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J.C. Penney to Overhaul Department-Store Concept -

J.C. Penney Chief Thinks Different
With Apple in His Head, New CEO Tosses Out Old Pricing Models and Formats at Department Store

Department stores increasingly are setting up "stores in a store" and carving out areas for specific brands. Mr. Johnson, however, wants to set up as many as 100 of them—including branded spaces like a new Nanette Lepore shop and "Martha Stewart's Kitchen," private-label stores for the company's Liz Claiborne line, and themed areas for seasons and trends.

Penney's plans to launch 10 new shops in the fall and add new stores monthly until it reaches its goal by 2015. ...Two things Mr. Johnson isn't interested in are celebrity lines and private label apparel. Mr. Johnson, a believer in brands, says in-house labels lack distinctiveness and pricing power
department_stores  retailers  J.C._Penney  CEOs  first90days  Dana_Mattioli  Apple  product_launches  think_differently 
january 2012 by jerryking
Xerox Seeks Faster Services Growth -
MAY 11, 2011 | WSJ | By DANA MATTIOLI. Xerox Makes Push for Faster Services Growth. Segment's Expansion Rate Expected to Triple That of Tech Side
Xerox  Dana_Mattioli  services  growth 
october 2011 by jerryking
Kodak Plunges After Company Taps Credit Line -
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 | WSJ | By DANA MATTIOLI And MATT JARZEMSKY. Clock Ticks as Kodak Burns Cash
Shares Plunge 27% as Investors Worry Ailing Company Can't Pull Off Turnaround Plan
Kodak  Dana_Mattioli  turnarounds 
september 2011 by jerryking
In China, Western Firms Keep Secrets Close -
AUG. 30, 2010 | WSJ | By DANA MATTIOLI .In China, Western
companies are increasingly expressing concerns about the safety of their
intellectual property in arrangements (e.g.joint ventures) involving
tech transfers "that require sharing their technology/IP with a Chinese
partner. Firms like BASF and Motorola have, alternately, expressed
concern and sued to protect their trade secrets....These concerns are
changing the China playbook for Western firms, counterbalancing the
prospect of cheap mfg, & a massive consumer mkt....It's no longer
about getting into China, it's about HOW you do China." Strategies that
Western companies are adopting include: Not sharing the most sensitive
IP; sending more of their own employees to oversee mfg.; partnering with
a smaller firm that's less able to become a rival; splitting up the
mfg. process; encrypting design plans (inaccessible w/o a special code)
& creating plans that "expire" and cannot be saved, forwarded or
BASF  China  Dana_Mattioli  defensive_tactics  encryption  impermanence  intellectual_property  joint_ventures  Motorola  playbooks  technology_transfers  trade_secrets 
november 2010 by jerryking
Xerox Touts Its Business-Services Side -
SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By DANA MATTIOLI.
Xerox Corp. is launching its most expensive advertising campaign in two
decades, as Chief Executive Ursula Burns looks to reposition the
company as more than just a copier maker. The campaign, fully funded by
Xerox, is targeting business people, particularly those with
decision-making power and focuses on Xerox's relationships with six
Xerox  repositioning  advertising  Dana_Mattioli 
september 2010 by jerryking
Bookshops Push Custom Printing -
AUGUST 27, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | Dana Mattioli
Dana_Mattioli  books  bookstores  printing 
august 2010 by jerryking
Aon to Buy Hewitt in $4.9 Billion Deal -
JULY 13, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By JOANN S. LUBLIN and
DANA MATTIOLI. Consolidating Consultants: Aon Agrees to Buy Hewitt .
"You will continue to see more consolidation in the sector,'' predicted
Timothy McHugh, a consulting-industry analyst for William Blair &
Co. in Chicago. Firms keen to make acquisitions "are looking for global
scale, diversity and additional products and services to cross sell to
their clients,'' he said.
consolidation  mergers_&_acquisitions  M&A  management_consulting  Joann_S._Lublin  Dana_Mattioli  PwC  McKinsey 
july 2010 by jerryking
At 3M, Innovation Comes in Tweaks and Snips
MARCH 1, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By DANA MATTIOLI and KRIS MAHER
Dana_Mattioli  innovation  3M  slight_edge  Bottom_of_the_Pyramid 
march 2010 by jerryking
Strategic Plans Lose Favor -
JANUARY 25, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | by JOANN S. LUBLIN and DANA MATTIOLI
Joann_S._Lublin  Dana_Mattioli  strategic_planning 
january 2010 by jerryking
From Classroom to Makeup Counter -
JUNE 23, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by DANA MATTIOLI
Dana_Mattioli  Second_Acts  cosmetics  makeup 
june 2009 by jerryking
Despite Cutbacks, Firms Invest in Developing Leaders -
FEBRUARY 9, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | By DANA MATTIOLI.
Despite layoffs and recession-starved budgets, many employers are
investing in leadership-development programs, hoping not to be caught
short of strong managers when the economy recovers.
human_capital  Canon  corporate_universities  leadership_development  Freshbooks  cost-cutting  Dana_Mattioli 
february 2009 by jerryking

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