TNG BLOG

Compliance Watch: your Tool for advanced Promotional Displays and Results

Posted by Megan Reinertson on January 14, 2020

Cincy Photos (79 of 113)In the retail and Consumer Product Goods (CPG) world, we take for granted the success of what flies off the shelves and what gets lost in the shuffle of ever-changing trends. With constant movement and consumer shopping habits, it is easy for products and procedures to fall through the cracks. This is also true for promotional displays throughout stores. The only way to combat this is with top employees equipped with the necessary tools to not only get the job done, but get it done right.

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Topics: Retail, product movement, data validation, retail sales data, causal data collection, in stock at retail, CPG companies, national merchandising coverage, set up displays quicker, Data Collection, Audits, Auditing, compliance, technology

We are People Powered

Posted by Megan Reinertson on December 9, 2019

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As the Holiday Season approaches, we reflect on the previous year and our accomplishments, memories and events which influence next year’s direction and goals. At TNG Retail Services, 2019 is a year influenced by change. Change which began by the formation of a completely new company focused on bringing growth to retail via product movement.  As we cross the threshold into 2020, we bring with us not only a new mission, but an important focus which will make 2020 our most important year yet: Our people.

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Topics: millennials, employees, product movement, national merchandising coverage, culture, people powered, appreciation

The art of the planogram

Posted by Megan Reinertson on November 15, 2019

Ever wonder why supermarkets look the same, or how and why product location is universal to certain retail chains?

TNG Retail Services is one of the top experts when it comes to inputting merchandizing plans and executing Planograms, or as the industry gurus would say, POGs. POGs are used in the merchandising industry as an organization tool for stores to take their visual standards and make them come to life!

It’s why you as a consumer can walk into chains across America and know your way around without too many interruptions. Sometimes you’ll see a POG in action with empty shelves, or aisles temporarily denying access. We as consumers may find it troublesome, and scoff at the ‘Please excuse our mess’ signs, but what we don’t see are the many people who make these ‘disaster zones’ turnaround in a matter of hours. What we see as inconvenient, they see as a puzzle, a plan and then a well-executed, team-oriented work-of-art.

As competition increases, we're seeing [retailers] becoming more aware of the importance of correctly merchandising their products. That awareness is leading to better…planograms and other marketing aids provided to retailers directly from the suppliers”

               -thebalancesmb.com

The process of a POG is not something that happens overnight. Inception through execution can take an average of 18 weeks, depending on retailer and project scope. What to consider are new product strategy meetings, hardware funding agreements, cut-ins, resets, etc. It’s a process that involves a ton of steps prior to any execution team even stepping foot into a store.

With so much communication and planning needed, TNG Retail Services really takes a holistic approach on retail execution. We support the schematics, new item deliveries, equipment arrival and set-up.  All is done according to the retailer's plan.

“Those variables need to be controlled. Many [service companies] do not support this process, nor the schematics. Some do not even have a streamlined relationship between one another. Especially with planograms, these need to be managed the entire way. Any impact on the store is a direct impact on the customer, and we [TNG Retail Services] makes sure the consumer impact is low to non-existent.”

               -Jacob Jackson: SR. V.P. of Operations TNG Retail Services.Boston Shaw;s remodel 2

We pride ourselves on being the best because we pair ourselves directly with the retail. We are trusted as experts who follow your vision and deliver the best results because we work with you through the entire process. Because we aid in streamlining the development and execute under the direct line of your plan, TNG Retail Services’ goal is to limit impact on the customer so they can continue seeing a well-organized store without ever knowing how it got that way.  

See how we can help execute your plan and maintain your vision all the way through.  Contact TNG Retail Services today, and we will help move products to move your business forward. 

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Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, trends, logistics, tng, retail re-alignment, build your brand at retail, national merchandising coverage, set up displays quicker, POG, planograms

California throws a wrench in the gig economy platform

Posted by Megan Reinertson on October 17, 2019

As a Retailer- how do you fit in?

Technology in business grew rapidly with the introduction of the World Wide Web.  It is now an everyday necessity. As technology advances, so does the workforce. It affords companies the use of the most up-to-date software and programming and creates new trends in communication. These advancements constantly create the next-steps in technological-assisted automation either making tasks ‘easier’ or removing the need for human interaction of said tasks all together.

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Topics: Retail, employees, tng, front-end management, in stock at retail, build your brand at retail, gig economy

Join TNG Retail Services at the northeastern Career Fair

Posted by Megan Reinertson on October 4, 2019

TNG Retail Services will be participating in a career fair October 9th, 10th & 15th in select Northeastern coastal cities.  As a way to bring the opportunities directly to the public, this fair will showcase project work, flexible schedules and the potential for permanent part-time positions.  

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Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, Retail, general merchandise, tng, resets, national merchandising coverage

2019 #possible Leadership Summit

Posted by Megan Reinertson on September 27, 2019

 

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Topics: employees, tng, product movement

Rethinking Staple Categories For Added Profits In Grocery

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on July 3, 2019

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As with so many things, Millennials are making changes and redefining how we think about customer experience. Shopper types have changed and continue to evolve. The relentless rise of on-line continues to shape expectations at store level also. Shoppers and consumers are certainly more educated today and peer reviews play into expectations as well creating fluidity of loyalty. No doubt, exceeding expectations at the point of purchase is key in gaining market share, across all industries. For grocers, the opportunities to continue capture this demographic are rife. Most especially, the HBC (health and beauty care) and GM (general merchandise) categories have so much potential to introduce unique products that appeal.

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Topics: Merchandising, product movement, one contact for merchandising, retail re-alignment, causal data collection, checkout management, in stock at retail, CPG companies, build your brand at retail, national merchandising coverage, set up displays quicker, appeal to millennials at retail

Time to Plan the Holiday Season at Retail?

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on June 7, 2019

As you know, there is no better time to plan for the coming holiday season, than summer!

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Topics: Merchandising, one contact for merchandising, boost product sales, product cut-in, retail re-alignment, data validation, retail sales data, causal data collection, in stock at the front end, checkout management, stay in stock, in stock at retail, CPG companies, build your brand at retail, national merchandising coverage, build holiday sales, set up displays quicker

Adding Toys To Your Mix at Retail

Posted by abaldwinson@tng.com on April 24, 2019

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With the  demise of Toys R Us, there is has been a void left for the toy shopper. It is an opportunity for retailers, new to this product category, looking to play in this space and perhaps, leverage their customer base. Whether for impulse buys or planned purchases, toys could help you drive store traffic and increase sales.

If you're thinking of adding toys to your mix, whether in a small way, or you want to revamp your store to add a dedicated toy section, consider your customer shopping path along with the display and placement strategies unique to your retail environment. Alternatively, you may just want to capitalize on that prime toy-shopping time and set up a seasonal toy section. Regardless, TNG Retail will maximize your efforts by executing on your vision. Our reset teams can get you in the game, and if necessary, regular merchandisers can ensure replenishment throughout the season.  

Leveraging the hottest, trending now, and seasonal toys that your customers desire is definitely filling a temporary marketplace void. Brick and mortar stores have an opportunity to capitalize on this now, however, wait too long and that void may be filled by new shopping habits.

For more insights check out this article on LinkedIn: "Where Have All the Toys Gone"

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Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, Retail, general merchandise, cpg, product cut-in, retail re-alignment, stay in stock

Power Up Your Front End with Merchandising

Posted by John Perner on April 11, 2019

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Topics: Merchandising, Retail, cpg, product movement, boost product sales, front-end management, in stock at the front end, checkout management, stay in stock, in stock at retail