How would you respond to this statement about merchandising?The job description for a merchandiser is different from company to company. Some of the job duties for a merchandiser are deicing...

How would you respond to this statement about merchandising?

The job description for a merchandiser is different from company to company. Some of the job duties for a merchandiser are deicing which goods to stock and displayed, tracking consumer demands and trends, and merchandise predict trends and fashion  and then decide which products are likely to appeal to customers.

A merchandiser for a large retail company is likely to deal with a single range of products, where as a smaller company a merchandiser may work as a buyer and a merchandiser. In a large company like Levi's there would be different responsibilities for a merchandiser then there would be for a smaller retailer. There are different regions to consider and the target market for each of these regions would be different. A smaller company would cover a smaller area and not be international like Levi's.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Are you asking whether we think this is a good statement?  Outside of a few typos ("deicing," "where as") this is generally a good statement.  I have a few small quibbles.

At the start of the second paragraph, are you saying that the smaller company's merchandiser would have to make more decisions because they couldn't just take the Levi's line of products and put them out on the shelves?  If that's what you're saying, make it clearer.  Say that the job of the small company merchandiser is more complicated because it involves more choices.  Then, perhaps, you could contrast that with the second part, where you seem to be saying that the Levi's merchandiser would have a harder job because of having more regions to work with.

Perhaps you could also have a clear topic sentence and concluding sentence for that paragraph.  Make it clear what you are arguing.  Are you saying that one of the two has a harder job?  Or are you just saying they have different challenges but neither is clearly harder?  Make that clear.

Otherwise, on the content of this, I do not see any real problems.

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