This training programme is designed to equip managers of prospective, new or developing delis and farm shops with the business essentials of fine food and drink retailing. Retail Ready builds on the Guild of Fine Food’s 29 years experience in the industry. Banks routinely recommend aspiring retailers to talk to us, often even before writing their business plans.
Retail Ready provides retailers with all they need to know to start achieving profitability with a deli or farm shop. Highlights include: how to write a business plan; financial planning; basic employment law; effective marketing; sourcing and managing suppliers; stock control and pricing. RetailReady begins with an intensive two-day course delivered by business experts with many years experience of the fine food and drink sector. This is supported by a distance learning workbook reinforcing the two training days, leading to an assessment and the issuing of a Guild of Fine Food diploma.

How is it structured? The course is delivered over two days and is a combination of inspired talks from experienced retailers and more informal discussion and Q&A sessions, giving delegates the chance to ask questions that really matter to them. The delegates take away a workbook and complete exercises and case studies in their own time, which forms an invaluable resource in their first years of trading.


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