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The credit crunch is hitting The Talbots hard.
American Eagle Outfitters operates several distribution centers in North America, including a facility in Warrendale, PA, and a DC in Mississauga, Ontario, to service its Canadian stores. But the multichannel apparel merchant is most excited about its newest DC in Ottawa, KS, which is helping it reduce labor costs.
Ask a high school-aged girl where she wants to buy her prom gown, and in all probability she’s not going to answer “Sears.”
Books and music merchant Borders Group may be next on the selling block.
Maybe running its own retail stores isn’t such a Mickey Mouse idea for the Walt Disney Co. after all.
Two months after announcing it would drop its Kids and Mens lines, Hingham, MA-based merchant The Talbots said March 12 it plans to close 20 under-performing stores
High-tech gadgets and gifts merchant Sharper Image, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 19, is seeking court approval to hire a liquidator to conduct store-closing sales at more than half of its retail locations.
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If it’s your job to select and develop products for catalogs, Websites, or stores, you know that trade shows are a way of life. You might even say that