CADS leads the way with adaptive approach to planning for changing consumer trends

CADS Press room
Retail Insight by CADS Media team 24/06/2024

Changing trends and developments have kept retailers across the globe on their toes - from the rise of omnichannel commerce, to the more recent demand for experiential retail. But, as consumer trends change, businesses must continually adapt to keep up with competitors.

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CADS leads the way with adaptive approach to planning for changing consumer trends

Helping retailers to thrive

Retail space planning expert – CADS – says retailers can stay ahead of the curve and navigate changing demands with its software solutions and adaptive approach to store planning.

“Our adaptive approach is designed to help retailers thrive in this ever-changing world. Retailers are navigating increased demand for trends like personalisation, convenience and experiential retail, all of which require a strategic approach to space planning. By leveraging our expertise and our innovative macro space planning software StoreSpace®, businesses can adapt to trends quickly and effectively.”

says Pete Humm, Head of Retail at CADS.

Pete Humm of CADS

CADS leads the way with adaptive approach to planning for changing consumer trends

Meeting consumer demands

With the rise of e-commerce, retailers are increasingly focusing on omnichannel strategies to meet consumer demands for online and in-store shopping. CADS says it has been instrumental in helping retailers adapt their operations.

“Using our retail space planning expertise, we’ve helped retailers plan more click-and-collect points in car parks, like lockers or drive-through destinations. Plus, we’ve helped businesses use floor plans to alter warehouse operations – enabling them to handle increased online order volumes.”

says Pete.

Pivotal role in HFSS regulations

In addition to the growth of e-commerce and omnichannel shopping, one of the biggest changes in retail has been the introduction of HFSS (High in Fat, Salt and Sugar) regulations – which has restricted the promotion and placement of certain foods. This required retailers to rework their store layouts to comply with new rules.

CADS says it has played a pivotal role in this transition, as its expertise in both macro and micro space planning guided retailers through the complex regulations, with StoreSpace® simplifying compliance to ensure stores met stringent requirements.

“As HFSS regulations were implemented, our adaptive approach ensured our clients could easily demonstrate compliance. StoreSpace® enabled store managers to prove they understand where the demarcated HFSS and non-HFSS areas are. And, with further changes on the horizon in Wales and Scotland, our solutions will continue to be essential.”

adds Pete.

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CADS leads the way with adaptive approach to planning for changing consumer trends

Adapting quickly is key to competitiveness

In an era where consumer expectations are constantly shifting, CADS believes it is imperative for retailers to adapt quickly to remain competitive.

Embracing trends such as sustainability, mobile shopping and influencer marketing, while addressing the demands for health and wellness products and subscription services, is key to success in the modern retail landscape.

“Adapting to changing retail trends is not just about keeping up; it’s about staying ahead. Our advice to retailers is to be proactive and leverage expert space planning solutions to navigate these trends effectively. As we continue to see different trends making waves in the industry, we’re looking forward to working with more retailers to help them stay ahead.”

concludes Pete.

Providing retail space planning support internationally

CADS provides retail space planning support and advice for retailers across the globe, including leading brands such as Asda, Shell, Sainsbury’s and Primark.

Its innovative software, StoreSpace®, is designed for macro space planning, enabling retailers to optimise and plan category space for improved profitability and efficiency.

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Adapting to changing retail trends is not just about keeping up; it’s about staying ahead. Our advice to retailers is to be proactive and leverage expert space planning solutions to navigate these trends effectively.

Pete Humm Head of Retail at CADS