Tightrope provides comprehensive education and support to vendors
via supplier accelerator events throughout the country and individualized coachingfor companies on how to excel within the retail ecosystem.

We help our clients achieve unparalleled success.
Supplier Accelerator Conferences for CPG Professionals
Minneapolis 2018
Dallas 2018
One and a Half day hands-on supplier development workshop and networking event designed to help you accelerate time to shelf, grow and maintain a thriving retail business.
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?Are you equipped to walk the Retail TightRope
The Tightrope team works with select companies to position them for higher sales, larger profits and fewer losses. We arm you with knowledge and know how to DO what it takes. When you become a member of the Tightrope family you have access to ongoing support from the Tightrope Team as well as a network of your peers who are walking through it with you everyday.

New Product Developers
Current Retail Suppliers
Brokers 

If you are looking for best practices and a better understanding of how to be more successful in the retail ecosystem, we are here for you!

Developing the Pillars of Supply Chain Success

RIGHT PLAN

RIGHT ​​PRODUCT

RIGHT PACKAGE

Selling to the largest retailer(s) in the world is - as you know - no walk in the park. With tremendous upside potential comes a myriad of potential pitfalls. It’s a bit like walking a... tightrope. It is important to make sure you have critical elements right when it comes to your company and your product. 
Billions of dollars are spent annually developing new products. Only one in ten will be successful. The statistics are scary, but with a little direction and the benefit of the experience of those who have been successful, you can be among that glorious 10%.
 
Before the customer can appreciate the awesomeness of your product, you have to get them interested in it. Research suggests that at least a third of product decision-making is based on packaging. And with our average first impressions made in just seven seconds, it’s critical to get it right.
 

TRANSPARENT  
COLLABORATION

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

INNOVATION & CHANGE

Transparency has become a vitally important part of the supply chain process in order to manage risk. A company’s resilience is dependent on the ability to recover from and reduce the impact of risk through collaboration and transparency.
    
Customers know where, when and how they want to shop. Are you listening to them? It is important to know and provide the customer with the experience they are looking for. 
There is a need for speed to keep up with today's ever changing Supply Chain. Keeping an eye on fundamentals is not quite as easy as it seems. Comapany's must focus on understanding ongoing supply chain innovation and change. The fundamentals the supply chain relies on and how supply chain partners must work with these fundamentals to benefit the future of the industry.

SERVICES

SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT SUMMITS

SUPPLIER TEAM DEVELOPMENT COACHING

SUPPLIER E-LEARNING

Three day one of a kind supplier development events for prospective and current suppliers, brokers and their teams.  Our team of Industry Experts use their decades of experience selling and managing products into top national retailers to SHOW you how it is done. You will walk away with a clear vision and plan for your company to successfully and profitably do business with Walmart and Sam’s Club.

At TightRope we recognize teaching your team the ropes and the changing landscape can be a full-time job. We will develop your team to have the knowledge and confidence to walk and balance the retail tightrope with the grace of the flying Wallenda's, while keeping them on the cutting edge of change and innovation.
When you become part of the TightRope family as a summit attendee or coaching company, you have access to our database of Online Learning and Development tools for Life. Video and Audio Classes.
Workbooks, Ebooks and Infographics.
Why don't we offer E-learning A la Carte?
At TightRope we believe in a personalized hands on approach. You are investing in us, we want to invest in you. We will get to know you and your company personally to ensure we are providing you with everything you need to be successful.