Nisa is rolling out a space planning initiative to all categories over the next 12 months after retailers trialling it on chilled food saw average sales uplifts of 15%.

The category management project, run in partnership with retail software specialist Galleria, enables Nisa members to download planograms tailored to the precise dimensions of their stores from the Nisa website in minutes.

Results from 40 trial stores revealed average sales uplift of 15% on chilled food - the first category available on the system, said group sales director, Andrew Mouse.

“Planograms for the five categories within chilled have been available to our retail membership via our website since April.”

The next step is tailoring the ranges in the planograms more closely to local customer tastes, said Mouse. “We’re also building in more demographic data, effectively developing clusters, which will allow members to select their own customer economic store profile.”