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A decoration on salads, such as sprigs of watercress, lettuce or other colorful items
The computer system used in a store to transmit orders and payroll to the Office/Distribution Center and receive price changes, PPUM Tags and delivery schedules from the Office/Distribution Center.
A wholesaler who only sells dry grocery products.
Products other than food that are sold in supermarkets and require special buying, warehousing and servicing; GM classes are: hardlines, softlines, reading/writing lines, health and beauty care (HBC) and services.
Suppliers who provide brand or nonbrand products, services and systems that a retailer can market and incorporate into their operation. The operation may be partially or wholly run by the provider, retailer or a third-party.
A food safety FDA term that indicates that all ingredients are approved for human consumption.
The large motor designed to run cash registers and emergency lighting when normal power is lost. This unit is usually powered by natural gas.
Product packaged and sold without brand name or advertisements. Usually of a standard grade as opposed to grade A or top quality. Offers customers lower quality at a lower price, and is packed in a plain package with only a simple product description and no brand name shown. Products may still be quality controlled, open dated and unit priced. Also referred to a no-name brand.
The breathing organs of fish, which are removed during processing since they decompose rapidly and may contaminate the fish.
A promotion of an item in which customers get one free if they buy one or more products. See loss leader.
Grocery Manufacturers of America, Inc.
General Merchandise Distributors Council.
Gross national product.
The products that accumulate around a checkstand and require reshelving. Also known as back shop, shop backs and returns.
Display shelves and racks that form aisles in a retail store. See wall shelving.
Specialty and imported food products.
A supermarket offering gourmet and high-end products, as well as standard grocery items. Emphasis is on customer service, fresh foods, take-out meals and catering.
A food industry classification system or standard that indicates a quality level, such as, Grade A, Prime, or Extra Fancy.
A computer program that analyzes trade areas to help select a site to build or buy a store.
A user-friendly, non-text way to present and to navigate World Wide Web pages using icons and pictures and to hyperlink to other Uniform Resource Locators (URLs).
Generally Recognized as Safe.
A display fixture that uses a product's weight to drop products down or move them forward as an item is removed.
A weekly, in-store ad sheet of specials, located at the front of a store for customers' convenience. The Green Sheet may include coupons.
A retailer who only sells fruits and vegetables.
See gross margin.
A count of all grocery items on hand in a store; also refers to the process of counting products.
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A retail store that sells a variety of food products, including some perishable items and general merchandise.
A middleman who buys food and supplies from manufacturers to resell them in smaller quantities to retailers; cooperatives and voluntaries are the two major types.
A unit of measure for packaged products; 144 items or 12 dozen.
An accounting term that refers to the difference between retail selling price and the cost of goods sold, expressed as a dollar amount or as a percent of retail sales. Gross margin percentage is computed by dividing gross margin dollars by retail sales dollars. The terms gross margin, margins and gross profit are often used synonymously.
The total value of all goods manufactured in a country in a calendar year.
An accounting term that refers to a profit figure calculated by subtracting the cost of product from its selling price; expressed as a percentage or as dollars and cents. See markup; margin; net profit; spread.
The total dollar sales for a day, week, month or a year.
Retailers that advertise together to save money. See voluntary store.
The standardized classification systems used for products.
The agreement to return product if items do not sell within a certain time.
A program that assures customers a full refund if not satisfied.
The graphical user interface of a World Wide Web page.