The Assembly Workshops
Retail Masterclass for Independent Brands
with Ruth Lawrenson
Tuesday 20 October  2020
£35 early bird sign up until 10 October and thereafter £45

The effectiveness of Range & Seasonal Planning

& some Quick Wins for Christmas 2020

What you’ll get out of this workshop 

The aim is to show you how to put forward a commercial proposition without losing artistic integrity, or your brand’s values & vision and you’ll gain an insight into retail systems & processes that are specific to helping your creative business & independent retail brand.

  • For this workshop we will home in on range planning & building, how to convince your customers – wholesale & retail – that what you offer is comprehensible by looking at price architecture, entry & exit price points, good better best & how to get the most out of seasonal planning.

  • We will then delve further into planning with a focus on some quick wins for (what is usually) the biggest trading period in the year, Christmas, introducing a trading & promotional strategy to gain interest & drive sales.

  • We’ll touch on how to enhance your product offers by suggesting tried & tested ways to boost sales, when to add product & when to clear. By reassessing your ranges & learning a little about how you can trade & plan effectively, you’ll be able to confidently approach a stockist when the time’s right & trade your retail business to optimum effect.

About Ruth Lawrenson 

Ruth is an independent buying consultant, mentoring and helping brands and makers to build their business and achieve their potential. As a former retail buyer for well-known high street stores Fortnum & Mason and House of Fraser, and having run her own boutique brand, Ruth now provides retail consulting services for designers/makers, independent brands & retailers and she'll be sharing her wisdom knowledge and retail toolkit with us.