Scotmid celebrates installing 100,000th electronic shelf label, benefiting customers across Scotland


Scottish convenience retailer, Scotmid has reached a significant milestone having installed its 100,000th electronic shelf label (ESL) in its Drumnadrochit store this week.

The move means that thousands more customers will benefit from clearer pricing and promotions.

Customers and staff at stores fitted with ESLs, all of which have helped reach the 100,000 milestone, have experienced increased efficiency, reduced paper wastage and an enhanced store team morale.

The investment comes at a time when Scotmid is looking to drive store change through technology and adopt sustainable practices that reduce the need for paper usage.

Allan Robertson, programme manager, Innovation and Change at Scotmid, said: “As a retailer based in the heart of communities we serve, we continually look for innovative solutions which will deliver genuine benefits for our customers as well as our colleagues. We’re excited to bring modern electronic labels to present our price and product information more clearly for customers across Scotland. We have rolled out to over 30 stores and will continue that roll out across our food store estate.

David Sandbach, branch supervisor at Scotmid’s Drumnadrochit store, said: “I’m so pleased to see this huge milestone be reached in our store. It really does look fantastic. The feedback from our team and customers has been fantastic already.”

The technology is manufactured by SoluM, a Samsung invested company, with the supply and installation carried out by Cambridge based Technology Integrator Herbert Retail. 

The ESL installation programme was delivered in partnership with Southern Co-op which trialled the technology in 12 of its own stores.