Kurt Barnard Quotes


51 Kurt Barnard quotes:



"Remember, there are still over 2 million unemployed workers and over 5 million are on part-time jobs. Christmas will be moderately better simply because last year was so bad. But unless this jobs picture improves, it's hard to say that the retail industry has finally turned the corner."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Christmas Quotes
"So far I think he has done quite well under very difficult and trying circumstances, ... He's making the store more appealing and easier to shop, and has been reviewing the product mix for the last several months now and we have seen some very favorable shopper response."
"Sharper Image products also evoke the desire in customers to buy them. Granted that a $1,800 massage chair may not appeal to someone who just lost their job, but one reason that these kinds of high-end gadgets are in demand is exactly because some people want to pamper themselves and take their mind away from that kind of reality."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Desire Quotes
"Whatever strengths fashion apparel did show came from deep markdowns."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Fashion Quotes
"The name Burlington Coat Factory is a misnomer because they carry a full line of fashion apparel, including coats in the winter. It's basically an off-price operation. You get good value there, very good value."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Fashion Quotes
"It is a good time if you're willing to accept slow growth and slow improvement. We do not anticipate at this time that the foreseeable future will bring a real strong massive upturn in consumer spending."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"This has become far more important today. Kids are becoming more independent."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Kids Quotes
"The anecdotal evidence would indicate that traffic was not excessively busy, ... And what consumers were looking for was the sales sign. They looked at the price tag before they looked at the product."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"I think the NRF forecast is hopefully optimistic, ... I don't see a pickup in sales until the pace of layoffs slows down."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"You just can't compare the impact of a large number of sales of flashlights, which may cost $2 to $4, with lost sales, for example, of hundreds of pairs of shoes, each costing $50 to $200,"
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"Competing on price with Wal-Mart doesn't work. Hopefully they will never do it again. It was a bloody experience for them."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Experience Quotes
"I think the future lies in two different kinds of Internet players. The one is the bricks and clicks, and that will be the dominant factor in the business, ... The other one will be highly specialized pure play click operations that carry things, do things that are simply not available elsewhere through other channels."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"They (retailers) don't know. All they can do is hope and guess more than anything else. It's a brutal, brutal problem,"
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Hope Quotes
"Consumers are already concerned that the labor market continues to lag behind an economic recovery. They don't really need another negative distraction."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"The thing that drives retail sales most and best is job availability and the ease of obtaining new jobs. Both of these factors are absent at the present time. It may not be until the end of the year that we see job growth."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Jobs Quotes
"July sales numbers are not going to be very good, maybe a tad better than they would have been without the checks."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"The anecdotal evidence would indicate that traffic was not excessively busy. And what consumers were looking for was the sales sign. They looked at the price tag before they looked at the product."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Sales Quotes
"High-end stores depend on continued spending from clients that over the past four years have amassed considerable wealth, ... Sales at upscale stores like Saks and Neiman Marcus are also going strong because the stock market has been very customer friendly to this group."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Past Quotes
"There's no question that Kmart is in deep trouble, and how that trouble is going to resolve itself remains to be seen,"
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Trouble Quotes
"They are good merchants. They have a knack for listening to the customer."
Author: Barnard Quotes Category: Listening Quotes



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