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Tiffany & Co.

Self Description

October 2007: "Tiffany & Co. is a holding company that operates through its subsidiary companies ("Company"). The Company's principal subsidiary, Tiffany and Company, is a jeweler and specialty retailer, whose merchandise offerings include an extensive selection of jewelry (83% of net sales in fiscal 2006 ), as well as timepieces, sterling silverware, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances and accessories. Through Tiffany and Company and other subsidiaries, the Company is engaged in product design, manufacturing and retailing activities."

Third-Party Descriptions

October 2007: "companies that sell toys to a select few are facing no such pressures. Some are finding they literally can't keep enough goods in stock...Tiffany, whose same-store U.S. sales rose 17 percent in its most recent quarter, this week announced plans to expand its retail footprint significantly. It plans to open several small Tiffany Collections stores and as many as five to seven new Tiffany & Co. stores per year.


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Articles and Resources

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Oct 19, 2007 The Spinal Tap Economy: What's really wrong with the ultra-rich

QUOTE: But now the credit crunch, poor housing market, and slowing economy may bring a halt to the trading-up trend. Luxury is no longer something that unites Americans, but rather something that separates them.

Jun 14, 2007 EBay Says Fraud Crackdown Has Worked

QUOTE: The results [of new policies] are promising. The company will report a 60 percent decline in the number of complaints from luxury goods makers that counterfeits of their products are being sold on the site…But many of its efforts have also fallen short. Other companies whose products are not yet protected by the new anticounterfeiting measures still complain about piracy on eBay…

New York Times
Jun 05, 2007 Growth Biz for IP Lawyers: Policing the Net

QUOTE: Online business sales are booming, but so are the sales of fake goods and pirated software...As a result, Internet policing has become a major cost of doing business for many companies.
Jul 11, 2006 Lawmaker Criticized for PAC Fees Paid to Wife

QUOTE: In the past two years, campaign and political action committees controlled by Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-Calif.) paid ever-larger commissions to his wife's one-person company and spent tens of thousands of dollars on gifts at stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co. and a Ritz-Carlton day spa.

Washington Post
Sep 01, 1999 How newspapers are selling their credibility to advertisers

QUOTE: ...a subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, erosion of the limits that editors used to place on advertiser influence? The overwhelming consensus at editors' and publisher's meetings across the country is that the "wall" between advertising and editorial has been replaced by a line.

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