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A packaging process in which air is removed from a package as it is sealed.
A company that acts as a clearinghouse for electronic transactions between trading partners.
A reseller of computer equipment whose services frequently include software integration
Value added network.
An expense that is proportional to the amount of merchandise sold. Includes equipment and supplies used to price merchandise, as well as any special packages that customers need to take merchandise home.
The practice of carrying a complete line of a brand and several different brands, so that customers will have the widest possible choice.
A list used by supervisors to ensure the store is carrying a complete variety of products.
Stores that carry a diverse line of variety goods, usually at the low end of the price scale.
Video display unit.
A transportation routing plan designed to maximize fleet utilization.
The sales movement of a product measured against the category.
A person or company that sells or delivers goods or services. See supplier.
A coupon initiated and refunded by a supplier or vendor.
See continuous replenishment.
A manufacturer's management of the inventories inside a retailer's store, including sales forecasting, promotional adjustment/ allowances, ordering and delivery.
A U.S standard bar code system (11 digits) that identifies products.
A standardized bar code containing only seven digits, the zero is suppressed.
The merchandising practice of displaying a brand of products directly above and below each other, e.g., canned vegetables or soups. Also called a ribbon arrangement. See horizontal arrangement.
An upright refrigerated display case with doors for selling frozen products.
A wholesaler marketing policy of soliciting only one segment of the trade, e.g., restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores, institutional buyers. See horizontal selling.
Networks designed for satellite communication.
A red screenlike, plastic sheet placed on top of a rack in refrigerated cases, which allows cold air to flow through to products on top of the vexar sheet. Vexar also aids in housekeeping.
Voluntary inter-industry communication standard.
Communication between two or more parties that involves both a video and an audio link.
A computer terminal.
The process of removing an item after an order is rung on a register.
The amount of product sales by brand, category, department or store.
A group of individually owned retail stores that buy from the same wholesaler and achieve economies of scale, e.g., store name, private label brand, advertising, merchandising.
The electronic data interchange (EDI) standards for marking products and shipping containers in the mass merchandising, apparel and department store industries. VICS EDI is maintained by the UCC.
An independent retailer operating a store and achieving economies of scale, i.e., advertising, buying and merchandising patterns.
A wholesaler serving single or multi-unit retailers, often under a common program name, providing buying and retailing services.
Very Small Aperture Terminal.