Understanding Margin and Turnover


A readers asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt about the importance of margin and turnover for retailers.

What Drives Fashion?


A retailer asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “What is the primary driver of fashion demand?”

Target Shuffles Execs in the U.S. and Canada


Just weeks after parting company with its CEO Gregg Steinhafel, general merchandise retailer Target Corporation has announced the departure of Tony Fisher, president of its struggling Canadian operations.
Mark Schindele, senior vice president of mercha…

Big & Tall Business: Big Guys Speak Out

Ramone Medina

Our random sampling of Big & Tall shoppers yielded some good advice for the industry.

How to Turn Markdowns into Marketing


Merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt discusses how markdowns can create demand and lift sales.

David Zant: Fearless Leader

David Zant

David Zant, Belk’s EVP/GMM men’s, kids, home, makes the plan and lets his team execute.

Big & Tall Retail: The Independents

Mike Gavalas, Nic's Big & Tall

The challenges facing independent menswear stores specializing in big & tall are innumerable.

Big & Tall Retail: Westport Big & Tall


Creating an Upscale Niche: Westport Big & Tall has built a strong better business, online and in print.

Belk’s Balanced Sportswear Team

Richard Davis and David Mihalko

Ying & Yang: Together, David Mihalko and Richard Davis lead Belk’s sportswear business, which is just over half of total men’s.

Big & Tall Retail: Men’s Wearhouse

Scott Norris

Secret Sauce: Scott Norris talks about the importance of tailoring at Men’s Wearhouse.