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Jacksons Food Stores transforms in-store space management

Jacksons Food Stores
Jacksons Food Stores is upgrading space management capabilities.

A Western convenience store retailer located in gas stations is making the most of its store layout.

Jacksons Food Stores, which operates more than 300 Chevron-, Shell-, and Texaco-branded locations in seven Western states, is enhancing how it manages the space within its stores using the SaaS-based Blue Yonder category management solution. Blue Yonder partner Plantensive is implementing the technology.

Offering 5,000 SKUs per store, Jacksons Foods Stores seeks to automate and improve its manual category management processes. Once it has fully implemented the Blue Yonder solution, the retailer intends to leverage advanced analytics capabilities to more quickly move from space management strategy to execution.

Jacksons Food Stores also hopes to locate space more strategically through data and analytics, enabling the localization of assortment at store level. In addition, the retailer will provide each store with specific assortment and shelf placement to efficiently operate with a localized assortment to better serve its shoppers.

By optimizing layouts across stores, Jackson Food Stores ultimately intends to increase space productivity and reduce out-of-stocks.

“We are focused on providing customers with the service, products, and convenience they need – when, where and how they want it,” said Cory Jackson, president, Jacksons Food Stores. “To continue doing this well in today’s rapidly changing environment, we are looking forward to implementing Blue Yonder’s category management solution alongside Plantensive. This solution will allow us to meet the needs of each of our stores, serving the unique needs of each of our communities,”

“Jacksons is viewed as an innovator in transforming food service within the convenience channel, so we are excited to be Jacksons’ category management solution provider as they embark on their digital transformation journey,” said Vince Beacom, senior VP, retail, Blue Yonder. “Jacksons needed a category management solution that could adjust as customer preference and localized demand changes. With Blue Yonder’s category management solution, they can build and maintain store-specific planograms to drive more localized assortment and efficient execution, resulting in increased sales.”

"We are excited to once again join forces with Blue Yonder for a transformative category management project. This collaboration will enable Jacksons in enhancing customer service through strategic allocation and assortment," said Derek Cesarz, managing partner, Plantensive.

Founded in 1975 as a single service station, family-owned Jacksons Food Stores has grown to more than 300 company-operated convenience stores in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, California, and Utah under the Jacksons Food Stores and ExtraMile by Jacksons Convenience Store brands.

Save A Lot transforms store-level planning

Discount grocer Save A Lot is also leveraging Blue Yonder technology to upgrade its legacy merchandise, space and floor planning environment. Advantages Save A Lot has obtained from its new planning implementation has been gaining the ability to batch print planograms.

In addition, Save A Lot leveraged its new space planning capabilities to execute 250 store remodels, as well as support conversion of all stores to a licensed wholesale model.

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