Footwear/product development/retail specialist needed:
i am developing a business plan to open a retail business that caters only to the needs of women with large feet, size 10+. I would like to source only large size shoes from select manufacturers (no case packs) while concurrently designing and manufacturing my own brand. Need someone familiar with the process from a-z, with expertise in sourcing, merchandising, manufacturing and retail operations with strong connections in the footwear industry.+14 Other Responses
we are currently trying to understand the best practices in sourcing of “wellington boots” and “slippers”. We are particularly interested in seeking the following information:
• which are the major countries that produce these types of shoes?
• do you know the top/largest contract manufacturers of these shoes in each of the leading countries?
• what are some of the best practices for sourcing these products, from a perspective of a footwear retail chain
o these may include (but not limited to) factors considered while selecting a supplier, type of contracts, pricing models, number of suppliers, etc.
• will you be able to provide information specific to some of the leading footwear retail companies (corcs, harrods, nine west, etc.)
o we are interested in information such as their procurement strategy, distribution and sales channels, and product range and price points
would appreciate your early response as i am working on a tight deadline.
ritika+4 Other Responses