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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

TNG's 50th live Fish Delivery

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on October 15, 2018

Exciting! This past September TNG completed its 50th Ripley’s Aquarium live fish delivery.

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Topics: Distribution, delivery, logistics, product movement, Ripley's Aquarium

Retail that gets it right

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on September 18, 2018
Being part mind-reader, part strategist, helps

So much is in the news about how retail is stumbling, sinking, closing and shuttering. It is true. There are many dying retailers. As times change and customer demands evolve, retailers must keep up or stay ahead. Actually, the successful retailers are the ones that anticipate what their customers want before the customers know themselves – part mind reader, part strategist all wrapped in the most enticing of packaging.

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Topics: Merchandising, general merchandise, millennials, trends, Distribution, DSD, delivery, logistics, product movement, product cut-in, resets, front-end management, retail re-alignment

Conversations at the GMDC Conference - Collaboration is key

Posted by Jim Deighan on July 16, 2018

In June, TNG attended the GMDC Conference. Here’s what we learned…

TNG-GMDC-2018-session

It was no surprise to us or anyone that traditional retail is certainly challenged. Retailers that have not responded to this ‘new world’ have definitely felt the sting, if not utter decimation (think Toys R Us). Manufacturers are also under pressure as consumer tastes have and are changing at a rapid pace. The move to health, wellness, minimal ingredient, natural and less processed foods have left some reeling. The center store is under attack; the front-end is under attack! There are stressors everywhere.

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Topics: Merchandising, Retail, Distribution, DSD, delivery, logistics, clipstrips, impulse, front-end management, retail re-alignment

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