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An allowance given to a distributor by a packer when the distributor supplies their own labels to that packer. The allowance is usually granted for private label processed foods packed for the distributor.
A tool used to price merchandise.
A device used to remove price labels from merchandise when repricing due to a price change.
All employees except managers that work at a retail store or distribution center.
A computer software program that creates weekly work schedules for employees and departments. The software program inputs company parameters such as vacation, holidays, work availability, hours of operation, peak sales periods, etc.
A shelf display of overlapped, bagged products to form an attractive arrangement.
Local area network.
The most recently acquired product is the first sold.
A row of similar products stacked on a pallet or shelf.
The number of similar product cases used to make a pallet layer.
A pallet loaded with different layers of products.
See store layout.
A shelf-stocking technique that displays the top of a product to customers.
The time between an order and a delivery.
A self-paced, training method.
A process of financing a building; then selling it to an outside company and paying rent. Options and protective clauses apply to the tenant.
A retail department that is leased to, and operated by, a separate company. Also known as a franchised department.
An accounting method used to finance the opening inventory of a new retail store. Product is leased to the operator and secured by the wholesaler's lien on daily cash receipts.
A dedicated, private telephone line used for data transmission.
A substance, such as yeast, used to produce fermentation in dough to cause it to rise or lighten.
A manufacturer's price for a partial railcar or trailer shipment of items.
An agreement for a wholesaler to order, deliver and bill promotional products to a retailer. See automatic distribution.
A legal promise to perform some activity at a future date in return for money received beforehand.
Money or obligations owed to other companies or individuals, which must be paid in a year or less.
A debt owed by a business to creditors.
A manufacturer's or wholesaler's insurance policy to cover legal expenses in case a customer or retailer sues.
A storage/retrieval site in a computer program
An identity label assigned to a container making that container unique from any other container. Typically used for tracking unit loads, but may be used on cases and trailers.
A legal claim upon real or personal property to satisfy a debt or obligation; a mortgage.
Last in, first out.
Food stores restricted in size, services, fixtures and variety in order to reduce operating costs and sell goods at the lowest possible prices. Also known as: box stores, no-frills stores.
An introductory offer on a new national or branded product introduced in a specific geographic area.
A manufacturer's processing key that identifies a product and its pack size.
The amount of money that a company may borrow from a bank..
The length of a shelf or shelves upon which a product or product group is displayed.
The price at which items are listed for sale before discounts or allowances.
One line about a product in a retailer's newspaper ad.
Money that a manufacturer/wholesaler gives a retailer to advertise a product.
A restraint in a cargo vehicle used to secure product during shipment.
A shipping list of all products in a railcar or truck trailer.
A long, rectangle of uncut cheese.
A small, computer network of terminals and processors.
An agreement between competing companies to close during a strike, or an arbitrary suspension of operations during a contract dispute with a union.
Activities associated with the procurement, warehousing and transportation of goods for sale.
A shipping practice of loading and unloading products by hand on a trailer. Also known as a dead-pile loaded; floor-loaded; loose-case-loaded.
An item sold with little, if any, markup, or at a loss, to attract shoppers. See giveaway.
A refrigerator that holds product at a below-freezing temperature, 32 degrees F or less.
Customers' plastic store cards used to reward frequent shoppers and to collect data on purchasing habits.
A gray, plastic tub used to transport and store products.
Temporary employees of motor carriers, shippers or receivers, hired to load or unload trucks.