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Title: Merchandising

Developed by: NRF Foundation

Target Audience: The Retail Management Training Suite is designed to engage a new Sales Manager or Assistant Manager, but it is also ideal for all retail managers who would like to learn and understand more about the retail business.

Hours of Study: 1.5

Course Outline:

  • The Merchandise Plan
  • Merchandise Flow
  • The Merchandise Floor
  • Visual Concepts
  • Merchandising Processes and Techniques
  • Inventory Management
  • Pricing

NB This course is suitable for use in Microsoft Windows based environments but not MAC environments.

Cost: $50/£33/€45

Group Discounts: 100-249 seats 20% off, 250-499 30% off, 500-999 40% off, 1000+ 50% off

Alternative courses on the same subject: The 6One5 Advanced Visual Merchandising class is a store level visual merchandising program which includes content on the importance of overall space management as well detailed input on merchandise presentation. It works equally well for chains and independents. Learning Evolution has two courses Leveraging Data for Advanced Shelving Solutions is specifically geared to shelf analysis and optimisation for retailers selling mostly continuity or year round products. It will be equally beneficial to category management retailers and the trade promotion teams in CPG manufacturing companies. It is a more in depth program forming part of a category management certification curriculum and is more suitable to chains. Space Management is specific to category management and planogram driven environments. It is a good follow on to Leveraging Data for Advanced Shelving Solutions. It covers key metrics and drivers, assessing performance, identifying changes, improving shelf productivity, identifying adjacencies and developing space management strategy at a category level. has two courses – Merchandising Basics is an entry level program suitable for new sales associates and other shop floor staff. Impulse Merchandising builds on the basic class to give more insight on how to grow sales using impulse merchandising techniques. It is more suited to senior supervisors and store management and will also benefit some headquarters visual merchandising and store operations staff. Both options work well for chains and independents.