Show Me the Goods: Jupiter Retail Forum to Examine Vital Strategies For Online Fulfillment and Profitability in a Volatile Market

Top Execs From Estee Lauder, Lands' End, Toysrus.com, Office Depot,

Bluelight.com, 1-800-Flowers.com and Other Industry Leaders to Address Key

Issues Confronting Retailers in a Changing Internet Landscape



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Jupiter Media Metrix

    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Jupiter Media Metrix (Nasdaq:   JMXI),
 the global leader in market intelligence, will host its annual Jupiter
 Retailing Forum in Chicago, where more than 30 retail leaders and over 300
 participants will meet with Jupiter analysts to examine new strategies that
 will enable retail companies to meet immediate performance goals and turn the
 potential of online retail into long-term profits.  This year's Retailing
 Forum, which takes place May 21-22, will examine brick-and-mortar retailers
 and how the demise of many Internet-only retail Web sites impacts their online
 strategy.
 
     "With outside funding scarce, profitability is the name of the game for
 online retailers today," said Ken Cassar, Jupiter senior analyst.  "Whether a
 brick and mortar retailer, an Internet-only retailer, or a catalog-based
 operation, now is the time to address how the tactical elements of running a
 Web operation directly affect the return on investment that retailers will
 extract from the online efforts.  The Jupiter Retailing Forum will bring
 together the industry's top names to share best practices in customer service,
 fulfillment, inventory liquidation, personalization, and customer acquisition,
 and offer practical advice that can be applied immediately."
 
      Keynotes:
     *     William Lauder, president, Clinique Laboratories (Estee Lauder)
     *     John Barbour, chief executive officer, Toysrus.com
     *     Bill Bass, senior vice president, e-commerce and international,
           Lands' End
 
      Key Participants:
     *     Monica Luechtefeld, executive vice president, e-commerce,
           Office Depot
     *     Gary K. Landry, president and chief executive officer,
           Fredericks.com
     *     Julie Bornstein, general manager, Internet, Nordstrom.com
     *     David Liu, president and chief executive officer, The Knot
     *     Christopher McCann, president, 1-800-Flowers.com
     *     Steve Chaffin, director of in-store marketing, Bluelight.com
     *     Kenneth Seif, chairman, president and chief executive officer,
           Bluefly.com
     *     Barbara Wambach, chief executive officer, eLuxury.com
     *     Timothy Zuckert, vice president and chief marketing officer, 800.com
     *     Scott Ferris, president and chief executive officer, Vendaria, Inc
     *     James Lauer, president and chief executive officer, distribution
           fulfillment services, Spiegel
     *     Louise Guay, president and chief executive officer, My Virtual
           Model, Inc.
     *     Frank Pirri, senior vice president, offline commerce, MyPoints.com
 
     Pressing issues to be addressed by veterans in brick-and-mortar retail,
 leading online merchants and Jupiter analysts:
 
     *     The New Fulfillment Landscape -- With fulfillment the Achilles' heel
           of online retailers, what factors are keeping them from delivering
           orders on time?  How are market pressures and Internet technologies
           changing the fulfillment landscape and the menu of options available
           to retailers along with it?
 
     *     Selling Through In-Store Kiosks -- Brick-and-mortar retailer use
           kiosks for a variety of purposes, including cross-selling,
           up-selling, registry and loyalty-programming all at the point of
           consideration.  But just how effective are kiosks?  Will they prove
           to be an invaluable resource or are they another fleeting trend?
 
     *     The Challenge of Personalization -- Despite the potential of
           personalization, most commerce sites that claim to be personalized
           do not deliver.  How can online retailers optimize Web site
           personalization?  Attendees will hear case studies from online
           retailers who have implemented successful site personalization.
 
     *     Solutions for Managing Inventory Liquidation -- Suppliers and
           retailers in every category are plagued by excess inventory.  What
           advantages does online liquidation afford over traditional channels?
           Which pricing models are most appropriate to liquidate inventory in
           various categories?  Which factors should suppliers and merchants
           consider when deciding whether to liquidate through their own
           channel or to use a third-party?
 
     The Jupiter Retailing Forum will take place at the Sheraton Chicago May
 21-22 and feature an exhibition hall of numerous companies sharing their
 products and services.  To receive information on the Jupiter Retailing Forum,
 call 800-488-4345 ext. 6424 or visit http://www.jupiterevents.com/retailing.
 Companies interested in sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities should contact
 Mark Schreiber at (917) 534-6118, or via e-mail at mschreiber@jmm.com.
 Journalists inquiring about press passes should visit
 http://www.jmm.com/forms/pressPassRegister.html.
 
     Further Information on Online Retailing
 
     For additional information on online retailing, visit
 http://www.JxRetail.com, the intelligent Web resource for retail operations
 and technology.  Part of Jupiter Media Metrix' JxNetwork, this free Web site
 offers exclusive opinions from industry executives and experts, market data,
 focused news, company information and tools to connect and inform
 professionals as they make critical decisions to benefit from change in retail
 operations and technology.
 
     About Jupiter Media Metrix
 
     Jupiter Media Metrix is the global leader in market intelligence for the
 new economy.  The Company delivers innovative and comprehensive Internet
 measurement, analysis, intelligence and events to provide businesses with
 unmatched global resources for understanding and profiting from the Internet.
 Jupiter Media Metrix brings together world-class, innovative and
 market-leading products, services, research methodologies and people.  Jupiter
 Media Metrix brands include Media Metrix, AdRelevance, Jupiter Research and
 Jupiter Events.  The Company is headquartered in New York City and operates
 worldwide, across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe (as Jupiter MMXI Europe),
 and the Middle East.  Visit us at http://www.jmm.com for more information.
 
      For More Information:
      Catherine Yao       Kumar Rao
      (917) 534-6280      (917) 534-6201
      cyao@jmm.com        krao@jmm.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -- Click Here
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SOURCE Jupiter Media Metrix
    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Jupiter Media Metrix (Nasdaq:   JMXI),
 the global leader in market intelligence, will host its annual Jupiter
 Retailing Forum in Chicago, where more than 30 retail leaders and over 300
 participants will meet with Jupiter analysts to examine new strategies that
 will enable retail companies to meet immediate performance goals and turn the
 potential of online retail into long-term profits.  This year's Retailing
 Forum, which takes place May 21-22, will examine brick-and-mortar retailers
 and how the demise of many Internet-only retail Web sites impacts their online
 strategy.
 
     "With outside funding scarce, profitability is the name of the game for
 online retailers today," said Ken Cassar, Jupiter senior analyst.  "Whether a
 brick and mortar retailer, an Internet-only retailer, or a catalog-based
 operation, now is the time to address how the tactical elements of running a
 Web operation directly affect the return on investment that retailers will
 extract from the online efforts.  The Jupiter Retailing Forum will bring
 together the industry's top names to share best practices in customer service,
 fulfillment, inventory liquidation, personalization, and customer acquisition,
 and offer practical advice that can be applied immediately."
 
      Keynotes:
     *     William Lauder, president, Clinique Laboratories (Estee Lauder)
     *     John Barbour, chief executive officer, Toysrus.com
     *     Bill Bass, senior vice president, e-commerce and international,
           Lands' End
 
      Key Participants:
     *     Monica Luechtefeld, executive vice president, e-commerce,
           Office Depot
     *     Gary K. Landry, president and chief executive officer,
           Fredericks.com
     *     Julie Bornstein, general manager, Internet, Nordstrom.com
     *     David Liu, president and chief executive officer, The Knot
     *     Christopher McCann, president, 1-800-Flowers.com
     *     Steve Chaffin, director of in-store marketing, Bluelight.com
     *     Kenneth Seif, chairman, president and chief executive officer,
           Bluefly.com
     *     Barbara Wambach, chief executive officer, eLuxury.com
     *     Timothy Zuckert, vice president and chief marketing officer, 800.com
     *     Scott Ferris, president and chief executive officer, Vendaria, Inc
     *     James Lauer, president and chief executive officer, distribution
           fulfillment services, Spiegel
     *     Louise Guay, president and chief executive officer, My Virtual
           Model, Inc.
     *     Frank Pirri, senior vice president, offline commerce, MyPoints.com
 
     Pressing issues to be addressed by veterans in brick-and-mortar retail,
 leading online merchants and Jupiter analysts:
 
     *     The New Fulfillment Landscape -- With fulfillment the Achilles' heel
           of online retailers, what factors are keeping them from delivering
           orders on time?  How are market pressures and Internet technologies
           changing the fulfillment landscape and the menu of options available
           to retailers along with it?
 
     *     Selling Through In-Store Kiosks -- Brick-and-mortar retailer use
           kiosks for a variety of purposes, including cross-selling,
           up-selling, registry and loyalty-programming all at the point of
           consideration.  But just how effective are kiosks?  Will they prove
           to be an invaluable resource or are they another fleeting trend?
 
     *     The Challenge of Personalization -- Despite the potential of
           personalization, most commerce sites that claim to be personalized
           do not deliver.  How can online retailers optimize Web site
           personalization?  Attendees will hear case studies from online
           retailers who have implemented successful site personalization.
 
     *     Solutions for Managing Inventory Liquidation -- Suppliers and
           retailers in every category are plagued by excess inventory.  What
           advantages does online liquidation afford over traditional channels?
           Which pricing models are most appropriate to liquidate inventory in
           various categories?  Which factors should suppliers and merchants
           consider when deciding whether to liquidate through their own
           channel or to use a third-party?
 
     The Jupiter Retailing Forum will take place at the Sheraton Chicago May
 21-22 and feature an exhibition hall of numerous companies sharing their
 products and services.  To receive information on the Jupiter Retailing Forum,
 call 800-488-4345 ext. 6424 or visit http://www.jupiterevents.com/retailing.
 Companies interested in sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities should contact
 Mark Schreiber at (917) 534-6118, or via e-mail at mschreiber@jmm.com.
 Journalists inquiring about press passes should visit
 http://www.jmm.com/forms/pressPassRegister.html.
 
     Further Information on Online Retailing
 
     For additional information on online retailing, visit
 http://www.JxRetail.com, the intelligent Web resource for retail operations
 and technology.  Part of Jupiter Media Metrix' JxNetwork, this free Web site
 offers exclusive opinions from industry executives and experts, market data,
 focused news, company information and tools to connect and inform
 professionals as they make critical decisions to benefit from change in retail
 operations and technology.
 
     About Jupiter Media Metrix
 
     Jupiter Media Metrix is the global leader in market intelligence for the
 new economy.  The Company delivers innovative and comprehensive Internet
 measurement, analysis, intelligence and events to provide businesses with
 unmatched global resources for understanding and profiting from the Internet.
 Jupiter Media Metrix brings together world-class, innovative and
 market-leading products, services, research methodologies and people.  Jupiter
 Media Metrix brands include Media Metrix, AdRelevance, Jupiter Research and
 Jupiter Events.  The Company is headquartered in New York City and operates
 worldwide, across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe (as Jupiter MMXI Europe),
 and the Middle East.  Visit us at http://www.jmm.com for more information.
 
      For More Information:
      Catherine Yao       Kumar Rao
      (917) 534-6280      (917) 534-6201
      cyao@jmm.com        krao@jmm.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -- Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X89621618
 
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