London, 31 October 2019 - Global cereal producer Weetabix Food Company has signed up to e.fundamentals’ wholesale service to monitor and optimise its online sales performance through wholesale and out-of-home channels.
e.fundamentals Wholesale will provide Weetabix with insights showing how its brands are performing online and the actions required to help improve sales through major wholesaler eCommerce sites – including Booker, Brakes, Bidfood and Bestway.
e.fundamentals Wholesale works by highlighting brand performance against six fundamentals proven to impact sales through delivered wholesale. These include: getting product content right; managing smart pricing and promotion; and making sure products are easy to search, find and buy. The service makes clear the actions needed to improve sales performance, so it’s quick and easy for sales teams to make adjustments online.
Weetabix senior channel optimisation manager Ed Harman explains:
“We’re seeing eCommerce become increasingly important in wholesale, particularly in the on-the-go category. Our challenge is to differentiate ourselves online as effectively as possible and e.fundamentals is now helping us do this with better sight of information, such as category pricing. They are also supporting the upskilling of our team so we build constructive new relationships with customers.”
The Weetabix Food Company – which counts Alpen, Ready brek and Weetos among its brands – has added e.fundamentals Wholesale alongside e.fundamentals Retail, the analytics firm’s retail service, which it started using in late-2018.
Harman continues: “We’ve seen first-hand how e.fundamentals’ retail service has been able to improve our ecommerce retail performance. Now we’re keen to get the same benefits for our wholesale and out-of-home channels. Their focus on delivering actionable insights has been critical in demonstrating the successes to date. They’ve put a powerful tool in the hands of our sales, marketing and category teams which will strengthen our relationship with customers and help boost sales.”
e.fundamentals chief executive John Maltman adds: “To be effective across all eCommerce, brands require insights into their products’ online performance through wholesale as well as retail. Our clients have this single platform to drive sales growth across both channels.”
e.fundamentals Wholesale operates alongside the company’s retail service on its intuitive and simple to use platform. Both services use language already familiar to sales and marketing teams and show users only the information that’s relevant to them – whether they have a category, eCommerce, sales or marketing role. Essentially, the platform upskills brands’ entire sales and marketing functions.
Weetabix joins many of the world’s leading brand manufacturers using e.fundamentals to manage and improve their e-commerce sales performance, including Birds Eye, Twinings and Edgewell.
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e.fundamentals is a world-leading eCommerce analytics platform that helps brand owners compete and win online. The technology serves clients by rigorously improving the sales performance of their products on retailer and wholesaler websites.
e.fundamentals gathers and reviews the latest data about brands’ product performance online and presents it each day through the company’s proprietary 8 Fundamentals retail dashboard, and 6 fundamentals wholesale dashboard, allowing clients to quickly action the insights delivering the biggest returns.
About Weetabix Food Company
Weetabix Food Company makes Weetabix, the UK’s no.1-selling*, most trusted and most recommended cereals. It is home to some of Britain’s most famous and iconic brands including Weetabix, Weetabix Minis, Alpen, Weetabix On The Go Breakfast Drink, Ready brek, Weetos and the popular Alpen bars.
The organisation is owned by Post Holdings Inc., a consumer packaged goods holding company. Weetabix Food Company has been proudly fuelling families around the world for the past 85 years with nutritious cereals and snacks produced in Burton Latimer, Corby and Ashton. The company which has its global headquarters in Northamptonshire, operates across North America, South Africa, Kenya, Germany and Spain and exports to more than 90 countries around the world.
* Nielsen, 52 weeks to 7 Sept 2019