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Fort Worth, Texas – With its omni-channel transformation now complete after a 12-month initiative aimed at ramping up business both in stores and online, Pier 1 Imports began to see some of these efforts come to fruition in the first quarter. More
Issaquah, Wash. – Domestics and home furnishings were stand-outs in the soft-line category, which posted mid- to high-single digit comp increases for Costco Wholesale Corporation during the month of May. More
Goodlettsville, Tenn. – Dollar General Corporation reported “very encouraging” comp trends in its home and seasonal segments during the first quarter, when the chain also generated increases in net income, sales and comps. More
San Francisco – The word “west” proved pivotal to Williams-Sonoma Inc. in the first quarter, when the company offset woes from West Coast port slowdowns with rewarding comps at West Elm. More
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Utility Bedding 2015
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February 3, 2014Take one seriously brutal, margin-crushing holiday season, stir in the ongoing growth of e-commerce and what do you get? Blood in the water for brick-and-mortar.Holiday 2014 was crazily promotional, as all holidays seasons are. But what ensued in the aftermath throughout January was even nuttier. Retailers flooded inboxes with Last Chance, Truly Last Chance and Extra Super-Duper Last Chance (We Really Mean it This Time) clearance offers right on down to the end of the month.Morgan Stanley retail analyst Kimberly Greenberger in a mid-month research note said 40% of the 26 retailers she follows were more promotional in ...
January 21, 2014While I did not get to every one of the nine exhibition halls at Heimtextil earlier this month, I spent a fair amount of time in those devoted to trend, European design, and the major Asian manufacturers. Here's what jumped out at me:A return to quality - Manufacturers said retailers are up-specing product. Did you fall off your chair? Please take a moment to right yourself. Said up-specing revolves around the idea of "affordable luxury" as opposed to true luxury, but it's a sign of growing confidence in consumers' willingness to spend a little more again. Portugal - Who ...
What Works Online
September 6, 2011As we close in on the last quarter of 2011, many of us are preparing our 2012 budgets. This is the time when we all review our online efforts and re-allocate existing resources (money and other resources) to generate a better return on investment. Online advertising faces a double-edged sword. It provides incredible detail on statistics such as email open rates, website traffic, click-through rates, Facebook likes and more. Yet this granular level of reporting generates increased scrutiny. Compound this with a lack of benchmark data in our industry, and it is difficult to manage expectations or gauge program success ...
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