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Table of Contents
Today's Buying Environment
The Buying Function in Retailing
Buying for Different Types of Stores
Getting Ready to Make Buying Decisions
Obtaining Assistance for Making Buying Decisions
Understanding Your Customers
Understanding Product Trends: What Customers Buy
Planning and Controlling Merchandise Purchases
Preparing Buying Plans
Developing Assortment Plans
Selecting Vendors and Building Partnerships
Making Market Visits and Negotiating with Vendors
Locating Sources in Foreign Markets
Making the Purchase
Motivating Consumers to Buy
Pricing the Merchandise
Promoting the Merchandise