Retail Assembly presents 'The Retail Math Industry Session' in Los Angeles

RETAIL ASSEMBLY presents 'The Retail Math Industry Session' in Los Angeles

New workshop aims to improve fashion and retail professionals understanding of the business


Los Angeles, CA – (Thursday September 25, 2014)

Fashion and retail training agency RETAIL ASSEMBLY returns to Los Angeles to introduce ‘The Retail Math industry sessions’. The one and two 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 that 54 percent of workers don’t think they know everything they need to know in order to do their current jobs. Product is what drives most professionals into the fashion and retail industry, but many professionals don’t have a strong understanding of the math that supports the business – from production to sales.


“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 development programs to suit the client’s business and teams. We are excited to have created an industry-general set of workshops to serve small to medium sized organizations outside of a tradeshow setting.”


The workshop will advance participants understanding of how retail math affects both the commerce and customer-facing aspects of fashion. “Developing the skills to impact 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 spacing. Attendees will receive information on topics related to costing, mark-up and profit, markdowns and driving inventory productivity. Sessions are divided into two days: The Foundational session taking place October 21, and Advanced Fundamentals is October 22. Participants will also have access to RETAIL ASSEMBLY’s related online content. 


'The Retail Math Industry Sessions’ will take place in Los Angeles on Tuesday October 21 and Wednesday October 22, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.



RETAIL ASSEMBLY is a training and development agency – connecting the creative with the commerce. Serving the retail and fashion industry, every one of our instructors and contributors is steeped in the business of fashion and retail. | @RetailAssembly

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