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Target deepens NYC presence with Times Square store plans

December 6, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Target’s Time Square store represents a deepening into a market and format that hold a major opportunity for the retailer. The small store has created an inroad for Target into dense, urban markets, which largely remain a frontier for fellow […]


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Lululemon could reach Nike-like profits, Cowen analysts say

December 4, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The Cowen analysts call Lululemon a “dual gender brand with unmatched loyalty,” drawing numerous comparisons to Nike. “We view LULU growth, durability and ROIC [return on invested capital] profile as most [similar] to NKE,” the analysts said in the report. […]


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Best Buy’s stores are key to its momentum

November 26, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Best Buy is solidifying its position in a market where analysts see a more wary consumer, thanks in part to its strength as a brick-and-mortar retailer. That is blunting what was seen just a few years ago as a looming […]


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Nordstrom beats the odds

November 22, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Nordstrom in the third quarter strayed from the narrative, underscored in recent days by weak performance from Kohl’s and Macy’s, that department stores are in trouble. The company demonstrated inventory discipline that helped it avoid markdowns, which dogged both Kohl’s […]


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Will Macy’s close more stores?

November 21, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Macy’s was buffeted on all sides in the third-quarter, with e-commerce growth ebbing and its stores in lesser malls under-performing significantly. Executives repeatedly expressed confidence in their “store segmentation strategy,” which entails three individual approaches to growth: one for about […]


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7 major store closure announcements from 2019 and why they matter

November 20, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

By November of this year retail store closures were already nearly 55% higher than during the entirety of 2018. That’s according to advisory firm Coresight Research, which put the number of closures at more than 9,000 as of Nov. 1. […]


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Kohl’s lowers guidance amid tepid same-store sales

November 19, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Kohl’s results kick off a week of earnings reports for several retailers and cast a shadow over the department store segment in the process. In a statement Tuesday, Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass noted that store comps returned to growth from […]


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J. C. Penney narrows loss, but comp sales drop 6.6%

November 15, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Along with reporting its Q3 results on Friday, Penney unveiled its “plan for renewal,” which hinges on boosting customer traffic, centering merchandise around lifestyle, creating a compelling experience, cutting costs and building a “results-minded culture.” Along with its turnaround plan, […]


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Starbucks Unveils Massive Chicago Flagship

November 13, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Starbucks has unveiled its latest Reserve Roastery store in Chicago, which opens its doors to the public on Friday. Located on North Michigan Avenue and Erie Street on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the opening of Chicago Reserve Roastery marks Starbucks sixth […]


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5 store concepts that no longer exist

November 13, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Sometimes even the best-performing retailers have bad ideas. And for the retailers that can’t afford to make a mistake, missteps can be devastating. On the surface some ideas appear to be good — expanding into growing categories, rolling out smaller […]