Cath Kidston chooses Futura4POS for Shanghai flagship store

With China being one of the fastest growing retail markets in the world, expanding global lifestyle brand, Cath Kidston, has opened a two story store in Shanghai’s most famous upscale shopping street, Huai Hai Road to be its flagship in China.  This is the fourth Cath Kidston store in Shanghai to be powered by the new Futura4POS international EPOS and merchandise management solution.  

The new Huai Hai Road store links directly to the UK head office and branch network to provide managers with a real time view of the business in different time zones - an essential ingredient for managing an omni-channel business across an international estate.  Replenishment for all the China stores is handled by Futura’s head office solution, which automatically replenishes store stock from the UK and Hong Kong.


Mike Padfield, IT Director at Cath Kidston was one of the first to choose Futura4POS: “Fast to learn and intuitive to use, this is a great solution to help continue our expansion in China. The new POS system fully supports China’s double byte character set and offers multi-currency support.  It is easily customised and has a good transaction speed to keep queues to a minimum and give our teams more time to engage with the customer.” 

Ian Royall, Managing Director of Futura Retail Solutions Ltd says: “We have designed this new 4th generation, enterprise level EPOS solution for high street retailers like Cath Kidston, that want to expand and trade internationally.  With our presence around the world and experience of working with several multinational global brands from Shanghai to Baku, we are perfectly placed to help more UK brands go global.”