Is A Neiman Marcus, Saks Merger Inevitable?

Is A Neiman Marcus, Saks Merger Inevitable?

For years rumors have abounded that various forces were trying to lead North America’s two leading luxury department stores to the alter. And I can neither confirm nor deny that I may have been involved in analyzing such a marriage on more than one occasion. Now, such...
Dead Brands Walking

Dead Brands Walking

What follows is a sub-chapter from my new book. When I wrote it last fall I had no idea how prophetic it would be. While I had been writing and speaking about the collapse of the middle and the increasing irrelevance of retailers that were failing to become more...