Spar distributor for the north of England, James Hall & Co, has successfully completed its five-year EPoS roll-out across more than 300 Spar stores ahead of schedule.

EPoS maintenance services specialist Vista Retail Support handled the implementation and finished ahead of the April 2010 deadline.

Vista has implemented Retail Blade from DigiPoS across the group, which will give stores the computing power to provide new services to its customers.

James Hall & Co retail IT manager Stuart Lockhart said: “We can now manage mobile phone top-ups, alcohol age checks and credit card payments. The new technology is equipped with a twin drive in the event of one drive failing.”

Preston-based James Hall & Co distributes fresh and ambient goods to more than 450 stores.