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Retail Buying

From Basics to Fashion

6th Edition

Richard Clodfelter

Published: MAR 08, 2018

"The best retail buying book available. It combines concepts with actual calculations. This provides you with a better understanding of the topics." Katherine Annette Burnsed, University of South Carolina, USA

Learn the skills needed to become a successful buyer in any area of retail. The book has step-by-step instructions for typical buying tasks, such as identifying and understanding potential customers, creating a six-month merchandising plan, and developing sales forecasts. It covers math concepts throughout and shows you how to analyze and interpret data with practice problems to prepare you for the profession. You'll also learn about important retailing trends, including global buying and sourcing, omni-channel retailing, online retailing, mobile technologies, and social media in case studies.

STUDIO resources include:
- Chapter self-quiz questions with scored results and personalized study tips
- Glossary flashcards help build industry vocabulary
- Downloadable Excel spreadsheets to complete the end of chapter Spreadsheet Skills exercises and assignments
- Printable worksheets featuring step-by-step solutions to common retail buying math problems
- Links to author-curated videos showing retail math concepts and formulas

PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501334276.

Formats ISBN
eBook + Studio 9781501334269
eBook 9781501331985
Paperback 9781501331978
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501334252

Retail Buying

5th Edition

Richard Clodfelter

Published: MAR 05, 2015

This comprehensive book provides students with the skills and savvy needed to become successful buyers in any area of retail. With a simple and straightforward approach, Clodfelter presents step-by-step instructions for typical buying tasks, such as identifying and understanding potential customers, creating a six-month merchandising plan, and developing sales forecasts.

With coverage of math concepts integrated throughout the text, this new edition contains up-to-date coverage of important retailing trends, including more coverage of international buying and sourcing, integration of product development concepts throughout, and more math practice problems in chapters. Updated Snapshot and Trendwatch features present current info and new case studies from the fashion industry.Ample activities—drawn from real-world merchandising and incorporating current trends—give students the opportunity to apply critical skills as they would in a professional environment.

Introducing Retail Buying: From Basics to Fashion STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

~Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
~Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary and basic retail math formulas
~Practice your skills with downloadable Excel spreadsheets to complete the end of chapter Spreadsheet Skills exercises
~Enhance your knowledge with printable worksheets featuring step-by-step solutions to common retail buying math problems

This bundle includes Retail Buying 5th Edition and Retail Buying STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501395260
eBook + Studio 9781501395895
eBook 9781628929614
Paperback 9781628929638
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395604

Making Buying Decisions 3rd Edition

Using the Computer as a Tool

3rd Edition

Richard Clodfelter

Published: JUL 18, 2008

This text is designed for use in a buying course with a heavy math emphasis. The book first presents merchandising concepts in a simple, understandable way and shows students how they can use computerized spreadsheets to perform related merchandising math operations. Activities then ask the student to apply what they've learned by solving merchandising problems using spreadsheets that are included on the enclosed CD-Rom. Students will learn how the computer can help minimize the time it takes to perform repetitive calculations. By constructing and using spreadsheets for each mathematical operation, they will develop a better understanding of the merchandising concepts they're studying. This manual is designed to accompany the text Retail Buying, also by Richard Clodfelter.New to this Edition -- New and revised mathematical assignments -- Blank assignment forms included on the CD-Rom -- Increased coordination with companion text Retail Buying: From Basics to FashionCD-ROM Features-- Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets containing formulas -- PC and Mac compatible -- Instructor's Guide includes teaching suggestions, goals, & lecture outlines

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563676994