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February 13, 2017

Co-op selects JDS’ solutions to offer shopper-centric range planning

UK convenience food retailer Co-op is set to deploy JDA Software’s space planning and assortment solutions as part of its retail transformation programme.

UK convenience food retailer Co-op is set to deploy JDA Software’s space planning and assortment solutions as part of its retail transformation programme.

Among the wide array of software solutions to be deployed include JDA Floor Planning Plus, Assortment Optimization, Assortment Generator, Category Knowledge Base, Planogram Generator, Space Automation Professional and Channel Clustering.

These solutions will enable the retailer to offer shopper-centric range planning to drive sales and increase efficiency while boosting customer satisfaction.

Co-op retail chief information officer Cheryl Marshall said: “JDA’s best-in-class space planning and assortment management solutions will play a key role in our next phase of renewing the Co-op, as we continue to invest in the business.

“Localised store ranges and improved stock levels will allow us to further our growth and ensure that our customers feel confident their local store can meet their grocery shopping needs.”

“JDA’s best-in-class space planning and assortment management solutions will play a key role in our next phase of renewing the Co-op."

 Co-op has nearly 2,500 stores across the UK, and the retail transformation programme is expected to strengthen its position in the country’s convenience food retail sector.

To support aggressive growth plans, Co-op required a next generation space planning and assortment solution and chose JDA to be implemented alongside SAP, to meet its requriements.

By creating better localised ranges, improving on-shelf availability, and increasing in-store stock levels, JDA will enable Co-op to deliver on its local ranging strategy, while meeting consumers’ in-store requirements, maintaining profitability and increasing sales.

The implementation will start this month.

JDA EMEA regional sales vice-president Franck Lheureux said: “The UK convenience food store market is extremely competitive, so it is vital that retailers can offer their local customers the right goods at the right time.

“Combined with the digital transformation underway and the age of ‘me’ commerce, retailers need to keep one step ahead of customer expectations.

“With our space planning and assortment management solutions, the Co-op will be able to successfully deliver an advanced space localisation strategy to remain competitive and profitable in today’s fast paced consumer-driven market.”