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26th November 2020 What has Changed in Merchandise and Assortment Planning Because of Covid? ... Part 2

Introduction Last week’s segment of this article covered the various aspects of sales planning and channel planning. This week we address inventory, which is an especially ...

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18th November 2020 What has Changed in Merchandise and Assortment Planning Because of Covid? ... Part 1

Introduction Everyone is familiar with the big shocks that have hit retailers and consumer goods manufacturers caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. What many people don’t realise ...

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15th October 2020 Making the Most of Online Retailing and Omni Channel When Recovering Sales and Profitability After Covid

Introduction The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on retailing world wide. It will continue to do so for several years to come, though it may do so in different forms to past ...

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26th August 2020 Recovering Retail Sales and Profitability .... Early Steps to Address Sales and Margin

In the last post, I stressed the importance of customer service and making the best of the inventory you already own, to get your customers back in stores. I will return to inventory ...

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11th August 2020 How Do You Recover Sales and Profitability Now Stores Are Re Opening

Hello: I’m Brian Hume, Managing Director of Martec International.  I want to share Martec’s input on how retailers and consumer goods manufacturers can recover market ...

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23rd January 2019 Length of E Learning Courses

Recently, one of our clients asked us whether we could make an e-learning course about profit and loss statements (P&L) in our Retail Financials course shorter. Could we cover ...

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23rd January 2019 Inventory KPIs in retail part 2

  The other important inventory KPIs retailers use are: Fresh stock percent In a fashion business, fresh stock percent is an important indicator. It shows how much newness ...

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30th November 2018 Who Owns GMROI and Shrink?

  A user of one of our training programs contacted me recently. He took the mastery test and challenged the answers that came up in the question shown above. He thought that ...

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29th November 2018 Four top tips for better allocation and replenishment

If you don’t have the world’s best allocation and replenishment software there are still things you can do to improve your allocation and replenishment effectiveness.  ...

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23rd November 2018 Inventory KPIs in retail part 1

  Stock or inventory turn is the most usual measure of the efficiency of inventory control. It is the number of times within a period, usually one year, which the ...

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