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...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe the advantages and disadvantages of centralized and decentralized retail buying processes. Determine the costs and savings from hiring a centralized...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Identify the potential problems with heavily buying one trend. Prepare different versions of a six-month merchandise plan. Describe the potential outcomes...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe who constitutes merchandising management at a department store and their responsibilities. Explain what the retail chain of command means and possible...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe the tenets of merchandise exclusivity in a retail trading area. Explain how specialty stores can meet competition without exclusivity of a label...

Sustainable Packaging for Icebreaker

Leslie Davis Burns

Dr. Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at Oregon State University. A scholar and educator around topics related to the international apparel industries, consumer behaviour, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie is author of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (2019, Fairchild Books) and co-author of The Business of Fashion (6th edition forthcoming, 2020, Fairchild Books). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the new online resource, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Leslie is a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and has received the Distinguished Scholar and the Educator of the Year Awards from ITAA in addition to teaching, research, and leadership awards from Oregon State University. Leslie holds a BA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences and Retailing from Purdue University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Intermediate business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Explain strategies to enhance environmental sustainability of the packaging of fashion goods. Describe and evaluate environmentally sustainable packaging...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Explain how loading an invoice creates advertising dollars for a purchase. Recognize the importance of negotiating all details of a purchase. Describe when co-op...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe how a buyer compares potential purchases through research and analyses. Describe and conduct a financial analysis that a buyer would use in determining...

Visual Merchandising Options: Hanging on to a Top Seller

Leslie Davis Burns

Dr. Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at Oregon State University. A scholar and educator around topics related to the international apparel industries, consumer behaviour, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie is author of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (2019, Fairchild Books) and co-author of The Business of Fashion (6th edition forthcoming, 2020, Fairchild Books). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the new online resource, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Leslie is a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and has received the Distinguished Scholar and the Educator of the Year Awards from ITAA in addition to teaching, research, and leadership awards from Oregon State University. Leslie holds a BA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences and Retailing from Purdue University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Evaluate visual merchandising strategies at the wholesale and retail levels for a specific product category. Create a marketing tool for brick-and-mortar...

Sub-Par Inventory: An Issue of Sizing

Antigone Kotsiopulos

Antigone Kotsiopulos

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Molly Eckman

Molly Eckman is a professor at Colorado State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy J. Rabolt

Nancy J. Rabolt

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Judy K. Miler

Judy K. Miler

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Intermediate business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Determine what changes can be made to a merchandise assortment to improve sales and profit. Describe what factors are involved in a successful merchandise...

The Confrontation

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Nancy J. Rabolt

Nancy J. Rabolt

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Judy K. Miler

Judy K. Miler

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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Identify causes of employee conflict between design and merchandising roles. Apply chain of command standards to employee conflict resolution. Explain...