The Federation of Wholesale Distributors' Take Home Blueprints have been given supplier backing for another year. FWD director general Alan Toft said: "This is another nail in the coffin of the one company brand inspired planogram which did so much damage to the independent sector in the last decade. "We work to industry agreed independent data reflecting proved consumer demand." The planograms, which guarantee retailers an increase in sales, give a layout for a selection of licenced brands, leaving space for retailers to display own labels and personal selections, tailored to TV regions. Around 3,000 retailers have now been remerchandised for free under the Blueprint schemes, as the original Take Home Blueprint for beers and ciders goes into its eighth year and the Blueprint for Wine, supported by leading branded wine suppliers, enters its second year. Landmark and FWD chairman Steve Parfett of AG Parfett & Sons cash and carries said: "This is an FWD activity designed to meet the fundamental needs of education in the independent sector. The Blueprints are one way of demonstrating our resolve to defend the interests of the independent retailers we serve." {{NEWS }}