Major store closings at Pier 1 Imports, Kirkland’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and others mean a lot of business is in play in 2020. Warren Shoulberg unpacks how the shift will impact retail in the months ahead.
After 21 quarters of consecutive losses, the online home furnishings retailer is facing reality as it tries to find a way to make some money—one way or another. Warren Shoulberg unpacks the brand’s latest round of layoffs, tumbling stock price and attempts at profitability.
As the virus spreads, cities go on lockdown, and government-mandated quarantines increase, home industry events such as trade shows, business meetings and travel are put on hold—and the worst effects may be yet to come.
It was inevitable: The new kids on the block disrupt the entire neighborhood and then, eventually, become part of the establishment. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg explains what’s next for the legion of direct-to-consumer brands who upended the status quo, only to realize that their new model doesn’t work.