Wolseley Canada Selects ToolBox Solutions as Their Category Services Preferred Strategic Partner

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Category Management Provider will Focus on What Matters Most for Wolseley: Store Layouts & Planogram Development

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Working with ToolBox will enable us to deliver against our objectives and provide our operations team with tools to quickly and efficiently merchandise our locations

ToolBox Solutions, a market leading insight provider in the area of Business, Customer and Category analytics, today announced a merchandising outsource partnership with Wolseley Canada, the country’s leading national trade distributor of plumbing, hydronic, HVAC/R and PVF products and solutions.

“We selected ToolBox based on the services they provide – floor planning and merchandising – and their proven track record of delivering high quality planograms and tailored reporting,” said David Megarry, Director of Real Estate for Wolseley Canada. “Working with ToolBox will enable us to deliver against our objectives and provide our operations team with tools to quickly and efficiently merchandise our locations.”

ToolBox will provide Wolseley Canada best-in-class Category Services, focusing on what matters most to them; store layout and planogram development. 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 Wolseley Canada to gain efficiencies by managing their merchandising strategies by region, utilizing local performance and insight, to tailor their offering. All of which, drives improved sales, reduces out of stocks and waste and improves the purchasing decision, leading to higher levels of customer satisfaction.

“At Wolseley Canada, we’re looking to create consistency across our stores – the look, feel, and location of products within our stores – and ToolBox can help us make that happen. By doing this we become a more convenient distributor to our customers, both current and future,” continued Megarry. ToolBox will ensure that we receive the correct insight and optimum planograms, combined with establishing a process that will streamline future store builds – all of which will help us be The Best Local Distributor.”

“We are very excited to continue our growth within the market, by welcoming Wolseley Canada as a new ToolBox customer,” said Marenos Papadopoulos, General Manager at ToolBox Solutions. “This new partnership further proves that wholesalers, retailers and manufacturers are looking to work with experienced services companies to support their category management strategies and help with partner collaboration. It also demonstrates a clear focus on delivering a more strategic, optimized assortment and planogram, which will drive higher levels of customer satisfaction, instead of a commodity, generic schematic.” he added.

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.

Wolseley Canada (http://www.wolseleyinc.ca) is a market leader in the wholesale distribution of plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, engineered pipe, waterworks, fire protection, pipes, valves and fittings and industrial supplies. With a network of over 220 branches coast-to-coast , and a national team of sales and service specialists, the Wolseley team is known for their knowledge and expertise that customers have come to rely on for their ever-changing needs. Wolseley’s buying power, relationships with the best vendors and brands in the business, an advanced distribution network, and a robust e-commerce platform, make Wolseley the professional’s choice across the country. From industrial pipe and valves for oil and gas projects, to retail showrooms offering the latest designs for kitchen and bath fixtures and faucets, Wolseley services a wide spectrum of customers and is uniquely positioned as the most diverse supplier of products and customer solutions in the country.

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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