How to Sell: Recipes for Retail

How to Sell: Recipes for Retail

by John Hoerner


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Your definitive guide to becoming the best retailer you can be.

How To Sell: Recipes for Retail is the condensed wisdom from 50 years of successful selling from former CEO of Arcadia and Tesco, John Hoerner. Divided into chapters covering all aspects of retail, John's wisdom is summarised in short incisive quotes. Chapters include: customers, stores, buyers, suppliers and stock management, marketing PR and communications, strategy, investment and people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785032837
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

JOHN HOERNER has been a successful retailer for more than 50 years. His work has taken him from Hovland-Swanson speciality store in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he started work in 1959, to Woolf Brothers specialty store in Kansas City, Hahne's in New Jersey, H. & S. Pogue in Cincinnati and L.S. Ayres in Indiana. In 1987 he was recruited by the Burton Group to run Debenhams, a chain of 59 department stores in the UK. In 1992 John was made Chief Executive of the parent company with over 2,000 stores in the UK. In 1998 John led the de-merger of Debenhams from the Burton Group. The remaining chains of multiples were renamed Arcadia Group, which John ran until 2000. In 2001 he joined Tesco, the world's third largest retailer, to lead the development of their clothing business. John lives on a farm in Gloucestershire with his wife Lea, their three horses, and their five rescued dogs from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Table of Contents

1 Customers 1

2 Stores 17

3 Buyers, Suppliers & Stock Management 51

4 Marketing, PR & Communications 103

5 Strategy 113

6 Investment vs Expense 131

7 People 137

8 Tips & Truisms 185

Postscript 219

Note from the author

Appendix: Some of My Favorite Recipes 221

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