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Phil Wahba


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Recent articles by Phil:

Why Gap Inc pulled the plug on Old Navy's spin off

The apparel retailer's results are declining too much to make an Old Navy spin-off make sense. → Read More

Target gets brutal reminder of turnaround’s challenges from weak holiday season

The discount chain suffered a setback on weak toy and electronics sales during the holidays. → Read More

Weak Holiday Season For Macy’s, Penney, and Kohl’s Deepens Turnaround Doubts

New merchandise and other initiatives didn't capture shoppers' dollars. → Read More

Die Another Day: How Some Failed or Bankrupt Retailers Are Coming Back to Life

Whether bankrupt or sold off—these once-doomed retailers are rising up from the ashes. → Read More

These Brands Have a Warning: Beware of Inauthentic Social Activism

Executives from Walmart, Uber and healthcare startup hims & hers said weighing in on social debates only makes sense under some conditions. → Read More

Enterprise Scion Chrissy Taylor to Become Car Rental Giant’s CEO

The car rental agency has named COO Chrissy Taylor, the granddaughter of its founder and daughter of former CEO Andy Taylor, as the company's new CEO. → Read More

Rent the Runway Is No Longer Taking New Customers, Orders

The rental service is taking a break from taking on new customers or accepting new orders will it fixes a massive operational mess. → Read More

McKinsey Is Opening A Store At the Mall of America

Why is a white shoe consulting firm opening a brick-and-mortar store? To evaluate new technologies and compel shoppers to spend more. → Read More

Old Navy Is About to Sail Away From Gap Inc.—and Into Some Choppy Waters

CEO Sonia Syngal prioritizes playfulness and innovation as the apparel giant prepares for its spin-off. → Read More

Old Navy Is About to Sail Away From Gap Inc.—and Into Some Choppy Waters

CEO Sonia Syngal prioritizes playfulness and innovation as the apparel giant prepares for its spin-off. → Read More

Target to Open Dozens of Disney Stores in the Next Year

The discount chain will open Disney stores in its latest threat to department stores like J.C. Penney. → Read More

How Target Managed a Big-Box Turnaround

Two and a half years after its big bet spooked shareholders, Target is posting ticker-tape-parade-worthy results. Here's how. → Read More

Walmart Reports Stellar U.S. Results Under Cloud of Gun Debate

Walmart posts strong U.S. second quarter 2019 revenue, taking market share and building online sales, as it's pulled into the gun debate after the El Paso Walmart shooting. Walmart says it sells 2% of America's firearms. → Read More

Macy’s Stock Tanks as Old Problems Prove Intractable

Wall Street is losing faith that Macy's can pull off a long-awaited comeback. → Read More

Barneys’ Bankruptcy Shows Dangers of Luxe Department Store Expansions

Barneys will become a much leaner retailer, key to its long-term survival, as a niche player focused on true luxury emporia—and not held back by poor stores that consumers don't want anyway. → Read More

How Etsy Crafted an E-Commerce Comeback, From Search to Shipping

To survive competition from e-commerce giants, the handmade-goods retailer had to persuade its quirky community to get just a teensy bit corporate. → Read More

E-Bike Sales Are Putting a Charge in the Fortunes of Bikemakers

The latest trend on two wheels marks a new era for the bike industry. Every few years, a new sensation comes to the rescue of a beleaguered U.S. bicycle industry. In the 1970s, 10-speed bikes from Europe sparked a boom stateside. A decade later, mountain bikes renewed the business. A few years after that, American […] → Read More

Stitch Fix Is Testing New Ways To Generate Revenue

Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake thinks people are overwhelmed with choice when shopping for clothes, a trend that will fuel her company's growth. → Read More

Walmart Says Stores Give It An Edge Over Amazon

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon says the chain's stores give it a big edge over Amazon. → Read More

Etsy Will Start Pushing Sellers To Include Free Shipping

The perk is standard at many e-commerce rivals, but it can be hard to find on the handmade-goods site. → Read More