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Department Stores Still Rocky

Traditional department stores are having a tough go of it. Despite many store and online initiatives, the competition is taking its toll. And better times ahead do not seem in the cards for this sector, even though individual department stores … Continue reading

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Von Maur Looking to Become a National Department Store Chain

Von Maur is a very popular Midwestern U.S. department store chain with a loyal customer following. Now, the chain has more ambitious plans to expand its geographic coverage. Recently, Von Maur was the subject of a Chain Store Age cover … Continue reading

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Nordstrom Ranked as Top U.S. Fashion Retailer

Nordstrom is the favorite U.S. fashion chain according to a recent survey by  Market  Force Information. Nordstrom, a high-end department store chain, was praised for its customer  service, store atmosphere, easy returns, and merchandise selection. Kohl’s was second and Macy’s third in this … Continue reading

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Can Apparel Startups Bypass Traditional Retail Channels?

Many entrepreneurs would LIKE to establish their own direct-to-consumer sales channel rather than market their merchandise through retail stores. Why? They would like greater control, a bigger share of profits, and other reasons. But, this is often not feasible. The … Continue reading

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Are You a Stressed Out Shopper? How’s This Approach?

It can be a noisy, hectic world out there. So, what do you think of this idea from Great Britain’s Selfridges? As reported by Fast Company: “Step into Selfridges at the moment, and you won’t have to deal with the usual barrage … Continue reading

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Reinventing the Department Store

Check out this CBS video to see how department stores are reinventing themselves in the face of today’s competitive environment. Click the icon for a video clip.  

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