plan·​o·​gram ˈpla-nə-ˌgram How to pronounce planogram (audio)
: a schematic drawing or plan for displaying merchandise in a store so as to maximize sales

Examples of planogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One strategy for planning a new or updated layout is using a planogram. Elie Y. Katz, Forbes, 2 Jan. 2023 Unlike iRobot, however, SharkNinja also has a replica of the retail environment in its planogram room. John Wolfson,, 25 Jan. 2023 One employee may decide that the solution is to change the planogram and move all the ice cream from one freezer to another. Guy Yehiav, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 Retailers use a planogram to detail how specific products should be displayed in a store to increase visual appeal. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 19 Nov. 2021 PepsiCo can drill into its 500,000 store database and its 110 million consumer database, do some computer voodoo (known as AI) and, voila, create a customized planogram and advise its customers what products should be placed in what stores. Louis Biscotti, Forbes, 7 May 2021 The planogram was enforced by occasional visits from HMV managers. David Segal, New York Times, 8 Aug. 2019 Several major U.S. chains are already utilizing big data and virtual reality to modify planograms to increase average revenue per cart. Jay Samit, Fortune, 23 June 2017

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Word History


plan- (taken as combining form of plan entry 1) + -gram

First Known Use

1986, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of planogram was in 1986

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“Planogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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