InventoryManagement

Revlon to Give Itself a European Makeover

After successfully revising its business processes and restructuring its operations in Europe, premium cosmetics maker Revlon now plans to implement similar changes in its operations globally. Trefis examines how those changes worked in Europe, and what they mean for the company's future profits.

Retailers Prepare for an Uninspiring 2011

As retailers wrapped up their third-quarter earnings reports this week, most merchants said they're back in cost-control mode and will tighten inventories after the holidays. With shoppers still spending cautiously and costs on the rise, profit growth will have to come from squeezing more juice out of slowly rising sales.

Getting Smarter, Retailers Beat Expectations

Despite heat waves, penny-pinching parents and a weak job market, stores posted generally solid sales in August. They benefited from a sharper focus on inventory control, giving locals stores more say in merchandising and by using well-timed promotions.