9 Jun 2011 03:20 UTCThu 9 Jun 2011 - 3:20 am UTC
How do apparel manufacturers adjust or modify their products and pricing when selling to "off-price retailers" in the U.S. such as TJ Maxx and Ross Dress for Less stores?
10 Jun 2011 12:44 UTCFri 10 Jun 2011 - 12:44 pm UTC
Following are links to six studies that should help understand the business model of off-price retailers and their relationship with apparel manufacturer. I have conducted an extensive research and believe that this is probably the best source of information, online. As there may not be anything 'online' that addresses your question directly, these studies/articles should assist in identifying how apparel manufacturer adjust or modify their pricing.
This is a 115 page comprehensive report on off-price retailers and the business model of Ross and TJX. It also identifies supply chain trends of these retailers, and their business relationship with apparel manufacturers.
An extremely useful article in the context of the type of inventory that apparel manufacturer offers to off-price outlets.
A short article on how TJX and Marshall get discounted pricing.
http://www.offpricenews.com/wp-content/uploads/thisisoffprice-v12-i4.pdf (page 22)
4. This is a comprehensive resource guide for consumers. On page 22, it outlines the business model of RG Riley. Other short articles may also be of interest.
A short but useful article on how off-price business model works.
http://furnituretodaystore.stores.yahoo.net/hoactochsudi.html (research $20)
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-131039544.html (subscription access)
6. This three page report takes a closer look at home accent sales through the discount dept. store/off-price retailer Channel, breaking down sales by product categories and looking at the demographics of purchasers as well as price points and quantities purchased.
Please clarify, if needed. Thanks.
10 Jun 2011 21:08 UTCFri 10 Jun 2011 - 9:08 pm UTC
Although my specific question has not been answered (i.e. "how do suppliers modify their products and pricing when selling to "off-price retailers"), I'd consider it acceptable if I could secure the report referenced below (the link leads to a message: Page not found!). Please advise.
This is a 115 page comprehensive report on off-price retailers and the
business model of Ross and TJX. It also identifies supply chain trends of
11 Jun 2011 09:03 UTCSat 11 Jun 2011 - 9:03 am UTC
Please bear with me as I try to find an alternative that works. Thank You.
11 Jun 2011 20:20 UTCSat 11 Jun 2011 - 8:20 pm UTC
Although the page has been removed but I was able to retrieve the file. I will post the link after modifying it to a readable format. Thanks
12 Jun 2011 07:11 UTCSun 12 Jun 2011 - 7:11 am UTC
Here is a readable link to the file. (Courtesy of my fellow researcher, David).
You may also be interested in these links related to the working of off-price industry. (Courtesy of Czh)
12 Jun 2011 15:50 UTCSun 12 Jun 2011 - 3:50 pm UTC
I tried cutting and pasting the 74.6.254 link several times and reach a webpage with the sentence below - can you recheck?
"Could not find the requested document in the cache."
12 Jun 2011 17:03 UTCSun 12 Jun 2011 - 5:03 pm UTC
Please try the link below.
If the link doesn't work, please let me know. Thanks.