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Feature : The Price is Right

Mihir Kittur August 2014

Retailers have been changing product prices depending on supply and demand, weather, and many other variables for years. So why is dynamic pricing becoming such...

Retailers Step Up Holiday Imports in Case of a West Coast Port Strike

Coast-Wide Port Strike Could Impact Easter Shoes and Summer Swimwear July 10, 2014

Retailers are rushing to bring holiday merchandise into the U.S., to protect against potential disruptions arising from ongoing contract talks between West Coast longshore...

Wal-Mart Hosts Open Call for US Suppliers, Manufacturers

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Five hundred suppliers, 200 merchants and 800 meetings equaled made in U.S.A. magic for Wal-Mart as the retailer looks to accelerate domestic sourcing with...

Patagonia Shifts Away From Siloes Toward Seamless Inventory

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As part of its strategic shift toward seamless inventory, Patagonia, an outdoor apparel retailer, will deploy 7thonline to support merchandise and assortment planning for direct-to-consumer...

Staples Sweetens Price-Match Guarantee for Back-to-School Season

Staples June 25, 2014

Staples is sweetening its price-matching offer for back-to-school shoppers. The Framingham, Massachusetts-based company, which like several other key rivals already matches prices of retailers including...

Coach to Discount Products in Break With Tradition

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Coach, the largest U.S. luxury handbag maker, will begin discounting purses at its North American full-price stores, breaking from tradition to combat sluggish sales and...

Wisteria Leverages Single Commerce Platform for More Efficient Inventory and Order Management

SuiteWorld 2014 logo May 15, 2014

For Wisteria, an omnichannel retailer of distinctive home furnishings and accessories, sales growth has come easier than for a lot of other brands. The company...

Coldwater Creek Said to Plan Liquidation After Bankruptcy

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Coldwater Creek, a women's clothing retailer that hasn't been profitable since 2007, is planning to liquidate its assets after a bankruptcy filing that may come...

Hibbett Sports Scores With Markdowns

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Hibbett Sports has one simple philosophy: it's all about the customer. Though the sporting goods retailer has grown to more than 900 stores in 31...

Wal-Mart's New Tool Gives Competitors’ Prices

Walmart Logo March 24, 2014

Wal-Mart is trying to shake up the world of pricing once again. The retailer told The Associated Press that it's rolled out an online tool...