Category management specialist ToolBox Solutions has officially announced the launch of a new iPad App that will help increase margins across different categories and empower store managers to take control of their assortments, with one of Canada’s top Gas & Convenience Retailers. The app will be launched as a pilot in 5 sites across the GTA, covering 5 categories (Alt Bev, Meat Snacks, Gum & Mint, Chocolate Bars, Novelty Candy). ToolBox Solutions and the retailer are scheduled to expand the pilot to nationwide in 2 months.
The new app will monitor and analyze store performance (Sales & Margin) in different categories, sub-categories and item level detail. Managers will get reports, graphs, and trends, showcasing benchmark to cluster group and marketplace, weather forecast and opportunities, banner opportunities, market opportunities, and store-specific planograms (with pics that will allow managers to view planogram and understand performance metrics of the assortment). The app will also have a messaging component to facilitate communication between head office, ToolBox Solutions’ planogram department and the stores for planogram changes and/or other questions and concerns.
“We are constantly building new technologies, tools, and solutions around iPad and Android platforms. This app will help site managers understand their store’s performance vs. cluster/benchmark group as well as marketplace and optimize their planogram assortment by making changes based on their financial performance and knowledge of their customer base”. Said Tricia Clayton, VP Customer Care at ToolBox Solutions, who spearheads the pilot. “Working with one of Canada’s top Gas and Convenience Retailers is exciting and challenging. I have no doubt this relationship will continue beyond the pilot” she added.
ToolBox Solutions® is a Global Premium Full-Service Category Management provider to leading Consumer Packaged Goods Companies, Retailers and Brokers. Established in the late 1990’s, ToolBox Solutions has a proven track record in delivering customized and result driven solutions for the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry.