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Annual income falls 66% at computer reseller PC Mall but rises 27% at outdoor sporting gear merchant Cabela’s
One size don’t not fit all when it comes to channel integration, said Joan Broughton, vice president of multichannel programs for outdoor products marketer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI).
If you’re looking to sell your multichannel marketing business, you may be in luck. According to Michael Petsky, CEO of New York-based investment bank Petsky-Prunier, dozens of private equity groups are actively seeking to acquire multichannel merchants. “Strategic buyers are becoming more aggressive,” he said.
2004 presented e-mail marketers with many new challenges while confirming the value and significance of the email channel. What happened with e-mail medium in 2004? Were response rates up or down? How did consumer perceptions of email change or evolve? How have technology solutions and federal legislation impacted the volume of spam?
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How to get closer to the customer? Increase supply chain efficiency, say retailers — and that’s what many will focus on this year, according to a new study. “Retail Horizons: Benchmarks for 2004, Forecasts for 2005,” reveals that the majority of retailers cite supply chain optimization as a priority initiative for getting closer to the customer. This third annual study by the NRF Foundation, the research and education arm of the National Retail Federation, and BearingPoint Inc., a business consulting, systems integration and managed services firm based in McLean, VA, surveyed more than 300 retailers from a wide assortment of department, specialty, apparel, grocery, and home center stores.
Thomas Jefferson declared that information is the currency of democracy. More recently, U.S. general Gordon Sullivan said, Information is the currency