With the advent of supermalls and larger specialty stores
on cheap land outside the downtown, customer patronage on Queen Street has dwindled.
If you look at the bulk of the business, it's in the mass merchants and specialty stores
, and that's where it looks like it will stay," said Beth Mack, senior vice president of the basic bedding division of Hollander Home Fashions.
As a specialty store
chain, they can't compete on price.
According to the study, specialty stores
(24%) had the largest increase in Windows NT/2000 year to year and the larger format grocery stores (20.
As a result of the recession, the vast majority of consumers have become more price conscious, purchasing during sales and shopping at discount specialty store
instead of department stores.
com); and Free People, the Company's wholesale division, which sells its product to approximately 1,100 specialty stores
, department stores and catalogs, as well as through Free People stores and web site(www.
Penney account; Nancy Cartisano, formerly product manager for department and specialty stores
, to director of sourced products; and Eddy Corado, formerly associate product manager for national chains, to product manager for department and specialty stores
It's $35 at specialty stores
, including Handmade Galleries, 14556 Ventura Blvd.
The products are available at thousands of food, drug, mass market and independent health food stores, catalogs and Internet sites, gyms and specialty stores
nationally and in select foreign countries.
took in two percentage points more last year as mass merchants' market share declined by one percentage point.
Department stores and catalogs lost their respective market share to mass merchants and clubs and specialty stores
NetShops owns and currently operates 120 Internet specialty stores
, including Hammocks.
NEW YORK-With specialty stores
accounting for nearly a third of the total tabletop market share in 2000, according to HFN statistics, it appears they are filling a niche and staying alive.
com are also available at department stores, boutiques and specialty stores
around the country including Nordstrom, Macy's, Von Maur, Carson Pirie Scott, Bon Ton, Elder Beerman and Dillard's.
This is not exactly brain surgery, but it seems like a whole lot of times, those people who operate said specialty stores
don't always remember this rather basic fact.