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Japan Today  Feb 22  Comment 
Japan's department store sales to foreign visitors in January surged 24.8% from a year earlier to a record 21.7 billion yen ($191 million), while overall monthly sales fell 1.2% on a same-store basis, the Japan Department Stores Association...
Forbes  Feb 21  Comment 
Department stores have growth opportunities. They must think outside the traditional box. New ideas must permeate. Do not repeat past mistakes and develop new initiatives to include what the customer wants. Develop holding companies
MarketWatch  Feb 15  Comment 
Most U.S. retailers posted strong sales in January, even beleaguered department stores, perhaps a sign that higher consumer confidence since the election has encouraged Americans to spend more, at last temporarily. Retail sales rose 0.4% last month.
MarketWatch  Feb 8  Comment 
Michael Kors is pulling back from department stores and taking other steps to turn around the business, but some analysts wonder if the brand is overextended.
Financial Times  Feb 7  Comment 
Shares slump the most in two years as department stores fall out of vogue
BBC News  Feb 2  Comment 
Sears operates some of America's best-known department stores but it is facing a crisis that has put its future in doubt.
MarketWatch  Jan 26  Comment 
Sequential Brands Group Inc. said Thursday that it will launch a line of men's and women's footwear and intimate apparel in 2017 under the Joe's lifestyle brand. Joe's, which is known for the Joe's Jeans label, is available in department stores...
DailyFinance  Jan 23  Comment 
Filed under: Finance, Industry Retailers are reeling from weak holiday sales. Macy's, Sears, Target, Kohl's, and JCPenney are among the many companies that have reported lackluster sales during the critical holiday period. In the...
Motley Fool  Jan 21  Comment 
The venerable department store is shutting down 100 stores even though they still make money. Here's why.
Yahoo  Jan 20  Comment 
U.S. department store chains, hit by slowing sales for more than two years, have used layoffs, store closings and cutbacks to maintain one aspect of stability: profit margins. An analysis of two important indicators of retail profitability, gross...




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