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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

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

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

Integral link for retail success? Who knew...the supply chain

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on August 27, 2018

DSD20Every retailer knows that times are tough right now. It can seem unrelenting with an onslaught of new issues every day. With one part of the puzzle in hand, another seems to falter in a constant battle to remain relevant and thriving. The pinch is real.

A recent article outlines the wildcard nature of the supply chain as the integral link for retail success. It starts the discussion with: “…as much as grocers continue to invest in building a better shopping experience, consumers still think of a trip to the grocery store as a chore”1. If that is the case, then consumers will continue to look for alternatives to cut out just one more ‘chore’ in their already busy lives. If we look at retailers that are doing “better than” some of the others, are there patterns? Does the excitement of discovery and treasure hunt in a Costco make the shopping experience better for the shopper? If so, how does grocery incorporate more of that element into their stores? It could be that they customize more, experiment more with different products or try to localize products. It could be how they present that product to shoppers. The store within a store is gaining ground. Retailer operations along with limited distribution space often don’t make this an easy task, however.

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Topics: Retail, trends, Distribution, DSD, delivery, clipstrips, cpg, product movement, product cut-in, resets

2017: The year of the home cook?

Posted by Anita Baldwinson on January 3, 2017

According to The Shelby Report, Peapod and ORC International recently conducted a national survey to see what food resolutions will be topping many lists this year.

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Topics: foodies, millennials, trends, boomers

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