Wall Street Journal  Jul 10  Comment 
Desperate to get shoppers in the door, U.S. department stores have started to discount the one item they had long been able to sell at full price: cosmetics.
Clusterstock  Jun 22  Comment 
A significant consequence of the downturn in brick-and-mortar retailing is that thousands of people are losing their jobs.  In May, there were nearly 19,000 fewer people working in department stores compared to January, according to the Bureau...
MarketWatch  Jun 21  Comment 
Amazon Wardrobe is one more headwind facing the struggling department store sector, experts say.
Motley Fool  Jun 16  Comment 
J.C. Penney recently confirmed that it will close another store this summer -- and it's a textbook example of how downsizing could bring the department store industry back to health.
Motley Fool  Jun 9  Comment 
The American department store is under attack and losing ground, but that doesn’t mean they are all down-and-out.
MarketWatch  Jun 5  Comment 
Gap Inc. was upgraded to outperform from perform at Oppenheimer on strength at both the Old Navy and Gap brands. The price target was raised to $28 from $24. Analysts highlight the 14.3% decline in Gap shares over the past month despite reporting...
Motley Fool  May 25  Comment 
The sales numbers for department stores look bad right now, but behind the scenes, several top companies in the sector are making promising changes.
Motley Fool  May 22  Comment 
Comparable-store sales declined at every department store chain in the U.S. last quarter. But profitability has been surprisingly resilient across the sector.


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Department stores such as Macy's Inc. (M) and Nordstrom (JWN) sell are retailers that sell a large range of items ranging from apparel and sporting goods to paint and furniture. Over the last 3 decades, department stores in the United States have undergone significant consolidation.

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