johnalt- you dont post as much as you have in years past. you are the tjx guru, imo. you have the tjx playbook. i agreed with you post on the tjx internet approach not being effective unless they direct towards mobile applications. that is a truism for all industries, no doubt. i buy a lot of clothing online from eddie baur website on my desktop computer..........and the incentives for my repeated purchases is that eddie bauer emails me nonstop with "free delivery" , 25 % off", and other purchase incentives..........all thru my email.
plus they have a top notch telephone customer service dept that responds to all my problems (for ex. if shirt dont fit, or some product defect.........the resolution by eddie baur customer service is lightening quick.
if tjx could study and learn from eddie baur,..........it would be an economic gain for tjx,,, imo. just my anecdotal analysis of course.
john.........hope u are well. not sure if you are bullish or now bearish on tjx. your recent posts indicated both views so im not sure of your most recent stance. im not seeing 2;1 split in 2013 but hopefully 2014 although im also on lookout for entire worldwide mkt correction eventually..........