Apulia Distribuzione, a leading grocery retailer in Southern Italy, will partner with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to optimize their demand forecasting, DC replenishment and space planning in stores. Apulia Distribuzione operates in the Italian regions of Puglia, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata and Sicily and collaborates with major wholesale brands such as Carrefour, Tutto Risparmio, Ils Discount, Supermercato Like.
Apulia Distribuzione needed to support their current growth with more efficient management of stock, planograms, and resources. The replenishment project will reduce inventory, increase availability, and cut food waste in their eight distribution centers, as well as provide integrated store replenishment in the future. The space optimization project will provide Apulia Distribuzione’s 131 stores with the ability to rationalize planogram management at the store level to align their product offerings to the specific needs of local customers.
Apulia Distribuzione chose RELEX for its expertise in grocery retail optimization and ability to manage replenishment and space planning within a single platform. RELEX’s advanced AI-powered technology and the transparent and collaborative approach of its local team of experts were also key factors in their decision.
“Adoption of the best technological and organizational solutions is an essential part of our strategy to maintain an optimal level of service for our partners and end consumers,” says Massimo Loporchio, CIO at Apulia Distribuzione. “RELEX’s cutting-edge technology will improve the management of our supply chain and store space, creating a key competitive advantage.”
“We look forward to embarking on this exciting journey with Apulia Distribuzione to improve their supply chain efficiency and help them achieve their strategic goals,” says Stefano Scandelli, SVP EMEA and APAC at RELEX Solutions. “The Apulia project is an opportunity to demonstrate once again the advantages of flexible and adaptive planning and our expertise in the retail sector.”