All posts by Marilyn Bernardo

Spring Weather Impacts for
DIY & Garden Retail

Join Planalytics for our Spring Weather Impacts for DIY & Garden Retail Webcast

Even with the unprecedented and very challenging COVID-19 crisis affecting everyone, the weather will be a driver behind consumer purchasing, and changes in the weather during the key spring period will have a direct influence on traffic for the hardware, home center, and garden retailer sectors. Lawn & garden maintenance and household projects will happen, given the number of people staying home. Please join us to hear how earlier or later warmth, precipitation changes, etc. will impact sales performance across different regions and categories. Learn where the opportunities may be stronger as well as when less favorable conditions will introduce sales risks.

Topics include:

  • Overview of Weather-Driven Demand and how this metric is used to quantify and manage the weather’s impact on sales
  • Review of weather sensitivities (the % of sales directly related to changes in the weather) for key DIY, lawn & garden, and outdoor product categories
  • Outlook for the core spring season highlighting weather-based sales impacts to watch for over the next couple of months.

 

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Weather Analytics Briefing

Using Analytics to Proactively Manage the Weather’s Impact on Sales

Location: Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas
3303 South Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Rogers, AR 72758

Join other Walmart/Sam’s Club suppliers for a breakfast briefing on Thursday, March 5, in Bentonville to learn how Planalytics’ Walmart- and Sam’s Club-specific Weather-Driven Demand (WDD) metrics help suppliers effectively manage the influence that weather has on their performance.

Planalytics has modeled actual store-level sales to determine the weather’s impacts on hundreds of Walmart/Sam’s Club product categories and can isolate and quantify how your sales are impacted. WDD analytics help you:

  • Work more collaboratively with their Walmart/Sam’s Club buyers
  • Adjust safety stock settings based on weather sensitivity
  • Use fact-based weather opportunities to secure incremental sales
  • Improve forecast accuracy and service levels by understanding and proactively manage weather-driven sales volatility
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Breakfast Briefing

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester – Piccadilly, One Piccadilly Place, 1 Auburn St, Manchester M1 3DG, United Kingdom

BREAKFAST BRIEFING
Driving Sales & Performance with Weather Analytics 

Planalytics helps businesses “put a number” on the weather’s impacts by providing visibility into exactly when, where, and how much the conditions outside will affect sales for specific products and services. With these insights, companies are able to DRIVE SALES & MARKET SHARE by having product available when the customer wants it, IMPROVE MARGINS by more optimally deploying inventory (e.g. reduced markdowns, lower shrink, etc.). and INCREASE WORKING CAPITAL (e.g. trimming total inventory, reducing days of supply, etc.).

Learn more by attending our complimentary breakfast briefing.  Topics include:

  • A look at how weather volatility affects companies from the need to adjust for near-term, trading season sales fluctuations to the distortions and increased error it adds to planning processes.
  • An introduction to Weather-Driven Demand, a measurement derived on a detailed, multi-year analyses of sales data and the corresponding weather data (by time period, product/service, and location), and how companies use it to better evaluate results (like-for-like sales, promotional performance, etc.) and to better position the business to take advantage of climate-related opportunities.
  • Use case examples that demonstrate how the analytics are utilised for reporting and analysis, planning, demand forecasting, replenishment, marketing/advertising, etc.

View these videos to learn more about Planalytics’ Weatherisation.

Factoring the Weather into
Grocery Demand Shifts

Date: 19 May 2020
Time: 1:00 – 1:30 pm BST / 2:00 – 2:30 pm CEST 

Learn how weather-driven demand analytics can be applied across many areas of your business and help your company understand, quantify, and proactively plan for weather’s consumer demand impacts.

Topics include:

  • Overview of Weather-Driven Demand and how this metric is used to quantify and manage the weather’s impact on sales
  • Improving forecast accuracy with weather analytics and how this drives financial benefits by reducing lost sales and shrink/waste
  • Use case examples in weather informed replenishment

 

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Shoptalk Meetup 2020

LOCATION: Virtual
DATE: Tuesday – Thursday, October 20 – 22 , 2020

Planalytics will be participating Shoptalk Meetup 2020. If you would like more information about Planalytics, or to schedule a time to meetup at the conference, please contact David Frieberg at dfrieberg@planalytics.com.

View more event information HERE.

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From Pricing to Politics – Agriculture Market Q4 Outlook

LOCATION: Omaha Marriott, 10220 Regency Cir, Omaha, NE 68114
DATE: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Join Bloomberg’s Sterling Smith and Planalytics Jeff Doran for an in-person seasonal weather outlook discussion and a look at the challenges ahead for global agriculture markets.

After a tumultuous year for agriculture markets, 2019 crop season for North America is wrapping up, and questions still remain. With early water issues, we are seeing some late season volatility return. In addition, political tensions remain at a fever pitch and trade war continues to be a thorn in the market’s side. What can we expect going forward? In this session, we will discuss:

  • What is the seasonal weather outlook for remaining 2019 months and beyond?
  • Where do we stand currently with geopolitical tensions?
  • What are going to be the near term implications and how is the going to change US agriculture over the longer term?
  • How will the Chinese hog situation effect global markets?
  • South America’s new crop is just getting underway: How are conditions for early development?

Come network with your peers and colleagues. There is no cost for attending. Both clients and those interested are welcome to attend.

Click Here to Register

 

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Q3 2019 Recap & Annual Holiday Outlook

Join Coresight Research and Planalytics on Thursday, November 7th, at 2 p.m. (ET) for a review of 2019 retail Q3 and an outlook for the 2019 holiday retail shopping season.

Co-Presenters:

  • John Harmon, CFA, Senior Analyst, Coresight Research
  • Evan Gold, EVP, Global Partnerships & Alliances, Planalytics

Topics covered will include:

  • Review of weather conditions and business impacts during retail Q3.
  • Overview of retail environment and developments throughout the quarter.
  • Outlook through the holiday shopping/ early winter season.
  • Discussion about the holiday retail shopping season & winter-sensitive categories that will be the most impacted by weather.
  • Examination of North America regions that experience opportunity and risk in the early fall season.

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Weather Analytics Breakfast Seminar

Location: Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Complete the form below to join us in Portland for our complimentary Weather Analytics Breakfast Seminar.

Topics include:

  • The opportunities and challenges presented by both in-season (weekly/daily) and year-over-year weather variations.
  • An overview of Planalytics’ analytics process and metrics including Weather Sensitivity and Weather-Driven Demand (WDD) calculations.
  • The benefits of using WDD insights to “Deweatherize” results and improve the accuracy of financial/sales plans, allocation processes, demand forecasts, etc.
  • Use case examples showing the value weather analytics can bring to planning, trading season decisions (e.g. replenishment, digital marketing, etc.) and performance analysis & reporting.
  • Plus summary impacts to watch for during winter 2019.

Weather Analytics Breakfast Seminar

Location: The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Complete the form below to join us in Seattle for our complimentary Weather Analytics Breakfast Seminar.

Topics include:

  • The opportunities and challenges presented by both in-season (weekly/daily) and year-over-year weather variations.
  • An overview of Planalytics’ analytics process and metrics including Weather Sensitivity and Weather-Driven Demand (WDD) calculations.
  • The benefits of using WDD insights to “Deweatherize” results and improve the accuracy of financial/sales plans, allocation processes, demand forecasts, etc.
  • Use case examples showing the value weather analytics can bring to planning, trading season decisions (e.g. replenishment, digital marketing, etc.) and performance analysis & reporting.
  • Plus summary impacts to watch for during winter 2019.