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The Mall Meltdown Continues

“Retailers’ earnings season has gone from bad to worse. The bleeding intensified last week , with shares of Abercrombie & Fitch plummeting 26% on Wednesday, the biggest percentage decline since the company went public. PVH Corp., owner of brands including Van Heusen, Tommy Hilfilger, and Calvin Klein, dropped 10% that day, too. On Thursday, women’s […]
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Target Q1 Beats Street Amid Surging Digital Sales, Store Traffic Growth

“Comparable digital sales surged 42%, contributing 2.1 percentage points to comparable sales growth. Same-day fulfillment services (order pick up, drive up and Shipt) drove well over half of the company’s digital sales growth. During the quarter, Target completed 53 of the approximate 300 store remodels it is scheduled to complete this year. It also opened […]
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Big Retailers’ Sales Lag As They Gird for Tariffs

“Sales at several store chains slowed during the latest quarter, clouding the outlook for the retail sector as it braces for a significant increase in tariffs on goods imported from China. Sales at Kohl’s Corp. KSS -12.34% , J.C. Penney Co. JCP -6.96% , Nordstrom Inc. JWN 1.04% and Home Depot Inc. HD 0.26% weakened as they experienced a […]
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A Buyout Won’t Solve Saks Owner’s Real Issue: Department Stores Are Dying

“A group of investors this week set plans in motion to take Hudson’s Bay Co. HBC 0.76% private, hoping to fix the business out of the public eye. But going private won’t solve the company’s biggest problem: It owns department stores, a segment of retailing that has been losing share for years to discount chains, e-commerce […]
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Forget the Mall, Shoppers Are Buying Gucci at Airports

“Makers of luxury goods from liquor to perfume think they have found the antidote to the fading American shopping mall : airport terminals. The world’s airports, drawing ever more travelers with time to kill, have become havens of high-end shopping, where stores sell $400 bottles of whiskey and $4,000 purses against the backdrop of day […]
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The One Amazon Prime Day Deal That Walmart and Target Can’t Match

“Amazon.com Inc. and other big retailers kicked off an annual July sales event that has come to rival Black Friday in terms of discounts and the surge in online shopping. But for the e-commerce giant, the Prime Day event isn’t just about selling discounted Instant Pots or Levi’s jeans. It is another way to tighten its […]
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Spurred by Amazon, Supermarkets Try Swapping Cashiers for Cameras

“A man strolled down the candy aisle of a grocery store in England last month, picked up a bar of chocolate and stashed it in his back pocket. He wasn’t stealing. Specially equipped surveillance cameras were tracking both his body and the products he was taking off the shelves, to help him pay for them. […]
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China’s Unmanned Store Boom Ends As Quickly As It Began

“When Chinese tech companies started rushing to open unmanned convenience stores a couple of years ago, some seasoned bricks-and-mortar players said the trend would soon hit a dead end. They were right: Across China, shops once considered the future of retail have been shutting their doors for good. In May, on Huaqiang North Road in […]
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Large Retailers Saw 64% Increase in Sales on Monday, Thanks to Amazon Prime Day

“It’s no longer a winner-take-all scenario for Amazon Prime Day — in fact, that hasn’t been true for years. As soon as other large retailers realized they could piggyback on Amazon’s annual sales event to boost their own revenues from counter-sales, they’ve been doing just that. According to new data from Adobe Analytics out this […]