Orchid pub group invests in new payment technology to fuel growth

02 January 2007 by
Orchid pub group invests in new payment technology to fuel growth

Recently formed pub company Orchid has forked out £4.3m on an upgrade to its cash-registers as part of its continuing investment in the business.

The electronic point-of-sale terminals supplied by Zonal Retail Data Systems were installed in 44 days, with around 800 training sessions put on for staff.

Orchid's finance director Charles Freeman said: "The decision highlights our commitment to improving service and efficiency, and we believe it will be a key factor in supporting the company's future growth."

Since formation in June 2006, Orchid has completed two package deals. The first saw it acquire Noble House's oriental pub-restaurants, including London's Pacific Oriental and Imperial City. In July 2006 it paid £571m for 290 boozers from Punch Taverns.

Orchid plans to refurbish 50 sites in the next six months.

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By Alex Blakelock

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