As the second position in M.E.D.S., EXERCISE may seem the most attainable, but can be one of the most difficult to sustain. Exercise must challenge you in order to make an impact. A workout is just that: WORK. This doesn't have to mean forking over hundreds of dollars for a crazy-intense program. It simply means adding physical activity to your daily/weekly routine that was not previously there. And, that can be difficult. You must work past your comfort zone, and here is where many of us fall short. Our own Shey P. describes how she still needs that beginning push to get her through her new program:
Topics: culture, people powered, #peoplepowered, COVID-19, Coronavirus, TNG Retail Services, Team Members, Well-being, Health, Safety, Chime In, #selfcareawareness, Exercise, Diet, Sleep, self care, Mental Health, #M.E.D.S., Depression, Anxiety, Mental, stress relief
Meditation and Mental Health
This week, we focus on Meditation; primarily the importance of Mental Health and the paths we can take to keep each of our own healthy and in a ‘good place.’ This can be a challenge especially during time of uncertainty and unexpected changes. With the added stress of COVID-19 (Coronavirus,) our norms are flipped upside down and our daily lives along with them. This type of stress can wreak havoc on your mind. It can also leave even the most level-headed person feeling nervous. And, how about those who already battle with previous/current mental challenges? The constant worry, the anxiety of the unknown and the angst we all feel of just wanting this to be over can be overwhelming.
We all experience management on many different levels. Many agree good management begins with communication. What we do not always realize is communication is a very broad term which stretches far beyond person to person. Especially in a technologically advanced world, communication is available on so many different platforms. At TNG Retail Services, we combine technology and communication every day to make our services and our clients’ management capabilities the best.
Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, Retail, logistics, impulse, product movement, boost product sales, product cut-in, resets, front-end management, data validation, causal data collection, checkout management, stay in stock, in stock at retail, CPG companies, build your brand at retail, set up displays quicker, POG, planograms, Data Collection, Audits, compliance, Analytics
GETTING YOURSELF TO A GOOD PLACE
TNG Retail Services understands the current climate’s stress levels and how we are ALL effected by it. No matter your status in life, stress and uncertainty affects us all, and we all have different ways of dealing with it. To continue the focus on our Team Members’ well-being and everyone we interact with, we are highlighting September as Self-Care Awareness Month. We want to take this time and provide resources, experiences and suggestions people can incorporate into their daily lives, should they choose. We want us all to be our best selves and to maintain a healthy and progressive lifestyle.
Topics: culture, appreciation, #crisissupport, #peoplepowered, Crisis Support, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Team Members, Well-being, Teamwork, Chime In, Resources, #selfcareawareness, Exercise, Diet, Sleep, self care, Mental Health, #M.E.D.S., #MEDS
Focus on your health and positive life situations, and you can handle any challenge that comes your way.
Change is difficult; even more so when it is unexpected and continues to open new hurdles as each day passes. Today’s current social and economic climate creates a constant unrest with many uncertainties.
Essential Services are synonymous now more than ever with the year 2020. Everyday items and tasks once seen as instinctual, are now scrutinized and strategized. The public demands a constant supply of these services but are at the ready to analyze HOW people involved are acting in their surroundings.
Amidst the chaos and uncertainty, the retail and grocery ‘worlds’ stepped up their game. There was no option of shutting down, only ramping up. Delivery and carry-out service initiatives were made high priorities. An increase in personnel and hours were needed to fulfill new procedures. All of this done with low-inventoried cleaner, gloves and masks.
As 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:
Topics: Merchandising, national merchandising coverage, compliance, #retailexecution, #storelevelexecution, #retailpartners, #crisissupport, #peoplepowered, #pointofpurchase, #instoremarketing, #momentofpurchase, #cpgcompanies
The impact of COVID-19 and the ongoing economic and public struggles leaves the Country feeling divided and unsure of where we will all end up. Many of us are left wondering, how do we proceed?
Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, Retail, millennials, employees, cpg, gig economy, people powered, technology, training, #peoplepowered, Retail Stores, Restocking at Retail, COVID-19, jobs, full-time, part-time, flexible, overnight, lead, manager, hiring, ppe, first shift, second shift, third shift
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.
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.