Stage Stores’ customers find a better fit with SAS®   

Department store chain caters to local customers with SAS® Size Optimization

Shoppers will soon find more of the sizes and styles they want at their local Stage, Bealls, Peebles, Palais Royal and Goody’s stores. Parent company Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) has licensed analytics from business analytics leader SAS to drive revenue growth while improving customer satisfaction and loyalty. Stage Stores, a SAS customer since 2005, also uses SAS® Integrated Merchandise Planning and SAS® Markdown Optimization.

“Having the right sizes and products that are tailored for each store is critical in today's challenging retail environment,” said Steven Hunter, Stage Stores CIO. “Stage Stores has worked with SAS for years, and this latest investment in SAS® Size Optimization will help us optimize size profiles by store to better inform and align buying and inventory allocations to customer demand.”

SAS Size Optimization helps retailers improve sales, margins and team efficiencies while lowering costs. By applying analytics to transform sales data into powerful, size-demand knowledge, they can predict future sales and inventory needs by size and determine case-pack supply to meet changing demand.

“Stage Stores operates in a competitive omnichannel environment, which requires precision,” said Lori Schafer, SAS Retail Executive Advisor. “Creating localized assortments is a complex job, and doing it right means powerful analytics are at work. SAS Size Optimization will allow Stage Stores to keep the right stock in the right stores at the right time, which will keep customers coming back.”

Progressive retailers work with SAS®

Powerful analytics and extensive retail industry experience empower retailers to anticipate customer desires and advance business objectives. Plus, SAS’ portfolio of retail and customer intelligence software is available through several different investment, deployment and growth options.

SAS retail customers include A&P, Aéropostale, Ann Taylor, AutoZone, Beall’s, Belk, Best Buy, Brooks Brothers, Cabela’s, Carrefour, Casino, Casual Male, Charming Shoppes, Chico’s FAS Inc., Coach, DSW, dm-drogerie markt Group, Eddie Bauer, Family Dollar, Foot Locker, Gander Mountain, Godiva, Hallmark, Harry & David, Hudson’s Bay Company, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Marks & Spencer, Nestlé, Northern Tool & Equipment, Office Depot, Overstock.com, S-Group, Sainsbury’s, Stage Stores, Staples, Tesco, Tractor Supply Company, Waitrose, Wakefern, Williams-Sonoma, Winn-Dixie and 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.

To learn more about SAS Retail Intelligence and SAS Customer Intelligence, visit SAS at the NRF 103rd Annual Convention and EXPO in Booth 2455.

About Stage Stores

Stage Stores, Inc. operates primarily in small and mid-sized towns and communities. Its stores, which operate under the Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles, Stage and Steele’s names, offer moderately priced, nationally recognized brand name apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear for the entire family. The company operates 888 stores in 40 states. The company also has an e-commerce website. For more information about Stage Stores, visit the company’s website at www.stagestoresinc.com.

 

Om SAS

SAS Institute är världens största privatägda mjukvaruföretag med lösningar för avancerad analys. SAS Institute har sedan 1976 erfarenhet av att utveckla lösningar och metoder som låter företag och organisationer lära av sin historia, mäta och kommunicera pågående aktiviteter och skapa insikt om framtiden. Världen runt har SAS Institute totalt 50 000 kundinstallationer, bland annat i 92 procent av Fortune 500-företagen. I Sverige startade SAS Institute AB år 1986 och har idag 150 anställda på kontoret i Stockholm. Bland de svenska kunderna finns landets mest betydande företag och organisationer. För mer information besök: www.sas.com/sweden

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