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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

retail buyer jobs  we're really in the retail business. On initial growth When we were just in Geneseo, we were limited in population but we had a larger urban area to the west of us, so we started marketing on TV and developed a spokesperson. She was a professional character actress and we named her Sophie. At the end of every commercial, she would say, When you go there tell 'em Sophie sent you. We had a tremendous success with her. We even developed a Sophie's buyer club card. We sold it to our customers for $10 and

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PLM for the Retail Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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A Couple of "Five Procurement Commandments" in a Down Economy


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Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)


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Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing


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retail buyer jobs  into gear and sets retail price at TCO (landed cost + inventory + distribution cost) + sales cost + 30% margin. Asia manufacturing finishes full 12-week selling season, production commences; shipping, receiving into DCs, distribution to stores for initial store inventory. Market launch. Sales take off. Celebrations. Projections show mid-season shortages. Additional orders placed at factory. Airfreight authorized based on great margin. Sales start falling off. Retailer deploys store-level discount Read More

From QuickBooks to ERP: A Road Map for Growing Small Businesses


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What’s Microsoft’s Retail Play?


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(Software and Human) Help Wanted in Overwhelmed Retail Stores


My recent series on Quantum Retail presented the many difficult merchandise range and assortment planning issues that retailers face, and the ensuing tough decisions that they have to continually make in that regard. But a lesser-known fact is that even though retailers spend multiple billions of dollars on planning activities and supporting tools to bring customers to their stores, they only

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Epicor Retail: Behind the Counter


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Retail Merchandising


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Grupo Axo Selects Epicor Retail


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retail buyer jobs  Axo Selects Epicor Retail Just in time for the National Retail Federation (NRF) annual conference, Epicor announced that Grupo Axo , the business partner of internationally renowned retail brands within Mexico (such as Brooks Brothers, Brunello Cucinelli, Chaps, Coach, Crate and Barrel, Emporio Armani, Etro, Express, Guess, etc.), has selected the full Epicor Retail suite to help support its expanding retail operations . The retailer has 116 store locations, more than 1,500 outlets in major Read More

Celerant Launches Stratus Retail POS at NRF 2014


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