West Sacramento, Calif. Atlanta-based space-optimization solution provider Aldata said Tuesday that Raley’s has implemented the company’s Apollo Space Optimization products to develop schematics and planograms for shelf space, according to a report in Supermarket News.
Raley’s, which operates 133 supermarkets in California and Nevada, is deploying Apollo micro space planning, automated optimization, planogram database and Web publishing solutions. The systems develop plans that are specific to each store configuration and allow for the addition, removal and modification of products on a month-to-month and store-by-store or cluster basis.
“Category management used to be a cumbersome, mostly manual process that was ultimately left to the individual stores or merchandising teams to interpret and implement from the most common size schematics,” said Rick McGill, schematic manager for Raley’s. “While sufficient at the time, it was not a precise method for merchandising.”
According to McGill, the Apollo applications are “easy to use and easy to understand and have had a significant impact on our business.”