Graham Rouse

Graham M. Rouse, Jr. is a designer/inventor from Clemson, South Carolina, USA. In the early 1980s he invented the internal balloon structuring system popularized around the world as "fantasy flowers". He has since earned 5 USA patents on additional balloon art technologies including the world's most advanced and versatile tools and techniques for decorating with balloons and grids. They are known as RMS™ (Rouse Matrix Systems™), RealGRIDZ™ (Rouse-Expand-And-Load-GRIDZ™), and RouseAPPs™ (Rouse-Advanced-Professional-Procedures™)

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AT A GLANCE (C) — (Note #9 on “Ingles Upgrades”)

Dear Ingles Markets, The Rouse Tag and Dipstick circled on the cover of this note are tools to make it quicker and easier to determine the approximate number of 16-ounce cups of product in a self-service tub dispenser. The tag on the hinge of the tub’s lid comes from the same roll of Ingles tags …

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AT A GLANCE (B) — (Note #8 on “Ingles Upgrades”)

Dear Ingles Markets, The cover of this note shows a second example of a marking system I created to make it easier and faster to assess bulk product needs. (1) Each Scoop Bin Dispenser has a horizontal strip of black tape on the left side. The placement varies by product. When the product level drops …

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AT A GLANCE (A) — (Note #7 on “Ingles Upgrades”)

Picture of Gravity Dispenser Markings used to assess product needs.

Gravity Dispenser Markings are used to assess product needs. Dear Ingles Markets, I created valuable marking systems at Ingles #53. They make it easier and faster to assess product needs. One example is on the cover of this note. (1) Each Gravity Dispenser has a horizontal strip of black tape on the left side. The …

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MOBILE WORK STATION — (Note #6 on “Ingles Upgrades”)

Dear Ingles Markets, The Rouse Mobile Work Station on the cover makes managing bulk products easier and faster. I made this version from an old BiLo cart, a sheet of corrugated plastic, cardboard box scraps, and tape. It works very well, but we will do better with a standard Ingles cart customized to my specifications. …

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ONLINE SPREADSHEET — (Note #5 on “Ingles Upgrades”)

Dear Ingles Markets, It can be time-consuming and confusing to check inventory and order bulk products several times a week. There are 90 bulk products in 88 self-service dispensers, 79 display columns of cups, and 90 plus Back Up Drawers. I devised a web-based spreadsheet to manage these tasks efficiently. It works on smartphones, tablets, …

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FALSE BOTTOMS — (Note #4 on “Ingles Upgrades”)

Dear Ingles Markets, Ingles Markets uses many displays that both(1) Maximize ease of access for customers and(2) Maintain the appearance of fullness even when inventory is low. There are 40 bulk product dispensers in the wall display on the cover of this note. They meet this standard. The 48 tub dispensers in the associated floor …

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BACK UP DRAWERS — (Note #3 on “Ingles Upgrades”)

Dear Ingles Markets, I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a prosperous new year. The “Rouse Back Up Drawers” (BUDs) on the cover comprise one of my innovations designed to enhance the prosperity of Ingles Markets by helping save tens of thousands of work hours per year. …

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GRAHAM ROUSE? — (Note #2 on “Ingles Upgrades”)

December 17, 2023 Dear Ingles Markets Executive, Thanks again for chatting with me on Nov. 22, 2023, about our upgrades at #53 for managing Bulk Products. Do you wonder, “Who is this Graham Rouse who says we can add hundreds of thousands in annual profits?”  Most relevant is probably my 30-plus-year career in the balloon …

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THANK YOU! — (Note #1 on “Ingles Upgrades”)

November 24, 2023 Dear Ingles Markets Executive, Thank You! for chatting with me on November 22, 2023, about our upgraded system for managing bulk products in the Produce Department of Ingles Markets #53. Our system allows us to maintain a higher standard for our bulk product display while saving about four hours of labor per …

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