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Introduction to Buying and Merchandising

DO YOU WANT A CAREER IN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY?

Overview

This intensive course provides an introduction to buying and merchandising operations within a fashion retail business and includes key elements from the Introduction to Buying & Range Planning and Introduction to Merchandising courses. It outlines the day to day roles of the buyer and merchandiser in different fashion retail organisations and provides an insight into how closely buying and merchandising work together to ensure business success. A Merchandising module is delivered over 3 days and buying module over 2 days.

This course will include:

  • Customer profiling

  • Creating range plans

  • Mood boards

  • Identifying trends

  • Trend forecasting

  • Supply chain

  • Critical path

  • Seasonal calendars

  • Margin and mark-up

  • Practical buying and merchandising exercises

  • Career Advice

Introduction to Buying and Merchandising

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