Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Nicolas improves availability with TXT software

French wine retailer Nicolas has improved on-shelf availability by 30 per cent and boosted profit margins by 1.2 per cent after implementing TXT e-solutions supply chain management software.

The retailer uses the demand forecasting and replenishment planning modules of TXTDEMAND, which is part of the TXTPERFORM supply chain management suite.

The retailer wanted to streamline replenishment and forecasting processes, in the store and at its central distribution centre in France that serves the entire group.

Nicolas has been able to increase on-shelf availability from 65 per cent to 95 per cent on its never out of stock products, which it said are important drivers for increasing foot traffic in store and delivering higher margins.

Nicolas started business in 1882 and has 430 stores across France, as well as 80 stores in the UK.