The Next Store Shutting Down in this Retail Pitfall May Surprise You

It seems since the ringing in of 2017 that Retail Armageddon has taken on a stronger hold of our economy than we may have ever expected in such a short time frame.  Entire collections of brick and mortars that we saw as pillars in the retail world are shutting down over night.  Since January we… Read More

CEO Wonder Woman Makes Remarkable Strides at Wet Seal

It’s like when you went to your reunion and you ran into that basket case acquaintance that never seemed to get her life together, hair always tangled, clothes disorderly, and make up disheveled, and then here you stand before her and you are unable to hold back the sound of surprise in your voice when… Read More

My Part in Aeropostale’s Fall

Below is an article I wrote a year and a half ago (March 25, 2015) on the crumbling foundations of teen retailers, with a focus on Aeropostale.   This past week as I visited four malls in Houston, TX I felt repercussions of their struggles.  Although in reality only a little over a quarter of their… Read More

Retail Headlines #3: Shopping of the Future, Stale Sales, Conspiracy Theorists

1.  3-D Custom Home Improvement Lowe’s is doing it again and leading the retail world by incorporating technology of the future into their stores.  Lowe’s  was the first to utilize robotic sales associates, and now they are the first to bring 3-D Printing to the storefront.  If it is successful this could truly change the… Read More