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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.
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.
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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.
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?
When it comes to market research, multichannel retailers tend to be do-it-yourselfers: Sixty-five percent of the companies surveyed by Multichannel Merchant
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:
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 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.
The credit crunch is hitting The Talbots hard.