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Is Wal-Mart Making Another Fashion Faux Pas? | The Motley Fool

Is Wal-Mart Making Another Fashion Faux Pas? | The Motley Fool

No fashion sense A decade ago, Wal-Mart sought to keep pace with rival Target and its trendy clothing lines by launching fashions from Max Azria, Norma Kamali, and other designers. The retailer’s aspirations even went so far as to cause it to open an office in the middle of Manhattan’s fashion district. Not surprisingly, it […]

Payless Announces Strategic Initiatives to Further Transformation | Markets Insider

Payless Announces Strategic Initiatives to Further Transformation | Markets Insider

Wade continued, “In just a few short months, we have made exciting progress to propel the iconic Payless brand forward and return the customer to the center of our business. To better connect with our customers, we are piloting a new pricing strategy and have launched Hispanic marketing in the U.S., helping us reach an […]

This Is the Wrong Move for Wal-Mart | The Motley Fool

This Is the Wrong Move for Wal-Mart | The Motley Fool

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) has built its image around offering “everyday low prices,” but the giant retailer’s latest move could put that reputation in jeopardy. According to The Wall Street Journal, Wal-Mart has been quietly raising prices for household items like Colgate toothbrushes and Kraft macaroni and cheese on its website. For certain items, Wal-Mart is listing prices in store that are slightly […]

J.C. Penney’s (JCP) Awful Year Comes at the Hands of Brutal Discounting | TheStreet

J.C. Penney’s (JCP) Awful Year Comes at the Hands of Brutal Discounting | TheStreet

Ellison, whose company’s stock is lower over 57% year-to-date, was confident in stating that this year’s holiday season is shaping up favorably for the retailer while noting beauty, home refresh, omnichannel, pricing strategy, and women’s apparel are instrumental in generating positive same-store-sales. Ellison also told the analysts that investors should primarily focus on the company’s […]

Express May Be Getting Back on Track | Bloomberg Gadfly

Express May Be Getting Back on Track | Bloomberg Gadfly

For several quarters, Express had been bemoaning that margins were being squeezed when it had to resort to promotions or markdowns to make sales. But this was a concerning excuse, because shoppers had been demanding a steady stream of these discounts for years now. If Express hadn’t reconsidered its pricing strategy accordingly, that suggested the […]

Inside Backstage, Macy’s off-price Hail Mary | Retail Dive

Inside Backstage, Macy’s off-price Hail Mary | Retail Dive

For frequent off-price shoppers, there’s nothing alien at all about the Backstage concept. The prices, layouts and assortment doesn’t differ that much from existing players. And that’s likely no accident. Off-price sellers have been on a hot streak for years as department stores contend with weak mall traffic, the expansion of e-commerce, changes in consumer […]

10 Tips From Power Tool Masters | Hardware Retailing

10 Tips From Power Tool Masters | Hardware Retailing

Tip 2—Build a reputation for low prices. Go with low prices—that’s the reason Andrews is able to pull in such high sales numbers during his annual tool sale. He’s willing to lose margin dollars and sell his tools below big-box prices just so he can get customers in the door. “I’m selling these tools cheaper […]

New Transatlantic Low-Fare Airline Debuts with Cheap Flights to Europe | SmarterTravel

New Transatlantic Low-Fare Airline Debuts with Cheap Flights to Europe | SmarterTravel

The new transatlantic low-fare line, Level, has started flying from its Barcelona base to Los Angeles and Oakland. This summer, it operates three times a week from Oakland and twice from Los Angeles. Schedules follow the usual pattern: overnight to Europe, daytime return. The pricing strategy seems to be emulating Norwegian: a base fare that […]

Amazon lowers free shipping minimum again, escalating price war with Wal-Mart | Retail Dive

Amazon lowers free shipping minimum again, escalating price war with Wal-Mart | Retail Dive

Enter Wal-Mart, which since its $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet last year and the hire of Jet founder Marc Lore appears to believe that Amazon’s emphasis on Prime has left a segment of e-commerce to be disrupted. In an interview with Retail Dive earlier this year, Keith Anderson, vice president of strategy and insights at […]

A new price-led banner brand launches | The Shout

A new price-led banner brand launches | The Shout

Independent Liquor Retailers (ILR) has launched Liquor Boss, a new sub-banner set to lead with an aggressive pricing strategy. ILR General Manager Corey Leeson said the launch of the new brand is part of a reinvigorated channel strategy. “It’s sort of setting that ultimate group up for the future and acting a bit like a […]