RETAIL ASSEMBLY EXPANDS ‘THE INDUSTRY SESSIONS’ TO D.C.
Workshops improve fashion and retail professionals understanding of the business
Washington, D.C. – (Friday November 10, 2014)
Fashion and retail training agency RETAIL ASSEMBLY heads to Washington for the first time to introduce ‘The Industry Sessions’. The one day workshops are intended to give brand managers, sales reps, buyers, and planners a deeper understanding of the commerce supporting fashion and retail.
James Bessen recently reported for HBR.org that 54 percent of workers don’t think they know everything they need to know in order to do their current jobs. The Retail Math and Buying workshops bridge that knowledge and skills gap. It is the product that initially attracts professionals to a career in retail. What supports that product – from production to sales – is math.
“Retail Math has been something our corporate partners and clients have demanded from us from day one,” says Jennifer Pilkington, Managing Director of RETAIL ASSEMBLY. “Typically we tailor specific development projects to suit the client’s business and their employees. We are excited to have created an industry-general set of workshops to serve small to medium sized organizations in a more intimate environment.”
The workshop will advance participants understanding of how retail math affects both the commerce and customer-facing aspects of the business. “Developing the skills to drive key metrics is something many professionals wish they had a better handle on,” says Pilkington. By planning and manipulating the various factors impacting profit and sales, participants can expect greater confidence in their roles, and a broader toolbox for problem solving on the job.
This round of workshops has limited space. Attendees will receive information on topics related to costing, mark-up and profit, markdowns and driving inventory productivity. Sessions are divided into two days: RETAIL BUYING on November 20, and RETAIL MATH on November 21. Participants will also have access to RETAIL ASSEMBLY’s related online content.
“The Industry Sessions’ will take place in Washington D.C. on Thursday November 20 and Friday November 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
ABOUT RETAIL ASSEMBLY:
RETAIL ASSEMBLY is a training and development agency – connecting the creative and the commerce. Serving the retail and fashion industry, every one of our instructors and contributors is steeped in the business end of fashion and retail.
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