June 1, 2003
May 14, 2003
Upscale cataloger/retailer Neiman Marcus is testing what could be considered a dinosaur of a concept: catalog showroom marketing. Since February, the Plano, TX-based company has set aside 2,000 sq. ft. in its Oak Brook, IL, and Plano stores to best-selling …More...
May 7, 2003
Gaiam Reports 1Q Loss
For the first quarter ended March 31, multititle mailer Gaiam (Nasdaq: GAIA) reported sales of $23.4 million, down 4% from $24.3 million for the first quarter of 2002. Lower sales to retailers accounted for most of the decline. The Broomfield, CO-based …
February 19, 2003
Palm Springs, CA—When a cataloger is acquired, layoffs typically follow. So how many employees did Lands’ End lay off following its June acquisition by Sears, Roebuck & Co.? According to Don Hughes, senior vice president, chief financial officer of Dodgeville, …More...
January 1, 2003
Women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Chico’s is making the most of its location photography shoots. The Fort Myers, FL-based company has used popular U.S. cities as destination themes for its key 2002 catalogs mailings in March, May, September, and November. And …More...
January 1, 2003
December 1, 2002
This fall’s West Coast port dispute has made retailers justifiably nervous about whether this supply chain link will hold for the holiday season.
For instance, baseball fans missed out on 57,000 promotional cameras for attendees at the World Series in October. …
November 1, 2002
The newfound glamour of supply chain management extends to retail technology as well. In a recent benchmark study titled “Global CIO Outlook for Retail Technology 2002,” conducted by PwC Consulting (acquired by IBM in October) and Executive Technology magazine, 71 respondents, all …More...