Costcutter Supermarkets Group has appointed former Nisa executive Dave Morris as director of IT.

Morris will oversee Costcutter’s extensive technology support plan for retailers and further develop the group’s Activ Technology systems including ActivCPoS.

He replaces Kevin Widdrington who oversaw the migration process to the new buy and supply system. He will now focus on his portfolio of Costcutter stores.

“Costcutter Supermarkets Group has always enjoyed a strong reputation in the sector for IT excellence and has led the way on driving in-store efficiencies and sales for retailers,” said Morris.

“Knowing what c-store owners want and need, 2016 will see us deliver ambitious and exciting plans and I am fortunate to have inherited a robust foundation from Kevin and the team. My challenge is to build upon this and continue to support our retailers by delivering innovation.

“2016 will be a major year for the Group as we launch a series of technological firsts and it is great that Kevin will help test these systems in a live store environment.”

Morris spent more than 20 years at Nisa, where he was latterly head of IT.