By Scott Thompson
alworths, the new chain of general merchandise stores, is utilising Futura's retail management solution.
The first store will open on 5 November in the former Woolworths site in Didcot, Oxfordshire, with plans to open four more stores before Christmas, increasing to 22 within the next 12 months. Each outlet will stock a mix of branded toys, sweets, homeware, stationery, seasonal and garden products and will use touchscreens powered by Futura's EPoS solution.
Andy Hayzelden, operations manager at alworths, says: "Our aim is to provide good products at good prices at the heart of the community. In order to achieve this we need strong technology. We chose Futura for its strong pedigree as a powerful inventory management and control process, its merchandising and planning strengths, and reputation as a proven, robust solution. We'll be able to use historical trends for recommended reordering and auto-replenishment and will use complete and immediate stock visibility to show our managers which lines are selling slowly, to react fast."