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Albertsons named Top Retailer for 2020

Posted by Megan Reinertson on July 24, 2020

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. fridge 1

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.

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Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, Retail, resets, culture, #peoplepowered, Retail Stores, Restocking at Retail, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Stores, Grocery, Albertsons

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

Opportunity is out there

Posted by Megan Reinertson on June 5, 2020

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?

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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

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

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

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

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

Adding Toys To Your Mix at Retail

Posted by abaldwinson@tng.com on April 24, 2019

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With the  demise of Toys R Us, there is has been a void left for the toy shopper. It is an opportunity for retailers, new to this product category, looking to play in this space and perhaps, leverage their customer base. Whether for impulse buys or planned purchases, toys could help you drive store traffic and increase sales.

If you're thinking of adding toys to your mix, whether in a small way, or you want to revamp your store to add a dedicated toy section, consider your customer shopping path along with the display and placement strategies unique to your retail environment. Alternatively, you may just want to capitalize on that prime toy-shopping time and set up a seasonal toy section. Regardless, TNG Retail will maximize your efforts by executing on your vision. Our reset teams can get you in the game, and if necessary, regular merchandisers can ensure replenishment throughout the season.  

Leveraging the hottest, trending now, and seasonal toys that your customers desire is definitely filling a temporary marketplace void. Brick and mortar stores have an opportunity to capitalize on this now, however, wait too long and that void may be filled by new shopping habits.

For more insights check out this article on LinkedIn: "Where Have All the Toys Gone"

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Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, Retail, general merchandise, cpg, product cut-in, retail re-alignment, stay in stock

Power Up Your Front End with Merchandising

Posted by John Perner on April 11, 2019

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Topics: Merchandising, Retail, cpg, product movement, boost product sales, front-end management, in stock at the front end, checkout management, stay in stock, in stock at retail

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