Mass retailers have consistently done better than the traditional department stores in comp-store sales so far this year, and the same holds true for the month of August.

Consumer spending, largely at mass retail outlets, kept the economy from slipping into decline during the second quarter of 2001.

Having completed extensive national research, The West Bend Company intend to ensure that the benefits of the West Bend Company's Lifetime Professional Cookware products resonate nationally with both Hispanic and Anglo consumers.

Advertising spending for all media fell 5.9% for the first half of 2001 compared to first-half revenues in 2000, according to the latest figures from CMR, a leading provider of strategic advertising and marketing communication information.

Norman Khan who had spent several years working with the National Hispanic Corporate Council in Reston, VA, perished on the plane that crashed into the Pentagon this week.

We will miss you. Our wishes go our to her son.

As many of you are aware, on September 11, 2001, our country and our people experienced a devastating and tragic event. We call for your support in assisting our friends, family and countrymen that were affected on this day by these attacks.

Negocios Bloomberg has produced a special 10-part series entitled, "Presente y futuro de Estados Unidos: El mercado Hispano tiene la palabra" ("The Future is Here: The U.S. Hispanic Market Explosion").

Burger King Corporation announced several key appointments in its marketing group as the company realigns itself to be a customer-driven organization focusing on great food, great service and good value.

In response to a federal lawsuit brought last week by Target Corporation, Kmart Corporation has permanently removed from its stores all "Dare to Compare" price comparisons.

AOL Time Warner (AOL TW) has become a major player in the bid for the Telemundo Network. According to the Wall Street Journal, AOl TW joins the list of heavy hitters interested in the purchase of the newt work.

Recognizing the importance of connecting with the Latino market, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., introduced its new Latino marketing campaign, "The Journey of Your Life," in conjunction with the most extensive, fully integrated marketing campaign in automotive history, for the launch of t

Jupiter Media Metrix reports that 69 percent of retailers are wrongly judging the success of their Internet investments on top-line metrics such as online sales and profits.

When asked top-of-mind for the single most-important issue their business must deal with in the year ahead, most fast growth CEOs zero in on subjects related to management--only one in four (24 percent) cites the uncertain economy and weak market demand.

The retail landscape is continuously changing. Consumers have never been more discerning and less loyal than they are today. Competition is not only coming from the new and emerging e-retailers, but traditional competitors are beginning to rethink their entire format and go-to-market strategies.

The first Latin-influenced fragrances, Mambo for both men and women arrive in department stores across the country starting today. Liz Claiborne Cosmetics will back the launch of these sensual, enticing fragrances with $20 million in print and broadcast advertising.

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