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Boot Barn Will Nearly Double Its Footprint, Spurred On by “Yellowstone” Cowboy Chic

As a retailer known for rodeo wear, Boot Barn Holdings has been wrangling in its own Wall Street rodeo, trying to ride the current bull market. That chute opened at the end of March 2020, when Boot Barn was trading around $12 to $13 per share. Now it’s trading around $100. It’s had an amazing […]

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Patagonia Puts Its People Over Profits and Closes Between Christmas and New Year

Patagonia, the outdoor clothing and gear brand, has always marched to its own drummer. From its “Don’t Buy This Jacket” ad in the New York Times, using Black Friday sales not to line its pockets but to give back to environmental causes, and its self-imposed “Earth tax” which donates 1% of all sales to environmental […]

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What Retailers Can Do About the ‘Great Resignation’

In advance of the holiday season, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported retailers will hire between 500,000 and 665,000 seasonal workers in November and December. At least some of retail’s 8.5 percent to 10.5 percent projected growth for holiday sales is contingent on retailers having enough employees to ring up the sales, stock the shelves […]

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After Breaking $1 Billion in Sales Third Quarter, RH’s Gary Friedman Says ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’

RH, the company formerly known as Restoration Hardware, just announced revenues across its “ecosystem of products, places, services and spaces” rose 19% in third quarter 2021, exceeding $1 billion in sales. That brings year-to-date revenues to $2.86 billion, just ahead of $2.85 billion generated in all of 2020. This was accomplished despite the year’s supply-chain […]

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Neiman Marcus’ Transformation Continues, But One Tradition Carries On: Its Christmas Book

Since joining Neiman Marcus Group as chief executive officer in 2018, Geoffroy van Raemdonck has been spearheading a transformation plan for the company that includes luxury legacy retailers Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. Unable to realize his vision weighted down by nearly $6 billion in debt, Neiman Marcus filed for bankruptcy in May 2020, not […]

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