Carlin Group Implements Retail Solutions across Target and Walgreens Driving Value for its Customers

Leading Midwest Broker Partners with Retail Solutions to Drive Insights from Data at Target and Walgreens
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - March 1, 2016 - PRLog -- Global retail analytics provider, Retail Solutions Inc. (RSi) today announced that Carlin Group (part of Beacon United) has selected its platform to deliver actionable insights and alerts to improve assortments, product availability, new item retail launches and promotion effectiveness for its customers.

Using Retail Solutions, the Carlin Group has already identified a series of opportunities to focus on, including:

·         Reducing out of stocks

·         Driving speed to shelf for new items

·         Promotional effectiveness

·         Building more detailed, fact-based category reviews to drive better planograms and assortment recommendations

“Without up-to-date visibility on where and how fast our customers products sell, we are left in the dark,” said Brad Carlin, CEO of the Carlin Group. “We partnered with RSi to ensure that every decision our suppliers make, both at headquarters and in the field, is driven by the most current situation in every store, for every product, every day.”

“After an exhaustive evaluation process, we selected RSi as our enterprise partner because they offer the strongest set of capabilities as well as a great knowledge of how to translate data into insights at each retailer. Their innovation and leadership in this area is quite clear to us,” added Carlin.

Retail Solutions will provide a platform in which Carlin can manage sales and inventory data by day, by product and by store for its Target and Walgreens customers. Carlin will translate this data into information to drive and execute more effective retail strategies, from category management to supply chain and from marketing to store execution for a broad range of consumer packaged goods companies in the Midwest.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Carlin Group who has a strong history of turning information into insights for their customers,” said Jonathan Golovin, CEO of RSi. “RSi continues to be the dominant provider of enterprise solutions for retail execution in the market space by supporting more than 500 CPG companies in their evolution towards a more effective Retail Execution Management approach. We look forward to leveraging this experience to help the Carlin Group optimize their customer relationships by transforming downstream data into tangible ROI for their customers.”

Carlin Group will begin roll out of Retail Solutions to their key customers immediately, leveraging its cutting-edge, software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model to maximize speed and minimize capital and IT investment.

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About Carlin Group

Founded in 1962, Carlin Group is a leading regional sales and marketing solutions company entrusted to building brand value for clients and customers. Carlin Group’s tailored services include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, promotion administration and analytics for the grocery, drugstore, convenience, mass marketers, limited assortment, regional/national wholesalers and distributor industries. Headquartered in Chicago, Carlin Group has more than 300 associates and offices throughout the Midwest.
For more information visit www.carlin-group.com.

About Retail Solutions Inc. (RSi)
Retail Solutions Inc. (RSi) turns retailer data into opportunity - in the store, on the shelf and with shoppers worldwide. Designed to automate the path to purchase and drive value across the supply chain, RSi's proprietary algorithms, business processes and suite of intelligent, cloud-based applications help the world's leading consumer goods manufacturers listen and respond quickly to consumer demand - ensuring the right product is in the right store, at the right time. Each day, the RSi platform processes billions of records from over 150 major retailers in more than 150,000 locations around the world and turns this data into actionable insights for immediate decision making. In 2014, RSi also launched ansa, a turnkey solution for CPG Shopper Marketers to target, optimize and attribute their digital campaign. This service can be added inside any campaign through one of ansa's integrated ad partners. From solving out-of-stocks and identifying inaccuracies in the supply chain, to optimizing digital marketing efforts, RSi maximizes product availability, uncovers new business opportunities and drives sales. More than 500 global CPG companies including such household names as Colgate-Palmolive, Nestle and Procter & Gamble trust the RSi platform. To learn more about the company, visit: http://www.retailsolutions.com/ and http://www.ansainside.com/.

Contact
Laurie Speaks
Director of Marketing
***@retailsolutions.com
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