LONDON, January 12 /PRNewswire/ --
Planalytics Inc. announced today that Lloydspharmacy, a leading pharmacy chain with more than 1,700 stores in the UK, has licensed its Business Weather Intelligence(R) platform. Lloydspharmacy will use Planalytics weather-driven demand (WDD) analyses for select product categories to isolate, measure and plan for weather's affect on sales across its store locations.
Pharmacies sell many products that are influenced by weather from food and drinks and other consumables to medicines and various health-related items, commented Tim Morris, Managing Director for Planalytics Europe. Planalytics will help Lloydspharmacy to better align its business with the weather, from being prepared for increased or decreased footfall to adjusting inventories to match changes in demand.
Through the Planalytics service, Lloydspharmacy also receives Planalytics' weekly Executive WeatherBrief(SM), a weekly report highlighting the effects of weather during the previous week and coming two week period and Planalytics Planner(SM), a tool that incorporates WDD indices into the forecasting process for specific product categories.
Lloydspharmacy has over 1,700 pharmacies across the UK. These are based predominantly in community and health centre locations. The company employs over 15,000 staff and dispenses more than 133 million prescription items annually. For more information visit www.lloydspharmacy.com.
About Planalytics Inc.
Planalytics Inc. (www.planalytics.com) is the singular global source of Business Weather Intelligence -- the actionable information companies need to understand and optimize the impact of weather on their business. Weather is the most volatile of all external factors affecting business performance and Planalytics helps companies proactively manage this risk. Powered by an unparalleled database of weather's financial and volumetric impacts, proprietary modeling technologies and market-specific expertise, Planalytics' Business Weather Intelligence is essential to any company, in any industry, looking to effectively shape strategies, pinpoint opportunities, and make more profitable decisions.
David Frieberg of Planalytics Inc., +1-610-407-2905, email@example.com