Why does J.C. Penney keep rolling out all these lame incremental merchandising programs when what it really needs is a top-to-bottom merchandising reset? Its latest
Bad Bed & Beyond
What happens when you put all your muscle behind a plan…and that plan isn’t the right one? I’m not saying that’s what’s going on at
Penney’s Tale Between its Legs?
What in the world becomes of J.C. Penney? And what does the ongoing mess that Sears is making mean for the beleaguered retailer? All of
Fears for Sears
Shed some tears, but mostly you should have genuine fears for what happens to Sears next. The pain and suffering is far from over. First
The End is Near…or Not
Our friend Fast Eddie Lampert has signaled game over for Sears. By bringing in a bankruptcy advisor, reportedly stopping paying vendors and indicating he is
Asleep at the Switch
For retailers — for generations — a surefire way to grow your business was to buy up a competitor and add their stores to yours.