Symphony GOLD, provider of the GOLD unified software platform for retail, today announced that Midwest food distributor Lipari Foods has selected its space planning solution to develop localized planograms for its retail customers, enabling them to maximize performance from store space allocations. Part of Symphony GOLD’s Merchandising and Category Management suite, the space planning solution will enable Lipari Foods and its customers to efficiently execute category and assortment plans that meet merchandising objectives, improve on-shelf availability and avoid out-of-stocks.

“By incorporating product photos and supporting data into our planograms, Symphony GOLD gives us a strong visual tool that our sales team and retailer customers can use for advanced shelf space planning,” said Michael C. Hegarty, Director ERP – CRM Corporate Strategy at Lipari Foods LLC. “We look forward to the positive impact it will have on launching new programs and store resets with both our customers and vendor partners.”

“Lipari Foods sees the need to work more closely with their retail customers and create store level planograms that optimize their merchandising and category management processes,” said Gregg Monastiero, president, United States, Symphony GOLD. “The Symphony GOLD solution facilitates this collaborative process, which enables Lipari Foods’ retail customers to improve their product allocations and, in turn, maximize both their productivity and bottom lines.”