Very user friendly, easy to navigate through, examples are clear and uncomplicated, examples /case studies are interesting. Well written and understandable at all levels. Overall, I feel it is probably one of the best text books I have ever used. -- Carol Lazich, George Brown College, Canada Covers retail math throughout the text instead of in its own section. Snapshot and trend watch are better than many articles I supplement from WWD. They are great, fresh applicable for classroom discussion. The overall text is a great, one-stop-solution to teach both buying concepts and actual retail math execution. -- John Conte, Wade College, USA The text has good information relating to a buyer's role in retailing... A good text for a Basic Buying course. -- Marla Green, LIM College, USA A good comprehensive text to show the traditional role of the buyer within the US market. With an easy to follow and logical sequence, it shows the breadth of tasks in the buying and merchandising function well. -- Helen Beney, University of Westminster, UKVom Verlag:
This comprehensive book provides students with the skills and savvy needed to become successful buyers in any area of retail. With a simple and straightforward approach, Clodfelter presents step-by-step instructions for typical buying tasks, such as identifying and understanding potential customers, creating a six-month merchandising plan, and developing sales forecasts. With coverage of math concepts integrated throughout the text, this new edition contains up-to-date coverage of important retailing trends, including more coverage of international buying and sourcing, integration of product development concepts throughout, and more math practice problems in chapters. Updated Snapshot and Trendwatch features present current info and new case studies from the fashion industry.Ample activities-drawn from real-world merchandising and incorporating current trends-give students the opportunity to apply critical skills as they would in a professional environment. New to This Edition: ~STUDIO: Retail Buying Studio features online self-quizzes, flashcards, math practic problems and Excel spreadsheet activities that align with chapter "Spreadsheet Skills" activities ~Additional math practice problems in end of chapter activities ~More than 20% new photographs throughout the book ~30% new Snapshot and Trendwatch features and updated content in all cases ~Expanded coverage of buying in foreign markets ~Integrated content on product development throughout
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