QD Stores Group is implementing a new IT system that will help it stay ahead of rising competition in the value sector as it grows its portfolio.

The value retailer has chosen Wincor Nixdorf to carry out an SAP implementation, to go live in April.

SAP Business All-in-One is being implemented to improve the efficiency of QD’s distribution centre and increase visibility of stock levels. SAP BusinessObjects will also give the company better intelligence to understand its customer needs.

QD Stores managing director Justin Farrington Smith said: “Gathering this intelligence without software was very time-consuming.”

QD plans to almost double its portfolio to 50 stores this year.