Retail Negotiations

For a job that’s always been tough, retail negotiations is getting that much tougher. Not only are the vendors being tightly squeezed in terms of profitability, they’re feeling the effects of change in the broader retail environment, from new and continually changing customer demands to...

When it comes to effective negotiation practices, there's no shortage of theories, philosophies and techniques out there. But retail, particularly for the large organizations we work with, is a unique environment: The pace is faster: Anyone who has worked in retailing knows the pace in...

Much of retail negotiation hinges on how effectively you build and manage your supplier relationships. When you cultivate strong partnerships, the benefits add up—for you, the vendor, and your customer. What builds true partnerships? We asked key vendors and retailers what influences them most. Here are...

In negotiation just like other business interactions between people we choose behavior based on assumptions we have about the person and/or the situation. That mindset that we bring influences how we plan, negotiate, influence, create results, and/or see the relationship. The mindset retailers have about what's...