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English translation: marginal goods

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German term or phrase:Randsortiment
English translation:marginal goods
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14:17 Aug 22, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
German term or phrase: Randsortiment
10% der Verkaufsfläche ist ein Randsortiment zulässig.
Geri
marginal goods
Explanation:
Unter Randsortiment verstehe ich solche Ware, die den Schwerpunkt des Angebots ergänzt, was logischer Weise auch Ware aus einer fremden Branche sein können, jedoch nicht unbedingt. Je nach dem, wo der tatsächliche Schwerpunkt liegt.

See e.g. the following abstract:
EXCLUSIVE ITEMS
Rather than buying virtually everything available in the market, which had become the company's heritage, Toys executives are committed to stocking more of the most popular items and cutting back on marginal goods. Shelf space will be handed over to exclusive toys developed in partnership with partners such as Animal Planet and Home Depot. As much as 12 percent of the product mix this fall will consist of exclusive products, and if all goes as anticipated, that percentage could reach nearly 20 percent a year from now.

Stores - September: Outlook Brightens as Toys "R" Us ... - [ Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... to stocking more of the most popular items and cutting back on marginal goods. Shelf
space will be handed over to exclusive toys developed in partnership with ...
www.stores.org/archives/sept00edit.html - 20k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten

Regards,

Martina
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Martina Ley
Local time: 10:11
Grading comment
Thanks for the time spent to write all the explanations down.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1marginal goodsMartina Ley
na -1goods from a different sector or from a different line of business
Roland Grefer
na -1marginal goodsMartina Ley


  

Answers


11 mins peer agreement (net): -1
marginal goods


Explanation:

assortiment - not common
margin goods - in Dutch etc. sources

See e.g. low value goods: characterized by low capital input and low returns to investment. A majority of respondents (80%) were retailing low value, marginal goods such as food, tobacco and household goods.

http://www.google.de/search?q=cache:DCEwnUJWNh0:weber.ucsd.e...

Google: 30 odd English/American hits
Regards,

Martina


    as above
Martina Ley
Local time: 10:11
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech
PRO pts in pair: 94

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Roland Grefer: this is in reference to fitting in with the general line of business conducted
26 mins
  -> Well, I try it once more ...
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36 mins peer agreement (net): -1
goods from a different sector or from a different line of business


Explanation:
It is allowed to use (up to) 10% of the sales area for goods from a different (industrial) sector (or different line of business)


    Reference: http://www.bzeonline.de/ekon/mils/gl0000qt.htm
Roland Grefer
Local time: 04:11
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Martina Ley: There is for sure a some more elegant expression in English, though admittingly not necessarily that one of mine ...
21 mins
  -> sorry for the confusion, "marginal goods" was/is okay, just your explanation was not.
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55 mins peer agreement (net): +1
marginal goods


Explanation:
Unter Randsortiment verstehe ich solche Ware, die den Schwerpunkt des Angebots ergänzt, was logischer Weise auch Ware aus einer fremden Branche sein können, jedoch nicht unbedingt. Je nach dem, wo der tatsächliche Schwerpunkt liegt.

See e.g. the following abstract:
EXCLUSIVE ITEMS
Rather than buying virtually everything available in the market, which had become the company's heritage, Toys executives are committed to stocking more of the most popular items and cutting back on marginal goods. Shelf space will be handed over to exclusive toys developed in partnership with partners such as Animal Planet and Home Depot. As much as 12 percent of the product mix this fall will consist of exclusive products, and if all goes as anticipated, that percentage could reach nearly 20 percent a year from now.

Stores - September: Outlook Brightens as Toys "R" Us ... - [ Diese Seite übersetzen ]
... to stocking more of the most popular items and cutting back on marginal goods. Shelf
space will be handed over to exclusive toys developed in partnership with ...
www.stores.org/archives/sept00edit.html - 20k - Im Archiv - Ähnliche Seiten

Regards,

Martina


Martina Ley
Local time: 10:11
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech
PRO pts in pair: 94
Grading comment
Thanks for the time spent to write all the explanations down.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer: much better explanation
47 mins
  -> Thanks, nice day ...
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