March 24, 2011
A poor fourth-quarter performance hurt the annual sales of women’s apparel and accessories merchant The Talbots.
Net sales were $1.21 billion for the fiscal year ended Jan. 29, down slightly from $1.23 billion the prior year. For the fourth quarter, net sales …
March 22, 2011
When it comes to children’s apparel and accessories, you don’t get more old-school than Carter’s or OshKosh B’gosh. But the 19th-century brands, both owned by Carter’s, are hip to 21st-century social media.
Maybe that’s because the two brands are infants …
March 10, 2011
While conventional wisdom holds that brand loyalty is much less of a motivator than it was even 10 years ago, shoppers tell us it still plays a significant role in purchase decisions.
In a survey ecommerce platform provider CrossView recently conducted …
February 22, 2011
As mobile commerce changes the way consumers are discovering, buying and interacting with retailers, it’s quickly becoming the strategic “fourth channel.”
A successful mobile strategy requires an investment of time and resources and some long-term thinking, but the payback …
February 19, 2011
Cabela’s saw a rise in fourth-quarter sales, but its 2010 fiscal year sales took a hit in part to a drop in direct sales, the outdoor lifestyle merchant reported Feb. 17.
With direct sales of $386.9 million in the fourth quarter, Cabela’s was …
January 26, 2011
In keeping with its plans to get out of catalogs, J.C. Penney this year will close underperforming stores, phase out its outlet business, and streamline its call center and custom decorating operations.
Company chairman/CEO Mike Ullman III said …
January 19, 2011
The majority of surveyed retail associates, 55%, believe that this holiday season’s shoppers were better connected to consumer information than in-store associates. That’s largely because of the increasing availability of online shopping tools and mobile phone applications that allow …More...
January 11, 2011
Merchants who have been reluctant to sell on third-party ecommerce channels may have a reason to give it a try.
Ecommerce platform provider Mercent says its retail clients participating in Amazon.com’s “Selling on Amazon” third-party marketplace program and through …
January 5, 2011
General merchant Macy’s says it will boost its ecommerce presence and add about 725 positions over the next two years to support its Macys.com and Bloomingdales.com websites. Macy’s aims to incorporate a multichannel strategy that will allow customers to …More...
December 2, 2010
Golf equipment and apparel merchant Golfsmith had a good weekend. The retailer posted its biggest web demand day ever on Black Friday – and almost doubled that volume on Cyber Monday.
While Golfsmith senior vice president-direct to consumer Steve Larkin would …