When the Londis Webshop was launched back in March we thought it reasonable to estimate that 800 of our retailers would sign up for online ordering by 2012. We expect that number to be exceeded very soon. Optimistic? Not at all. After all, it’s an identifiably money-saving tool that brings together technology, usability and efficiency.
Retailers, when it launched, could see a full-colour catalogue of current products and prices including promotions. It allowed scanning of products straight into the shop and the creation of repeat orders to save time. New features are being added and new capabilities included. It’s a perfect example of Musgrave and our partners seizing the opportunity the internet offers to improve our service.
So we were pretty pleased when The Clipper Logistics Group Supply Chain Technology of the Year award at the Hermes Retail Week Supply Chain Awards went to — yes, The Londis Webshop. And, without giving too much away, we have great plans for Webshop in 2013. We’re thrilled that Londis has won this award but we, are not going to rest on our laurels. We’ve proved that technology can do amazing things for retail efficiencies. And we hope to prove it again and again in the coming months and years.