Mastering Category Analysis and Planning
Strategic category analytics and tools to win at the shelf today
and predict the trends of tomorrow.
Win the space race
Show retailers you can boost their
revenue by optimizing space.
Make resets work for you
Use historical insights to turn category resets into
Convert image files into easily edited, powerful planograms.
Be the perfect partner
Harness analytics and optimization tools to show retailers how your category will maximize revenue today and through future resets.
Win the space race
Retail space has never been so dynamic, and so rich with possibilities. We find the best ways to utilize space in each of your customers’ thousands of locations, and reoptimize your assortments as fast as the market changes.
Your unfair advantage
With digitized eyes in every store, you can scan the category landscape, track competitors’ SKUs, and learn how your brands can overtake them.
Combine shelf data with EPOS data to compute the cash value of every lever, and wow retailers with your revenue-led planning.
- Vending Director
Having accurate data was important for us to make many decisions. Weekly change against competitors, how our plan executed in the market, integrate Trax data with sales and understand how consumers are reacting to our brands.
- Sales, Category, Supply Chain, Range & Merchandising and Marketing
The brand achieved over 50% time saving per store per user per month to measure share of space. The head office teams now have visibility in every store and in each category. Data collected is also leveraged across functions.
Turn category resets into revenue opportunities. With a complete understanding of how shelf positions impact sales — during every season and at every retailer — you can deftly design your spacing strategy.
By analyzing historic shelf patterns, you’ll see exactly how your — and your competitors’ — brands have most effectively reacted to resets.
Know which SKUs elevate your category — and where on the shelf they’re most effective — so your planograms can exploit changing spacings and facings.
The brand freed up 38% of its field force's time by switching from manual to digital audits. This allowed the team to audit 4 new categories while enjoying 40% in cost savings.
We take the pain out of planograms. Our image-recognition technology takes your shelf photos and PDFs and transforms them into editable files. You’ll save up to 80% of the time you used to spend reproducing planograms, leaving you more time to make them shine.
Compare planograms to KPIs, see the levers that most impact sales, output metrics to Excel, export files into other space-planning apps, and so much more.
From your centralized cloud database of products and POGs, sales teams can create and modify planograms for specific retailers or stores.
Category analysis and planning solutions for CPGs
Prove your category’s value to your customers. We’d love to show you how Trax technology can make you a retailer’s preferred partner.
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Speak to a CPG expert
Othilie NicodSVP, Product Marketing CPG
As SVP Product Marketing for CPG solutions, Othilie is your go-to person for any question about our solutions and capabilities for CPG companies.GET IN TOUCH
Tamas LupkovicsDirector of CPG Solutions
As the Director for CPG Product Management, Tamas oversees all components of the Trax CPG platform, including mobile, web and BI.
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