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East of England Co-operative pilot category management solutions from Galleria

The largest independent retailer in East Anglia, East of England Co-operative Society, today announced their immediate plans for pilot implementation of category management solutions from Galleria, geared to optimizing the retailers merchandising strategy and operations.

As one of the largest consumer co-operatives in the UK, it has been imperative to retain the customer centric vision that first set East of England Co-op apart from the competition some 140 years ago. Part of their commitment to this is demonstrated in their grocery strategy; with a strong range of locally sourced produce from over 130 different suppliers, stocked across the 135 grocery store estate.

A new partnership began in June 2013, when, in order to further support this on-going customer centric vision, the retailer signed a contract with Galleria RTS, the leading provider of customer focused category planning, automation and optimization solutions. The bespoke offering from Galleria, which includes core functionality in the areas of category management and micro space planning was created as a result of challenges faced by the retailer regarding their existing planogram delivery process. With the initial stages of the project now completed, it is anticipated that the installation will be rolled out across the estate following a successful pilot.

The implementation of Galleria’s Foundation Services (GFS), Customer Centric Merchandising (CCM) and Store Operations Workbench (SOW) solutions will facilitate the operational delivery of an automated, optimized and generally enhanced merchandising strategy.

“Galleria offers us a complete, end to end, single-source solution to automate our merchandising processes across our entire estate. These enhancements will embolden both our customer and community focus, which remains as important today as it was 140 years ago,” said John Dixey, IT Development Controller, East of England Co-op.

Through the deployment of CCM, East of England Co-operative is able to automate the production of store specific planograms centered on strategically optimized assortments across ambient and fresh categories, reinforcing their customer-centric merchandising strategy across numerous categories, in full recognition of the constraints applied by the supply chain, store space and inventory requirements.

The retailer selected Galleria as their preferred solution provider due to their uniquely comprehensive product offering which is both scalable and operational. Through Galleria Foundation Services the retailer is able to enhance their entire space management ecosystem; simplifying integration tasks, synchronizing data and establishing a “single version of the truth”, whilst SOW is the next generation in effective communication in retail, delivering true two-way communication between stakeholders and enabling dynamic interactions.

The roll out to pilot sites commenced in May 2014, with the rest of the estate to follow in the coming months. In addition to this, East of England Co-operative intends to implement supplementary solutions from Galleria moving forward, with further functionality coming from their Promotional Display Optimization (PDO) and Intelligent Store Optimization (ISO) macro space planning solution.

About Galleria Retail Technology Solutions

Galleria is the leading provider of retailer and vendor category planning, automation, optimization solutions and consulting services. With its comprehensive product suite, Galleria provides customer-focused solutions for data warehousing, management and insight, workflow management, clustering and the automation and optimization of assortment and space planning, all of which are supported by detailed analytics and reporting solutions, designed to meet the needs of retailers and vendors. The net result is that users realize significant benefits including: increased sales, enhanced margins, reduced waste/mark-down and accelerated inventory turns.

Galleria’s flexible solutions can be hosted by Galleria and/or operated as both desktop and integrated solutions as well as being provided as pure consultancy services. Galleria currently works with many of the world’s leading retailers and vendors including A&P, Coop Denmark, East of England Coop, Giant Eagle, Maxima, M.Video, Morrisons, One Stop, PARKnSHOP, Safeway, Tesco, Unilever and Woolworths.

For more information about Galleria, visit www.galleria-rts.com

About East of England Co-operative Society

The East of England Co-operative Society is the largest independent retailer in East Anglia, England and has over 200 trading outlets which are located in more than 70 towns and villages in the UK including the three regional centers of Norwich, Ipswich and Colchester.

The Society is one of the largest independent Co-operative Societies in the UK with an annual turnover of approximately £350 million, and employs around 4,800 local people. It has an influence that stretches from North Norfolk to East Essex covering 2,000 square miles of East Anglia.

The Society’s diverse business activities include: supermarkets, food stores and post offices, travel, pharmacy, optical and funeral branches, petrol forecourts and an Events and Conference Centre.

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