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Buying & Merchandise Planning

The event will delve deep into the planning and processes of Merchandise Planning at Head Office level. Not only will attendees come away with extensive knowledge of this area, but industry experts will present solutions to Head Office operational problems.

Is this event for me?

If you would like to learn from industry experts about how to implement the following at your Head Office, then this event is for you!

  • Range planning & Category Management which will increase sales and reduce mark downs
  • Store Space Optimisation to improve sales and reduce inventory
  • Replenishment & Operation of an Open to Buy to maximise the return on capital employed

Guest Speakers

Mark Sexton, formally Finance Director of the Kilkenny Group will outline the challenges of assembling the information. John Hogan, Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist of Real World Retail will outline a way others with less resources can make this work for their business.

The Senior Merchandise Manager and the Group Buying Director at Heatons Department Stores will headline the event by taking to the stage to share their wealth of expert experience and proven retail practices. This event offers a once off experience to hear first hand the best practices and merchandise management that drove Heatons’ growth from 17 stores to 54.

Secure Your Seat Now!

This exclusive event is run in partnership by Real World Retail and Retail Excellence Ireland. The event is completely free of charge, but advanced booking is essential as spaces are limited. Bookings are limited to two attendees per company. The event will be held in the Merrion Hotel, Dublin on the 4th February 2016, from 8:30-13:00, which will then be followed by lunch.

Please email the following details for each attendee to

• Attendee Name

• Company Name

• Company Address

• Phone Number

• Email Address (Mandatory)

• Are you attending lunch? (Yes/No)

• Dietary Requirements

Keep an eye out for the release of the full agenda very soon!