Landing New Merchandise Early

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt a question about landing new merchandise early.

How much to buy into neon color trends

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Neon colors were everywhere during NY market, but how much should I buy?”

Are menswear sales outpacing women’s?

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “My menswear sales have been outpacing my sales of women’s wear for quite some time. Is this an overall market trend?”

Will spring 2014 be stronger?

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Given that the economy is improving, do you expect spring 2014 to be stronger?”

When spring markdowns aren’t moving

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Merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt talks about how to handle spring markdowns.

How to handle the late spring

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Merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt takes a question from a retailer who asks, “Since spring has just sprung, should I delay marking down merchandise?”

Is it a mistake to offer holiday-driven discounts?

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt: “What is your advice on holiday-driven promotions?”

When to land fall merchandise

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Should I be landing fall goods earlier?”

How will an early Easter affect April sales?

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Since Easter came in March this year, what should I expect from April sales?”

Will spring sales be as slow as March?

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A retailer asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “March is cold and sales have been soft. Does this mean the rest of the season is going to be flat?”