Every metric matters in an industry often challenged to achieve revenue growth. Your business should have trade promotion systems that support planning, forecasting, tracking, analysis and optimization.
Our CPG experts built a system to address the unique needs of retail trade investment management and optimization:
Give your business an edge with the only consolidated retail trade platform that saves you time and delivers plans that perform (way) better than last year.
“[Blacksmith TPO] was a definite upgrade to the system we had in place. It helps us be more forward thinking. It’s invaluable to be able to evaluate situations and optimize what you’re looking to accomplish.”
1. Dairy & Eggs
3. Prepared Foods
4. Pantry Essentials
5. Bread & Bakery
6. Body Care
8. Frozen Foods
9. Snacks & Dips
12. Paper Goods
13. Pet Care
14. Candy & Cookies
15. Cereal & Bars
16. School & Office Supplies
19. Household Essentials
Make trade promotion management workflows and TPO data harmonization part of your evergreen retail trade strategy. Even if you just have a few skus, understanding the impact of your promotions and activating continuous improvement will help you win on shelf.
The first step in every great promotional strategy is a plan. An ideal assembly of perfectly positioned price discounts can boost annual sales when executed at the right time, in the right place. Promotion planning and tracking technology gives you:
No matter the event or channel, our systems set your team up for success.
Plan any promotion (display, ads, etc.) for any time period with drag & drop calendar functionality. Manage any sku or group and any customer or group.
Integrate with demand planning to ensure proper production as promo timelines shift. Include promoted and non-promoted for a total business view.
Gain transparency into margins across your retail business with perfect P&L functionality. Accessible reporting offers additional business intelligence.
Save your business from unplanned spending and redirect over-accruing funds to drive volume.
Our retail data harmonization practices bring every metric you need together under a central data warehouse from which systematic analysis can be performed.
The master calendar will show event lift, market pricing, merchandising activity, planned vs. actual volume and spend, competitive activity and ROI for every promotion and time period.
Once unfavorable promotions are uncovered, you won’t repeat them. Now it’s time to reallocate resources to more important tasks like insight activation and growth initiatives.
Together, we will enable CPGs to spend time driving revenue, not dissecting data.
Improve your ROI by integrating performance insights with trade promotion management, trade promotion optimization, and more broadly, revenue management and shopper analytics solutions.
Our proven approach ensures disparate data sources are harmonized, optimized, and deployed in tools that deliver sales and marketing insights at the speed of thought.
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