Once your customers are used to receiving discounts, it’s really hard to wean them off. Just ask JCPenney, a company that conducted a spectacular nationwide failed experiment in misunderstanding one’s own customer base. This week, Men’s Wearhouse shared the news that their attempt to change the habits of Jos. A. Bank shoppers isn’t going so well: sales are way down. [More]
When Saturday Night Live shows a family using your menswear company’s products to sop up orange juice spills and pet urine because they’re cheaper than paper towels, and people actually find this funny, that’s a sign that maybe it’s time to reconsider your promotions strategy. Jos. A. Bank is trying a new strategy, which involves promotions with suits in more reasonable quantities than in the past. [More]
It was a little over a year ago that Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank ended months of contentious courtship and merged, with Men’s Wearhouse acquiring the smaller clothing chain for $1.8 billion. Now, the honeymoon is over, and Men’s Wearhouse is laying off or transferring some employees at Jos. A. Bank HQ in Hampstead, Maryland. [More]
It’s here at long, long last! The wedding of the century. Forget those royals, forget that person on TV with a skating rink on her finger: After months of sparring, Men’s Wearhouse is buying Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 billion. Let’s hope the new couple doesn’t get into another fight over who will provide the tuxedos. [More]
Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, the Mary and Matthew Crawley of the modestly-priced suit world, are one step closer to settling down with each other. After months of courtship that included buying another clothing retailer and competing bids to buy each other, the two companies have finally settled down for a frank chat about joining their retail operations in corporate matrimony. [More]
We’re not sure if this is some kind of awkward mating ritual or a true test of wills, but the back-and-forth between Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank just keeps getting nuttier: Men’s Wearhouse wants Jos. A. Bank so bad, it’s upped the ante and raised its takeover bid by about $1.78 billion. But it’s also saying Jos. A. Bank has to dump its newest fling, Eddie Bauer. [More]
With today being Valentine’s Day, it’s no surprise love is in the air. And that love couldn’t be any more evident than with men’s clothing retailers. Because when one lover turns down your attempt of a takeover, you move on to the next best option, right? That appears to be the case with Jos. A. Bank, as the company announced today that it would buy Eddie Bauer. [More]
We can’t help it: we really miss Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer and his “you’re gonna like the way you look; I guarantee it!” commercials, and are compelled to make headline jokes about him. Yet since his ouster, it’s been interesting to watch dueling big-box menswear chains Jos. A. Bank and Men’s Wearhouse circle each other in a strange acquisition mating ritual. Each company wants to acquire the other, you see, and one major investor has had enough. [More]
Jos. A. Bank and Men’s Wearhouse sell similar merchandise at similar price points in similar environments (malls), so why should they deny how much they have in common?
The two companies have been circling each other for months now, wanting to acquire each other. Now Men’s Wearhouse has made a second, higher offer for Jos. A. Bank. [More]
We mere consumers sit here waving our credit cards, whining about how we missed this or that great holiday deal, or our orders were canceled. But what’s the winter shipping frenzy like on the other size of the counter? One employee of men’s clothing store Joseph A. Bank reached out to us to explain the chain’s Black Friday logistics mess from the other side of the register. In addition to regular in-person shopping frenzy traffic, employees had to fill online orders if they happened to have the inventory. This worked pretty well until orders started to come through in multiples. [More]
Sharon followed a link from our daily “Morning Deals” post to clothing retailer Jos. A. Bank to check out the “clearance” section. There was a coupon code for an additional 25% off clearance items, but apparently not all clearance sales are created equal. [More]
Even though Hanukkah is over, it sounds like the folks at Jos. A. Bank (much more easily pronounced as “Joseph A. Bank”) are having a sale that might be perfect for Jewish shoppers looking to save on menswear. [More]
Work suits starting to look a little shabby? Wishing that that cool worn-in jeans look applied to trousers? One men’s clothier is sick and tired of men cutting back on buying suits because of the economy — so they’re promising to refund a portion of the money you spent on the suit if you lose your job.