Stens Selects ToolBox Solutions As Their Category Services Preferred Strategic Partner

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ToolBox will provide key category, assortment, and space insights in addition to planograms

Category Management

Working with ToolBox will enable us to deliver against our objectives and provide key category, assortment, space insight and planograms to our valued dealer partners’ retail locations

ToolBox Solutions, a market leading insight provider in the area of Business, Customer and Category analytics, today announced a merchandising outsource partnership with Stens, an Ariens Specialty Brands company, the leading, single source supplier for original and replacement parts for outdoor power equipment, industrial/rental, hardware, golf course, and golf cart industries.

“We selected ToolBox based on their knowledge of the retail industry and proven track record of delivering high quality planograms and analytics” said Lisa Franks, Marketing Leader for Stens Corporation. “Working with ToolBox will enable us to deliver against our objectives and provide key category, assortment, space insight and planograms to our valued dealer partners’ retail locations”.

ToolBox will provide Stens best-in-class Category Services, focusing on assortment, space analysis and planogram optimization. The ToolBox Category Services team provides services across all stages of the category management process, from business strategy, all the way through to post-review, with merchandising being one of many key steps. These services will allow Stens to gain efficiencies by managing their merchandising strategies by channel / region, utilizing local performance and insight, to tailor their offering to individual dealer partner needs.

“At Stens we believe that optimizing the assortment and planogram process is key to helping our dealer partners maximize in-store category sales and profits, and understanding all the product categories Stens has to offer.” Continued Franks. “ToolBox will ensure that we provide our dealers with an improved assortment offering, more accurate inventory recommendations and optimum product positioning. All of which, drives improved sales, return on inventory investment, and improves customer satisfaction”.

“We are very excited to continue our growth within the U.S. marketplace by welcoming Stens as a new ToolBox customer,” said Matt Pope, V.P. of New Business at ToolBox Solutions. “This new partnership further proves that suppliers and retailers are looking to work with experienced services companies to support their category management requirements and partner collaboration. It also demonstrates a clear focus on delivering a more strategic, optimized assortment and planogram that will drive higher levels of customer satisfaction, instead of a commodity, generic schematic.” he added.

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With offices in Canada and the United States, ToolBox Solutions is a market-leading provider of retail-insights solutions and has been generating business benefit to customers for more than 14 years. ToolBox delivers configured solutions for Retailers, Wholesalers, and Manufacturers that enable rapid, phased-based benefit at all levels of the enterprise: Executive, Category, Field and Store. By combining data-integration expertise, a comprehensive knowledge of retail business process and market-leading insight solutions, ToolBox is unique within the industry.

Stens, an Ariens Specialty Brands company, supplies replacement parts for the outdoor power equipment, industrial/rental, hardware, golf course, and golf cart industries. Our product offering includes parts for lawn mowers, chainsaws, trimmers, snowthrowers, golf carts, cut off saws, etc. We also offer safety gear and accessories, oils and lubricants, shop accessories and tools.

If you’d like more information about this topic, contact Amit Shauli at 1-888-550-8665 X 7048 or email him at ashauli(at)toolboxsolutions(dot)com

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