UK supermarket chain Somerfield, which also owns the Kwik Save grocery chain, is hoping to boost its position in the retail sector with a £70m (US$104.7m) upgrade of its IT systems. Darrell Maton, store systems executive, explained to VNUnet Newswire that Somerfield "is one year into a three-year 'Building Block' programme, which is being implemented to improve the organisation's efficiency and the service it provides to its customers.