Australia’s leading pet company, PETstock has digitally transformed its supply chain with Blue Yonder’s SaaS-based category management solution, to create customer-centric stores based on consumer preferences to offer the right products in the right stores.
On the back of increased pet adoption during Covid, with 69% of households now owning a pet, more than one-third (37%) of owners reported experiencing difficulty accessing pet food, treats and veterinary services.
PETstock was looking to better allocate space in its stores to meet customer demand and ensure the right items are always available. Strikeforce, a Blue Yonder partner, implemented the project and PETstock has gone live in record time and within budget.
With Blue Yonder, PETstock can now implement data-driven, analytical store layouts to optimise allocations of category space, increase efficiency by creating store layouts that are accurate and easy to implement, create planograms with capacities and facings optimised to local demand and space constraints, as well as reduce inventory by right-sizing assortment spacings.
PETstock space planning manager, Paul Roberts said, “Blue Yonder took the time to determine our key objective of having a solution that will enable us to have the right products in the right stores, as well as enabling us to cater for future growth.
“They have a high level of expertise in the retail industry and have provided us a first-class category management solution that allows us to meet customer demand. We are inspired by pets and animals to make a positive impact for people, pets and the planet.”
Blue Yonder senior account executive, Jessica Sun added: “With pet ownership on the rise, PETstock needed the ability to manage its product offerings to ensure the right inventory is on the right shelves at the right stores.
“With our solution, they can now build and maintain store-specific planograms to drive better efficiency for their planners and staff and meet the changing needs of its customers and their pets. We are looking forward to further expanding our relationship with PETstock in the years to come.”