If you remember back in very early January 2008, abc media wrote us a very nice ‘open’ letter which we duly published.
It made mention of a couple of projects that they had been working on – Wine Cellar was one network AND with 180 stores it makes quite a nice UK network and Martin McColls – a network that hadn’t yet been launched.
The Martin McColls’ network interests us as it is EPOS based, a trend you will remember that we think will be a lot more common in the retail space.
Late in January McColl’s announced that it was to “plough £19m into a new PoS system” – it’s largest IT project it had undertaken.
That network will be pretty big by anyone’s standard – 1,289 stores and will begin rolling out this summer.
abc media tell us that that they have ALREADY successfully managed commercial partnerships for Martin McColl with AOL and KwikFit Insurance – so nothing like pre-selling!