Catman: GPM Taps JDA for Category Management


GPM Investments LLC has deployed a range of category management tools from JDA Software to manage its company-operated convenience stores.

JDA Software has quadrupled the number of planograms it can support and can now create store-specific planograms. Further, JDA allows GPM to provide planograms for products and stores without relying on vendors. GPM can also create, maintain and support multiple versions for each of their stores. The implementation of JDA’s took 14 weeks to complete.


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GPM is using the following programs to create store-specific shelf plans:

  • JDA Space Planning
  • JDA Space Automation Professional
  • JDA Floor Planning Plus
  • JDA Category Knowledge Base
  • JDA Planogram Converter
  • JDA Open Access Mobile
  • JDA Web Publisher

“Retailers are constantly faced with improving company profitability, while balancing customer satisfaction. Getting the right mix from the store floor to the store shelf are critical to a superior customer experience,” said Terry Turner, president of North American retail for JDA. “GPM Investments is off to a very strong start, with a quick implementation that will give them the visibility they need into shopper habits and buying trends, to create the right mix of shelf and floor plans that exceed their customers’ expectations.”

GPM Investments is based in Richmond, Va., and operates more than 1,200 c-stores across the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, Northeastern and Southeastern states. GPM is No. 6 in CSP’s 2018 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of company-owned retail outlets.

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based JDA Software is a supply-chain software provider. More than 4,000 global customers use JDA’s software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) products to unify and shorten their supply chains, increase speed of execution and profitably deliver to their customers.


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