Who we work with
A CAD resource working with your team
Working with international retail brands as well as 5 of the top 10 UK retailers and their contractors, we take time to understand how our clients operate.
By developing a thorough understanding of your store planning principles and brand guidelines, we quickly become an effective resource working closely with your team. To manage the whole process, we appoint a dedicated project leader to be your single point of contact who will work with you throughout your project.
Benefits of outsourcing your store planning
- A flexible retail planning resource with a clear pricing structure that can be switched on and off as your needs dictate.
- Fresh thinking expert planners identifying improvements and potential cost savings for your store layouts.
- Quick turnaround on projects – meeting your deadlines, even when timeframes are short.
- Use of a team that works with the latest retail planning software, reducing time and processes.
- Partnering with a team that has complete knowledge of local and national compliance/regulations.
- A resource available from our offices or based in yours.
Creating high performing model store layouts
Our Format Development Manager can also assist you in creating your store models, defining targets for category space allocation and planning principles for store layouts.
We will create future store designs based on existing knowledge, by analysing the layout of your best and worst performing stores. Depending on the size of your estate you will need to create a variety of models to address your different store types and shopper missions.
We can also guide you in developing best practice processes for building consistency into your store plans and giving your retail planners an array of ideas on how to improve the profitability of poor performing stores.
How can we help you?
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Supporting Waitrose's in-house store planners for over 10 years
Working alongside Waitrose’ store planners, CADS team comprises a dedicated Work Stream Leader and 3 experienced retail planners, providing a flexible store planning resource for Waitrose.Read case study
Why outsource your store planning to CADS?
Retail best-practice and cost-savings
Our retail planning department has cross-industry experience, which we pro-actively develop. Our long history of working with major UK and international retail brands means we have an in-depth understanding of the best retail planning practices and can apply this up-to-date knowledge to your project – suggesting improvements and most importantly cost savings for your plans.
Minimal in-store disruption
Our teams are trained to understand the knock-on effects in store, when they make changes on-plan. They work hard to ensure any changes can be made with minimal in-store disruption for both customers and staff. Through this complete understanding, we can focus on delivering profitable design solutions.
A quality process that means ‘right first time’
Every drawing that passes through our retail planning team is checked and verified by a dedicated quality controller who retraces each step in your brief, ensuring everything we produce is completely accurate. Many of our clients return to us because they know they will receive exactly what they asked for within the timescale they set.
StoreSpace® software enhances our retail services
As a retail design business with over 35 years’ experience, CADS offers a comprehensive retail service based around the individual needs and challenges of our clients across many retail sectors internationally.
Our turn-key service includes store surveys, 3D visualisation, and our proprietary retail space planning software StoreSpace® that enables retailers to plan, manage and optimise their physical estate.
Clients that keep coming back
Accuracy and quick turnaround are some of the main reasons we are trusted by clients to deliver their store planning and CAD drawing work. Our reliability and detailed understanding of our client’s stores has led to long-term relationships, including a 15-year partnership with one of the UK’s ‘big four’ supermarkets.