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Retail Is Sick: It’s Time for Wellness

I recently participated in a retail webinar on wellness. My main message was that retailers limit themselves if they think of wellness just in terms of products consumers use, wear close to their body, put on their skin or decorate their homes with. All retailers, nonessential and otherwise, have been massively disrupted during the nationwide coronavirus […]

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For Retailers, 2020 Has Been a Miserable Year, but Wait, It’s Going to Get Worse

Now that the coronavirus retail shutdowns are lifting, retailers across the country are breathing a sigh of relief. Hoping that the worst is over, retailers are encouraged that business will recover, maybe not in the third quarter, but that it will start to turn around by the fourth. For some major retailers, things haven’t been […]

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Gary Friedman Aims to Make RH More Luxury, But Can His Dream Become Reality?

In a recent conversation with fellow Forbes.com contributor Steve Dennis, our wide-ranging discussion turned to RH, the company formerly known as Restoration Hardware. “I was at a conference where Gary Friedman talked about these new gallery stores that hadn’t opened yet. And I thought he was crazy,” Dennis said. I had much the same feeling […]

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Neiman Marcus Bankruptcy: More than Debt and Coronavirus to Blame

Recently, Neiman Marcus did the inevitable and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an effort to put $4 billion of its existing $5.1 billion debt behind it and restructure for the “new normal” after COVID-19. Under the new agreement, the Neiman Marcus Group has secured debtor-in-possession of $675 million financing to continue operating through the […]

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