Topics: Forecasting

From Clicks to Bricks

The news of Amazon opening their first physical store – a bookshop in Seattle – is an interesting move for them, and typical of the current wave of innovation and expansion we’re seeing in the post-recessionary retail world. Whereas the downturn years saw online businesses flourish due to their lack of additional costs, now that

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How I Landed My Dream Job

Catherine Tooke – Director of Planning at Coach – tells AQUAretail how she managed her career to achieve the executive position she’s in today… When did you first find out about merchandising as a career? I found out about merchandising as a career after I did an internship in investment banking. Although I loved the

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How I Got Into Merchandising

AQUAretail hears from Lucy Evans – Assistant Merchandiser at Mint Velvet – about how she launched her merchandising career after university… When I didn’t know what to do After completing A-levels in Maths, Textiles and Economics, I went on to study Mathematics and Management at the University of Leeds. At this stage, I had no

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The world of Merchandising Recruitment has never been busier

In July 2015, Drapers interviewed our MAF on the current state of the merchandising recruitment world – here’s what she said… Merchandising is an essential function within the retail head office family. Effective stock management, forecasting and trading are pivotal to the survival of a retailer in tough times, but equally key to helping sustain

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London – the holy grail of retailers everywhere

The recent news that Inditex are bringing their Stradivarius concept to London has been greeted with rapturous applause this month. On top of that, rumours abound that US teen fashion brand Aeropostale and South Korean 8Seconds are both on the hunt for locations has piled on even more excitement. J Crew’s recent forage into The

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