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Ralph Lauren in Turmoil

Less than two years ago, Ralph Lauren Corp. hired its first outside CEO, Stefan Larsson. Yesterday, Larsson and the firm announced that he would be leaving. What happened? As reported by Suzanne Kapner for the Wall Street Journal: “A dispute over creative … Continue reading

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Online Shopping: Retailers Can Still Do Better

As we have reported many times before (see, for example, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), online retailing is a complex and growing form of business. Yet, even though many online retailers are doing a very effective job, there are still … Continue reading

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E-Commerce Activity for Select U.S. Apparel Retailers

Online U.S. consumer purchases of apparel and accessories have certainly picked up in recent years. And this is expected to continue. From $45 billion in sales for 2013, online apparel and accessories revenues are expected to grow to more than … Continue reading

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Where Do Consumers Research and Buy Apparel and Footwear?

Despite the tremendous increase in researching and buying products online, many apparel and footwear customers still often like to patronize physical stores — and for research, not just buying. As reported by eMarketer: “Consumers may be happy to research online, … Continue reading

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What Makes Uniqlo Glitter?

Uniqlo makes and sells casual apparel that includes several categories and social groups. Its clothing items “simple and essential yet universal, so people can freely combine them in their own unique style.” What makes Uniqlo so successful and distinctive? According … Continue reading

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France’s Orchestra Using Technology to Save Out-of-Stock Losses

Like many firms, French children’s apparel retailer Orchestra has had to deal with dissatisfied customers when store merchandise is out of stock. Now, it has come up with a solution. As reported by SelfServiceWorld.com: “Until recently, if a shopper needed a … Continue reading

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Retailers and Their Designer-Partners

One way that many retailers have attempted to stand out in today’s crowded marketplace is to arrange exclusive deals with designers. This enables the retailers to carry merchandise lines that are exclusive to them. Thus, even the competition for designer-partners … Continue reading

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