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Mathematics for Retail Buying


9th Edition

Bette K. Tepper and Marla Greene

978-1-5013-5662-9 (online)
978-1-5013-5659-9 (paperback)
978-1-5013-5660-5 (epdf)
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Mathematics for Retail Buying, 9th Edition, introduces merchandising and retailing students to the most important concepts in retail math through step-by-step examples with practice problems and solutions.

Coverage begins with the skeletal profit and loss statement, and moves through retail pricing and repricing of merchandise, markups, markdowns, the retail method of inventory, six-month, and assortment planning. This extensively updated edition introduces a practical approach that incorporates actual retail scenarios and concepts that are relevant to the fashion industry today. There is also a focus on mathematical factor that affects the gross margin and profitability key to the success of any merchandise buyer or planner.

New to This Edition:

- Updated mathematical practice problems with selected answers in the back of the book for review

- Updated case studies to reflect retail buying as can be found in the industry

- Thoroughly updated and revised text to reflect most common practices in the field


- All applicable concept problems are expressed in spreadsheet as well as traditional arithmetic format

- Select Answers at the end of the book helps students check their understanding as they complete Practice Problems

- Key Concept Formulas at the beginning of each chapter and a complete Glossary of Concept Formulas at the end of the book provide easy reference