Retail ARCHIVE

Pottery Barn Kids Snips Threads Spin-off  Oct 23, 2009 9:06 PM By Jim Tierney

The Pottery Barn Kids retail concept called Threads has closed after just 15 months. The two baby clothing and gifts stores, located in New York and Bellevue, WA, had opened in late 2007.

Macy’s Making an Impact with Cause Marketing  Sep 29, 2009 8:42 PM By Tim Parry

Macy’s may be seeing a lull in 2009 sales figures, but the general merchant does believe its cause marketing efforts are helping to make a difference for nonprofit organizations.

Sad Ending for Smith & Hawken  Aug 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. is Pulling the Plug on Smith & Hawken. The catalog and Website of the high-end home and garden merchant stopped taking orders

J. Jill’s out, Sears is in  Aug 01, 2009 9:30 PM By MCM staff

I Just Read Your July Editor’s Note (Paying the price for J. Jill), and I couldn’t agree more. I was so disappointed with J. Jill’s decline in quality,

Ramp up Your Retail Speed  Aug 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Dan Wittner

A multipronged marketing strategy can be executed only as fast as your slowest retail channel. Do you know which channel is preventing your organization

Notable deals of the past 12 months  Jul 01, 2009 9:30 PM By MCM staff

JUNE 2008 Provide Commerce acquired gifts cataloger Red Envelope in a bankruptcy auction. Staples acquired fellow office supplies distributor Corporate

Who owns what  Jul 01, 2009 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Many of the MCM 100 are Multititle Mailers. Here’s a Guide to Who Owns What: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM includes 1-800-Flowers.com, Ambrosia, Cheryl & Co., Fannie

The role of the customer: Asset or partner?  Jul 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Francey Smith

Retailers have long viewed customers as hard assets a valuable commodity we smugly thought we owned. For decades, we used our customer files as a means

Developing concepts that stick  Jul 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Andrea Syverson

No doubt you’ve seen the business book Made To Stick by the Heath brothers, thanks largely to its can’t-miss bright orange cover and duct tape. Or you

Paying the price for J. Jill  Jul 01, 2009 9:30 PM By MCM staff

When Talbots Bought J. Jill Three Years Ago, it was no secret that industry watchers felt the women’s apparel merchant had way overpaid. Financial experts






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