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In this section you will find links to resources to support your knowledge and operations in the Retailing (R) domain of store operations. If you have suggestions or samples to add to this section, please e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Retailing Toolkit
Created by the NACS Retail Council, the Campus Retailing Toolkit is an excellent resource for all things retail. Can you name the eight core retail functions? Does your store have a merchandise philosophy? What tools do you use to identify trends for your core customer? How do you gauge the retail health of your store? Find the answer to these questions and more including an extensive list of resources.
Pantone Fashion Color Report
The Pantone Fashion Color Report created by Pantone, Inc. is the leading expert color research and trending. Starting in 2007, Patone announced the Color of the Year series. For 2014, Pantone announced PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid as the color of the year. Watch this video as Pantone Color Institute, Exec. Director, Leatrice Eiseman explains why Radient Orchid was chosen.
Practical Retail Math
New to retail, use this Quick Take: Practical Retail Math to help understand some of the basics.
NACS Buying Ethics
NACS adopted a buying ethics policy in December 1998 based upon research from other retail organizations. College stores should review the following models for ideas when developing their own policy or code of ethics.
NACS Buying Ethics (PDF)
Products That Sell!
Find your next bestseller with The College Store magazine's Online Buyers Guide. And visit the Store Fixturing & Designer Supplement 2010 (PDF | 2.08 MB) on the latest in fixtures.