Galleria Announces the Ultimate in Next Generation Merchandising, Geared to Elevating Consumer Perspectives

  Galleria Announces the Ultimate in Next Generation Merchandising, Geared to
  Elevating Consumer Perspectives

NRF 103rd Annual Convention & EXPO

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- January 13, 2014

With over 25 years direct retail industry experience, leading provider of
retailer and vendor category planning, automation and optimization solutions,
Galleria further cements its positioning by unveiling its next generation of
merchandising software. Built on Galleria’s long established merchandising
experience spanning many years, the industry-leading planogram solution
features advanced automation and true optimization at levels not previously
seen in the marketplace. This generation signals the shift towards emerging
technologies and the need to optimize all forms of retail space, fixture types
and configurations without the need for fixture-specific optimization engines.

“The ability to seamlessly integrate planning, automation and optimization at
all levels, including 3-D modeling and rendering abilities means that it is
possible to literally optimize any custom space recommendations in line with
requirements, retailers are no longer bound by the constraints of their
pre-defined SKUs and end cap configurations,” said Mike Humphreys, CTO,
Galleria. “The availability of this functionality enables a more efficient and
interactive platform by which we are able to immediately demonstrate the
implications of changes made from a consumer perspective.”

This advancement in technology facilitates greater creativity and
collaboration between vendors and retailers at product, shelf, aisle, category
and store-specific level. For the first time Galleria has been able to augment
the reality of company strategy, localization and aesthetic definitions and
preferences, providing vendors and retailers with a definitive solution for
ultimate collaboration. The solution will also provide benefit by increasing
cost efficiencies in the ability to virtually model an entire store layout,
reducing the reliance upon set rooms and physical displays.

The next stage in merchandizing evolution includes a plethora of client driven
enhancements in addition to the revolutionary flexible optimization feature;
from workflow and productivity management while maintaining presentation in
line with company strategy and inspired by consumer behavior, ultimately
driving even greater levels of store optimization. With the flexibility to
fully automate the process or make manual adjustments, it really paves the way
for the future of life cycle planning tools.

“The time has come where retailers need no longer make a choice between
optimization and aesthetic presentation,” states Steve Boon, Vice President of
Sales, Galleria. “Galleria’s next-generation Customer Centric Merchandising
(CCM) solution raises the bar to further enhance optimized aesthetic layouts,
that maximize assortment while delivering the very best bottom-line
performance.”

The next generation in Customer Centric Merchandising embraces additional
Galleria category and space optimization solutions such as Behavioral Cluster
Planning, Intelligent Store Optimization and Strategic Assortment through
seamless integration with Galleria’s master data, integration and workflow
planner, Galleria Foundation Services.

“Besides facilitating the simple visualization of optimized localization, the
suite enables planners to identify both risk and opportunity much earlier in
the planning cycle so simple yet costly concerns which can compromise value
such as items not fitting in store, lack of allowance or accommodation for
local produce are no longer a concern,” Humphreys said.

For more information, visit Galleria booth 3249 at NRF’s Big Show, January 13
– 14, 2014, or visit www.galleria-rts.com.

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, Safeway, Tesco and
Unilever.

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

Contact:

Galleria Retail Technology Solutions
Rochelle Ellis, Vice President of Marketing
+1 (866) 397 0546
+44 (0)7964 906 121
www.galleria-rts.com
 
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