The fall quarter was all over the place in the retail world with some big players like Williams Sonoma and Walmart doing OK while others like Target and Kohl’s not so much. There were all sorts of factors determining all of this, not the least of which was how retailers handled their inventories and promotional activity. Looking for trends? Good luck.
Here’s the way I sorted it all out in a new analysis for Business of Home: https://businessofhome.com/articles/this-season-s-retail-winners-and-losers