merchandising


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merchandising

in-store promotional activity by manufacturers or retailers at the point of sale, designed to stimulate SALES. Such merchandising makes considerable use of POINT-OF-SALE DISPLAY materials and special buying incentives such as free trial samples, money-off packs and gifts. See SALES PROMOTION, PROMOTIONAL MIX.
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Just like their massive box office potential, ``Star Wars II'' and ``Spider-Man'' are also the expected front-runners when it comes to merchandising.
That "it" caught the attention of Willard Fonarow, the now retired godfather of EBS merchandising, who brought Tucker into management at the EBS buying office in St.
November Lazar Scher has plenty of experience in such merchandising programs, having helped develop products based on almost every Walt Disney Co.
We're trying to do things a little differently from `Star Wars,' with a certain irreverence,'' said David Imhoff, New Line's executive vice president of worldwide licensing and merchandising.
When considering which scripts to develop, studio executives now consider whether the movie has a marketable product, says Pat Wyatt, president of licensing and merchandising for Twentieth Century Fox, which spoofs the frenzy surrounding a popular toy in ``Jingle All the Way,'' starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a father desperately seeking a Turbo Man action figure to put under the Christmas tree for his son.