Categories of Apparel
Apparel fashion merchandising
Apparel production or export merchandising
Apparel retail merchandising
Activities like fashion forecasting, design, product development
and retail sales come under fashion merchandising. It also includes production
and retail merchandising.
Apparel production or export merchandising involves activities
with the manufacturer or exporter, like sample development, planning and
programming, manufacturing and shipment.
Apparel retail merchandising involves mainly retail business like retail promotion and sales, visual merchandising, inventory control, sales evaluation and retail operations.