Ross Manning Leads a Tuesday Morning Adventure

Finally, a man that knows what woman want.

(And, men too!)

Meet Ross Manning, Senior Vice President, Marketing of Tuesday Morning, an upscale, deep discount, off-price retailer. He previously served as General Merchandise Manager. Prior to joining Tuesday Morning, Manning was Managing Partner of Retail Experiences Consulting, Inc., an international marketing and retail consulting firm.

He leads a team of intrepid, bargain hunters that scour warehouses around the world for products that will appeal to their legion of fans. Not only do they provide a service to customers looking for that just right gift or accent to their home, they lend assistance to manufacturers who need to move some product, create some cash flow or additional space in a warehouse.

“We have a team of veteran buyers – nearly two dozen that have an average of over twenty years of retail merchandising experience and they travel the world. We will go anywhere for the right deal. Our buyers travel throughout Europe, Asia of course are very much around the US,” Manning says. “You name it and we will go there to find the deal.”

A suburban Tuesday MorningTuesday Morning is a leading closeout retailer with over 800 stores across the United States specializing in selling deeply discounted, upscale home furnishings, housewares, gifts and related items. Since its inception in 1974, it has become a successful and nationally recognized company.

They specialize in domestic and international brand name designer goods at 50 to 80% off retail price.

Manning believes they are unique because they offer great value and not just price-driven products. Their model is to offer something for everyone. They are able to offer these quality products in closeout retailing through relationships with manufacturers who sometimes have a product that needs to get off their inventory.

“Our customers have become accustomed to shopping less frequently. We are closeout retailer and that’s part of the beauty, the excitement and the fun and the savings of it,” says Manning.

With a merchandise mix divided into major categories, including upscale decorative accessories, rugs, lamps, books, crystal and glassware, china, luggage, luxury bed and bath linens, toys, gourmet foods, cookware, flatware and seasonal items such as greenery, trim, Christmas wrap and decorations, or lawn and garden furniture, accessories and apparel, Tuesday Morning certainly does have something for everyone.

Think adventure shopping meets treasure hunting. You never know what you’ll find,

At the time of this interview in 2008, Tuesday Morning had 831 stores in 47 states.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, net sales were $838.3 million compared to $812.8 million during the same period last year.

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