TNG BLOG

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

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

The Future Of TNG

Posted by TNG Announcements on December 3, 2018

Our company looks forward to the future and is excited about continuing to lead in the retail and merchandising space. These are growing areas for us as we see new solutions for our customers.

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Below is a press release from the Jim Pattison Group:

"JIM PATTISON GROUP AGREES TO SELL U.S. MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION RELATED ASSETS TO AMERICAN NEWS COMPANY, LLC

VANCOUVER, November 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jim Pattison Group (JPG) today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its United States magazine distribution business (TNG), including their interest in The News Group LP, to American News Company, LLC (ANC). The sale is expected to close by December 31, 2018 at which time executive management, and the approximately 1,500 employees of the acquired businesses, will transition to ANC and continue to oversee the day-to-day operations.

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Topics: Remodel, Merchandising, Retail, Magazines, resets, retail re-alignment, causal data collection

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…

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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

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