TRG webinar training courses 2020

The coronavirus has caused a sudden commercial recession amongst European retailers.

Demand for consumer products from UK and EU retailers is likely to decline. This will mean competition amongst suppliers to deliver against that remaining demand will be much greater. Retailers will be much more selective about who they source from.

TRG is running a series of training courses that will help you – as a supplier – to effectively prepare your business to trade more successfully with UK and EU retailers and to stand out from your competitors.

There will be 5 courses that will run during June and July 2020. These courses are based on TRG’s experience of working directly with some of the largest retailers in the EU – built on the experience of leading Technical Category Managers and buyers.

Webinar 1: Understanding UK retailers’ expectations

23rd June 2020 8.00AM – 10.00AM (GMT) – 2 hours

Course leader: Frank Miller, TRG Managing Director

In the introductory session, you will learn what influences UK/EU retailers’ buying teams to select one supplier over another.

We will cover the criteria retailers commonly use:

  1. What factory Technical capability means in terms of the retailer’s obligation to legislation
  2. What factory Environmental, Social and Governance requirements mean in terms of the retailer’s obligation to legislation such as EUTR, Forced Labour and Modern Slavery
  3. The impact on the retailer brand products were produced in a factory with bad practice
  4. Typical CSR and sustainability policies most UK/EU retailers have – and their customers are aware of.
  5. The importance of producing a consistently compliant and quality product to an agreed specification.
  6. The list of compliance activities most UK/EU retailers require adherence to and why some retailers require more evidence that others
  7. Intro to the TRG compliance library structure showing the tiers
    • Legal requirements
    • Best practice
    • Market leading
  8. The product testing required on products to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose
  9. The importance of product verification prior to shipment of products

Follow up webinars will be category specific. To register follow the link via Eventbrite.  

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4205720344650683148

Webinar 2: Electrical Goods – Understanding UK retailers’ compliance expectations

30th June 2020 8.00AM – 8.45AM (GMT) – 45 mins

Course leader: Chris Meadows, TRG Technical Knowledge Manager

  1. Introduction to electrical categories: Consumer Electrical, DIY and Garden, Home Appliances and Lighting
  2. The ‘3 tiers’ of compliance requirements and varying retailers’ expectations
    • Legal requirements
    • Best practice
    • Market leading
  3. Understanding the regulations
    • What’s required to ensure products are safe, legal and fit for purpose
    • Regulation change: being prepared and how to keep current
  4. TRG Compliance library – a guide to using the reference tool
  5. How to prepare for meeting with UK retailers:  what they expect
    • Guidelines (available to download for free after the webinar)
    • What to prepare in advance, handling the meeting, and follow up
  6. Special offer on a TRG Compliance Library subscription

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/230114997031609615

Webinar 3: Toys and Nursery – Understanding UK retailers’ compliance expectations

2nd July 2020 8.00AM – 8.45AM (GMT) – 45 mins

Course leader: Chris Meadows, TRG Technical Knowledge Manager

  1. Introduction to toy and nursery categories: Toys, Cots and Bedding, Toiletries, Baby Accessories, Travel
  2. The ‘3 tiers’ of compliance requirements and varying retailers’ expectations
    • Legal requirements
    • Best practice
    • Market leading
  3. Understanding the regulations
    • What’s required to ensure products are safe, legal and fit for purpose
    • Regulation change: being prepared and how to keep current
  4. TRG Compliance library – a guide to using the reference tool
  5. How to prepare for meeting with UK retailers:  what they expect
    • Guidelines (available to download for free after the webinar)
    • What to prepare in advance, handling the meeting, and follow up
  6. Special offer on a TRG Compliance Library subscription

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5637180030410773263

Webinar 4: Furniture – Understanding UK retailers’ compliance expectations

7th July 2020 8.00AM – 8.45AM (GMT) – 45 mins

Course leader: Chris Meadows, TRG Technical Knowledge Manager

  1. Introduction to furniture categories: Beds, Seating, Kitchen, Office, Storage
  2. The ‘3 tiers’ of compliance requirements and varying retailers’ expectations
    • Legal requirements
    • Best practice
    • Market leading
  3. Understanding the regulations
    • What’s required to ensure products are safe, legal and fit for purpose
    • Regulation change: being prepared and how to keep current
  4. TRG Compliance library – a guide to using the reference tool
  5. How to prepare for meeting with UK retailers:  what they expect
    • Guidelines (available to download for free after the webinar)
    • What to prepare in advance, handling the meeting, and follow up
  6. Special offer on a TRG Compliance Library subscription

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8951142161388141071

Webinar 5: PPE – Understanding UK retailers’ compliance expectations

9th July 2020 8.00AM – 8.45AM (GMT) – 45 mins

Course leader: Chris Meadows, TRG Technical Knowledge Manager

  1. Introduction to PPE categories: Industrial, Professional, Sports, Gloves and Respiratory
  2. The ‘3 tiers’ of compliance requirements and varying retailers’ expectations
    • Legal requirements
    • Best practice
    • Market leading
  3. Understanding the regulations
    • What’s required to ensure products are safe, legal and fit for purpose
    • Regulation change: being prepared and how to keep current
  4. TRG Compliance library – a guide to using the reference tool
  5. How to prepare for meeting with UK retailers:  what they expect
    • Guidelines (available to download for free after the webinar)
    • What to prepare in advance, handling the meeting, and follow up
  6. Special offer on a TRG Compliance Library subscription

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/754162030039018511