Department Stores

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  • The Impact of Department Stores

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    The Impact of Department Stores Departments stores introduced the customs of shopping as we know them today. Before the advent of giant emporiums like Macy's and Saks, people made their purchases in specialty and dry goods houses, usually located in a nearby part of town. Store owners in small or rural areas, expecting a slow turnover of merchandise, sold their goods at a high mark-up, but allowed thrifty customers to bargain for lower prices or barter with cash crops. Window-shopping had yet

  • History Of Department Store

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    Department Store A department store has a mixture of goods and services that are organized into different segments for the ease of shopping for the consumer. In India, the number of department stores is less compared to other retail formats such as supermarkets and discount stores. The store is based on lifestyle retailing and is divided into segments such as apparel, accessories, home appliances etc. Hypermarket Hypermarket is very popular with the customers. They offer consumers the mix of variety

  • Federated Department Stores

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    I.     Introduction Present day Federated consists of both Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s stores and operates in 34 states as well as Guam and Puerto Rico. While Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s provide both private and national brands and are similar in merchandising categories (men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, home décor, shoes, beauty, and accessories), they differ greatly in culture. Bloomingdale’s, being more upscale, targets consumers that are more concerned with trend and quality than they are

  • Parisian Department Store

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    The Parisian Department store in Birmingham, Alabama clearly needs to rethink their sales strategies to maximize profits. The management specifically needs to take a look at whether the new pay program achieves its intended effect of cutting costs while driving sales and how this would affect the company as a whole. The company should look at whether this program would be enough fix the problem, or does Jones need to implement more drastic measures? The first major issue was taking a look at HR

  • An Analysis Of The Department Store Industry

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    According to French cultural theorist Jean Baudrillard (2001), “Large department stores, with their luxuriant abundance of canned goods, foods, and clothing, are like the primary landscape and the geometrical locus of affluence. Streets with overcrowded and glittering store windows...the displays of delicacies, and all the scenes of alimentary and vestimentary festivity, stimulate a magical salivation. Accumulation is more than the sum of its products: the conspicuousness of surplus, the final and

  • Comparison between a Discount Store and Department Store

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    Comparison between a Discount Store and Department Store When you walk into a discount store such as Ross, you will notice rows and rows of clothing racks. If you look down you will see tile floors. Ross has several different sections. They have a men’s, sports ware, women’s, juniors, children’s, under garments, electronics, luggage, kitchen accessories, shoes, accessories, bed and bath, and seasonal. These sections are all scattered through out the store. When you walk into a section, you will

  • History of the American Department Stores

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    years, the American department store has developed and evolved as not only a commercial business but also a cultural institution. While it has weathered many storms and changes since its inception and throughout history, its most predominant enemy has been a change in the lifestyle of the American people (Whitaker, 2013). As the customer’s needs and wants have shifted, department stores have struggled to keep up with demands. It has been argued that the decline of the department store has been ongoing

  • Macy's Traditional Department Store

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    Make a situational analysis of the traditional department store industry and of Macy’s as of 2005. Which factors in the external environment could (positively or negatively) affect the success of Macy’s new strategy? Which internal factors could affect the success of the company’s strategy? (don’t forget to look at the exhibits!) Established in New York City in 1858, Macy’s has become one of the nation’s most important fashion retailers in the United States of America and around the world through

  • Department Store Case Study

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    he believes that department store forms a single space. They can be taken in, so to speak, at a glance. He shows that how a single space full with different stores and cafes that attract and welcome the crowd and keep them in seduced, and therefore it leads to architectural practices in department store. Between the rise of economy, rivals of industry revolution, second world war, the stores were radically replaced by department store. Revolution from arcades to department stores considered as a

  • The End of Large Department Stores and Malls

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    The biggest department stores in the mid-1960s were Macy's, Hudson's, and Marshall Field. Hudson's had 25 floors; two of its four below-ground floors were basement stores, where 60 departments did up to 25% of the store's business. At its peak in mid-century, Hudson's employed over 12,000 employees and welcomed 100,000 shoppers a day. Hudson’s even had its own telephone exchange (Capitol), and the nation's third largest switchboard, with only by the Pentagon and the Bell System larger. Across all