Tag Archives: Merchandising

7 Top Retail Supply Chain Solution Requirements

The UK scene has changed dramatically over the past few years; with retailers keen to invest in new IT systems and omni-channel functionality, yet having to balance these developments with the tightened budgets. Below are some of the top requirements … Continue reading

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Mint Velvet New Store Openings

Ellie: This month, our client Mint Velvet will be opening their 12th standalone store. To mark the occasion, I am here today with Nigel Hodgkins, our Store Development Consultant, who has supported Mint Velvet store openings from the outset. So … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of Project Manager Paul Harvey

Ellie: For the next ‘Day in the life of’ blog, I’m going to interview one of Retail Assist’s Project Managers, Paul Harvey. Paul, how long have you worked for Retail Assist now? Paul: I started in December of 2009, so … Continue reading

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10 Top Tips for Multichannel Retailing

Recent research from the Cranfield School of Management led them to compile 10 top tips for multichannel retailers. After reading the points, we wanted to share these and add to them, by reminding ourselves what some of the Retail Assist … Continue reading

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5 Ways To Make Me Faithful

You could be forgiven for thinking that this blog will contain dating advice, given the title and time of year. However given my previous disastrous Valentine’s Days (lowlights include: 1. Falling asleep on the bus and missing my stop after … Continue reading

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Retail Definitions: WSSI

Retail terms can sometimes be confusing to people who are unfamiliar with them. As a key merchandising reporting tool, I wanted to explain in simple terms what a WSSI is. WSSI stands for weekly sales, stock and intake and it … Continue reading

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What Merchandising and IT teams can learn from one another

Having been in the pretty unique position of transferring from Karen Millen’s merchandising team to the IT team, I believe there’s a great opportunity for these departments within retail businesses to learn from each other and deliver greater results for … Continue reading

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