Retail Negotiations

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...

When someone has done something for years and years, they don't always think about how or why they do what they do. They just know. That's one of the downsides of leaving training to a buddy system where one person sits next to the expert and...

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...