James Hall & Co, the SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, has highlighted the benefits of Centralised Store Replenishment (CSR) tool as another reason for retailers to join the symbol group.
CSR is advanced ordering system that closely examines store sales and stock levels, before pulling data together and creating an order that works for a retailer. The system, which comes with no extra cost, is said to have a host of benefits, including minimising stock holding, predicting sales, and saving retailers valuable time.
166 SPAR stores already use the CSR system which the group said has helped retailers improve availability and increase their sales.
John Walmsley, James Hall & Co, Retail Systems Advisor, said: “Our CSR tool saves retailers much-needed time which they can reinvest into their business.
“CSR is not an automatic ordering system, though, so there still needs to be strict in store processes in place in order for it to work.
“When it’s managed correctly, this highly accurate ordering system increases availability, improves security and makes sure retailers have the right products in store – all at no extra cost, as it’s built into the scanning system. We’ve confirmation showing where CSR stores outperform non-CSR stores by 1-1.5%
He added: “CSR is a great reason for retailers in our area to join SPAR and James Hall!”