Fashion and homewares retailer The White Company says it hopes to have added agility to its inventory management capability following a recent investment in its systems.

The UK-based retailer has upgraded to Belgian tech firm Zetes' latest in-store management solution, which it says allows managers faster access to real-time stock information than before.

The cloud-based technology is used for wall-to-wall stock auditing, with information immediately made available via The White Company's ERP system once store staff have scanned an item. The ZetesAthena tech is used for receiving goods, stock checking, price management, inventory management, click & collect and returns management.

Colin Blake, head of loss prevention at The White Company, commented: "As a growing retailer we required the latest stock management solution that would give us real-time visibility on our stock levels."

He also suggested that the retailer will be looking to add new functionality over time, and credited the system with having the agility to cater for this process in the months ahead.

Last year saw The White Company launch a website in the US, and it is understood that stores across the Atlantic will follow in due course if suitable locations can be found. The business operates over 50 shops in the UK.

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