In what seems like an effort to purge itself from former CEO Ron Johnson's strategy, virtually everything at J.C. Penney is being discounted, sometimes more than once.
By Jennifer Reingold
FORTUNE -- Retailer in trouble? There is often a silver lining -- if you¹re a shopper, that is. And so it has been at J.C. Penney (JCP), the $13 billion company that first gave up on sales and then returned to them -- in force -- MORENov 4, 2013 10:17 AM ET
Creative companies do stand a healthy chance against the online retail behemoth. A few strategies worth considering.
By Jeff Jordan
FORTUNE -- I've had Amazon on my mind lately, partly because I'm reading Brad Stone's interesting book, The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.
I've described in earlier blog posts how Amazon (AMZN) is a brutal competitor for brick and mortar merchants due to their large and growing cost MOREOct 24, 2013 11:30 AM ET
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Thanks to a motley cast of characters, the department store has somehow become a real-time tableau for virtually everything that's wrong with American business.Aug 19, 2013 9:05 PM ET
Krispy Kreme's shaky past has informed the company's current strategy, which has been predicated on slowly repairing the business and building a foundation that protects against future blow-ups.Jun 27, 2013 12:23 PM ET
The future does not belong entirely to a Jetsons world of machines and robots and data aggregation. Stores will still matter. But we'll all be affected by these changes. By Neil ParkerMar 13, 2012 11:02 AM ET
In the Sears of old, you could mail order just about anything you wanted, even a house. Consumers came full circle in the late 90s, but the department store chain didn't catch on quick enough.Jan 9, 2012 12:04 PM ET
Times are tough for many U.S. retailers. But Target seems to keep customers coming back more than its retail competitor Walmart, in part, because it's so darn likable. By Shelley DuBoisAug 19, 2011 11:15 AM ET
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