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Gross Margin Trends


Gross Margin TrendsSequential and year-over-year movements in gross margins require the attention of retailers as do other financial variables. However, retailers must consider the seasonality of retailing. Typically retailers observe soaring revenues during the last q...


Inventory and Receivable Trends

Inventory and Receivable TrendsRetailers must always study sequential and year-over-year trends in inventory and accounts receivables. This is because the increase in sales must be in line with the increase of these variables. Should inventory grow at a faster rate than sales, it ...


Retail Market Forecast

Retail Market ForecastUnderstanding and forecasting the movements in the retail industry is crucial for the formulation and implementation of marketing strategies. In the U.K., the key retail industry drivers are the changing socio-economic trends and consumer behaviour. ...


The Retail Stocks

The Retail StocksThe retailers’ main offering are their stocks or inventory. Good inventory control is, therefore, crucial for the business. It ensures that there is an adequate supply of merchandise in response to sales. As mentioned in one of the pages, one o...


Starting a Retail Business

Starting a Retail BusinessIf you are mulling over putting up your very first retailing business, you have to do some business planning. Retailing is basically procuring goods or merchandise in large quantities from suppliers or manufacturers and then reselling them in smaller...