August 1, 2010 |
Like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's, private sale sites are starting to carve out their own identities in the retail world. Here is the rundown on a few of the top sites. All times listed are Pacific time. Hautelook.com The vibe: Somewhere between Fred Segal and Kitson The goods: Tag Heuer watches, Rock & Republic jeans, Elizabeth & James shoe boots, Cosabella swimwear, Go Smile teeth whitening kits The game plan: Sales start at 8 a.m. and last for 2 days.
June 21, 2011 |
When it comes to sequels, "Cars 2" flies in the face of conventional Hollywood calculus. Its predecessor was the least well-reviewed of Pixar Animation Studios' 11 movies and among its poorest performers at the box office — at least, by the premier animation studio's sterling standards. One attribute distinguishes "Cars" from most other films: it sparked a licensing bonanza that continued to fuel merchandise sales long after Lightning McQueen, Mater and the movie's other anthropomorphic autos rolled out of the megaplex.
February 5, 2010
Grammys boost sales As a promotional showcase, the Grammy Awards remain a force. Early results from Nielsen SoundScan show that artists who performed on the CBS telecast Sunday night are experiencing a relatively major sales boost. The Black Eyed Peas, for example, are on track for a stellar week with the Interscope set "The E.N.D.": Over four days last week (Monday through Thursday), the album sold 18,000 copies. In just two days this week (Tuesday and Wednesday), the set scanned 26,000 copies.
January 27, 2010
Toyota has stopped sales of the following vehicles and model years. Camry 2007-10 RAV4 2009-10 Corolla 2009-10 Matrix 2009-10 Avalon 2005-10 Highlander 2010 Tundra 2007-10 Sequoia 2008-10 Only certain vehicles affected, depending on where they were built.
January 10, 2013 |
BMW broke company records for motorcycle and scooter sales in 2012, with a 2% rise in overall sales and a whopping 15.7% jump for its Husqvarna line. The German company announced Wednesday that sales were highest in Germany, followed by the U.S. and France. Overall, it shipped more than 106,000 bikes, up from 104,000 in 2011. BMW's popular R1200GS was the most successful model, with sales of more than 17,000 units in its final production year. Following it were the F800GS, with about 11,500 units, and the R1200GS Adventure, with 10,200.
June 22, 2012 |
Darden Restaurants Inc.'s efforts to spruce up Olive Garden's lagging sales, including national promotions and cost cuts, were “less effective than anticipated,” the company said while announcing its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Friday. Similar tactics were also uninspiring at Darden's seafood chain, Red Lobster. After a brief respite during the spring, Italian brand Olive Garden returned to its pattern of poor same-store sales, which tumbled 1.8% over the quarter ended May 27 compared with a year earlier, while customer traffic fell 7.5% in May. Red Lobster's same-store sales slid 3.9% over the quarter and customer traffic in May slumped 7.8% With sales of $904 million, Olive Garden is Darden's largest chain.