Forbes  Dec 8  Comment 
Kohl’s, J.C. Penney and Macy’s have seen some encouraging signs for their businesses in the days since Thanksgiving, but in order to keep the momentum going, these troubled retailers will need to present a "unified" experience for shoppers as...
Motley Fool  Nov 30  Comment 
After grappling with store closures, warm weather, and weak traffic, department stores may finally have a holiday quarter to get excited about.
Wall Street Journal  Nov 30  Comment 
The retailer’s finance chief said a reduced footprint and specialized stores selling mattresses, appliances and car services will help the struggling retailer get back on track after years of sales declines at its namesake department stores.
Motley Fool  Nov 25  Comment 
Part of the big-box store’s turnaround strategy is to move in on the competition's business.
Benzinga  Nov 24  Comment 
A firsthand visit to many malls makes it clear that department stores are struggling — but not yet dead. The Expert Bloomberg Gadfly's Sarah Halzack. The Thesis The department store sector is certainly "not in good shape" as...
Japan Today  Nov 19  Comment 
Remodeled children's floors at major Japanese department stores are seen as a growth pillar that could help revive sales, attracting working parents who are willing to spend more…
New York Times  Nov 17  Comment 
Department stores and other retailers struggling to beat back e-commerce are taking cues from online start-ups by experimenting with small showrooms.
Wall Street Journal  Nov 16  Comment 
Calvin Klein is for the first time selling new underwear exclusively on, bypassing the department stores that typically have first dibs on its latest styles.
Wall Street Journal  Nov 9  Comment 
Macy’s and Kohl’s reported mixed third-quarter results, underscoring the challenges department-store chains face as shoppers buy more online and setting the stage for a competitive holiday season.


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