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MsJanetJones
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San Antonio, TX
USA
84 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2003 :  06:35:38 AM  Send MsJanetJones an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have encountered some very interesting terms over the years and I was just wondering if any of you would like to share your terms/slang that you have with others. You know everything from the in house terms to the slang terms or phrases that we as merchandisers come up with.

For example I heard slap and stick the other day. I thought what the heck is that? Well, apparently this is when a merchandiser simply removes the old tags or labels and "slaps" on the new label instead of doing the complete reset. I can't imagine why someone would do this but I thought it was a funny phrase when I heard it.

I have also found out that Walmart calls a planogram a modular! I was really greatful that someone clued me in on that one before I looked like a complete fool when I went into the store! What's yours?

Ms. Janet Briggs-Jones
Independent Merchandising Specialist

LouLou
Member

Columbus, Ohio
USA
25 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2003 :  3:52:56 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
You refered to a slap and stick when a merchandiser just removes the old tags and slaps up a new tag...sometimes that's all the company wants. I have two merchandising jobs right now that I'm doing for Dollar General and that's all that's required. They don't want me to do a complete re-set
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MsJanetJones
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San Antonio, TX
USA
84 Posts

Posted - 10/07/2003 :  07:07:15 AM  Send MsJanetJones an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
LouLou,

That's cool. Of course if that's what they want then that's the assignment! When the phrase was presented to me it was explained that the situation was to be a reset and that the team leader was trying to cut corners. So, thank you for putting a different view on it!

Ms. Janet Briggs-Jones
Independent Merchandising Specialist
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BarbIN
Valued Contributor

OH
USA
171 Posts

Posted - 10/07/2003 :  6:56:55 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MsJanetJones

I have also found out that Walmart calls a planogram a modular! I was really greatful that someone clued me in on that one before I looked like a complete fool when I went into the store!
Well, I'm glad I wasn't the only one who had never heard a planogram called a modular. The manager kept referring to the new modular and I thought she meant a new fixture!
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MsJanetJones
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San Antonio, TX
USA
84 Posts

Posted - 10/08/2003 :  06:45:44 AM  Send MsJanetJones an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
Barb,

LOL. I too thought throughout the entire conversation in training for a Walmart job that I really was missing something and I was eager to get home and do some studying to see what a modular was! Imagine the relief I felt when I found out that I already knew what it was! There are so many times when we as merchandisers are expected to know certain information and if we do not then we are looked at as if we are an alien or something. That is why I strive to really share with anyone whatever I have learned and vice versa I soak up any tidbit of information I am given! I also found out that TM is a slang or abbreviation for territory manager. Do you have any that you have learned? Thanks Have a great day!

Ms. Janet Briggs-Jones
Independent Merchandising Specialist
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LoriJennings
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Dallas, TX
USA
287 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2005 :  10:10:49 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I also thought it sounded really strange when I first heard of a modular. As, I've said before, Wal-Mart is a world unto it's own.

I was really confused when I heard they were getting ready to drop a new mod. (the old planogram was being replaced with a new one)and then later found out that a new mod. had dropped. (The new planogram was published and ready to be set.)

Cathy Plumb has an awesome merchandising dictionary on her website that every merchandiser should take a look at to learn what all those strange terms mean.

Here is the link to it:
http://forums.delphiforums.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=cathyscorner2&msg=848.1
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RAReynolds
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Tucson, Arizona
USA
17 Posts

Posted - 01/15/2005 :  11:25:36 AM  Send RAReynolds an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
MOD- Manager on Duty

A Raquel R
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GLabow464
Valued Contributor

Springfield, PA
USA
112 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2005 :  10:51:44 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote

I am MSer trying merchandising. I have some resets coming up with the
description including, "...install wobblers on shelves..."
Okay, help!, what's a wobbler?
NARMS did not have this in their dictionary.


Gary - Silver gjs9lz
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JimmED
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PA
USA
128 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2005 :  11:35:16 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I know them as small plastic signs with a tab that fits in the slot along the front of the shelf and then a thin, say, 4-inch extension to the actual sign...that way the sign sticks out from the shelf to get in the way of the consumer...
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BarbIN
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OH
USA
171 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2005 :  12:21:38 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Is wobbler another term for shelf talker?
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GLabow464
Valued Contributor

Springfield, PA
USA
112 Posts

Posted - 05/25/2005 :  7:11:30 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I have seen the coupon dispensers used in the local Acme (Albertsons), and I'm familiar with shelf talkers.
Perhaps wobbler is either of these.
Thanks guys.
BTW, I was in a pet food store and as I passed one shelf item, a recorded message started playing. Startled me. I hadn't heard one of these before!

Gary - Silver gjs9lz
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Sandra Wright
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Arlington, VA
USA
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Posted - 05/26/2005 :  7:07:06 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
To help maybe a little more a wobbler is a plastic strip kind of shaped like a T. it has a sticky part on one end the bottom of the T to stick on the shelf or back of a cashwrap register area. And the top of the T bends over and is the signage. A point of purchase sign for example. it does indeed wobble the end does. Well I tried.

Sandy C
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SuzanneConnell
Member

Fort Worth, Texas
USA
32 Posts

Posted - 05/26/2005 :  7:16:27 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Sandra is correct. Good description!
Don't ever crease a fold in a wobbler, it wont wobble. just let it naturally "wobble"

Suzanne
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StanWebster39
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Pride, LA
USA
35 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2005 :  04:38:47 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Any one have an idea what is meant by "experience in wallpaper and pegs helpful" in a cosmetic reset. I know what pegs are but the only wallpaper I have ever fooled with was in a room at the house and I cussed the whole time I was trying to put it up rofl. Any help with this slang term would be appreciated.

Stan the Man
servicing south central Louisiana

Stan the man Webster
Serving South Central Louisiana
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MaryL
Valued Contributor

Richmond, VA
USA
185 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2005 :  04:56:51 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
It took me several years to get familar with all the terms out there. Target calls their managers LOD's, Leader of the Day, KMart calls their POG, layouts and their POG's read by 4 foot sections, top to bottom, In cosmetics they outline their sets before doing them, and tomorrow I will hear something new.
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BarbIN
Valued Contributor

OH
USA
171 Posts

Posted - 05/27/2005 :  07:14:02 AM  Reply  Reply with Quote
I've done cosmetic resets where a decorative graphic paper went up over the pegboard before pegs were inserted. Never heard it called wallpaper, but I'll bet that is what they are referring to. Very simple, at least the ones I have done. In one case the paper was simply held in place by the pegs, another was held up by a simple frame.

I liked doing the sets that had this paper. So many times you do a set and the line next to you has encroached on your space - the paper makes it quite obvious to the dept manager the exact amount of space you need.
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Connie23
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USA
42 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2005 :  1:15:23 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
The little plastic things that hold the roll back signs at Walmart are called "bean flips."
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JulieShops
Valued Contributor

Benwood, West Virginia
USA
174 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2005 :  2:56:14 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
Stan, I just completed seven cosmetic resets using wallpaper. It is just paper that covers the peg board. It has holes in it to correspond with the holes in the peg board. In the first six stores, I carefully taped the paper into place while holding it with pegs at the corners. In the last store, I discovered a tiny plastic bag with four corner "buttons" to hold it perfectly, with no tape needed. The bag was probably in the other six boxes too, and I never saw it. So if you use wallpaper, turn the box upside down because those little buttons saved me 20 minutes of messing around with tape.
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CarmenBolin
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Camarillo, CA
USA
199 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2005 :  3:38:02 PM  Send CarmenBolin an AOL message  Reply  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the "modular" explanation. Wish I had read this earlier...lol I had to pre-call a Wal-Mart for a reset that is supposed to be coming up. My instructions said to ask for the Modular #. Ok, I am thinking that is some type of fixture, and it should be H-shaped, or a gondola, something along that sort. Imagine my surprise when he said 24. I said 24 feet? He said No, Modular #24 (I could hear the duh, even if he didn't speak it outloud.) I thanked him and reported the info and still didn't know it was the POG #. Now, if I get assigned the reset itself, at least I will know... Thanks!

MSPA Gold Certified July 2005
Shopping & Merchandising Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties
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MeaFett
Member

Indiana
USA
19 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2005 :  1:05:23 PM  Reply  Reply with Quote
One of my favorites is "Pull and Plug" (slap and stick reminded me of that one) it's just pulling the old product and plugging in the new!
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Denys Soto
Valued Contributor

USA
128 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2005 :  7:55:29 PM  Visit Denys Soto's Homepage  Reply  Reply with Quote
My favorite for merchandiser is MSR, which I though everyone refered to us as, untill I started using it alot and people were like huh?
Then I always called a plan o gram a floorset.
Now I know a 4 way can also be called a quad.
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