Opinions

How to Market for Father’s Day

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Our marketing expert John Fell talks about the best way to market a men’s store for Father’s Day.

Bluemasters, Innovation in Denim Release Party

Adriano Goldschmied and Scott Morrison

Isko, Archroma and Liberty Fairs sponsored a book release party for Bluemasters, Innovation in Denim at 3×1 in Manhattan.

Guest Editorial: Make Room to Groom

Jack Abelson

Jack Abelson: Men’s grooming is a trend that no sane retailer should ignore.

Customer Service with Class!

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Karen Alberg Grossman on a simple example of great customer service that wins her loyalty.

Editor’s Letter: Refining Niches

Karen Alberg Grossman

Karen Alberg Grossman: Belk reinvents itself; Big & Tall specialists get aggressive.

When Will Menswear See Stronger Growth?

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Steve Pruitt explains where we are in the larger retail cycle and when we can expect menswear to see stronger growth.

The Markdown Calendar in a Late Spring

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A reader asks merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt, “Since my spring sales got off to such a late start, do you think I should move up my markdown calendar?”

How Should Menswear Retailers Market on Facebook?

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Marketing expert Jake Fell gives some advice about using Facebook to engage–and not annoy–customers.

Guest Editorial: Retail and the Minimum Wage Debate

Jack Abelson

Jack Abelson: When did we as an industry forget that the people on the sales floor are the most important ones in the retail equation?

When You Have to Cancel Orders

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Merchandise planning expert Steve Pruitt addresses the delicate issue of canceling orders with vendors.