Tag Archives: retail ready packaging

Calling On Walmart? Plan Your Packaging Capacity Carefully

Author: Jarrod Davis

Congratulations! Walmart wants your item on their store shelves! Oh…now what? Before the official purchase order gets issued, the magic has to start happening behind the scenes immediately. How can a new supplier wisely plan packaging around any surprises that may happen before receiving the purchase order? On a recent episode of Focus on Suppliers, we spoke with Kerry Bailey, Director of Retail at…

Pretty Darn Quick (PDQ)

Author: Jarrod Davis

What Is “Pretty Darn Quick” in Retail? PDQ is an American acronym meaning “Pretty Darn Quick.” The term was made popular in Walmart stores as the early name for today’s Retail-Ready Packaging (RRP) or Shelf-Ready Packaging (SRP). The goal of the PDQ was to save time at the store level stocking shelves. PDQs are filled with supplier merchandise and designed to…

Retail-Ready Packaging (RRP)

Author: Jarrod Davis

What Is Retail-Ready Packaging? Retail-Ready Packaging (RRP), or Shelf-Ready Packaging, refers to a supplier’s product arriving at a retail store ready for immediate display. No unpacking is required. The shipping container, box, or pallet is designed to be taken from the truck, opened, and set directly on the shelf or salesfloor. Why RRP Is Important for the Retailer Major retailers are…

How to Partner for Your International Business Growth

Author: Jarrod Davis

I had a memorable conversation with a supplier earlier this year. We were meeting about his business, and he was explaining where his company shipped internationally. “The growth has been amazing,” he said. “Our products do really well in China, England…oh, and Canada. I keep forgetting Canada is international because they’re right there.” This conversation popped back into my head as…

How to Prepare for Retail-Ready Packaging

Author: Jarrod Davis

If you haven’t heard the latest 8th & Walton Conference Call podcast, it contains a rare gem. During my interview with Kerry Bailey, Director of Retail at Menasha Packaging, I almost fell out of my chair laughing. Who knew a conversation about Walmart’s retail-ready packaging initiative would tickle my funny bone? As we were wrapping up, I asked a fairly standard question.…

How to Conquer the Challenge of Retail-Ready Packaging

Author: Jarrod Davis

Walmart Suppliers have been asked to make many changes to processes over the last few years. From systems updates to On Time In Full, every new initiative goes back to the common goal: getting product to the customer efficiently. As Walmart works with suppliers to plan new modulars, retail ready packaging is becoming a driving force of improvement. Product arriving at…