Musgrave Retail Partners GB has launched a low-cost EPoS system for Londis retailers, designed to provide the essential EPoS functions at an affordable price.

For £4,000, retailers will get two tills, two cash drawers and scanners, as well as two days of installation and training. They will also receive weekly product file downloads so they have the latest retail prices and promotions. The system was fully integrated with Londis head office, said Musgrave Group IT director Mike O’Brien, and would make managing products, prices and promotions simpler.

“We’ve worked in partnership with Londis retailers to create this,” he said. “It has the basic functionality of our complete EPoS system, Londis Manager, but is designed as an entry-level solution that will meet the needs of the smaller retailer.”

The move is part of Musgrave’s pledge in March this year to shake up Londis and create “the best convenience supply chain in the UK from a cost, availability and service perspective”.

Other plans include cutting wholesale prices, extending promotions, introducing new own-label lines and increasing deliveries to Londis stores.

“There is so much information we will utilise from having the new system,” said Londis retailer Bindoo Vashani, who piloted the system at his store in Aylesbury. “This will make our business run more efficiently and provides a solid base for development.”