Front-End Management

Single source, all-in-one front-end management.

Update and improve your checkout lanes to move products from shelves to shopping carts—while your customers are waiting in line

The checkout line isn’t the end of a consumer’s shopping trip.

Products consumers didn’t know they wanted or needed—gum, candy, magazines, lip balm—complete the sale.

If you’re not displaying the right products at the front of your store in the right way, you’re losing out on last minute opportunities to make significant sales—but you know this.

In today’s world of hyper-customization, relying on generic data based on your averages when planning your front-end isn’t going to cut it anymore.

Display of chips and chargers at checkout

Shake up the front of your store

We are front-end merchandising experts. And we know the value of enticing displays strategically positioned right before your customers pull their wallets out to pay.

We also know that investing in multiple sources for front-end products is time-consuming and costly, and if products aren’t positioned to move, you’re missing out on profitable add-on sales.

Customized FEM programs make your products move

We’ll build a relationship with you to understand your needs and customize your FEM program to maximize sales. And we’ll manage the entire process for you, giving you time to focus on your core business.

When you partner with TNG, you’ll receive:

  • Demand-driven checkouts based on trends
  • Space planning
  • Fixture manufacturing
  • FEM installation
  • National field force
  • 100% in-house process, from concept to implementation and reporting
  • Cloud-based management and reporting

Check out how we move

Visit your local Kroger to see our work in action. In 2015, we successfully rolled out new check lane fixtures in all Kroger divisions. That’s more than 2,100 stores—and countless customers making purchases they may not have planned on as they entered the checkout line.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I work with TNG on my next FEM program?

FEM programs have many moving parts. Most days you wish you had arms like an octopus to juggle everything. If you’re an expert juggler—or an actual octopus—skip ahead. For the rest just looking not to drop the FEM ball, allow TNG to be your additional tentacles. We have the experience, expertise, resources, and a proven track record of delivering the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.

How is TNG different from its competitors?

We know that one front-end display does not fit every customer. We use data to drive decisions, not averages or our gut. We build store cluster strategies that optimize your front-end fixture results. From idea to install, we customize it all.

How does TNG approach the FEM process?

First, we analyze your point of sale (POS) purchases to optimize the design. We then incorporate leading industry trends into the design to maximize space and increase sales. We source manufacturers that will provide the best quality products from strategic locations to save you transportation costs. Our field staff will install the new fixtures. We’ll even dispose of the old fixtures for you.

How Can We Help Move Your Business Forward?