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International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses.
A contact burn of raw fish iced too long.
International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association.
The label showing name, age (or pasteurization) and the identity of cheese.
International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.
Inventory management program and control technique.
An unplanned purchase promoted by visual or other sensory stimulation.
A manufacturer's cents-off coupon appearing in a retailer's ad.
A retail promotion for a limited selling period that features product types or quantities not regularly stocked (e.g., lawn mowers, Christmas ornaments).
The path customers follow as they enter a store and begin shopping. The term can also refer to the flow of products into a warehouse prior to order selection.
Monetary compensation to employees for meeting and/or exceeding sales, and other profit performance goals.
See operating statement.
An increase in product sales volume attributed to a special promotion or merchandising plan.
A retailer with 1-10 stores with similar operational policies and programs.
An alphabetical list of products and prices handled by a wholesaler.
A retailer purchasing products directly from a wholesaler, rather than manufacturers. See direct account.
A group of retail stores that purchases products from a wholesaler instead of operating its own warehouse.
An expense that does not directly relate to a specific segment of the business operation.
A sale of goods by a manufacturer to a service merchandiser or other wholesaler, who in turn sells the products to chain store companies or independent stores.
A food processing technique that freezes products in the final stage of processing. It is then wrapped and packaged for shipment.
A nonprofit organization that represents members and provides services, e.g., referrals, direct purchases, lobbying, education services.
A haphazard product display, purposely jumbled in bins or on tables to project a buy-me, well-shopped image. See dump display; jumble display; mass display.
Integrated computer systems that provide information for business decisions.
Products that are permanently ordered and stocked for a store.
A sub-package within a master package.
A coupon packaged with a product.
A drop-in fixture used to modify standard grocery shelving. Used to break up the monotony of gondola shelving.
See telephone sales rep.
A lost/damage claim describing the condition of the product.
A coupon located with or attached to a product for the customer to use immediately or save for future use.
Advertising conveying a company's general image or philosophy as opposed to specific product information. Also known as image advertising.
Hospitals, restaurants, schools and other institutions that buy food and supplies from a wholesale grocer for consumption, not for resale
Large cans and packages of food products used in food service preparations, e.g., commissaries, restaurants.
A wholesaler selling to related businesses in the food industry; e.g., commissaries, hotels, restaurants, etc.
Products regularly carried, currently stocked on the shelves and available for purchase. See out-of-stock.
Signage used by a retailer to merchandise products within a store.
A bakery department producing baked goods in the store using one of two baking methods: scratch using ready-made mixes and frozen dough. making products according to a formula or bake-off -using ready-made mixes and frozen dough.
A franchise department in a retail store that provides full or partial banking services to customers.
A coupon only offered to customers who shop in the store.
An employee or temporary person conducting tastings, samplings, and product preparations to encourage impulse buys from customers.
An in-store computer system that operates the various systems., e.g., point-of-sale register system, ATM cards, inventory.
Signage used by a retailer to merchandise products and displays within the store.
Containers used to hold hot or cold products to ensure that they will be in good condition when they get to the customer's home.
Creating opportunities for solution selling of products throughout all departments in a store.
A term applied to the direct entry of information received electronically into the recipient's computer system (e.g., the entry of a transmitted invoice directly into the accounts payable ledger). Integrated EDI eliminates manual checking, saving time and costs. It requires the sender to adhere strictly to standard formats. Some programs that depend on integrated EDI are computer assisted ordering, continuous replenishment and direct store delivery.
General merchandise and health and beauty aids shelved in aisles with food, not in a separate store area.
An in-store communication system used by employees to speak with one another.
The cost of borrowed money including all interest charges on short- or long-term debt and capital lease obligations.
Transporting products by a variety of transportation vehicles.
A staff department that is responsible for performing operational audits of the stores. The areas audited include pricing, receiving, bookkeeping and security areas.
The rate at which money can be borrowed within the company.
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A global computer network. The system allows you to send and receive communications; conduct research; access public or private databases and advertise products and services.
Electronically redeemed coupons using the Internet.
An invoice showing a transfer of merchandise or wages between separate stores.
An internal computer network to facilitate corporate communications with access limited to a company.
One-time manufacturer's discount for an initial purchase of a new or existing product.
A manufacturer's incentive on a new or improved product. See handling charge.
Stock-on-hand. An analysis of inventory in the store which provides the company with valuable information regarding shrink, inventory level and management performance.
The total dollar value of all products carried by a retailer.
The management of product-flow through the retail/ wholesale system.
A condition that occurs when there is less product on hand than should be; resulting in lower sales and shrink.
A purchasing software program that facilitates inventory control, including ordering, shipping and distributing products.
The rate at which products must be restocked because of customer sales.
An itemized statement of products received showing items shipped, price and total amount billed.
Plus or minus on an invoice due to damaged goods, shortage, etc.
Items per hour.
Individually quick frozen.
Instant redeemable coupon.
A food preservation process that utilizes radiation to control bacteria growth and increase shelf-life.
A free-standing retail display built in the center of wide aisles to divert traffic. Products may be case-stacked on the floor or placed on portable tables or fixtures.
Products carried in-stock by a retailer or wholesaler.
An EDI transaction, UCS 888, used by sellers to electronically provide customers with physical product parameters for consumer item, unit of sale, unit, and unit load. Parameters include identification codes, size, weight, cube and descriptions.
Attaching the retail price to each product.
A designated inventory level at which additional product should be ordered. Re-order points are generally related to shelf capacity and item case pack.
An average amount of items checked/scanned in an hour by a cashier.