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    Home Alone 3

    Warren Shoulberg

    April 17, 2017

    Help Wanted

    In their never-ending quest to stay relevant and keep up with the changing retail landscape, America’s top stores have brought on a number of new personnel over the past year. You may have missed the individual announcements so in the interest of public service, here is a summary of recent developments: Chief Extortion Officer: Several retailing organizations announced appointments in this department in an effort to extract more value from their supplier partners. Not to be confused with the CEO – chief executive officer – this new corner office title – shortened to CHEX – is in charge of finding new sources of ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    April 17, 2017

    The Big Tier

    You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. Colonel Jessup, “A Few Good Men” Deep down in places suppliers don’t normally make a fuss over in their showrooms, there is the business being done with off-price retailers. The so-called “third tier” of retailing is now the fastest growing channel in bricks & mortar. While the power of e-commerce cannot be under-stated, the physical store is still where the vast majority of home textiles purchases are completed: 70% for ...

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  • Jennifer Marks

    The Thread

    Jennifer Marks

    March 13, 2017

    To invest or divest, that is the question

    It’s been an eventful first quarter, filled with some surprising initiatives and some not-so-surprising store closings and layoffs. It’s hard to decide which came as the bigger bombshell, Target’s announcement that it will become a radically different retailer over the next three years or TJX Cos.’ decision to launch a new home furnishings chain. Apparently TJX hasn’t heard the country is overstored. Neither has Ross Stores, which will add another 90 units this year. Nor Dollar Tree, which plans to open 650 new units on top of the 14,000-plus it already operates. Then there were ...

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