Retailing in the 21st Century / Edition 1

Retailing in the 21st Century / Edition 1

by Chris Thomas, Rick Segel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471723207

ISBN-13: 9780471723202

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Say what you will about Wal-Mart and the retailing giants. According to authors Chris Thomas and Rick Segel, of Retailing in the 21st Century, there will always be room for a solid, well-run local store or regional chain with excellent service and or an interesting market niche. Thomas and Segel show students how to be that merchant.

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Overview

Say what you will about Wal-Mart and the retailing giants. According to authors Chris Thomas and Rick Segel, of Retailing in the 21st Century, there will always be room for a solid, well-run local store or regional chain with excellent service and or an interesting market niche. Thomas and Segel show students how to be that merchant.

This book will help students understand how to start a retail business from the ground up. The authors' focus throughout the book is on being organized and purposeful and knowing every step of the way where the business is going and why. The major goals include learning to strategize, expect the best but prepare for the worst, create a positive work environment, and keep yourself and your staff motivated to find the best merchandise and offer it enthusiastically to your customers at a fair price. After reading this book, students will be prepared to be a successful retailer in the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471723202
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Chapter 1: The Basics of Retailing.

Chapter 2: Branding Your Business.

Chapter 3: Retail Location and Design.

Chapter 4: Business Planning and Structure.

Chapter 5: Creating Internal Systems.

Chapter 6: Buying and Displaying Merchandise.

Chapter 7: Hiring, Managing, and Legal Responsibilities.

Chapter 8: Advertising.

Chapter 9: Making the Sales.

Chapter 10: Money Matters.

Chapter 11: Retailing for the Global Marketplace.

Glossary.

Index.

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