Automotive parts market revs up  Jun 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Patrick Barnard

The automotive parts and accessories catalog market accelerated slightly in the fourth quarter of 2007, reaching a total 12-month active universe of 3

Sharper Image Sold in Joint Venture  May 31, 2008 2:47 AM By MCM staff

Sharper Image Corp., which put itself up for sale last month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has been acquired by a joint venture led by units of private investment firms Hilco Consumer Capital Corp. and Gordon Brothers Group.

Penney’s Profit Sinks 50%  May 16, 2008 9:50 PM By MCM staff

First-quarter financial results for J.C. Penney Co. were a solid sign of these trying economic times. For the period ended May 3, J.C. Penney’s net sales fell 5.1%, to $4.12 billion, from $4.35 billion a year ago.

Soft Surroundings to Open Two New Stores  May 13, 2008 7:09 PM By Patrick Barnard

Apparel, home d

Godiva Goes Mobile  May 09, 2008 2:44 AM By Tim Parry

Godiva Chocolatier has a new flavor: Blackberry. The multichannel food and gift merchant has added a mobile channel to enable BlackBerry smartphone users to make purchases on the go.

You’re hired  May 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Linda Formichelli

It’s so annoying. A shopper is trying to check out, and the sales clerk is chatting on the phone or staring into space. Does this happen to your customers?

Marketing Pulse  May 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Melissa Dowling

When it comes to market research, multichannel retailers tend to be do-it-yourselfers: Sixty-five percent of the companies surveyed by Multichannel Merchant

Coming to Their Senses  May 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Lois Boyle-Brayfield

See, hear, touch, smell and taste. Each sense can evoke powerful memories and emotions that can alter simple and big decisions. Research has told us:

From clicks to bricks  May 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Bob Armour

Today’s shoppers are spending more time online searching and researching products than ever before. As the Internet continues to grow as the first stop

Sharper Image Officially For Sale  Apr 24, 2008 6:40 PM By MCM staff

Sharper Image Corp. announced today it will pursue a sale of its business and assets pursuant to the provisions of the bankruptcy code. The San Francisco-based gifts and gadgets merchant, which had filed for Chapter 11 in February, will solicit indications of interest from potential acquirers.

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