01/21/2014 - 12:39pm

Perhaps no single brand had a holiday season quite as rocky as Sears. When the retailer announced a string of bad news on Jan. 9, shares of Sears Holding Corp. (which includes both Sears and Kmart) went through the floor.

01/07/2014 - 12:05pm

While we wait for all of the official numbers to come in from the 2013 holiday shopping season — a topic I’ll address in a future column — I thought this might be a good time to expand on one of the points I made about retail downsizing in my 2014 forecast piece.

12/23/2013 - 11:16am

The more I think about this past year the more I think that the holiday numbers aren’t even the most important takeaway. What’s far more interesting to me is what 2013 has to tell us about where we go next.

12/10/2013 - 5:30pm

We are all susceptible to media hype, and to established narratives, so it’s easy to miss important details in the growing chaos and chatter that surrounds Black Friday each year.

11/22/2013 - 11:28am

Here’s something you may not have heard in a while: Competition from multiple buyers is causing a spike in the price of many shopping centers.

11/07/2013 - 11:01am

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has begun to notice some changes in that most iconic of holiday shopping events: Black Friday.

10/22/2013 - 10:47am

I’ve tapped Dave Cheatham from Phoenix-based Velocity Retail Group, an X Team International Partner, to help me examine the recent ups and downs of the local retail market in Arizona — and what the lessons learned here mean for brick and mortar retailers nationwide.

10/08/2013 - 1:03pm

I don’t want to be a Grinch, but things aren’t looking too promising for retailers who were hoping to end the year on a holiday high note.

09/24/2013 - 11:04am

If it feels like summer just ended, that’s because it did: the first day of fall was Sept. 22. But you can bet your bottom dollar that retailers aren’t going to let a little thing like the calendar get in the way of moving forward with their holiday plans.