Martin McColls – 1,289 Stores This Summer

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

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!

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