Costcutter Supermarkets Group has appointed Dave Morris as Director of IT to oversee a major multichannel development programme for members.
Dave joins the business from Nisa and has more than 20 years’ experience in the convenience retail and symbol sectors. He will be responsible for implementing Costcutter Supermarkets Group’s extensive technology support plan for retailers and further developing the Group’s Activ Technology systems including ActivCPoS.
He comments: “Costcutter Supermarkets Group has always enjoyed a strong reputation in the sector for IT excellence and has led the way on driving in-store efficiencies and sales for retailers. Knowing what c-store owners want and need, 2016 will see us deliver ambitious and exciting plans and I am fortunate to have inherited a robust foundation from Kevin and the team. My challenge is to build upon this and continue to support our retailers by delivering innovation.”
Dave replaces Kevin Widdrington who prior to re-joining the business three years ago to oversee the migration process to the new buy and supply system had established a portfolio of Costcutter stores which he had run simultaneously to being IT Director. Having successfully completed the migration process Kevin is now turning his attention back to his stores and other business interests, however he will continue to work closely with the Costcutter team to test the new technologies within his stores as part of the development process.
Dave added: “Under Kevin’s leadership, 2015 saw some significant technological leaps forward for the Group, including the launch of our retailer portal ActivHUB and ActivMOBILE app, which have been praised by retailers. 2016 will be a major year for the Group as we launch a series of technological firsts and it is great that Kevin will help test these systems in a live store environment.”