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The Consumer Goods and Retail team at SGS United Kingdom Ltd have a vast combined knowledge of the problems and challenges faced by the retail sector in competing in a global market. It was with this in mind a few years ago that the team decided to offer training seminars to the retail buyers, merchandisers and technologists so that they could better understand the pitfalls and their responsibilities either directly or indirectly to the consumer. Since then, the list of subjects has grown and the frequency of seminars has increased.

With an ever more competitive market place whose demands are for greater safety and security, the pressure is on the retailer to meet the needs of an ever more aware consumer who is more likely to press for answers and information about the products they buy. To ignore these demands is to write off sales in that region and in the worst case risk the possibility of prosecution, recalls and fines.

SGS CRS in the UK has tailored these seminars specifically to answer those questions, shed light on the reasons for the demands and hopefully share an insight in to what the consumer may reasonably expect from the products offered to them.

The seminars are deliberately pitched so as not to blind the attendees with science but to explain the subjects in a clear and concise manner to make the listener more comfortable with what can be a daunting array of legislation and standards. The subjects covered are many and varied from a simple introduction to the knitting process or the appreciation of colour, to the chemistry of dyeing or the more onerous understanding of legislation such as the General Product Safety Directive.

There is quite a list of possible subjects of interest and we can deliver most of them in locations such as Ealing or Leicester and even in Ellesmere Port.

For those who can’t make the journey, SGS UK is in many cases prepared to bring the seminar to the client and deliver it to the staff as a whole if this proves to be more convenient.

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For further information, or to book on a course please contact:

Client Seminars 

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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.