Operations Summit




NRF Urging House Support on Store Appreciation Bill  Jul 03, 2007 7:41 PM By MCM staff

Legislation introduced last week would expand and make permanent a 2004 tax provision that temporarily shortens the depreciation period for retail remodeling and other improvements made to stores.

Home Depot sheds HD Supply unit  Jul 01, 2007 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

After spending the past decade building up its business-to-business division, home improvement products retailer Home Depot has sold the unit to a trio of private equity firms:Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

Richard Thalheimer’s solo act  Jul 01, 2007 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

Richard Thalheimer is back in action. Less than a year after he was replaced as chairman/CEO of The Sharper Image Corp., Thalheimer has unveiled an e-commerce

The Talbots Names New Chief  Jun 30, 2007 1:05 AM By MCM staff

Apparel cataloger/retailer The Talbots (NYSE: TLB) has named Trudy F. Sullivan president/CEO, effective Aug. 6, 2007.

Sundance Steps Into Store Channel  Jun 28, 2007 3:11 AM By Tim Parry

Sundance Catalog Co. is expanding into retail.

Pier 1 Pulls Plug on Catalog/Web Business  Jun 22, 2007 3:23 AM By Jim Tierney

Pier 1 is exiting the direct business. The home furnishings and decor retailer announced on June 21 it will shelve its three-year-old catalog and its seven-year-old e-commerce site by the end of August.

Sharper Image Sales Slide Continues  Jun 22, 2007 3:17 AM By MCM staff

Fiscal problems continued to plague consumer electronics cataloger/retailer Sharper Image during the first quarter ended April 30.

Home Depot Supply Sold  Jun 20, 2007 1:39 AM By Jim Tierney

A trio of private equity firms–Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group, and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice–have snapped up Home Depot

Neiman Marcus Direct Up 8.7% In 3Q  Jun 14, 2007 1:55 AM By MCM staff

At upscale apparel and decor mailer Neiman Marcus Direct, which includes the catalog and online operations for Neiman Marcus and Horchow and the Bergdorf Goodman Website, fiscal third-quarter sales rose 8.7%

Find Your Geographic Sweet Spots and Dead Zones  Jun 11, 2007 9:38 PM By Jim Coogan

Mailers have used zip tables for years to find hot areas to mail deeper and poor areas to avoid. You should consider optimizing your prospecting lists by geographic sweet spots to squeeze more profitable response from prospecting, while cutting out your catalog’s dead zones.

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