C-store and newsagent chain Mills Group is trialling a new EPoS system to boost operational efficiency. Mills Group operations manager David Wise commented: "We are looking to use it to control stock ordering and reduce stock losses. "It will give us direct, central control on pricing; we can change prices on the system; and individual shops will be able to access this information online." And he said the package would register purchases and allow head office to know when product deliveries were needed without information being relayed manually. The Windows-based tool was produced by Anchor Systems. It will be managed by Mills Group's IT team which will be expanded as the system is rolled out. The system will be on trial in three stores in Whitley Bay, Northumberland and Tyneside by June, with the aim of rolling it out to all Mills Group stores by December 2003. {{NEWS }}