also incorporate full back-office functionality with integrated digital CCTV and an electronic catalogue system to give access to more stock items. Under the contract, Torex will also provide hardware and software support services for the next eight years.

The decision to award the contract to Torex follows a major review by Martin McColl of its Epos infrastructure needs. The newsagent and convenience store chain will be using Torex Power-POS for convenience in its stores, alongside HP RP5700 POS retail processor units with MultiQ touch screens. The terminals also support customer-facing video media at the point-of-sale and link to bluetooth hand held terminals from Nordic,l for management of stock functions on the shop floor in each store.

Other functionality due to be integrated into the POS system include online account management for home news delivery customers, allowing the chain’s customers to order new publications, confirm holiday periods and settle bills onlin.

Back-office support for the point-of-sale system also allows managers to maintain systems while working in the store and improving productivity. The systems are also integrated with CCTV, allowing TorexPower-POS for convenience to detect suspicious transactions and automatically capture digital video within the electronic audit.

Jonathan Miller, finance director at Martin McColl, said the firm’s review of in-store systems and its POS strategy led it to chose Torex to provide a completely new IT infrastructure to match “ambitious plans” for future growth.

He said Torex Power-POS for convenience would “deliver real and measurable business improvements across our estate, increase the productivity of our stores.

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