NEW YORK — Neiman Marcus Inc., despite 375 layoffs this week and sharp December declines, isn’t being stopped cold by the recession, according to chairman and chief executive Burt Tansky.
“We are all working very hard on the creative side and trying to put together new ideas to bring customers back,” Tansky said Wednesday at the conclusion of the National Retail Federation’s annual convention and expo, which ran for four days at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here. The central team of the Dallas-based luxury chain, as well as staff at store level, are being enlisted to “think out of the box” to devise new ways to lure customers, Tansky said, adding the initiative is happening even as the business is “under stress.”
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