Store planning services

Our experienced retail planners provide a knowledgeable resource for all in-store layout interventions including refurbishment projects and seasonal range reviews

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Store Planning Services

Flexible and accurate outsourcing services working internationally

CADS has over 35 years’ experience and long-standing relationships with the UK’s best-known retailers, as clients of our retail planning services. Our skilled retailer planners work across many sectors including grocery, non-food, DIY, pharmacy, clothing and jewellery – providing our clients with the very best store planning practices in the industry. 

Whether you want regular or occasional store planning support to handle fluctuating workflow, we offer a flexible resource for you to call on. Our extensive team of UK-based retail planners, lead by a client-specific project manager, will ensure your project is delivered on time and within budget.

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.

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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?

Discuss your store planning project with one of CADS retail experts today

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For over 10 years, CADS has been providing essential support for our store planning function that enables us to deliver accurate store plans for branches, partners, contractors and suppliers on time.

Chris Wilson Store Development Group Manager, Waitrose & Partners

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.

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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.

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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.

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Make the most of your retail space with our comprehensive range of services

StoreSpace® retail space planning software

Optimise store floor space with retail space planning software StoreSpace®

StoreSpace® is the intuitive AutoCAD-based retail space planning software that will enable you to improve the profitability of your stores.

Maximising store profitability
CADS Virtual 360 tours with StoreView

StoreView® virtual tours

An interactive communication tool that brings store changes to life and removes the need for project teams to travel to store.

StoreView® virtual tours
CADS retail store surveys

Retail store surveys

Working throughout the UK and Europe our experienced surveyors will tailor the contents of your retail survey to your project requirements and budget.

Retail store surveys