LIFESTYLE INTERNATIONAL, a part of the Dubai-based Landmark Group, and the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) have jointly introduced a course in Fashion Retail Management Studies at NIFT's Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad centres. The 3-month course, sponsored by Lifestyle, will prepare candidates for a career in the fashion retail industry.

Retail evolution

Louis Anthony, vice-president (Human Resources), Lifestyle International, said the course would enable students to gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the concepts of retailing and retail evolution, store organisation, customer relationship management, and retail buying. Besides lectures, class discussions and case studies, students would get a hands-on experience in the shop floor, he said.