is the world's leading provider of market research, information and analysis
to the consumer products and services industries. More than 9,000 clients
in more than 100 countries rely on ACNielsen's dedicated professionals to
measure competitive marketplace dynamics, to understand consumer attitudes
and behavior, and to develop advanced analytical insights that generate
increased sales and profits.
Directives West: Retail consultants.
Directives West is a retail consulting firm. They provide inside information,
direction, and a unique perspective on the West Coast Fashion Industry.
DIRECTIVES WEST addresses the West Coast Apparel and Accessory markets,
working directly with merchants to help them navigate through the market
place. With California being a billion-dollar fashion center, buyers and
merchandisers can be overwhelmed with unlimited selection of merchandise,
promotions and marketing possibilities.
Envirosell: Their specialty is
examining consumer shopping behavior using a combination of in-store video
recording, observation and customer intercept interviews
Exhibium: one-stop destination for
an assortment of international retail products and management expertise.
Global Purchasing Companies:
Global Purchasing is a full service buying office that plans and
implements retail strategies. They specialize
in new store planning and developing programs for established retailers
in order to streamline their business and open more doors. The departments
they cover are: Men's, Women's & Children's
Apparel, Lingerie, Accessories, Textiles (domestics & imports), Home
Furnishings, Gift Items and Domestics. Covering all price points.
They are dedicated to the success of the independent
retailer. Their unique insight also helps
them develop strategies for young designers enabling
them to become more competitive and their detailed
forecasting ensures that manufacturers and retailers are current with selling
and fashion trends. Mercedes R. Gonzalez the director
of the Global Purchasing Companies, has been a buyer in the garment industry
since 1988. Her passion for the industry started when she was 14 years old
and went to work every summer for her uncle who owned and operated a manufacturing
company in the heart of the garment district in New York.
- Retail buying group
- Retail Consulting
JD Pacific Rim, Inc.:
Established in 1977, JDPR is a valued added, total quality merchandising
resource serving Chain Stores, Indedpendent Retailers and General Merchandisers.
Products available to ship whithin 48 hrs. of order from either of
their 60,000 foot warehouses in Los Angeles or
Baltimore Maryland Address: 4850 Gregg
Rd. Pico Rivera California
90660 United States of America
Phone: 800-433-3543 or 888-355-8889
Fax: 562-908-3912 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Rene Zarate -Account Manager
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- Manufacturer Item # 2: Floor Fixtures
- Manufacturer Item # 3: Grid, Slatwall & Pegboard Accesories
- Manufacturer Item # 4: Counter Systems & Showcases
- Manufacturer Item # 5: Security Devices, TV Monitor Systems, Storage
Cabinets, Poster Holders
Manufacturer Item # 6: Store Planning Services
- Manufacturer Item # 7: Custom Products
Planet Retail: M+M Planet Retail is dedicated to providing news and
analysis on retailers and retail markets worldwide. Their
services include a database of leading grocery retailers, news and analysis
on global retail trends and events, retail market reports, slides and presentations.
Their research is continually updated.
They have European offices in London, Frankfurt
and Brussels. M+M Planet Retail Japan is based in Tokyo and
they expect to open an office in North America
shortly. For further details please email
Planet 3 Studios: provide
design and imaging consulting for retail.
Planet 3 Studios provides specialised consultancy services catering
to the unique requirements of commercial organizations and institutions.
We work at providing architecture design services of the highest standards
through unique processes of design development and the use of the latest
in building technology. We have developed methods that rationalize project
costs and work within very tight time frames. This has been possible with
in-house construction and fabrication facilities and better project control
with the design-build option.
Power Retailing, Inc.:
As an experienced retail consulting company, Power Retailing's strategic
marketing techniques improve sales, increase profits and attain maximum
results. Address: 1859 E. South Fork Dr.
Phoenix Arizona 85048
USA Phone: 480 460-1980 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Bob Nelson President
The Retail Advisors:
The Retail Management Advisors has been helping small to medium size independent
apparel, sporting goods and gift retailers survive and thrive since 1975.
Areas in which we help are: Open-To-Buy service, peer groups, internal controls,
budgeting and general consulting. They offer retailers a free monthly e-newsletter
with information for the retail store owner. www.the-retail-advisor.com,
email at [email protected]
or call toll-free at 1-877-206-1299
Retail Image Consulting,
Inc.: they are a company that tracks retail
through a digital image database. Subscribers may purchase interior
and exterior images of current retailers and shopping centers/malls.
Address: 271 Weatherburn Ct.
Powell Ohio 43065
614-846-7420 Email: [email protected]
Contact: Susan V. Berry, President
Retail Smart Guys: Retail Smart
Guides Inc., provides the finest in inventory planning, open to buy, cash
flow planning, marketing, and computer consulting. They work with
specialty retailers of all sizes, from the smallest "mom and pop" to corporate
giants. Retail Smart Guys works with retailers like you to provide
the analytical part of successful retailing. They take your data and turn
it into the information you need to make better purchasing decisions, ensure
a more positive cash flow and generate more profit. If being able
to forecast sales in each product classification at 94+% accuracy would
help you put more cash in your pocket then you and they should be talking.
– 11405 Lemoncrest Ave., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
Phone - 818-720-2585
Fax - 818-897-7223
Contact: Dan Jablons
Open to Buy/Inventory
Planning: They will analyze your inventory and,
if necessary, reclassify it to what you need to buy properly.
Then they provide a detailed monthly open to buy plan for each class
(by location for multi-store retailers). By planning this
way, they can help you to reduce markdowns and enhance your profitability.
They make sure you have the proper inventory levels in all classes,
at all locations.
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Far better than simple spreadsheets (or even complex ones!), their
inventory plans are based upon the best forecasting system in the
Cash Flow Planning:
They will make sure you know what you need to maintain in monthly
sales in order to pay all your bills and reduce your debt.
They help their clients pay down debt, instead of taking more cash
out of the bank!
They will look at your current marketing plan, help you figure out
what is working and what isn't, and then structure a brand-new marketing
strategy to help you attract more customers and make more sales.
They will help you define your store's unique selling proposition,
messaging and branding. Their marketing plans always include
a marketing calendar, so that you know exactly what to do to get
your message into the marketplace. They can also help you
with important marketing tactics, such as in-store events, Web marketing
(including search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising,
email marketing, and much more).
Struggling with technical issues? Can't get at your data?
Trying to figure out what technologies to apply to your business?
They can help with all of these issues, and more. Technology
should serve your business, and if it isn't, we can assess your
technology and help you develop a plan to use your technology to
benefit your business.
Most employee problems are due either to bad hiring policies or
lack of training. They can help with both. They will
help you establish better guidelines for hiring, promoting and terminating
employees, and they will help you implement proper training techniques,
compensation plans, and benchmarks to measure employees.
Retail Technology Consortium (RETEX):
the nation's largest retail technology buying consortium. Retex is an independent,
not-for-profit, member controlled organization headquartered in New York.
They also provide retail related consulting services.
Synovate Business Consulting:
Since 1994, Synovate Business Consulting has helped most Fortune
1000 Companies to investigate opportunities, understand markets, compete
and expand their businesses across China, India, Japan and the rest of Asia
Pacific. They provide
their clients with actionable, timely and strategic market and competitive
intelligence, through a winning combination of local market knowledge and
insightful analysis. Driven by an experienced team of more than 80 full-time
consultants in 13 dedicated offices in all key Asian cities,
they have proven track record with over 1,400
projects in key industries, including textile, apparel and fashion.
Their repeat-rate of business is unequalled
in the industry and a sure testimony of the value they
offer. Some examples of
their textile, apparel, and fashion industry work
- Helping a clothing manufacturer to size the underwear
industry in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan
- Review of the competitive landscape in South East Asia
for sporting apparel & footwear
- Acquisition search for a US shoe manufacturer in Japan
- Vietnam and Thailand OEM and Joint Venture partner due
diligence for a leading European fashion accessory player
- Distribution analysis in China, Indonesia and India
for a leading zipper manufacturer
- Market feasibility and market entry strategy to China
for an Italian fashion house
- Strategic Marketing Consultants
- Retailing Consultants
- International Trade Consultants
Experts In Jump-Starting Companies and Growing Revenues! Consulting,
Coaching and Training Company that specializes in leadership development
and customer service enhancement programs. Their
clients are Fashion Retailers, Small Business Owners, Business Professionals
and Young Adults who are serious about enhancing job performance, productivity
and position. If your company is using a
young adult workforce they have customized training
programs that improve profits and productivity and reduce turnover.
Address: 339 St. Tropez Court Laguna
Beach, Ca 92651 [email protected]
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