Retail Management

This course provides the student with a comprehensive view of retailing and an application of marketing concepts in a practical retail managerial environment. We will analyze current multi-channel retail strategies among bricks-and-mortar and web-based firms. Retailing is changing today, and the successful business will know how to identify, adapt, and plan with the changes, without moving away from its core competencies. We will consider: the development of a retail format and its strategy, the analysis of a target market, demographic analysis related to site selection, retail personnel issues, and category management. Buying, financial analysis, and pricing will also be investigated.