Weekend Run Down #3

Hello Dearest Readers and a Happy Weekend to You All! First and foremost I must apologize to my readers.  I have not been as active or as engaged during this move as I would have liked, and though the kinks aren’t fully worked out I am slowly making my comeback. I must also apologize for… Read More

Who could be Kmart’s Unexpected Hero?

In 1888 Richard Warren Sears and Alvah C. Roebuck released their first catalog.  A catalog that would come to represent the great revolution of the American Dream for the next century.   A simple watch handler was able to provide affordable and available products to farmers in rural areas that did not have the option… Read More

A Quick Retail Week in Review

1.  Party City & Etsy not only went public but are showing great earnings just out of the gates! 2.  Wal-Mart made the news several times this week: First by suddenly shutting down 5 different Wal-Marts for “plumbing issues” and laying off 2,200 employees in Texas, California, Florida, and Oklahoma.  The stores have not applied for necessary… Read More

One more institution hits the rocks…

Originally posted on martin herman:
I went into a Sears store the other day.  I was looking for a cap – a plain black cap. It was a bright and shiny morning.  I got to the Mall at about ten minutes to ten. I remember it so clearly because it was one of the first…