Meanwhile in the distribution centers, and store loading docks...promotional items brought and marked with high margins are in transit to add products with full color and size assortments. Macys has been a master of bringing in stock to "stock em high and watch them fly" special clearance price for DECADES!
It's all about PROFIT Margin and the BOTTOM LINE.
Consumers love their K cup convenience. You think that a major portion of customers will give up their K cup?
The growth will start again for Keurig, and this recall issue will be soon forgotten.
New Markdowns show on tomorrows newspaper inserts...and with and "$10 off coupon" most likely as well.
JCP unlike the traditional dept store such as Macys, Nordstrom, Dillards, and Bloomindales does not have the high fashion aspirational/ status brands that will be sold as customers do exchanges. Resort season is starting, so bathing suits, warm weather casula wear, dresses, and shoes will now be big part of Bloomindales and Nordstroms business ( at high margins). JCP has fo do clearance within its stores. Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, take 1 markdown and then....the rest go to their outlet stores ...to make room for incoming high margin fashion.
IT'S All about profit margin...and fhe bottom line.
Really? Just what class of customer does the Bloomingdales division target? By making a main portion of 34th st, NYC devoted to shops of Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Michael Kors, Prada, and watches by Movado and Omega who are they targeted to? With remodelings of Chestnut Hill, Roosevelt Field, Paramus, Short Hills, King of Prussia, Tysons Corner, Palm Beach, Troy, State Street, Schamumburg, Union Sq, and Costa Mesa among others who are they targeting? Such comments show you know little or NOTHING about the stock you bash...or in RETAILING itself!
Men are typically last miniute shoppers and this year the same appears to be true according to news stories on retail stock sites. Men go for the quick and easy purchase, such as perfumes, fragrances, watches, and jewelry. The upper income 10 % white collar professional males have been the force over the years which Macy's and Bloomingdales now sees in huge numbers hitting the main floors early in the morning and selecting the luxury price points of high status brands. Macy's has cultivated that segment with mail floor reconfigurations...and NOW it is paying off.
A plus for those purchases is that they show a far lower return/exchange rate than those made by middle and lower middle income males.
nystock2010 with posting record is highly unlikely to own or trade Macy shares. His rants shown him to be an anti-capitalist observer.
Macy*s is down 5% from it's 52 week high. Similar to the market overall, BUT far outperforming other retailers. Anti-capitalist observers make statements that overlook verifiable FACTS, and RANT daily with only their vitriol appearing.
but Macys keep ahead otf others during the Winter.
1. A large % of Macys units are in the big cities of the East and West where jobs are largely white collar. Such jobs require regular replacement of business attire: shirts, suits, shoes, accesories. Much of which are top level aspirational brands with higher prices and profits.
2. Macys has numerous units in Florida that see an increase in business during Winter as northerners vacation and buy resort wear that other retailers don't. Miami is a very strong market for both Macys and Bloomingdales with HIGH INCOME TOURISTS and Buusiness travelers from LATIN AMERICA. These shoppers regularly spend tens of thousands of dollars on luxury high margin fashions and home furnishings.
3. Los Angeles and San Diego have historically been strong all of the Winter season. Again is the higher income customer that continues to shop regularly.
4. No other retailer has the high number of stores that continue to do business thru out the winter. While others are promoting CLEARANCE...Macys will promoting and selling aspirational high margin FASHION.
The executive team and selling staff are well positioned to among the top performers this Christmas.
Check out the comments in your favorite news source.
If Soda had teamed up with major retailers for a December promotion at $39.99 the sales volume would put into play ( the razor blade model ) marketing that so many longs admire. The strong buying season for kitchen and home has only a few weeks left. Too little, to late? Remains to be seen.
Why? Because Macy's has more consumer demand assortment catergories that carry higher margins. The season for many observerers is about $ales volume. To insiders, it about PROFITS. I am holding to my opinion that M will be among the top profit performers this Christmas season.
Your statement is totally misleading. The facts are on the macys website regarding store openings for 2014 and 2015.
jcp share price observers are focusing on PROFITS.....coupons may draw customers into the stores, but the high usage severely cuts into profit margins. IT will NOT be sales results...but PROFIT RESULTS! Forget that and be prepared to be disappointed.
I agree, SodaStream does have a large user base. The problem, as I view it , is that the base does not use it frequently. Most likely uses fresh ingredients or water from Brita or similar water purifier, so that syrup consumption per household is quite low. For upper middle consumers flavored waters are widely available in major food retailers and at very low cost from Costco. With such a position in the beverage market, I view the situation very difficult to change.
Posted with similar opinions that I have made on here, many times. Today's Zack's release is really nothing new ; but in my view reflects just why the share price lingers in the $20 to $23 trading range for many days now. Without any validated reports of a strong sales and bottom line profit SODA will stay well below the goals of a share price gain so many longs seek.
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Just how many yahoo id's have you set up? We get your opinion over and over for weeks and months. You do not liike Macy's.
The questions are: How much and for how long? Macy's runs a strong business, but are there are times when you can fight market trends. So, Yes, Macy's will see a share price drop. But, in the overview of how retailers have positioned themselves. I believe that Macy's will perform at tne forefront for this Christmas season. Bashers on here represent a very sample portion of Macy's followers. From comments on here, it is obvious that those bashers are anti-capitalist, so negative comments are only to be expected. Investing and trading in the stock market is for those who believe in Capitalism. So, when opinions are made,note from whom they come from.