In an unusual turn of events, the sands are shifting under Whole Foods Markets—and now it’s in trouble. In short order, Whole Foods, the quintessential upmarket food retailer, has gone from being a Wall Street darling to a Wall Street […]
Charade is a nice way of describing what I believe to be the biggest issue in mainstream retailing today. The charade? “Spinmeistering,” including many of the top executives across all retail sectors — Nordstrom’s, HBC, (Saks Off Fifth and Lord
Here is one more glaring example of the absurd and frankly, stupid “short-termism” of Wall Street and the investment community. Doug McMillon, Walmart’s relatively new CEO, its youngest ever at age 49 and its first merchant-chief since Sam Walton, recently
If So, Is Stefan Larsson Up to Chief Navigator? Let’s take a minute and talk about the three major storm fronts that seem to be colliding at the same time in the “House of Lauren.” In my view, these fronts
My favorite 14-year-old girl, like so many in her generation, is lost without her phone. In spite of school, sports, eating and sleeping, she spends almost eight hours a day on social media. Instagram and Snapchat are her addictions. Selfies
Back in the 1950s with McCarthyism barely in the rearview, my parents always warned me never to sign anything for fear I would be a branded a Communist agitator. I was 6 at the time. In the 1960s and 1970s
You have been working hard and deserve a vacation. If you were told you would have the perfect “dream” vacation but have no memory of it afterwards, how much would you be willing to pay? Chances are, not very much.
Kickstarter in Your Future? The first question you might ask yourself when starting a new business is: “Am I selling something that people actually want?” This may be stating the obvious, but nowhere is this concept more true than in