Harbor Freight Tools Uses Aldata Store Planning Solution

Discount tool retailer licenses Aldata’s store planning and analysis solution for store layouts and macro space planning

Atlanta—Feb. 28, 2012Aldata, a global provider of retail and distribution improvement software, announced that discount tool retailer Harbor Freight Tools licensed Aldata’s store planning and analysis solution. Harbor Freight Tools already licenses the Aldata Shelf Planning platform and can now use the two products to analyze store layouts and optimize macro space planning strategies.

Aldata’s Store Planning is a user-friendly, comprehensive database-driven floor planning and analysis software solution that dramatically improves the retail space planning process while avoiding the complexity of CAD-driven systems. It can be integrated within a category management system to provide an organization with the information and tools necessary for analyzing store layouts and planning space usage at the macro level. This capability provides organizations with a clear picture of product and category performance within the aisles and departments of specific stores.

Aldata Store Planning also empowers companies to use 3D visualization features to align store layouts with category management initiatives and optimize their stores’ retail space by delivering the consistent, accurate execution of category plans and new product launches at any required granular level.

“Large, innovative retailers understand the importance of maximizing every inch of shelf space in their retail stores,” said Brendan Lowe, President, Aldata North America. “Smart organizations understand the importance of supplying in-store customers with the exact product that is desired as lost sales are a major challenge of brick-and-mortar stores and have lasting ill effects on the brand. Leveraging Aldata category optimization protects retailers from these negative effects and presents them with all of the space management and planning data they need to fulfill their customers’ needs.”