Sweden's Rusta selects SAS® analytics
Automating regular inventory and space decisions allows retail team to focus on creative retailing
NRF 100th Annual Convention and EXPO, NEW YORK (Jan. 10, 2011) – Trendy Swedish home and leisure products retailer Rusta AB has licensed SAS® Forecast Server, SAS® Space Planning and SAS® Inventory Optimization. These solutions from SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, help retailers reduce ineffective stock to free up capital. SAS will help Rusta see changing demand patterns in individual stores throughout the chain to improve forecast accuracy down to the SKU level.
“We looked at various optimization solutions and concluded SAS was the best choice for us strategically,” said Sven-Olof Kulldorff, a Rusta executive. “SAS offers a comprehensive solution that also includes optimization features that we can build on. Being able to automate routine supply, inventory and space decisions frees up time for our team to take care of exceptions.” Kulldorff said the Rusta team previously managed forecasting and space planning manually with Excel spreadsheets.
"We are seeing a shift - retailers of all sizes are beginning to see the value of adopting analytics," said Diana McHenry, SAS Global Retail Product Marketing. "Likewise, we see more retailers bringing in SAS Retail Intelligence Solutions across multiple areas of their organizations."
SAS retail customers include Aeropostale, AutoZone, Bakers Footwear, Brooks Brothers, Burger King, Cabela's, Carrefour, Casino, Casual Male, Charming Shoppes, The Children's Place, Eddie Bauer, Family Dollar, Gander Mountain, Hallmark, Hudson's Bay Company, Kohl's, Luxottica Retail, Macy's, Mark's Work Wearhouse, Marks & Spencer, Northern Tool & Equipment, Office Depot, Rusta, S-Group, Sainsbury's, ShopKo, Sport Chalet, Spiegel Brands, Staples, Tesco, Tween Brands, Waitrose, Wakefern, Williams-Sonoma and 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.
For more information about SAS® Retail Intelligence Solutions and SAS Customer Intelligence Solutions, visit http://www.sas.com. Visit SAS at the NRF 100th Annual Show and EXPO in Booth 1352.
About Rusta AB
Rusta AB imports, wholesales, distributes and retails home and leisure products in Sweden. It offers paint and wallpapers, flooring and carpets, tools and power tools, garden and outdoor products, household utensils and chemicals, sporting goods, home textiles and electronic products. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden, with a purchasing office in China. Rusta AB operates as a subsidiary of Fasetten AB.
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