Merchandise Financial Planning

Merchandise Planning Benchmark Survey

With the pace of change in the retail market continuing to accelerate, now is a great time to evaluate where your planning systems stand compared...

Merchandise Planning Glossary

This merchandise planning glossary of terms is intended to give you the basics of many commonly used industry terms. You will also find included below...

cost methods in planning

It is not uncommon for Retail companies to go back and forth between the merits of cost and retail method of accounting (but not to make frequent changes to their accounting methods….). The question of which is the “best” method continues to be a topic of debate.

Return on investment

The discipline of merchandise planning is often not understood by many organizations. What is the ROI that can be expected from a planning organization? In order to answer this effectively you must understand what the practice of merchandise planning is and how it is different from financial planning.