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Alcohol sales lose spirit: opportunity at retail

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on June 25, 2021

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As the country opens up there will once again shift in consumption patterns. Restaurant patios will once again fill. And, as confidence increases, people will move from at-home alcohol consumption to out-of-home consumption.  According to a recent CNN article, alcohol sales fell for the first time since the pandemic began.

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Topics: Merchandising, build your brand at retail

Categories Trending At Retail Create Need For Store Remodels

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on December 18, 2020

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Consumers, with the change in routine and habits are making different choices than they were even eight months ago. There has been a definite shift where money is being spent and this requires grocery retailers to act and change up stores in response to that shift. I recently attended a Supermarket News industry webinar that highlighted some of those changes. Some were surprising, others were not. Here’s a broad sweep list:

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Topics: Merchandising, millennials, trends, boost product sales, appeal to millennials at retail, #retailexecution, #storelevelexecution, #pointofpurchase, Health, store conversions, covid grocery category increases, in-store execution, grocery industry change, new store set-up, grocery retail renovations

Need To Switch Priorities at Grocery Retail?

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on December 3, 2020

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We are Ready With a Playbook

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Topics: Merchandising, logistics, resets, stay in stock, CPG companies, Retail Stores, Restocking at Retail, #cpgcompanies, Grocery, Anxiety, grocery retailers, in-store execution

Retailers Acquiring Stores or Setting Up New Distribution Reduce Headaches

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on November 3, 2020

Conversion to new ownership tagging made simpleThis year may escalate unprecedented changes to the grocery retail environment. Grocery retail, despite having a boon year for growth had previously been challenged on many fronts and the current economic climate, among other things, may mount those challenged retailers.
Amazon’s stronghold in the e-commerce space was made even stronger by consumers sheltering in place and trip consolidation. Direct to consumer companies are also gaining market. Shopper behavior, which has been shaping store sets and sizes, may also see dramatic changes. Categories that were often an afterthought at retail have come to the forefront.

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Topics: mergers and acquisitions, store conversions, new distribution center, store resets, private brands, distribution center conversion, consumer shopping rotation, shopping trip consolidation, covid grocery category increases, grocery retailers, ise, in-store execution, purchase grocery retail locations, shopper marketing, grocery industry change, pick and pack e-commerce, source of supply moves, new store set-up, grocery retail renovations

Is your CPG Company Ready to Launch Brand Activity Again?

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on June 22, 2020

Displaying Point of purchase materialAs we begin working toward a return to ‘normal’ or as most are calling the ‘new normal’, and consumer package companies are considering re-starting in-store brand and promotional activities, this ‘new normal’ changes how to more effectively do that.  

I just attended a Path To Purchase IQ webinar. Click here to link to their website. Organizers of these events must be enjoying the unprecedented numbers attending these days. 

I was certainly impressed by the value of the content provided. What really caught my attention was the reminder that the retail experience has changed and likely that change will be permanent. This will require consumer product goods companies to change how they go to market with their products.  How they create brand experience and launch promotional campaigns may also be significantly altered.

Here are a few things to consider:

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Topics: Merchandising, national merchandising coverage, compliance, #retailexecution, #storelevelexecution, #retailpartners, #crisissupport, #peoplepowered, #pointofpurchase, #instoremarketing, #momentofpurchase, #cpgcompanies

Shopping is Different Now: Do Your Part

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on April 7, 2020

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As a merchandising company, we support grocery stores and retailers all over America. Our people are on the front lines, in stores, enabling essential services to continue during unprecedented times. These front line workers are truly unsung heroes.

Indeed, these are not usual times. On behalf of those working to provide essential services to all of us, we remind everyone to do your part.

To our workers: TNG Retail Services offers our sincere thank you for all you do to make more possible for everyone at this time. Remember, you must do what's best for you and your families. Our team members are not required to work and some are choosing the leave of absence option. Many are choosing to work, because they can and want to support our clients and their family during this crisis. For Covid-19 updates please refer to our webpage by clicking here

For all of us out there shopping: We need to remember to be kind, practice social distancing and plan trips carefully. For more shopping information, please check out these tips from Supermarket News.

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Topics: Merchandising, people powered, Retail Stores, Crisis Support, Restocking at Retail

We salute essential businesses & our merchandising team

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on April 2, 2020

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In times of crisis, essential businesses make all the difference. Grocers and retailers operating in strained and stressed times give us hope and sustenance. It is a big ask with customer demand at an all-time high for certain items. These businesses are our customers. Our people are working in stores as much needed support during this COVID pandemic.

To the essential businesses we support and to our own TNG Retail Services workforce, we honor the work you are doing. We appreciate your service. We value you! You are all making more possible for our country during this time. We offer a sincere thank you.

Everyday, we hear from grocers and retailers. The thank you’s for the contributions of our people pour in. We know that our people are outstanding, and it is with great and humble pride that we accept the praise, on their behalf.

Here are just some of the comments we've received:

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Topics: CPG companies, culture, compliance, #retailexecution, #storelevelexecution, #restockingstores, #crisissupport, #peoplepowered

Crisis Support

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on March 26, 2020

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Topics: #retailexecution, #storelevelexecution, #restockingstores, #retailpartners, #crisissupport, #peoplepowered

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

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