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Big Split: Saks Fifth Avenue stores, online site becoming separate companies

The owner of Saks Fifth Avenue is splitting off the luxury department store retailer’s e-commerce business into a separate entity.

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CSA reveals Top Women in Retail Tech honorees

Chain Store Age honored 17 outstanding female leaders in technology at its Top Women in Retail Tech awards event, which was held virtually on March 6.

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Gap Inc. reported disappointing fourth-quarter sales amid global store closures and ongoing declines at its namesake and Banana Republic brands.

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Big Lots reported a fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts’ expectations and provided an upbeat outlook for the first quarter.

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Retailers are aware of sharp increases in BOPIS and curbside pickup orders, but are falling behind in their response.


The pandemic remains the largest uncertainty and the biggest risk the economy faces in 2021.

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A Dallas-based value optical chain is launching a flexible payment option in its stores across the nation by the end of March.

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