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Beyond Surviving These Turbulent Retail Times

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on April 27, 2018

RMSI - reset display set upAdaptability, flexibility are key to surviving the turbulent retail times.  Uncertainty is always scary when tied to the bottom line, and on a personal level - how we make a living. This is a time of reinvention. How to, Where to, and Who will reach the consumer is the billion dollar question of our day. In this case, even the planning is unchartered territory. We know shoppers should be placed at the center of decision-making, but what does a retailer do to realize that in their brick and mortar stores?

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Topics: Retail, Distribution, product cut-in, resets

Merchandising Can Affect Your Bottom Line: 7 ways to protect your dollar drain

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on April 3, 2018

Questions you should be asking when shopping for a company to merchandise your product at store-level.

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1. Is the company customer-centric?
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Topics: Merchandising, Retail, cpg, product movement, one contact for merchandising, boost product sales

Toy or Grocery Store? Clip Strip Assortment Matters

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on January 23, 2018

What Matters To You: Aligning Your Clip Strip Program With Your Shopper

Too many clip strip programs are filled with toys -items intended to be something a child begs his parent to buy as they roll down the aisle in a cart.

Our research at TNG has shown that only a few of these toys sell while most just gather dust.

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Topics: Retail, clipstrips, jhooks, mapping, impulse

Mapped Items In Stores: Your Road Map to Sales

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on December 14, 2017

What Matters to You: Always in Stock, Best Selling Products

What matters to you, matters to us. In a new, reoccurring blog series, What Matters to You, we will focus on what you tell us are your top concerns. Then, we will let you know how we can help.

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Topics: clipstrips, jhooks, mapping, impulse, tng, coborns

Believe it or Not: TNG Special delivery

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on November 28, 2017

At about 4am on a cold, rainy November morning, TNG driver Tina Alva rolled into Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a small family-focused town nestled in the Smokey Mountains. Gatlinburg is home to several outdoor activities like whitewater rafting, zip-lining and golf, a few ski resorts, and now, 2 new sawfish that will reside at the Ripley’s Aquarium – thanks to Tina.

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Topics: delivery, logistics

5 Things we learned at this year's Ontario craft beer conference

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on November 3, 2017

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On October 19th, a TNG delegation attended the Ontario Craft Beer Conference to learn more things about the craft beer market, to chat with other attendees ~ typical for all conferences. What was different, was the beer sampling that began at 11am. So many varieties for so many different palates. The raspberry beer was my absolute favourite, but I really enjoyed the Wolfe Island Spring Brewery beer that was served with the Keilbasa... 

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Topics: Retail, Distribution, Craft Beer, Ontario craft beer conference, DSD

TNG employees + TNG Corp raise over $17k for hurricane recovery

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on October 5, 2017

During the month of September, our country faced three major hurricanes over the span of a few weeks.  Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico respectively causing massive damage and, unfortunately, loss of life.   

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Topics: hurricane harvey, employees, hurricane irma, hurricane maria, hurricane relief, donations

Focus on Your Craft, We'll Deliver the Beer

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on June 13, 2017

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This is going to be a big week for Craft Brewers in Ontario. From June 10-18, it’s Ontario Craft Beer Week!  Events are being held throughout Ontario and for those that love Craft Beer, they will want to go to the OCB week website and check out the events and options to taste some amazing local craft beer.

And for the Craft Brewers, it’s really perfect timing that the weather got hot. Craft beer is in a good place right now and continues to grow.  Along with the demand, will grow the need to get that beer to where it can delight sippers and slurpers.  This is where companies that are on that cusp of growth may have some growing pains. 

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Topics: Distribution

2017: The year of the home cook?

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on January 3, 2017

According to The Shelby Report, Peapod and ORC International recently conducted a national survey to see what food resolutions will be topping many lists this year.

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Topics: foodies, millennials, trends, boomers

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