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Mel Braverman

Mel Braverman has worked in the cooperative natural foods industry for over 35 years, the past 19 years through CDS Consulting Co-op as a business consultant with a focus on retail operations best practices, department management training/mentoring, business planning, start-up support and general manager mentoring. He has worked on labor efficiencies, margin management, inventory control and merchandising extensively.  Mel has worked for numerous retail cooperatives as well as NCG.

Sessions led by this presenter:
Positive financial performance is necessary for any co-op to sustain itself. The first step in producing needed results is to understand the basics of financial reports and practices. We will...
Key Indicators: A look at some of the most important numbers management uses in their operational decision making and how these numbers are impacted on the floor: margin, labor, inventory...
Sales growth or decline will have one of the most significant impacts on a co-op’s financial performance and internal culture. We will look at the art and science of merchandising...

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