New Retail 101(TM) Workshop Teaches Retailing Basics to Varied Audiences

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from TEC, Inc.

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive Release/ -- TEC, Inc., a
 Twin Cities-based company, is introducing Retail 101(TM), a customized and
 interactive workshop for retailers and other companies looking to enhance
 essential merchandising skills among their employees.  It's a unique and
 efficient training tool that organizations can use to strengthen their
 competitive position in today's ever-changing retail environment.
     TEC, Inc. -- Technical Education Consultants, Inc. -- is a leading
 provider of customized, user-based training programs and workshops, manuals,
 job aids and handbooks, and skills and management development services for
 organizations across the United States and Canada.
     Retail 101(TM) is a face-to-face, hands-on learning program that teaches
 retail fundamentals to employees at all levels.  Created by TEC for
 organizations needing to gain a competitive advantage in retailing, it is
 designed to significantly improve each participant's knowledge of key retail
 activities in order to:
 
     * improve productivity,
 
     * eliminate costly mistakes,
 
     * raise customer service levels, and
 
     * build allegiance to the client's company.
 
     "The retail climate is getting tougher all the time," says Kaie Pohi
 Latterner, president, TEC, Inc.  "It's hard for merchandisers to find and hire
 people with retail experience who can help strengthen their companies for the
 future.  This workshop offers a thorough look at all the key elements of
 retailing in order to educate new employees or enhance the skills of people
 already in retail positions."
 
     Among many new skills, Retail 101(TM) participants learn:
 
     * The six components of the SKU Life Cycle: Understand, Plan, Buy, Move,
       Sell and Pay;
 
     * Why their jobs are vital to the company;
 
     * How to identify technological solutions that create efficiencies; and
 
     * The value of outstanding customer service.
 
     Latterner says this unique workshop can be delivered as a stand-alone
 course or as a supplement to employee orientation programs.  "It can be
 customized to include the client company's own terminology, roles and
 responsibilities and unique qualities," she says.  "It can run a full week or
 be condensed to a potent few days."
     Retail 101(TM) was developed by Lara M. Pederson, a project manager,
 change management coordinator, and business analyst with TEC since 2000.
 Pederson's extensive retail experience includes business analyst duties with
 ShopKo Stores and Target Stores.
     TEC, Inc., was established in 1984 to provide technical training and skill
 enhancement services to clients acquiring new computer technologies.  From
 offices in Somerset, Wis., and near Tampa, Fla., TEC has expanded to provide
 customized training, system design and documentation, group productivity,
 leadership development, communication and related services to companies in the
 service, retail, manufacturing and engineering fields.
     Clients include:  American Dental Association; Brooks Brothers; Eckerd
 Corp.; Family Dollar Stores, Inc.; Fingerhut; Government of Alberta, Canada;
 Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P); Ingram Micro; Payless Cashways, Inc.;
 National Convenience Stores; Tennant Co.; and Trans World Music Corp., among
 others.
 
      For more information, please contact TEC or visit the company's website
 at: www.TECconsultants.com.
 
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    MINNEAPOLIS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive Release/ -- TEC, Inc., a
 Twin Cities-based company, is introducing Retail 101(TM), a customized and
 interactive workshop for retailers and other companies looking to enhance
 essential merchandising skills among their employees.  It's a unique and
 efficient training tool that organizations can use to strengthen their
 competitive position in today's ever-changing retail environment.
     TEC, Inc. -- Technical Education Consultants, Inc. -- is a leading
 provider of customized, user-based training programs and workshops, manuals,
 job aids and handbooks, and skills and management development services for
 organizations across the United States and Canada.
     Retail 101(TM) is a face-to-face, hands-on learning program that teaches
 retail fundamentals to employees at all levels.  Created by TEC for
 organizations needing to gain a competitive advantage in retailing, it is
 designed to significantly improve each participant's knowledge of key retail
 activities in order to:
 
     * improve productivity,
 
     * eliminate costly mistakes,
 
     * raise customer service levels, and
 
     * build allegiance to the client's company.
 
     "The retail climate is getting tougher all the time," says Kaie Pohi
 Latterner, president, TEC, Inc.  "It's hard for merchandisers to find and hire
 people with retail experience who can help strengthen their companies for the
 future.  This workshop offers a thorough look at all the key elements of
 retailing in order to educate new employees or enhance the skills of people
 already in retail positions."
 
     Among many new skills, Retail 101(TM) participants learn:
 
     * The six components of the SKU Life Cycle: Understand, Plan, Buy, Move,
       Sell and Pay;
 
     * Why their jobs are vital to the company;
 
     * How to identify technological solutions that create efficiencies; and
 
     * The value of outstanding customer service.
 
     Latterner says this unique workshop can be delivered as a stand-alone
 course or as a supplement to employee orientation programs.  "It can be
 customized to include the client company's own terminology, roles and
 responsibilities and unique qualities," she says.  "It can run a full week or
 be condensed to a potent few days."
     Retail 101(TM) was developed by Lara M. Pederson, a project manager,
 change management coordinator, and business analyst with TEC since 2000.
 Pederson's extensive retail experience includes business analyst duties with
 ShopKo Stores and Target Stores.
     TEC, Inc., was established in 1984 to provide technical training and skill
 enhancement services to clients acquiring new computer technologies.  From
 offices in Somerset, Wis., and near Tampa, Fla., TEC has expanded to provide
 customized training, system design and documentation, group productivity,
 leadership development, communication and related services to companies in the
 service, retail, manufacturing and engineering fields.
     Clients include:  American Dental Association; Brooks Brothers; Eckerd
 Corp.; Family Dollar Stores, Inc.; Fingerhut; Government of Alberta, Canada;
 Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P); Ingram Micro; Payless Cashways, Inc.;
 National Convenience Stores; Tennant Co.; and Trans World Music Corp., among
 others.
 
      For more information, please contact TEC or visit the company's website
 at: www.TECconsultants.com.
 
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