Retail in Detail

Author: Ronald L. Bond

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613082444

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 666

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.

Retailing in Emerging Markets

A policy and strategy perspective

Author: Malobi Mukherjee,Richard Cuthbertson,Elizabeth Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317911180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 8172

Retailing is changing extremely rapidly in the emerging economies, both as a driver of social and economic change, and a consequence of economic development and the rise of consumer societies. Changes that took many decades in Europe or North America are happening at a much greater speed in emerging markets, while regulations continue to be hotly contested in these markets, raising questions about appropriate business strategies for both globalising firms and local contenders. While much has been written about retail in emerging markets, the focus has been primarily on the nature of entry strategies for Western retail companies. This book seeks to capture the impact of both internal and external regulations on retail development and strategy in emerging markets. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the development of retailing in a wide range of emerging economies, and seeks to capture the interplay between both retail policy and retail strategy and the theoretical implications of this on retail development as a whole. This book will be of interest to academics, researchers and advanced students with an interest in retail development in emerging markets, international business/strategy and international marketing.

Retail Truths

The Unconventional Wisdom of Retailing

Author: Chip Averwater

Publisher: Chip Averwater

ISBN: 0983979073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 4087

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

Retail Beyond Detail

The Great Indian Retailing Business

Author: Gibson G. Vedamani

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 935280760X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 1321

Retail Beyond Detail is a book that is sure to enlighten the reader of the interesting environment of the retail business in India. The book explains the readiness of the country to make every retail business flourish, provided it is done with an earnest and sincere interest to serve the country’s customers. It motivates those intending to start up retailing and those who are already in the business to do a few things right, at the right value in the right time and in the right locations. This book celebrates the success strategies of traditional retailers, underscores the ethos of the Indian retail business and unfurls factors responsible for its growth. It provides functional, time-tested inputs for the success of retailing in India by outlining the traditional and modern traits of the business and revealing the 10 secrets of retailing, explained with examples and cases.

Principles of Urban Retail Planning and Development

Author: Robert J. Gibbs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470488220

Category: Architecture

Page: 227

View: 4012

Downtown shopping areas are making a comeback. Economics and demographics have shifted in favour of smaller, smarter, more walkable, and more sustainable retail locations. However, these downtown areas still present numerous challenges as retail centres. This book offers urban planners, urban designers, and architects a comprehensive and current guide to meeting these challenges. With coverage ranging from psychographics to shopper behaviour to building design types, this resource lays out all the retail concepts and best practices needed to create, revitalize, and sustain urban shopping districts.--From back cover.

Gen BuY

How Tweens, Teens and Twenty-Somethings Are Revolutionizing Retail

Author: Kit Yarrow,Jayne O'Donnell

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 9780470523636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 3438

Discover the forces driving the decisions of today's most sought after consumers According to recent statistics, members of Generation Y shop 25 percent to 40 percent more than the average consumer. In Gen BuY, Yarrow and O'Donnell argue that these voracious and fearless consumers have revolutionized the way Americans shop by turning traditional sales and marketing strategies upside down. Based on solid research, the book offers an in-depth look at what motivates these young people to buy certain products and reject others. The authors reveal what makes these consumers tic-how they define power, why they loath manipulation, and why they rely on technology-and show marketers how they can tap into the buying power of this burgeoning group of consumers. Shows what it takes to successfully woe and win young consumers with purchasing power Filled with surprising insights into the psyche of Gen Y buyers Written by an expert in consumer research and a well-connected media consumer author Gen Buy is a must-have resource for marketers, advertisers, retailers, and manufacturers who want to understand the new generation of consumers.

The Changing Face of Retailing in the Asia Pacific

Author: Elizabeth Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317967674

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 7961

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.

Start Your Own Successful Retail Business

Author: Jan Kingaard,Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1599180871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 1762

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.

Listening in Detail

Performances of Cuban Music

Author: Alexandra T. Vazquez

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822378876

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 4630

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.

Be Brilliant in the Basics

Finding Success in Retail Through Detail

Author: Kelvin Goss

Publisher: Brown Books

ISBN: 9781612549392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 6036

In his book Be Brilliant in the Basics, Kelvin Goss and contributor Felicia Delk offer practical, basic advice for those working in retail who aspire to management positions. Topics covered include: Stage Readiness, Retail Agility, Leadership Knowledge, Communication, Personal Accountability, Networking, Job Readiness, and Servant Leader Character. In addition to the basics, Goss and Delk provide exercises in the Appendix to reinforce the information in the chapters, challenging readers to both self-reflect and meet their objectives on their climb up the retail ladder.

FDI in Retail Sector, India

Author: Arpita Mukherjee,Nitisha Patel

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 9788171884803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

View: 3846

This Survey-Based Study Analyses The Current Retail Scenario In India, Investigates The Growth Across Different Segments Of Retailing And Evaluates The Likely Impact Of Allowing Fdi (Foreign Direct Investment) On Various State Holders In Different Retail Segments.

The Everything Store

Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Author: Brad Stone

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316219258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 7080

"An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent.... It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story." -- Laura Bennett, New Republic Amazon.com's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, and his book is the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. The Everything Store is the book that the business world can't stop talking about, the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Retail Store

Author: James E. Dion

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 3694

Make the dream of opening a retail business a reality. The fastest-growing segment of small business is retail-everything from clothing to linens, books to boats, gourmet pans to furniture. With over 30 years' experience in retail, national expert and consultant James Dion offers practical, hands-on tips and advice on all aspects of retail business, from choosing the right business model and finding the ideal location to financing, purchasing, and marketing. ? Expert author with a high industry profile ? Practical, hands-on steps on how to build a successful retail business ? Up-to-date information on the retail market

Retail Beyond Detail

The Great Indian Retailing Business

Author: Gibson G. Vedamani

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 935280760X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 7419

Retail Beyond Detail is a book that is sure to enlighten the reader of the interesting environment of the retail business in India. The book explains the readiness of the country to make every retail business flourish, provided it is done with an earnest and sincere interest to serve the country’s customers. It motivates those intending to start up retailing and those who are already in the business to do a few things right, at the right value in the right time and in the right locations. This book celebrates the success strategies of traditional retailers, underscores the ethos of the Indian retail business and unfurls factors responsible for its growth. It provides functional, time-tested inputs for the success of retailing in India by outlining the traditional and modern traits of the business and revealing the 10 secrets of retailing, explained with examples and cases.

Multi Channel Retailing in the Automotive Industry

Author: Lena Fitzen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640352947

Category:

Page: 96

View: 4134

Master's Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: A (Distinction 1), Edinburgh Napier University (Marketing Management and Research), course: MSc Marketing, language: English, abstract: Current regulatory and technological change factors force the development of an integrative multi channel approach over the whole car purchasing process to increase customer value and profit. Since the decade of multi channel services, the understanding and analysing of consumers behaviour gains more and more part in literature. Although if the adoption of new channels and particular channel usage is researched, further need of understanding why consumers use some channels rather than others, although purchasing the same products, is identified. Especially the automotive market is mainly focussed on product and manufacturer branding topics rather than distribution and service development. Using the example of the automotive industry this paper explores factors of influence on channel choice. Based on current literature and exemplified by a quantitative explorative study the present paper focuses mainly on the question asking after the main determinants on consumers channel choice during car purchasing and their nature of influence on it. A conceptual framework is developed, which argues that channel decision making in the automotive market is based on product, consumer, channel and organisational dimensions of determinants. Product and consumer characteristics are basic considerations influence the evaluated importance of channel related factors like experience, convenience, risk, price, entertainment and service. Finally the organisation itself with their reputation and offered range of products and services has to taken into account. The preliminary model could be viewed as a starting point structuring the understanding of the complex area of channel choice in a particular context

The New Rules of Retail

Competing in the World's Toughest Marketplace

Author: Robin Lewis,Michael Dart

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137480890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8247

In The New Rules of Retail, industry gurus Robin Lewis and Michael Dart explained how unprecedented consumer power, enabled by technology and globalization, is revolutionizing retail. They warned that survival in these dynamic times called for a business model based on three distinct competencies: preemptive, perpetual distribution; a neurological customer connection; and total control of the value chain. In the years since that book published, many of their predictions have come true. Now, they revisit timeless case studies like Ralph Lauren and Sears, as well as new additions like Trader Joe's, Lululemon, and Warby Parker, to assess how retailers must continue to evolve in the era of e-commerce, data mining, and tiered distribution. They also identify the five current trends that are currently driving consumer demand, including technology integration and channel consolidation, as exemplified by Jeff Bezos at Amazon. This is a fully revised and updated guide from two proven retail prognosticators.

Wine Marketing

A Practical Guide

Author: Colin Michael Hall,Richard Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750654201

Category: Cooking

Page: 344

View: 9559

This is a practical guide to the specific issues that affect the marketing of wine at an international level. The author covers theory and the results of research but the focus is on the nuts and bolts of marketing based on case studies.

The Retail Revival

Reimagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism

Author: Doug Stephens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118489675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 3218

Traditional retail is becoming increasingly volatile and challenged as a business model. Brick-and-mortar has shifted to online, while online is shifting into pop-up storefronts. Virtual stores in subway platforms and airports are offering new levels of convenience for harried commuters. High Street and Main Street are becoming the stuff of nostalgia. The Big Box is losing ground to new models that attract consumers through their most-trusted assistant—the smartphone. What’s next? What’s the future for you—a retailer—who is witnessing a tsunami of change and not knowing if this means grasping ahold of new opportunity or being swept away? The Retail Revival answers these questions by looking into the not-so-distant retail past and by looking forward into a future that will continue to redefine retail and its enormous effect on society and our economies. Massive demographic and economic shifts, as well as historic levels of technological and media disruption, are turning this once predictable industry—where “average” was king—into a sea of turbulent change, leaving consumer behavior permanently altered. Doug Stephens, internationally renowned consumer futurist, examines the key seismic shifts in the market that have even companies like Walmart and Procter & Gamble scrambling to cope, and explores the current and future trends that will completely change the way we shop. The Retail Revival provides no-nonsense clarity on the realities of a completely new retail marketplace— realities that are driving many industry executives to despair. But the future need not be dark. Stephens offers hope and guidance for any businesses eager to capitalize on these historic shifts and thrive. Entertaining and thought-provoking, The Retail Revival makes sense of a brave new era of consumer behavior in which everything we thought we knew about retail is being completely reimagined. Praise for The Retail Revival “It doesn’t matter what type of retail you do—if you sell something, somewhere, you need to read Doug Stephens’ The Retail Revival. Packed with powerful insights on the changing retail environment and what good retailers should be thinking about now, The Retail Revival is easy to read, well-organized and provides essential food for thought.” — Gregg Saretsky, President and CEO, WestJet “This book captures in sharp detail the deep and unprecedented changes driving new consumer behaviors and values. More importantly, it offers clear guidance to brands and retailers seeking to adapt and evolve to meet entirely new market imperatives for success.” —John Gerzema, Author of Spend Shift and The Athena Doctrine “The Retail Revival is a critical read for all marketing professionals who are trying to figure out what’s next in retail… Doug Stephens does a great job of explaining why retail has evolved the way it has, and the book serves as an important, trusted guide to where it’s headed next. ” —Joe Lampertius SVP, Shopper Marketing, Momentum Worldwide and Owner, La Spezia Flavor Market “Doug Stephens has proven his right to the moniker ‘Retail Prophet.’ With careful analysis and ample examples, the author makes a compelling case for retailers to adapt, change and consequently revive their connection with consumers. Stephens presents actionable recommendations with optimism and enthusiasm—just the spoonful of sugar we need to face the necessary changes ahead.” —Kit Yarrow, Ph.D., Consumer Psychologist; Professor, Golden Gate University; Co-Author, Gen BuY: How Tweens, Teens and Twenty-Somethings are Revolutionizing Retail “Doug Stephens doesn’t just tell you why retail is in the doldrums, he tells you why retail is a major signpost for the larger troubles of our culture and provides a compelling, inspiring vision for a future of retail—and business, and society.” —Eric Garland, author of Future Inc.: How Businesses Can Anticipate and Profit from What’s Next

Smart Retail

Winning ideas and Strategies from the most successful retailers in the world

Author: Richard Hammond

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292082232

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 885

SMART RETAIL IS THE HOW-TO RETAIL BIBLE. Smart Retail reveals what the most successful retailers in the world know and how you can apply their secrets to your own business. Fully revised and updated, this new edition includes the latest success stories, new ideas and strategic and tactical thinking to help grow your sales. Based on one simple question, which Richard Hammond posed to the world’s leading retailers: ‘What makes you so good?’, Smart Retail shows you how to use some of the best winning ideas, strategies and tactical thinking. Discover the secrets of great retailing Boost sales with practical advice from the best retailers in the world Learn how to delight customers and keep them coming back for more Covering everything from creating the ultimate retail experience to understanding your customer and the importance of a motivated team, this is the book that will equip managers, ambitious team-workers, retail entrepreneurs and indeed anybody who sells direct to customers, with practical winning ideas and strategies.