Retail is one of the largest industries and one of the most visible to consumers. The retail industry includes businesses such as automobile dealers, retail gas stations, and department stores. Over the years, it has gone through various sales-channel shifts, from catalog sales to online selling. Yet, throughout these changes, the brick-and-mortar stores have remained strong. In today’s retail environment, consumers want the best of all worlds, where quality, convenience, and low cost meet. This course provides a high-level overview of the expanding retail industry, including its value chain, business models, and trends. The course also examines the business and regulatory issues and challenges facing the industry, and some of the successful solutions that leading retail companies are applying.
Consulting houses, corporations, and small-to-medium-sized enterprises that sell products or services to other sectors and industries; companies seeking knowledge and key business information about the retail industry