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June 2020

June
02
With most of its stores closed at some point during the first quarter, Dick’s Sporting Goods' net sales plummeted by 30.6%.
June
02
Build-A-Bear ended its last fiscal year on a strong note, with improved revenue and a solid balance sheet that was unencumbered with debt.
June
01
In less than six months we will be deep into the holidays.

May 2020

May
29
Looking at Williams-Sonoma’s sales figures you’d hardly know that there had been a major health crisis over the past few months.
Ron Lutz
May
29
Brick-and-mortar stores across the country, from Nordstrom to REI, are reopening with limits on customer capacity.
May
29
While Nordstrom performed modestly better than many other department stores over the course of the crisis, the overall gap between it and the rest was relatively slight.
Dollar General store exterior
May
28
Some retailers suffered terribly during the pandemic; others managed to hold their own.
May
27
Everything is changing rapidly. Retailers need financing that allows them to evolve with the circumstances.
Rebecca Goldberg
May
26
In recent years, off-price retailers have successfully gained precious market share from traditional retail channels.  The growing demand for designer trends at deep discounts coupled with shorter-lead times and agile buying within off-price
May
22
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the United States into a recession.
May
21
Given that all Best Buy’s physical stores were closed for six weeks of the quarter and that it sells mostly bigger ticket discretionary products, a sales decline of 6.3% is nothing short of a remarkable result.
lowes
May
20
An excellent performance from Lowe’s saw sales increase by 10.9% on a total basis and by 11.2% in comparable terms.
May
20
The economic impact COVID-19 is having on physical stores is unprecedented, as more than 250,000 locations across the U.S. have either temporarily or entirely closed since March.
May
19
As the largest grocer in the U.S. – and one of the handful of retailers that remained open in March and April – many consumers turned to Walmart during the coronavirus crisis, both to stock up pantries and to secure the everyday goods they need.
JC Penney storefront
May
18
After a long period of decline, JC Penney has finally bowed to the inevitable and filed for bankruptcy protection.
May
15
In April, total retail sales plummeted by 20.9% on a year-over-year basis.
Jill Standish
May
14
COVID-19 is altering consumer behaviors and many of these shifts could be permanent.
store
May
13
In early 2020, retail was predictable. 
May
12
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the ways in which we use (or, more accurately, avoid) public accommodations spaces in recent months.
May
11
The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly taken a toll on most industries, and certainly retail has been amongst the hardest hit.
mobile
May
08
Facing the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, major retailers have had to depend more heavily on mobile apps to stay connected to customers and keep business moving. 
May
07
Grocery retailers and their employees have fast become some of the most essential service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nordstrom
May
06
Closing 16 of its full-line stores – around 14% of the total store base – is a significant move by Nordstrom.
May
05
In starting its new fiscal year, Wayfair’s results make it clear that the company has failed to turn over a new leaf.
j crew
May
04
Although J Crew has been making progress in reducing its losses, the company still ended its last fiscal year $78.8 million in the red.
May
01
So many property owners and their tenants are struggling to stay in business, let alone cash-flow positive, through the COVID-19 crisis.
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