MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT » MCM
Having launched a triumvirate of catalogs during the past year, Atlanta-based retail giant Home Depot is hot on the trail of upscale buyers. The typical
Melville, NY-based maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) supplier MSC Industrial Direct Co. announced on March 16 that it was purchasing J&L Industrial
While the news that Hillsboro, OR-based Norm Thompson Outfitters was sold on March 13 to Catalog Holdings came as a surprise to many, it didn’t cause
For the supply chain to be effective in a multichannel operation, it is necessary for management to meet four goals:
Inventory policies drive two types of costs: operating expenses and working capital requirements. The latest “Logistics Cost and Service Report” by Establish/Herbert W. Davis and Co. indicates that while total logistics costs as a percent of sales are falling, and most individual companies have succeeded in reducing inventory levels; total logistics costs per hundredweight are increasing, as are inventory costs as a percent of total logistics cost.
In its largest purchase since it was founded in 1978, Atlanta-based Home Depot acquired Hughes Supply, a $4.42 billion distributor of construction materials
In the same Jan. 12 press release in which it announced a 12% rise in holiday sales, Williams-Sonoma said it would phase out its Hold Everything brand.
Mixed blessing, double-edged sword, backhanded compliment
Now that SkyMall has been sold to Spire Capital and ZelnickMedia Corp., look for the inflight co-op cataloger to ramp up its sales. Its new owners see
Hazelton, PA-based pet products marketer Pets United in November acquired the assets of Ottumwa, IA-based Country Supply, a catalog and online merchant