Retailing

This course provides students with a solid understanding of the complexity of operating a retail business in Canada and serves as a good foundation for a career in retailing or other industries that support the retail supply chain. The course provides an overview of the retail industry in Canada and its importance in the Canadian economy. The dynamic retail environment and the changing retail customer are investigated. Students will evaluate market opportunities, location considerations, store design and layout decisions to consider when planning a store. Students will be introduced to retail financial analysis and the operational decision functions of buying, handling and pricing merchandise.

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