The Limited Files For Bankruptcy, Shutters Online Store (For Now)

The Limited Files For Bankruptcy, Shutters Online Store (For Now)

The retail slaughter continues on in 2017 with its latest victim: after shutting down all 250 remaining stores Jan. 8, The Limited has filed for bankruptcy and has shuttered its online store — for now, at least. [More]

Michael Kalus

Fate Of American Apparel Stores Remains Unclear After Bankruptcy Auction

Last week, Canada’s Gildan Activewear purchased the American Apparel brand, but not the company’s retail locations, leading to reports that all 110 stores would be shuttered. Yet, what remains of American Apparel won’t confirm those closures — for the moment. [More]

JCPenney Adding Nike Stores Inside 600 Locations

JCPenney Adding Nike Stores Inside 600 Locations

In their attempts to draw in customers and become more of a one-stop-shop, struggling department stores across the country have entered into partnerships to host store-within-a-store concepts: from Macy’s LensCrafters shops to Best Buy’s Verizon and AT&T “experience stores.” Now, JCPenney is jumping into the fray, launching Nike stores in 600 of its locations around the country.  [More]

Will

Walmart Says It Will Add 10,000 Jobs, Open Dozens Of Stores This Year

A year after Walmart announced it would close 154 stores round the country, eliminating the jobs of about 10,000 employees, the big box retailer unveiled plans to open or relocate dozens of stores and hire more than 10,000 workers. [More]

TheGlassPeople

Now that American Apparel has been sold off to Canadian-based apparel maker Gildan Activewear, not only could all 110 stores reportedly be closing, but the retailer’s new owner has also decided not to buy some of its manufacturing operations after all, insiders say, prompting the start of layoffs for thousands of workers in Southern California. [More]

Phillip Pessar

Wet Seal Considering Second Bankruptcy In Two Years

No, we haven’t gone into reruns: Wet Seal, a clothing retailer geared toward women in their teens and twenties, is considering celebrating the second anniversary of its last bankruptcy by popping the cork on a second one. This time, though, the chain is hoping to quietly sell itself without going through the expense and hassle of court proceedings. [More]

Rexx W.

Aeropostale Is Back, Re-Opens More Than 500 Stores

Last month, signs in Aeropostale stores blared, “EVERYTHING MUST GO!” The stores sold off their inventory, then closed up. Then something surprising happened: more than two-thirds of those stores opened back up under new ownership. [More]

Mike Mozart

FedEx Customers Will Be Able To Drop Off, Pick Up Packages At Walgreens Stores

We’ve all seen what can happen when a package is left out in the open or otherwise unattended, but not everyone can be home during the day, live in a doorman building, or have their stuff delivered to an office. Also? Some carriers just hate coming to your house. In an effort to solve these problems, FedEx and Walgreens announced plans to put delivery lockers in as thousands of Walgreens stores by the end of next year. [More]

Michael Kalus
Mike Mozart

Sam’s Club CEO Exiting As Company Moves To Win Over Costco Shoppers

In recent years, Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer has led the warehouse store’s efforts to compete for Costco’s more affluent shoppers, but as sales at the Walmart-owned chain remain unremarkable, Brewer will soon retire.
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Phillip Pessar

The Limited Confirms It Will Shut Down All Remaining Brick-And-Mortar Stores Jan. 8

Following the news of major store closing by fellow retailers Sears, Kmart, and Macy’s, the retail carnage continues with The Limited. After weeks of having liquidation and store-closing sales without admitting its demise, the retailer has finally confirmed it will shutter all of its remaining physical stores on Sunday, Jan. 8, and exist henceforth as an online-only merchant. [More]

Amazon Opening Its Next Physical Bookstore In NYC This Spring

New Yorkers who like the experience of thumbing through a book made with paper and smelling the fresh ink before they buy it will have another place to browse this year. As we suspected in July, Amazon says it will open its next physical book store in Manhattan this spring. [More]

Nick Papakyriazis

It’s shaping up to be quite a depressing spring for a few retailers, after Sears Holdings announced it would be shutting down 150 Kmart and Sears stores in the next few months, and Macy’s notifying customers that 68 stores would close. Here is the list of all the stores that will be turning off the lights for good, where they are, and when they’re closing. [More]

TheGlassPeople

Report: Amazon, Forever 21 Interested In Buying Bankrupt American Apparel

Stores are set to shut down, thousands of employees may be laid off, but we still haven’t reached the end of the American Apparel Bankruptcy: Part II saga. In yet another plot twist, Amazon and Forever 21 are appearing as rumored new suitors ahead of the upcoming bankruptcy auction. [More]

WREG

Customer Buys $150 Crafting Machine From Walmart; Receives Box Of Potatoes

Crafters and scrapbookers across the country are likely familiar with the Cricut, a device that cuts paper into just about any pattern you desire. They probably also know what a potato is, and that the two items aren’t interchangeable. Except, apparently, at Walmart.  [More]

David Mann

Racist Tirade Proves To Be One Way To Get Banned From A Mall

What kind of behavior can get you banned from a public place like a mall? Being caught on camera verbally abusing other customers is one way, as a woman in Kentucky recently found out. [More]

Kevin Walter

Now matter how cool your inner child may be, you’ve almost certainly gazed upon IKEA’s vast array of demo rooms and beds and pondered some sort of Night at the Museum overnight adventure in the store. While IKEA understands this temptation, the Swedish retailer still considers it trespassing. [More]

JeepersMedia

How Do Some Retailers Succeed While Ignoring The Internet?

Shopping online: it’s convenient for customers and brings in big bucks for retailers. But not everyone is jumping at the chance to sell their goods on the internet. HomeGoods and Marshall’s don’t have websites filled with products and TJMaxx has a sparsely filled online platform, and they appear to be doing just fine, thank you very much.  [More]