Sprouts Farmers Market Selects Aldata for Space Planning
Aldata Solution, a leading provider of software solutions for the retail industry, announced today that Sprouts Farmers Market, which offers healthy alternatives at good prices, has deployed its Apollo Space Optimization solution. The natural food store chain utilizes Apollo to create customized planograms, helping improve inventory management, deliver more sales and profits and increase customer satisfaction.
Sprouts, which has 45 stores in Arizona, California, Colorado and Texas, utilizes Apollo Space Optimization to create planograms and collaborate with suppliers on store merchandising. Sprouts specializes in farm fresh produce, purchased from local growers when possible. The chain also offers a large selection of vitamins and supplements, all natural meats and an extensive array of natural and healthy grocery items. Apollo enables Sprouts to analyze shelf space in relation to sales, helping reduce inefficiency.
“Sprouts is dedicated to providing a personalized shopping experience for all our customers. Aldata’s Apollo solution enables us to create customized displays that reflect each store’s unique neighborhood,” said Doug Sanders, President. “Reflecting customers’ personal preferences helps increase customer satisfaction, further boosting sales.”
“Apollo also enables us to work closely with our suppliers, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the shelf merchandising process. We believe there are special opportunities for suppliers to communicate their shelf merchandising objectives and financial advantages. Sprouts believes the use of fact-based decision tools, like Apollo, is a strategic advantage to those suppliers who work with us using the same language and analytical insights.”
Aldata’s Apollo Space Optimization is a collection of powerful, easy-to-use software solutions that give customers the ability to automate planogram production while enabling consistent, accurate execution of category plans and new product launches at any required granular level.
“Apollo helps retailers to collaborate with suppliers and factor in customers’ buying patterns when creating store planograms, increasing sales and improving inventory management,” said Shaun Bossons, senior vice president at Aldata, Apollo Solutions Group. “With Apollo, Sprouts is also able to reduce waste by tracking sales to shelf space. Improved inventory management and customized merchandising together help boost overall profits.”
About Sprouts Farmers Market
Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market’s distinctive format offers a fun, friendly shopping experience that has been its cornerstone since the founders, the Boney family, opened their first produce stand in 1943. Our stores feature natural, organic and favorite indulgence foods at a great value, including mountains of fresh produce, all natural meats, seafood delivered up to six days a week, a fully array of vitamins and supplements and over 300 bins of bulk rices, spices, nuts and grains. For weekly ads, recipes and other nutritional information visit sprouts.com. Store hours: 7am-10pm daily.