Retail merchandising system brings productivity and labor savings to pet aisle

Merchandising solution supports category growth, combats labor shortage and wage pressure

Americans spent nearly $67 billion on their pets in 2016, a nearly 11 percent increase from 2015 alone.[1] With anticipated growth and other industry influencers, such as increasing wage pressure and a looming labor shortage, Process Retail Group is using its Stacked Can Merchandising System (“Stacked Can”) to solve critical retail pain points in the pet aisle.


Before (left): Pet aisle before Stacked Can System    After (right): Pet aisle with Stacked Can System

“Our System is a complete, turnkey solution that offers brands, retailers and shoppers a host of benefits,” said Scott Bryson, national director of key accounts with Process Retail Group. “Among them, retailers can achieve optimal efficiencies, from reducing labor costs to increasing productivity to improving the overall shopper experience.”

Easy-to-use features and low maintenance, Stacked Can provides retailers with:

  • Time-savings—Reduces time to stock-and-block by more than 33 percent.[2]
  • Easy implementation—Simple snap-and-lock assembly with ability to slide and adjust multiple facings simultaneously, which makes installation and category resets simple.
  • Adaptability—Works with any gondola shelf with two module widths for 3 and 5.5 ounce cans.
  • A planogram-friendly solution—Modular, space-saving design allows case-plus pack out, per facing.
  • Polished presentation—Promoted items are front and center for shopper at all times.
  • Durability—Engineered to last using high grade materials and quality construction for a five-to-seven year life in the field.

For consumers, a now seamless shopping journey makes the pet aisle more accessible, approachable and easier-to-engage with.

We want everyone to win,” Bryson said. “Whether it’s the stockers, store and category managers at retail, brands or the shoppers, our System is meant to positively influence every level and every position in the retail environment.”

[1] “Pet Industry Market Size & Ownership Statistics.” American Pet Products Association (APPA), 2016.

[2] Labor study conducted by IE Group of a leading Mid-Atlantic retailer. Copies of study are available upon request.