Supply chain management

  1. J&R Music World Closing

    April 09, 2014 9:04 PM EDT 27 2 k 135 11 Music and electronics retailer J&R Music and Computer World will shutter its store on Park Row in lower Manhattan Thursday after 43 years in business.  In a letter to customers on the store's website, owners Joe and Rachelle Friedma ...

  2. Alliance Entertainment Acquires Audiolife

    May 22, 2012 8:15 AM EDT Alliance Entertainment has acquired Audiolife, a direct-to-fan fulfillment company in a move to expand its industry-leading capability in direct-to-consumer distribution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Alliance to Distribute CD Baby Catalog ...

  3. RCRD LBL, Topspin Launch Flash Sale Site RCRD DEALS

    March 18, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Music blog RCRD LBL has partnered with Topspin Media to create RCRD DEALS , a flash sale site that promises "essential music, epic discounts." Here's how it will work: RCRD LBL will use Topspin's direct-to-fan tools to market a ...

  4. Black Friday Leaves Music Retailers Optimistic For Holiday Season

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST The holiday music sales season is off to a good start, music retails say. Black Friday (Nov. 26) has left many retailers optimistic about their sales prospects for the overall holiday selling season. In its weekly customer e-mail, Rochester, N.Y.- ...

  5. E-commerce Gets A Boost As Online Deals Spread

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Online retailers could see their best Thanksgiving weekend ever this year, as deep online discounts, once reserved for Cyber Monday, were offered more broadly throughout the weekend. The term Cyber Monday was coined five years ago for the day many ...

  6. U.S. Shoppers Back In Black Friday Binge

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. shoppers were back in a Black Friday bargain-binging mood, snapping up hoodies and computer laptops at stores, in a turnout that could give the economic recovery more steam. In contrast to the past two years, shoppers said they were buying mo ...

  7. Cyber Monday Sales Bump Expected, May Not Matter For Music

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Originally created as a promotion to drive awareness for online shopping, Cyber Monday is slowly becoming a real factor for retailers hoping to spike sales over the holiday shopping period. ComScore predicted the Monday after Thanksgiving would se ...

  8. Donnaruma To Lead Newly Launched Concrete Marketing

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Concrete Marketing is launching a new service, Concrete Compliance, which will be spearheaded by former Sony Music veteran Tom Donnaruma. Concrete Compliance will monitor in-store pricing, promotion and inventory for labels and managers. The servi ...

  9. Borders To Shrink Music Shelf Space

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Borders Group is threatening to greatly reduce music and DVD presence in its stores unless it gets significant buying concessions on the schedule with which it must pay for product. But even if vendors make concessions, the chain still plans s ...

  10. Management Acquires Rough Trade Distribution

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST The management of Netherlands-based Rough Trade Distribution B.V., namely Kees van Weijen and Paul Davies, have fully acquired the company. The announcement was made today at music trade conference MIDEM. Formerly a subsidiary of German-based arva ...

  11. Retailers: Black Friday Music Sales Down

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST While mainstream media is touting that the Black Friday weekend started the holiday selling season with a bang, music merchandisers certainly didn't have that experience. Music sales were down anywhere from 10% to 30% and hit albums released ...

  12. EMI Offloads U.K. Distribution

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has taken the step of outsourcing its distribution facilities in the U.K. to European logistics firm CEVA, which has struck a deal to take over the U.K. distribution of EMI's CDs and DVDs, with effect from the spring of 2009. The de ...

  13. La Curacao's Digital Store Plans Launch

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT La Curacao's digital music store, Pasito Tunes, is set for a May 15 soft-launch with an official launch in July. The department store chain's business development sales and marketing manager Reuven Hayun says the soft-launch period will ...

  14. Seatwave Secures $8M In Funding

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Seatwave has raised $8 million in Series B funding, the British online ticket exchange service said today. London-based Seatwave claims to be the United Kingdom's largest fan-to-fan ticket exchange. The funding was led by Mangrove Capital Par ...

  15. Tower Wins At NARM Amidst Bankruptcy Fears

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suppliers stop shipping to chain. Suppliers stop shipping to chain. News ...

  16. Musicrypt, Billboard Radio Monitor Launch 'eNote'

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Product combines digital delivery with an ad. Product combines digital delivery with an ad. News ...

  17. CD Baby Enters Distribution Deal With Super D

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wholesaler to distribute online store's product. Super D music and video wholesaler has signed to distribute CD Baby titles on a worldwide basis to brick-and-mortar retail. According to a Super D press release, the Irvine, Calif.-based operat ...

  18. Super D Enters Deal With CD Baby

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wholesaler to distribute online store's product. Super D music and video wholesaler has signed to distribute CD Baby titles on a worldwide basis to brick-and-mortar retail. According to a Super D press release, the Irvine, Calif.-based operat ...

  19. Retail Track

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed inventory is not moving as quickly or aggressively as planned, according to sources, but labels and distributors say that in the long run, this may be a good thing. Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed ...

  20. Retail Track

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed inventory is not moving as quickly or aggressively as planned, according to sources, but labels and distributors say that in the long run, this may be a good thing. Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed ...

  21. Retail Track

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed inventory is not moving as quickly or aggressively as planned, according to sources, but labels and distributors say that in the long run, this may be a good thing. Best Buy's switch to vendor-managed ...

  22. Newbury Comics Cuts Staff

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reorganizes field mgmt., music buying. Newbury Comics has made adjustments to its staff and structure. As part of the reorganization, six people--four from field management and two music buyers--were released. The company altered its field managem ...

  23. Retail Track

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's colum ...

  24. Retail Track

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's colum ...

  25. Retail Track

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's column. Best Buy pushes to restructure its supply chain by switching to vendor-managed inventories. Read Ed Christman's colum ...

  26. Best Buy Eyeing Supply-Chain Overhaul

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy is moving closer to a restructuring of its supply chain. Best Buy is moving closer to a restructuring of its supply chain. The Minneapolis-based consumer electronics giant is expected to switch to vendor-managed inventory and to have prod ...

  27. Scifres To Deliver IRMA Keynote

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peter Scifres, president of Universal Manufacturing & Logistics, will deliver the keynote address at the International Recording Media Assn.'s (IRMA) annual Management Summit. The event will be he Peter Scifres, president of Universal ...

  28. Sources: Best Buy Close To New Supply System

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT VIS deal will allow majors to co-manage own inventory. VIS deal will allow majors to co-manage own inventory. News ...

  29. Best Buy Close To Adopting New Supply System

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy, which <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1854071">announced last year</A> that it would scrutinize its supply chain to improve efficien Best Buy, which announce ...

  30. Best Buy Close To Adopting New Supply System

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy, which <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1854071">announced last year</A> that it would scrutinize its supply chain to improve efficien Best Buy, which announce ...

  31. Japan's Import Ban Gets Green Light

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Lower House of Japan's Diet (parliament) today passed an amendment to the 1972 Copyright Law that gives local labels the right to stop "gray imports" from entering Japan. As expected, the Lower House of Japan's ...

  32. Warner At Odds With Electronics Boutique

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Home Video (WHV) has suspended all home-video shipments to West Chester, Pa.-based retailer Electronics Boutique due to allegations that the retailer began selling "The Lord of the Rings: The R Warner Home Video (WHV) has suspended all ...

  33. Musicland Selects New Warehousing Company

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Musicland Group has chosen Deluxe Media Services to provide warehousing, fulfillment, and returns processing to its 950 stores. Musicland will transition to the new set-up starting in April. The Musicland Group has chosen Deluxe Media Services ...