Le Chateau selects merchandise lifecycle management solution
Gloucester, Mass. Le Chateau has selected TradeStone to help them grow the international sourcing and product development of their merchandise and fabrics.
Le Chateau will utilize TradeStone’s PLM, Global Sourcing and Order Management solutions to expand their reach across Global Markets, gain increased visibility and control over their supply chain and enhance communication with their suppliers.
The fashion-forward apparel, footwear and accessories retailer has built its brand on early identification of and quick response to fashion trends through their design, product development and vertically integrated operations. TradeStone will provide them with an integrated solution that unifies their buying process and provides one view into the design, sourcing, ordering and delivery of their merchandise.
With TradeStone’s Specialty Apparel Model, Le Chateau plans to take advantage of best practices to support their speed to market initiatives and reduce cycle times, improve flow of goods and balance their merchandise mix.
Staples gets ready for the holiday season
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. Staples is offering technology items such as the new Sony Reader Digital Books, Flip Ultra Digital Camcorder, exclusive Omnitech gadgets, computers and more for the holiday season. Staples is also offering features such as personalized photo holiday cards; invites and calendars; and shipping from Staples to more than 1,500 U.S. store locations.
Gifts under $30 include Omnitech Mini Pod Speaker, New Omnitech, Crayola Stocking Stuffers and Art Kits and100% Back on Batteries. Other gifts include Omnitech Bluetooth Headset and Hands-Free Car Kit, Sony Reader Digital Books, Garmin 265WT Portable GPS, Acer Aspire One Netbook and HP Pavilion Entertainment Laptop.
Staples Copy & Print Center is available to create personalized gifts such as holiday calendars and photo cards. Staples shipping services is also available. Staples provides free shipping on Staples.com for orders over $50. Customers traveling during the holiday season also have the option of shipping to a store location for pick up.
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Sleep in on Black Friday with Payless
TOPEKA, Kan. Payless unveiled its winter collections and launched its first-ever “Sleep In” Black Friday shopping offer.
The Sleep In offer delivers additional savings on top of Payless’ already planned Holiday BOGO sale, which allows shoppers to buy one item and get the second item of equal or lesser value at half off. The Sleep In offer, exclusive only to customers who text SLEEPIN to 242424 beginning now until Nov. 25, is designed to allow shoppers to avoid the Black Friday crowds and let them sleep in and still take advantage of sales all weekend long. The Sleep In digital coupon will be delivered on Thanksgiving Day to those that text in; the special offer is valid Black Friday through Sunday, Nov. 29, at all Payless stores across the U.S. excluding Payless in ShopKo stores. Shoppers must show their digital coupon on their cell phone or texting device in order to receive the additional offer; standard texting rates may apply.
In addition to Black Friday, Payless has accessories available for an average of under $15 and as low as $4, items including opaque and patterned tights, bright hard case wallets, wristlets, jewelry, winter weather accessories and handbags. The winter collection is arriving in stores now featuring the designer trends with special holiday collections of the Christian Siriano for Payless and Lela Rose for Payless labels. Payless designer items are available at prices ranging from $27.99 to $50 an item.
The winter collection also features well-known brands such as Airwalk, American Eagle by Payless, Dexter and Champion.