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Big Ideas for Holiday 2020

In less than six months we will be deep into the holidays.

Analysis: E-commerce can’t replace the Build-A-Bear Workshop experience

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.

With most of its stores closed at some point during the first quarter, Dick’s Sporting Goods' net sales plummeted by 30.6%.

A discount giant is acting like a start-up in its pursuit of younger, urban, affluent shoppers.

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

Brick-and-mortar stores across the country, from Nordstrom to REI, are reopening with limits on customer capacity.

Rebecca Goldberg

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 has propelled retailers like T.J.

jc penney app

An Amazon acquisition of J.C. Penney makes sense from a technology standpoint – including one non-obvious benefit.

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the United States into a recession.

JC Penney storefront

After a long period of decline, JC Penney has finally bowed to the inevitable and filed for bankruptcy protection.


In early 2020, retail was predictable. 

Retailers are rapidly adapting to pandemic-related shifts in consumer behavior.

La Centerra at Cinco Ranch

As the COVID-19 related shutdowns began to wind down in Texas and Georgia, Poag Shopping Centers’ lifestyle centers were among the first to welcome back guests.

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