merchandise-planning

merchandising

[mur-chuhn-dahy-zing]
noun
the planning and promotion of sales by presenting a product to the right market at the proper time, by carrying out organized, skillful advertising, using attractive displays, etc.
Also called merchandise planning.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see merchandise, -ing1

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merchandising (ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪzɪŋ)
 
n
1.  the selection and display of goods in a retail outlet
2.  commercial goods, esp ones issued to exploit the popularity of a pop group, sporting event, etc

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merchandise
late 13c., "commodities of commerce," from Anglo-Fr. marchaundise, from marchaunt (see merchant). The verb is recorded from late 14c.
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