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Unlikely expansion: When retail brands go wholesale -
Apr. 16 2013 | The Globe and Mail | MARINA STRAUSS - RETAILING REPORTER.

Aldo Group Inc. is on the hunt for retail space – inside the stores of other retailers, as the shoe specialist pursues a cost-conscious expansion in which it is teaming up with a growing roster of indirect rivals.

Merchants ranging from Aldo to fashion purveyor Joe Fresh (owned by grocery giant Loblaw Cos. Ltd.), Reitmans (Canada) Ltd. and Hudson’s Bay Co., have stepped up their partnering efforts, even as they raise the stakes by being tied to sometimes unstable chains....multichannel distribution allows rapid expansion into new markets without the expense or time needed to open new stores....Retailers are trying to cash in on brand awareness and production expertise to reach more customers in a cost-savvy way. But the business model isn’t without drawbacks, as merchants lose some control over the placement, prominence and marketing of their products....For years, in a reverse trend, manufacturers – from Nine West to Apple – have set up their own standalone stores to showcase their products and ensure their brands are not lost among many others within a larger retailer.

“Retailers want to be wholesalers and wholesalers want to be retailers,” Mr. Lichtszral said. “The lines are blurred everywhere … Wholesale distributors are opening their own websites and shipping directly to the consumer and, in doing that, are technically competing with their retail customers.”
growth  retailers  brands  distribution_channels  Aldo  Loblaws  Nine_West  Apple  wholesalers  multichannel  omnichannel  Joe_Fresh  partnerships  Reitmans  HBC  business_models  drawbacks  merchandising  manufacturers  expansions  store_within_a_store  cost-consciousness  Marina_Strauss  standalone  Fortune_500 
may 2013 by jerryking
Data mismatch lets Joe Fresh goods go stale - The Globe and Mail
MARINA STRAUSS - RETAILING REPORTER

The Globe and Mail

Published Thursday, Jul. 26 2012
Joe_Fresh  Mimran  Loblaws  Marina_Strauss  J.C._Penney  retailers  mismatches  data 
july 2012 by jerryking
globeandmail.com: Fresh idea helps turn Loblaw's fortunes around
February 7, 2009 G&M article by MARINA STRAUSS reports on
how
Loblaw's bet three years ago that the cheap chic Joe Fresh Style fashion
collection would help the grocery chain meet the challenge of archrival
discounter Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
grocery  underserved  strategy  marketing  Joe_Fresh  retailers  Loblaws  Wal-Mart  Mimran  creativity  innovation  Marina_Strauss  turnarounds 
february 2009 by jerryking

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