Tag Archives: Macy’s

Some Major Retailers Really Don’t Get It

The difficulties major brick and mortar retailers are experiencing is not news. The stocks are being hammered, stores are closing, and I suspect it is crunch time in the C-Suites.¬†Yet they still don’t get it. And the “it” is not … Continue reading

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Brick and Mortar Suicide Finds New Ways to Continue

Almost every day we hear about more closures of brick and mortar stores. Abercrombie is closing a bunch of stores, and Macy’s announced the closing of hundreds of stores. While we aren’t Abercrombie’s target customer, my wife had been (the … Continue reading

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Blaming The Weather And Other Excuses

Retailers have blamed the weather for their poor performance for several months now. In fact, many companies have used the weather as their excuse for sub-par performance. Could be, but… Macy’s just reported Q1 sales for 2015 down from 2014. … Continue reading

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Is Brick and Mortar Committing Suicide?

Much has been written over the last few years about e-commerce’s displacement of traditional brick and mortar. As do others, I believe that traditional brick and mortar has its advantages, and when combined with effective e-commerce can offer an unbeatable … Continue reading

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The Sales Prevention Department

Many companies have one or more sales prevention departments. Some people consider the credit department a sales prevention department when they won’t issue acceptable credit terms to a prospective customer. My friend, Abe Walking Bear Sanchez¬†has some thought-provoking ideas on … Continue reading

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Retail sales this holiday season … what’s the real story

While I have no doubt that this holiday season’s retail sales will not have been great, I will look forward to hearing the actual numbers. And I suggest you look at them in detail. Since the report will come out … Continue reading

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