Discount giant adds preferred service provider to exclusive teamNovember 20, 2017
Chain Store Age | November 20, 2017 – Walmart is welcoming a new provider into its invitation-only provider program.
Walmart recently launched its Walmart Merchandising Service Program, an internal program that leverages a limited number of companies to manage merchandising operations in nearly 5,000 Walmart U.S. stores. SAS Retail Services is the newest company to join the retailer’s team of preferred service providers (PSPs).
The program, which centralizes supplier displays and other services across the chain, is focused on driving higher sales, lowering costs, increasing efficiencies, and improving the customer experience for Walmart shoppers. With SAS on board, Walmart will gain a customized in-store program will combine state-of-the-art technology and reporting, as well as dedicated resources “to ensure timely and accurate execution of their retail merchandising vision,” said Michael Bellman, president, SAS Retail Services.
Specifically, SAS will deliver a wide range of services, including modular/category resets, display execution, stocking, product assembly, product recall, fixture/equipment installation, POS signage installation, quality control compliance and customer and associate engagement, among others. All services are designed to help raise brand awareness for the consumer packaged goods (CPGs) doing business at Walmart.
SAS is one of only five PSPs involved in the program, according to Walmart.