Old Navy to Split From Gap Inc.

Yesterday, Gap Inc. announced plans for two publicly traded companies: Old Navy (formerly known as “NewCo”) and an unnamed company (“NewCo”), which will include the Gap brand and Athleta and Banana Republic brands, Intermix, Hill City, and Intermix. Gap stated that the spin-off will allow each company to...

A Big Year for Stores

Since 2007, RSR has conducted an annual benchmark of the state and condition of the stores. This is one area that we hope to see improvement from previous years’ respondents. Many of us are disillusioned by how little the shopping experience in the real world has changed. The...

Casper Sleep Files for Publication

According to a CNBC Report, online mattress company Casper Sleep filed regulatory paperwork Friday to make the company public. Casper Sleep will be listed on New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “CSPR.” Casper stated that it intends to use the proceeds for expansion. Casper listed a stock...

Brick-and-Mortar: Five Areas to Rethink

We are all learning from the rapid and dynamic changes that grocers have made in order to improve efficiency and provide safer environments for their customers as we navigate the unknown. This is a time for retailers and brands to think “outside of the four-walled box”....

The New Privilege of COVID-19 Retail Hoarding

source: https://www.mytotalretail.com/article/covid-19-retail-hoarding-is-the-new-privilege/ The current COVID-19 world is filled with news stories about consumers hoarding goods and images of empty shelves. Those empty shelves seem to be connected with images of shoppers pushing carts full. They would have been more accurate to link those empty shelves with the...

Ascena Retail Group files for bankruptcy

Ascena Retail Group, parent company of Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, and Catherines women’s apparel brands, filed bankruptcy yesterday. It said that it would close at least 877 (or nearly a third) of its 2,800 stores. This follows years of declining sales and increasing debt. Dressbarn was founded...