Shop categories are a combination of the sales profile (Normal, Basic, Plus) and the shop size (5 size classes: S–XXL), for example “normal-S”. In addition, there are shops of type Joker. These shops have exceptional conditions, such as small shop surface or demand that varies greatly depending on the season.
Alko’s assortment is allocated to different shop types centrally, based on the customer-oriented category tree. In the category tree, the product categories are first divided into sub-categories and then into segments. Products in different segments are allocated to shops on the basis of their demand.
The cyclic monitoring of the sales of products in each segment covers approximately the last six months. The cyclic monitoring is made three times a year. The products of each segment are placed in the order of their size based on their turnover without tax, and weighted distribution level calculation is applied here. The main rule is that the best-selling products in segments have central allocation to a bigger number of shops than those with a lower ranking.
More information under listing instructions.