March 10, 2005




Financial Reports: Talbots, Blyth

Talbots Annual Sales Up 6%, Per Preliminary Results In its preliminary and unaudited year-end results, Hingham, MA-based The Talbots (NYSE: TLB) announced a 6% rise in annual sales and an 8% decline in net income.
For the year ended Jan. 29, the apparel cataloger/…

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March 2, 2005




Ernst & Young Consumer Trends Report

Ernst & Young’s Consumer Trends Center has published its “2005 consumer Trends Report” on the current consumer landscape. According to the report, “mass customization” is just one of several terms essential to understanding the current consumer experience in the United States.

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March 1, 2005




Global Conquest

GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL of Port Washington, NY (a division of Systemax Inc.), is a leading provider of industrial equipment. In business for half a century, the firm supplies private-label product in significant volume directly from third-party manufacturers. About two years ago, …

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March 1, 2005




TEN STEPS TO ACCURATE SKU PROFILING

SINCE THE EARLIEST DAYS of warehousing, operators have searched for the most efficient method to store and retrieve inventory. For a long time, finding the proper procedure eluded most warehousing professionals, as SKU data was very difficult to gather and …

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March 1, 2005




Men’s apparel universe holding steady

Unlike the women’s and children’s apparel markets, the men’s apparel rental file universe has seen small but steady gains during the past few years. New York-based media brokerage services firm ParadyszMatera estimates that 1.35 million active buyers were on the market …

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February 23, 2005




Breaking Down the Balkanized Markets of America

Although a common belief is that mass media has led to a homogenization of culture and markets, New York-based research company Simmons believes the opposite is true: The breakup of the mass market has turned American society into balkanized population …

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February 1, 2005




Gay lists come out of the closet

Marketers have many compelling reasons to target the gay and lesbian community. According to Jon Pogact, sales manager for Brewster, NY-based list firm Mal Dunn Associates, which includes the Metamorphics Media gay and lesbian list division, the market accounted for …

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February 1, 2005




Good, not great

While holiday 2004 sales were adequate for most of the merchants contacted by Catalog Age, overall results hardly suggest that a robust economic recovery is under way. “Our sense is that few had a great year,” says Bill LaPierre, vice president, …

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February 1, 2005




21 GOOD RECEPTION

Warehouse managers are always working to improve the efficiency and accuracy of their operations. One important way to meet customer service expectations and budget goals is to get the fulfillment process off to a good start by implementing best practices …

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February 1, 2005




If I were in charge

As e-commerce reaches its 10-year anniversary, it’s an interesting time to reflect on what we have learned. According to ComScore Networks, holiday 2004 Internet sales were $15.8 billion, up 29% from 2003. Clearly merchants have learned how to effectively sell online. Products are delivered, …

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