Retail in Detail

Author: Ronald L. Bond
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 9781613082447
Release Date: 2013-07-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Since it was first published, Retail in Detail has helped tens of thousands of retail business owners successfully start and run their businesses. It has established a reputation as a no-nonsense, down-to-earth guide for small retailers. This fifth edition has been fully updated for today’s rapidly changing retail environment in the Internet age. A new chapter contains specific tips on using the Internet for marketing and two-way communication with customers. New sections cover becoming an e-tailer, including choosing a domain name, processing credit cards, shipping and receiving, and other Internet-specific issues. Brick-and-mortar retailers learn how to assess product vulnerability to competition from Internet businesses. This essential reference contains many specific examples and case studies, based on the author’s experiences starting and successfully operating three retail stores and a bed and breakfast, as well as on the experiences of dozens of successful entrepreneurs. Worksheets can be used by beginning retailers to plan for and operate their business.

The Changing Face of Retailing in the Asia Pacific

Author: Elizabeth Howard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317967675
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Retailing in the countries of Asia Pacific is changing dramatically. Changes which took decades, even centuries, elsewhere are happening in a few years. The growth of larger firms and the arrival of international retailers are changing the business landscape, bringing the consistent supply and presentation of wider ranges of goods to consumers, and leading to the development of new kinds of retail stores and modern shopping malls, often in new locations. All of these developments are important for economic growth and for consumers and their lifestyles, They raise questions for governments about foreign investment, about social and environmental change, and about the fate of traditional retailers. This book examines the trends, seeking to understand how far they are global and how local circumstances affect developments. International retailers have spread across the region, but not always successfully. Studies in several countries look at their processes of growth and some of the reasons for success and failure. A review of changing regulation across the region suggests regulators should be concerned to avoid the problems of overconcentration of retail power, and country studies reflect on the effects of regulation as well as cultural and other influences on change. This book was published as a special issue of Asia Pacific Business Review.

Cases In Retail Management

Author: Srini. R. Srinivasan
ISBN: 8177229125
Release Date: 2009-06-16

This extremely useful book is an effort to suggest different approaches and aspects of retailing. The book is based on the innovative method of learning through real life case studies. It offers a compilation of case studies developed in the purview of retail management, which includes consumer shopping behavior, future aspects of retail, visual merchandizing, global retailing, and entrepreneurship. The book is oriented towards helping students, retailers, academicians, researchers, and retail consultants understand the practice of retail in detail.· Case-1. Retail in Detail - Unorganized to Organized· Case 2. Strategic Realities in Retail· Case 3. Kanchi Silks· Case-4. Shreejii &?· Case-5. Akbarallys - Not in Rally· Case-6. Dosa in Plaza· Case-7. Hidesign· Case-8. Vimal is Back (Reviving its past glory)· Case-9. Amul's Ready-to-Eat Pizza· Case-10. Shoppers Stop Limited· Case-11. IKEA Connecting Concept· Case-12. Tiffany & Co.· Case-13. Dominating Pizzas· Case-14. Visual Merchandising· Case-15. Passion for Fashion· Case-16. The Big Endeavor· Case-17. Hindustan Oil XtraPower Fleet Card Program· Case-18. Garuda Transport· Case-19. ITC· Case-20. Case Study on Supply Chain Management· Case-21. Attraction to Attrition· Case-22. Mall Dhamaal&· Case-23. Luxury& Lifestyle or Lavish · Case-24. Catalogue Retailing - Ar-Goes · Case-25. Crossroad s Retailing Lessons· Case-26. Vending Machines, Case-27. The LOOT- Great Steal on Big Brands

Start Your Own Successful Retail Business

Author: Jan Kingaard
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 9781599180878
Release Date: 2007-04-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Open the Store of Your Dreams In every community, large or small, you're likely to see a variety of stores: clothing boutiques, gift shops, bookstores, specialty food shops, hardware stores... Their inventory may be totally different, but the steps involved in running them are much the same. Whether you want your own storefront, a kiosk in a mall, an e-commerce store or anything in between, this essential guide covers everything you need to know. Successful retailers and retail experts nationwide share their real-life experiences and insights on: Selecting merchandise that will fly off shelves Designing your store to welcome customers and encourage purchases Day-to-day operations, from running the cash register to computing daily profits Tracking inventory and preventing theft Hiring great employees and training them to provide stellar customer service Setting prices to maximize profits And more! Strike out on your own and set up the retail business of your dreams.

Retail Truths

Author: Chip Averwater
Publisher: Chip Averwater
ISBN: 9780983979074
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

In this compendium of street-smart retailing insights and acumen, Averwater shares 427 lessons taught only on the front line of retailing.

The Quiet Revolution in Staple Food Value Chains

Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9789290929116
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Major changes have been occurring almost unnoticed in staple value chains in Asia. The Quiet Revolution in Staple Food Value Chains documents and explains the transformation of value chains moving rice and potatoes between the farm gate and the consumer in Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, and India. The changes noted are the rapid rise of supermarkets, modern cold storage facilities, large rice mills, and commercialized small farmers using input-intensive, mechanized technologies. These changes affect food security in ways that are highly relevant for policymakers across Asia—the rise of supermarkets provides cheaper staples, more direct relations in the chains combined with branding have increased traceability, and the rise of cold storage has brought higher incomes for potato farmers and all-season access for potato consumers. The book also joins two debates that have long been separate and parallel—food industry and agribusiness development and market competitiveness—with the food security and poverty alleviation agend

Detail in Contemporary Retail Design

Author: Drew Plunkett
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 185669741X
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Genre: Architecture

Good retail design must attract and keep customers, support a brand or store's image, showcase the product, and work as a functional shopping environment. This book features 44 of the best recent examples of retail design from around the world, and examines the details within the larger decorative schemes. Projects range from specialist boutiques to branded high street chain stores, from fashion retailers to eateries, and include descriptive text, color photographs, floor plans, sections, and construction and decorative details. A bonus CD contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats.

Start Your Own Clothing Store and More

Author: Entrepreneur Press
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 9781613080597
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Are you a fashionista? Do you love working with people? Do you dream of owning and running your own business? Take a chance and start a clothing business—all you need to get up and running is your dream and this guide. Whether you’re interested in selling today’s hottest fashions or you’d rather start a specialty boutique, such as a children’s store, bridal shop, vintage store, consignment shop or something of your own invention, this book helps you make it big. It gives you the inside scoop on starting a clothing store, including: • How to spot trends and take advantage of them before your competitors do • Valuable money-saving tips for the startup process • Whether to purchase a franchise or existing business or start your dream store from scratch • How to find, hire and train the best employees • How to skyrocket your earnings by branding your clothes with your own private label • The pros and cons of having an on-staff personal shopper • And more! If you know how to dress for success, let Entrepreneur help you turn your fashion sense into a clothing empire.

The Retail Value Chain

Author: Sami Finne
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749455798
Release Date: 2008-12-03
Genre: Business & Economics

The internationalization and consolidation of retailing is turning the traditional retail industry on its head. International purchasing, fast and efficient operational models and new technologies constantly challenge retailers. Real price competition is just beginning. The Retail Value Chain analyses the changes in the retail industry and the strategic options now open to companies. The book describes the key concepts of Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) and provides several illustrative cases to demonstrate the results. The following key topics are explored: • Why have hard discounters succeeded in many markets? • What are the key success factors of premium retailing? • How can traditional retailing respond to competition from new entrants? • How will private labels change product development processes and the balance of power in the retail value chain? • How can different manufacturers benefit from ECR-collaboration? • How do retailers share and use information in collaboration with manufacturers? • How will new technologies change the retail value chain? Including expert opinions, real-life case examples and a global study of shopper information sharing, The Retail Value Chain is essential reading for both retail practitioners and students of retail and channel marketing.

Retail Superstars

Author: George Whalin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101052679
Release Date: 2009-05-28
Genre: Business & Economics

How small, one-of-a-kind businesses can break through among giants Megachains like Walmart, Starbucks, Home Depot, and The Gap attract Americans to thousands of outlets by offering a large selection of goods and services. But this doesn't mean that independent stores can't compete with the big guys-and win. Retail expert George Whalin identifies and explores twenty-five highly popular and profitable independent stores from around the country. Unlike the mom-and-pops of yesteryear, these businesses embrace technology and innovation, generate word of mouth, and turn their size into an advantage. They include: ? ABC Carpet and Home in New York City ? Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon ? The Junkman's Daughter in Atlanta ? Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield, Ohio Readers will be inspired by how these independent stores are thriving and take away lessons they can apply to their own businesses.

Listening in Detail

Author: Alexandra T. Vazquez
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822378877
Release Date: 2013-05-24
Genre: Music

Listening in Detail is an original and impassioned take on the intellectual and sensory bounty of Cuban music as it circulates between the island, the United States, and other locations. It is also a powerful critique of efforts to define "Cuban music" for ethnographic examination or market consumption. Contending that the music is not a knowable entity but a spectrum of dynamic practices that elude definition, Alexandra T. Vazquez models a new way of writing about music and the meanings assigned to it. "Listening in detail" is a method invested in opening up, rather than pinning down, experiences of Cuban music. Critiques of imperialism, nationalism, race, and gender emerge in fragments and moments, and in gestures and sounds through Vazquez's engagement with Alfredo Rodríguez's album Cuba Linda (1996), the seventy-year career of the vocalist Graciela Pérez, the signature grunt of the "Mambo King" Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban music documentaries of the 1960s, and late-twentieth-century concert ephemera.

Revolutionizing Retail

Author: K. Coulter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137361165
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Genre: Political Science

There is a modest but growing body of scholarly literature on experiences of retail work, with only a handful of studies existing on retail organizing. Before Revolutionizing Retail, no scholar had captured or analysed the breadth of political action being pursued in this crucial economic sector. This book was awarded the Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies 2015 Book Prize.