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Holiday Update Webcast

Join Planalytics and the National Retail Federation on Thursday, December 8, at 2 p.m. EST for a discussion of the current retail landscape and a preview of how we expect weather to influence consumers and drive demand during the upcoming 2022 holiday shopping season.


  • Evan Gold, EVP, Global Partnerships & Alliances, Planalytics
  • Katherine Cullen, Senior Director, Retail and Consumer Insights, NRF

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Predictive Analytics for Retail and Fashion

FIT’s Predictive Analytics for Retail and Fashion Certificate Program is an interactive 6-week course (June 14 – July 26, 2021, skips July 5th) that covers analytics techniques applied to retail and fashion-related industries. The course contains lectures, discussions, and case studies involving analytical techniques that can be applied to retail and fashion business scenarios. Both the analytics and business side of all calculations and techniques will be discussed. How these techniques are used and why they make sense for a business are woven together throughout the course.

You will learn how to analyze demand and retail data and how components such as seasonality, trend, and weather affect the data. You will apply statistical techniques to predict forecasts and measure their accuracy. In an extended case study for weather analytics, you will analyze the effect of weather on business data. For this you will work directly with visiting industry experts from Planalytics.

You will develop the ability to analyze inventory management decisions using the tools of statistics and probability and gain facility in decision making under uncertainty. This course will involve hands-on use of common spreadsheet tools with many specific applications involving demand, seasonality, trend, forecasting, tracking, lost sales, lead time, safety stock, promotions, advertising, pricing, and markdowns. Emphasis will be on common analytical techniques that can be leveraged for any business situation.

Planalytics’ Mohan Anand, Senior Director, Value Engineering and Strategic Analytics and Evan Gold, EVP, Global Partnerships and Alliances are presenting and will be part of the program.

*PLEASE NOTE: this is a Fashion Institute of Technology program.

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