Talbots Slashes Staff 9%, Gets Credit  Jun 06, 2008 9:17 PM By Jim Tierney

Womens apparel retailer company expects workforce reduction to save company about $14 million annually.

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

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