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2017

Business Insider

April 13   Closing stores won’t prevent retail collapse.

Business of Fashion

August 1  Should Hudson’s Bay Sell Saks?

February 9  Should Amazon be fighting Hudson Bay for Macy’s?

Cleveland Plain Dealer

February 5  Malls aren’t dead, they’re just evolving

Dallas Morning News

March 15  Neiman Marcus puts itself up for sale

Dallas Business Journal

September 6  How Frito-Lay could take a healthy bite out of the Amazon/Whole Foods deal

January 31  How JC Penney can benefit from Sears struggles

January 8  JC Penney says it’s on track for 4th quarter 

Digiday

April 20  ‘They’ve sold out’: A Walmart acquisition could be damaging for fashion brands

Digital Commerce 360

September 20  A Toys R US turnaround needs an omni-channel focus retail experts say

Fortune

January 12  JC Penney CEO admits it will close some stores

Glossy

September 6  After the flash-sales gold rush Gilt focuses on customer data

June 1  What happens after two fashion brands merge?

Internet Retailer

April 17  Walmart’s pickup discount for online orders gives consumers greater choice

iQMetrix

April 6  Top 20 retail influencers you must follow

NY Post

July 27  Off-price retailers are losing their steam

June 13  Neiman’s takes itself off the block

January 5  Sears sells Craftsman brand for $900MM

San Francisco Chronicle

February 12  Just by sticking around, Sears hurts Macy’s

Vend

January 2  Top 50 Retail Influencers

Wall Street Journal

June 20  How to survive the retail crisis: A master class from TJX 

April 17  Neiman Marcus finds even wealthy shoppers want better deals

Washington Post

June 1  The big missteps that brought an American retail icon to the edge of collapse

2016

Dallas Business Journal

December 29  JC Penney Piloting HVAC Services

November 14  How JC Penney is attracting the millennial shopper

September 12  What business stand to win, or lose, if Walmart is allowed to sell liquor

Dallas Morning News

April 26  Neiman Marcus holds tight to top standing in luxury retailing

Digiday

January 13   Saks is using Gilt Group to battle Nordstrom

Marketplace (NPR)

January 7  Retail writes an obit on flash sale sites 

National Retail Federation

October 13  Retail’s Digital Summit Highlights

Retail Dive

January 7  11 predictions for the future of retail 

Retailers Association of India

March/April Issue 

San Francisco Chronicle

October 21  Can technology save the brick & mortar store?

March 11  Gap and J. Crew, struggling online, now face Amazon

2015

Advertising Age

September 10  Marketing’s New ‘Power of Now’

Bloomberg/Business Week

April 17  What The Target Collaboration Means for Lilly Pulitzer

CBS 11

November 25  Bleak Friday Interview

Colloquy

September 21  Luxury Retail’s ‘Frictionless” Moment

July/August Issue  25 Years of Loyalty

June 29  Digital-first Loyalty in Luxury

March 23  From Runways to Front Rows

January 26  Embracing the Blur: How Luxury Retail Can Capture the Blended Channel Consumer

The Daily Globe and Mail

December 25 Hudson’s Bay presses forward in face of retail ‘headwinds’

Dallas Morning News

November 25  Black Friday Has Lost Its Ability to Predict Holiday Season

September 23  JC Penney Has a New Chief Merchant

February 10  RevTech Accelerator Wants to Make Dallas the Epicenter of Retail Innovation

Fashionista.com

December 3  Should Fashion Designers Name Labels After Themselves?

April 20  Do Department Stores Have a Future?

Harvard Business Review

October 8  Micro-moments and the Shopper Journey

NerdWallet

May 18  Small Business Success Story: Online Retailers Get Physical

Retail Dive   

November 10  Why Relationships Between Brands and Luxury Stores Are Changing

StoreRai (Indian Retailer)

May/June Issue  Small is the New Stupid

The Street

October 28   10 Retailers Keeping Their Doors Shut for Thanksgiving

2014

Bloomberg/Business Week

August 5  Coach Rookie Mistake Erodes Luxury Cache as Sales Slide

The Boston Globe

August 13  Amid Flash-sales slump, Rue La La is Hit Hard

CMO

May 19  The 10 Most Common Mistakes of Loyalty Marketing

Chicago Tribune

August 4  What’s Going Wrong at Sears Now?

CNBC 

May 12  Fast Money Appearance to Discuss Sears

Colloquy

November 24  Four Factors That Create Compelling Loyalty

September 15  Loyalty is an Emotion

July 14  One Brand, Many Channels (and Why Silos Belong on Farms)

June 3  Share of Attention is the New Share of Wallet

March 17 Building Luxury Loyalty

Dallas Business Journal

May 28  Could a Woman Lead Target Out Of Its Mire?

Dallas Morning News

November 16  Black Friday is Still a Big Shopping Day

June 4   Online Retailers Open Stores in Dallas

May 19  Analysts Keep JC Penney On a Short Leash

Retail Touchpoints

10 Retail Experts Share Predictions on 2014 Digital Engagement

2013

Benzinga

May 23 Saks and Neiman Marcus Merger at the Rumor Stage

Bloomberg Business Week

December 6 Sears Plans to Spin Off Lands’ End to Shareholders

September 10 Neiman Marcus’s New Buyers Face Tough Luxury Retail Environment

June 11 At Sears, Eddie Lampert’s Warring Divisions Model Adds to the Troubles

May 22 KKR Said to Weigh Push for Saks-Neiman U.S. Retail Merger

January 16 Personalized Panties Seen Aiding Nordstrom Discounts War

Dallas Business Journal

August 16 JC Penney Shops for a CEO: Who can they bag?

June 28 Neiman Marcus’ Karen Katz: ‘Willing to push the envelope’

Dallas Morning News

December 14  Neiman Marcus Still Defines Luxury in a Casual World

June 4 Dallas-area retail chains have big potential for going public

The Deal Pipeline

May 23 Saks: LBO candidate or strategic target?

Fashionista

January 2 Prediction: Get Ready for a Kim and Kanye Kids’ Klothing Line

Financial Times

April 12 Retailer’s bite of the Apple turns sour

January 8 The long, long wait for a Sears turnaround

Huffington Post

August 21 Why JC Penney Can’t Find a CEO

May 22 Why a Saks-Neiman Marcus Merger Makes Sense

Luxury Daily

November 15  Is Technology Increasing Relevance of Retail Store Employees?

YouTube/IBM Smarter Commerce

June 3 Smarter Commerce Conversations with Steven Dennis, SageBerry Consulting

Women’s Wear Daily

June 25 Neiman Marcus Files for IPO

2012

Accessories Magazine

May 8 Barneys Rescued in a Debt-for-Equity Swap

Bloomberg Business Week

March 16 Michael Kors Doubles Stores

January 14 Saks Woos Women Back to Clothes After Bags for Recession:Retail

Haute Living

December 13 Ralph Lauren to Eliminate Rugby Label

Luxury Daily

October 30 Ecommerce, deferred purchases to lessen Hurricane Sandy retail freeze

October 25 Chanel, Barneys face flak for pushing brand envelope

Puget Sound Business Journal

March 23 Nordstrom set up its Rack strategy years ago

USA Today

January 12 Best Buy still faces customer service problems, experts say

2011

Bloomberg Business Week

December 15 Kors Raises $944M in IPO, Pricing Above Range

MO Luxury

December 9 Michael Kors set to float in the US

Reuters

October 17 Online Flash Sales Less Flashy as Inventory Shrinks

Wall Street Journal

May 4 Sears Earnings Warning Raises Concerns About Retailer’s Future

2010

Bloomberg Business Week

October 14 Why Luxury Goods are Scare at Outlet Malls

October 8 Shoppers with Money Find Less to Buy at Neiman’s and Saks

July 16 Tiffany Unveils Holly Bags on Web Ahead of Debut

May 5 Stuart Weitzman Says Stakeholder is Exploring Sale

February 10 Tory Burch’s Plan to Open 100 Stores is No Vanity Project

Chicago Tribune

November 24 Veil Rises Quietly On Nordstrom Bridal Business

Crain’s New York Business

November 21 Ralph Lauren Wears It Well

Dallas Morning News

December 19 The Twelve Apps of Christmas

November 25 Smart Phones Could Make You a Smarter Shopper

November 10 New Store Openings Make Dallas a Retail Hub

Dow Jones Newswire

June 15 DJ FOCUS: Pier 1 Taking Steps To Return To E-Commerce

e-Marketer

September 29 Affluent Marketers and Luxury Brand Retailers Online

Luxury Society

May 10 The Flash Sale Market Hits The Wall

Palm Beach Post

June 1 Weak Euro May Not Boost Saks Appeal

Women’s Wear Daily

October 6 Burt Tansky: A CEO With a Laser Focus

2009

Cleveland Plain Dealer

November 29 Black Friday is Not the Only Chance for Bargains

Dallas Morning News

December 17 Retailers Sell Out of Key Items as Holiday Counts Down

November 6 Rise in Sales May Prod Retailers to Stick with Full Prices

Denver Post

November 22 Retailers Doubt Shoppers Ready to Spend Again

Global Times

December 10 Desperate Retailers Seek Holiday Rescue

Palm Beach Post

November 22 Retailers Expecting Black Friday Crowds But Will They Spend?

Women’s Wear Daily

July 15 Romancing the Shopper: Retailers Get Personal