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As Predicted

While it took a bit longer than anticipated, the “experts” are now predicting that J.C. Penney is circling the drain. I have seen that coming since 2104 as I noted in several posts back then (just search the archives); but … Continue reading

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Back to the Future in Retail

As you may know, Amazon is moving more and more into brick and mortar. They are opening book stores, while others are closing. They bought Whole Foods, which may soon no longer be referred to as “whole paycheck,” and they … Continue reading

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What Can Save Brick and Mortar?

A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle got me to thinking again about why most traditional retailers are having so much trouble these days. Still. I have written before on brick and mortar suicide (just search the blog on … Continue reading

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Brick and Mortar Suicide Continues … Unabated

This topic is, unfortunately, a common theme for me (just do a search of the blog). It seems retailers have become so focused on getting better deals from their suppliers that they are forgetting that if they don’t actually sell … Continue reading

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Brick And Mortar Innovation

I’ve written several posts on brick and mortar suicide (just do a search of the site to find them using that term), and to be fair, when I see something one of them is doing well I like to also … Continue reading

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Do They Have The Stomach For This? JC Penney Didn’t

Apparently Jos A. Bank, the men’s clothier, is trying to re-position itself and is having the same predictable results JC Penney had when trying to do the same thing. Jos A Bank is famous for its buy 1 get a … Continue reading

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The More Things Change…

My mom used to tell me that “back in her day” when she went shopping in a department store, the sales clerks brought you your clothes to try on in the dressing room, and if you needed a different size … Continue reading

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