A Winning in January/Summer toolkit was launched by FGC, Foodstuffs and Progressive in 2016.
It’s aimed at improving stock positions over key seasonal times such as summer, but can also apply at times such as Easter. It is based on the ECRA/ TPF model, which has been reviewed and developed further to New Zealand conditions by Foodstuffs and PEL in conjunction with the FGC.
The toolkit provides guidance for improving product availability and delivering improved shopper satisfaction in the summer period, and is an addition, not an alternative, to detailed internal and trading partner planning and deployment. It offers a clear and simple framework for planning and optimising a key sales period.
We have collected aggregated in stock results over the past two years and there is still much room for improvement in supply levels over the summer so we would encourage all Suppliers to use the toolkit as a process guide for improvement.