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WHO'S WHO IN MERCHANDISING

ers and integrating consumer insights. Rene
Alvarez, then the merchandising manager for
the confections division, taught True to emphasize "stopping power" in her display work.
True then climbed the leadership ladder - at
Masterfoods (Mars Inc.) as in-store presence
manager for brands like Whiskas and Uncle
Ben's, and at Sony as director of operations,
leading a group in the operational aspects of
DVD display production, specialty DVD packaging development and materials management.
At Avery since 2006, True leads the retail and
commercial teams that are account focused on
retail displays and trade shows, and commercial customers' online and print catalogs. She
heads all category merchandising solutions,
retail test merchandising and trade advertising
assets. "Within my role, I also aid the sales organization with ensuring the sales tools needed
for market activation are developed and available such as collateral, online digital assets,
retail planograms and displays or commercial
promotional programs," she says.
True's team is part of the customer marketing group within Avery's sales organization,
and is split into retail and commercial catalog
focuses. They work with the consumer insights
group to learn shopping behavior and user
behavior for Avery products. "Our product
marketers, consumer insights and digital marketing teams within our marketing group collaborate with our category business managers,
account sales teams and visual merchandising
team within our sales group to develop programs to drive the business," she says.
True says she enjoys working with teams
from Avery partners. Collaboration within leads
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to collaboration without. "I have found that
when we have the ability to bring together the
right team, decision makers and area experts
between the retailer and the brand, it aids in
the ability to create a successful program and
bring it to market more quickly," she says.
"Key players that drive this are our retailer
merchants with their marketing and store operation and visual teams, the brand marketers
with their account sales team, category business managers, insights and visual teams. I also
find it integral to include in the process the
supplier/thought partner that will be producing the program."
Now in her third decade of merchandising,
True says recent years have brought change. It's
become more instantaneous, she says - faster
delivery to store, quicker turns, and retailers
wanting the easiest in-store setup to maximize
compliance. And she's noticed in-store promotional windows are shorter with more frequent
display programs. "I've noticed more category
management solutions over the last five years
or so, more loyalty card-based signage and
integrating mobile-friendly content with less
instant on-pack promotions," she says. "Also,
in some categories, I see lighting transforming
the retailer's in-store environments, which is
very engaging. For office supplies, key trends
in the marketplace are about inspiring the consumer with solutions and the products that
can make their project successful.
"Brands are achieving this with inspiring visuals, on-target messaging and the use of various types of materials/printing techniques to
create that inspiration and stopping power,
both online and in-store."



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