Filshill invests in its electronic future

Bespoke system will drive retailers’ sales and efficiency, Glasgow-based wholesaler says


INDEPENDENT wholesale and cash and carry firm JW Filshill has launched a new EPOS system that it says will help its retail customers boost sales and save time and money.
The new Re-Scan system is available free of charge to all members of Filshill’s KeyStore symbol group as well as other independent customers.
The system incorporates a number of features including promotional hosting, price management and stock ordering functions.
And according to Filshill the new tech will allow retailers to maximise revenues through increased efficiency.
Ian McDonald, the firm’s sales and buying director, said the system is “a truly flexible product designed with the independent convenience retailer in mind”.
Two versions of the system are available to retailers, depending on their specific requirements, with both including the price management and promotional capabilities.
As well as providing benefits to retailers, the new technology will also supply Filshill with product data.
“Over the last few years we have worked hard at building relationships with our suppliers and sharing information is very much part of that process,” said managing director Simon Hannah.
“Using the data provided by our Re-Scan retailers, we will be able to negotiate for stronger promotions on their behalf.
“This, in turn, is of benefit to the consumer because it means shoppers have access to the keenest promotions on the products they buy regularly in their local convenience store.”
Filshill is providing full training for the new systems at its Hillington head office, as well as field support.
McDonald said retailers “need not be afraid of technology, but they must embrace it”.
In total, there are more than 160 independent retailers trading under the KeyStore fascia across Scotland and the north of England.