We are about to extend the reach of our multi store software into a warehouse function – facilitating the management of inventory across a group of retail businesses as well as a central warehouse serving those businesses. This is a natural extension of the multi store software and will work well in each of the marketplaces in which we operate.

A key aspect of our approach to warehouse management is that at the retail store level, sales associates are able to quickly see what is available in the warehouse and can confidently take an order from a customer knowing that it can be fulfilled.

Our research indicates that a well run warehouse could reduce the stock holding across retail stores in a group by between 10% and 25% depending on the product mix in the business and the sales cycle.