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2 Course Objectives Explain What is Retail Management Describe the Benefits of Retailing Explain the Retail Selling Process Explain the Classification of Retailers Explain the Components of Retailing Concept Explain the Steps of Retail Strategy Planning Explain What is Franchising Explain What is Merchandising Explain What is Visual Merchandising Describe the Importance of Location in Retailing Explain the Types of Retail Location Explain What is a Private Label Explain the Process of Creation of Private Label List the Myths about Careers in Retailing List the Tips for Success in Retailing

3 Introduction Look at the logos of some of the leading organizations across the world. What do you think is common among the companies shown? All the companies whose logos have been shown are ‘retailers’.

4 Introduction All these retailers are establishments that are engaged in selling merchandise for personal or household consumption. They also render services that are incidental to the sale of such goods. Thus, each one of the companies shown sells directly to the final consumers.

5 Introduction In fact, the retail industry is one of the fastest growing and biggest sources of employment across the globe. Therefore, like any business, it is very important to manage a retail business and its various components. Let us look at the various aspects of retail management in detail.

6 Definition Now, let us look at a few definitions that will be useful while you study retail management. Retailing Retailer Wholesaling Wholesaler The word ‘Retailing’ is derived from the French verb ‘retailer’, which means, "to cut a piece off.” Retailing is defined as all business activities that are involved in selling goods or services directly to the final consumers for their personal, family or household and non-business use. Whereas, from a marketers point of view, retailing is defined as a set of marketing activities that are designed to provide satisfaction to the end consumer and profitably maintain the customer base by continuous quality improvements across all areas concerned with selling goods and services.

7 What is Retail Management? Retailing includes all business activities involved in selling goods and services to end consumers for their personal, family, or household use. Therefore, the process of management of any retailing business is known as ‘Retail Management’. Thus, ‘Retail Management’ is the process of managing of a retail business which includes all its aspects of set-up, operations, maintenance etc.

8 Role of Retailer in Channel of Distribution Manufacturer Wholesaler Retailer Final Consumer

9 Benefits of Retailing Benefits of Retailing to Customers: For consumers or customers, the retailers act as buying agents. Retailers perform various activities that increase the value of goods and services that are then ultimately sold to the end consumer. The various activities performed by the retailers that ultimately benefit the customers are as follows: Breaking Bulk Providing Assortment Holding Inventory Providing Services Providing Information Let us look at each activity in detail. Breaking Bulk : One of the major benefits that retailers pass on to their customers is through their activity of ‘breaking bulk’. This is because retailers buy goods in bulk from manufactures. They then divide the bulk goods into smaller saleable units as per the consumption patterns of the end consumer.

10 Real Life Example Providing Assortment: Retailers evaluate the products of various manufacturers; they then choose and offer the best assorted collection of products depending on the tastes and needs of their target customers. Hence, consumers get a wide range of products and prices to choose from as per his/her choice. Therefore, the offered variety in assortment makes the buying process easier for customers.

11 External Environment Affecting Retailing Technological Environment: One of the major factors that drive change in the retail industry is ‘Technology’. Across the globe, the manner in which retailing is carried out has changed drastically due to the computerization of various retail store operations through the advent of computers, MIS etc. Technology is now being used in the retail industry as a means to improve the shopping environment and to provide a pleasant shopping experience to the customer. 3 Technological Environment

12 Retail Marketing Mix The following are the components that make up the ‘Retail Marketing Mix’: People Product Price Place Promotion Presentation Customer Service Retail Marketing Mix

13 Classification of Retailers Retailers can be classified based on the ‘amount of service’ they offer to their customers. Hence, based on the amount of service offered to customers, retailers can be such as follows: Limited-service Retailers Self-service Retailers Full-service Retailers Limited-service Retailers Limited-service Retailers: In such retail stores, the customers are offered limited service rather than a completely self-serving mode. Such retail stores are such as discount stores, most department stores etc.

14 Classification of Retailers Retailers can be classified based on the ‘organizational approach’ they choose for their business. Hence, based on the organizational approach, retailers can be such as follows: Voluntary Chains Corporate Chain Stores Retailer CooperativesFranchise Organizations Merchandising Conglomerates Retailer Cooperatives: These stores are operated by groups of independent retailers who buy in bulk. Retailer Cooperatives

15 Components of Retailing Concept Customer Orientation Coordinated Effort Value-driven Goal Oriented Retailing Concept One of the key components of the retailing concept is ‘customer orientation’. A retailer always determines the attributes and needs of its customers. He then endeavors to take action in order to satisfy these needs of his customers. A retailer must always make a coordinated effort to succeed. Hence, a retailer integrates all his plans and activities to maximize efficiency. One of the primary things that a retailer should aim to offer to his customers is a ‘good value proposition. Hence, a retailer must offer good value to the customers, through ‘appropriate pricing’ for goods and customer service. A retailer should always set goals and then use strategy to attain them.

16 Classification of Retail Institutions Ownership Store-based Retail Strategy Mix Non-store Based Retail Strategy Mix The given flowchart shows the classification of retail institutions: Ownership: Independent Chain Franchise Leased Department Vertical Marketing System Consumer Cooperative Store-based Retail Strategy Mix: Convenience Store Conventional & Food- based Supermarket Box (limited line) Store Warehouse Store Specialty Store Variety Store Traditional & Full-line Department Store Off-price Chain Factory Outlet Flea(louse) Market Non-store Based Retail Strategy Mix & Non- traditional Retailing: Direct Marketing Direct Selling Vending Machine World Wide Web (WWW)

17 Real Life Example Let us now understand how the concept of franchising works through SUBWAY® Restaurants. SUBWAY® Restaurants were started way back in 1965 by a seventeen-year- old Fred DeLuca. Fred DeLuca had just completed his high school and he aspired to become a medical doctor.

18 What is SKU?

19 Retail Life Cycle The given image shows the ‘Retail Life Cycle’ of any retail establishment.

20 Importance of Location in Retailing

21 Private Label In certain cases, a store may belong to a wholesale buying group. This wholesale buying group may own labels, which are made available to the members of the group. Hence, this whole-sale owned labels are referred to as controlled labels. Controlled labels can be used by the retailer belonging to that wholesale group.

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