Develop and Implement a Category Plan

Course Overview

In this course, participants learn that although this is the last step of the category management process, it is also the most important. After all the category management work is done and the category plan is complete, successful execution of the plan in stores is critical to the success of the entire plan. This course gives examples of what is included in a category plan and explains the important considerations to ensure successful execution of the plan at store level.


Approximately 2.5 hours course time


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Learning Objectives for Develop and Implement a Category Plan

Describe the key components of a category plan;
Create a category plan;
Explain what needs to be included in an effective implementation plan;
List the barriers that will inhibit implementation of the category plan; and
List the requirements to successfully implement a category plan.

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