Retailers supplied by north of England Spar wholesaler James Hall will be able to log on to a new company intranet and download store specific planograms by the end of the month. Trading and marketing director Dave Allen said the WebSpar intranet initiative was just the latest in a series of high-tech developments at the company, the most significant being a bespoke system allowing multiple store operators within the estate to exercise central control over ranging and pricing. The Focus Partners programme used by the five multi store operators in James Hall including the company owned estate, has really caught fire over the past 12 months, said Allen."When you've got two or three stores, you can manage. When you're in double digits, you have to have central control or you miss opportunities." {{NEWS }}

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