TNG RETAIL SERVICES BLOG

Coming out of COVID-19: Re-opening America

Posted by Megan Reinertson on May 14, 2020

In a world secluded from one-another, some have never felt closer.  It’s been said that ‘It’s sad that national/world disasters bring people together.’  Regardless of the cause, we dictate and share the effect.  It is true we as a society are ready for COVID-19 to be over, but into what type of world are we reentering?  That’s up to us.

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Topics: CPG companies, national merchandising coverage, gig economy, people powered, #crisissupport, #peoplepowered, Retail Stores, Crisis Support, Restocking at Retail, COVID-19, Coronavirus

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

The Den: Best Practices start with the most advanced resources

Posted by Megan Reinertson on February 18, 2020

The Den

It’s not unheard of and not anything new. Well-informed and experienced employees provide professional and top-grade workmanship. Everyone starts somewhere. At TNG Retail Services, we make sure our employees start with the best and most up-to-date training modules available. And, what is available? Custom programs designed by our experts who have trained in the field and understand best practices when it comes to retail.

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Topics: Retail, millennials, trends, employees, tng, data validation, CPG companies, build your brand at retail, gig economy, culture, people powered, appreciation, Data Collection, compliance, technology, training, modules, gameification, #digitalelearning, #elearning, #retailexecution, #storelevelexecution, #digitallearning

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

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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

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