Mall Anchors are Fading

The following article is a good accounting of the current state of affairs for mall anchors.  There is some information specific to the Philadelphia market, but there is enough national information to make it a worthwhile article.Philly.com Article

Macy’s ‘Trading Cards’

A friend of mine in the business once referred to a retailer’s opening and closing of stores as ‘trading cards’.  In order to survive in any climate, retailers seem to always be ‘trading cards’ in an ongoing attempt to achieve that...

Would You Bet on These 6 Department Stores?

In this article, this author is positive when it comes to Dillards, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Sears Holdings Corporation, and TJX Companies.  In my experience and research, TJX has consistently performed well.  Kohl’s has been strong,...

Shop Kick Helping the Boxes

In the never ending fight to get customers in the store,  retailers are using a  relatively new iPhone and Android app called Shop Kick to generate customer trips. Shop Kick users get rewards when they walk into partner stores.  Check out this...