Convenience store retailer Casey’s General Stores, Inc. is looking to reduce the volume of manual work required by investing in unified space planning and supply chain tech.
The company is implementing tech, powered by RELEX, across its more than 2,400 stores. Through this implementation, Casey’s expects to improve forecasting and replenishment, promotional planning, fresh optimization, and more.
Additionally, Casey’s is looking to drive changes across the entire value chain, reducing waste, improving availability, and optimizing markdowns in its fresh product segment.
“As the organization continues to grow, our central space planning team requires more efficient processes to manage everything from a more regionalized assortment, seasonal inventory to fresh product,” said Jim Hamilton, senior space planning manager at Casey’s, in a statement.
Doug Means, SVP of supply chain at Casey’s, said the company didn’t originally have a system in place to balance freshness and availability within its fresh products segment. Through the investment, however, the company has gained a higher level of visibility, which has allowed Casey’s to solve operational challenges “that drive value to our business and ultimately, our customers.”