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Phil Wahba


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Recent articles by Phil:

How Lands' End Emerged From the Shadow of Sears and Prospered Again

The new CEO's e-commerce and store expansion plans are paying off. → Read More

J.Crew Says Madewell on Its Way to Becoming a Billion-Dollar Brand

J.Crew on Thursday reported strong quarterly results at its Madewell brand as well as its namesake business. → Read More

Dollar Tree Struggles to Fix Its $9 Billion Family Dollar Albatross

Family Dollar continues to weigh down Dollar Tree's sales and profit. → Read More

Chico's Meltdown Shows Perils of Dumping Older Customers for Younger Ones

Chico's reported dismal results for its namesake label and said the brand president was being replaced among plunging sales. → Read More

Earlier Sales and Late Christmas Dent Thanksgiving Weekend Turnout

The National Retail Federation said on Tuesday 165 million Americans went shopping over the weekend, less than last year. → Read More

'A Strong Start:' Macy's and Kohl's CEOs Herald a Black Friday That's Already Surpassed Last Year's

The biggest weekend of shopping of the year is off to a "strong" start, retailers and analysts said on Friday morning. → Read More

Retailers Like Macy's And Target Have Lots to Prove This Black Friday

They have to do more than coast in a strong economy. → Read More

Kohl's Cracks the Retail Code

Under new CEO Michelle Gass, the big retailer is figuring out how to compete with—and play nice with—big bully Amazon. → Read More

Things Get Worse for J.C. Penney as Stock Plunges to New Depths

Sales fell 5.8% despite a strong consumer environment. → Read More

Think Walmart Can't Beat Amazon? Think Again: E-Commerce Extends Streak of Big Sales Gains

Walmart on Thursday reported stronger than expected results, helped by a 43% jump in e-commerce. → Read More

How Macy's Is Contending With Fewer Sears and J.C. Penney Stores in Malls

Macy's will shrink many stores including those at low-quality malls where Sears and J.C. Penney have already closed stores. → Read More

Home Depot Revenue Beats Forecasts as Homeowners Splurge

Home Depot on Tuesday reported strong sales gains as shoppers showed a willingness to pay more for tools and other home improvement items. → Read More

How about some drama with your $16 billion Flipkart deal, Walmart?

Walmart said the CEO of its Flipkart was leaving the Indian e-commerce company because of lapses in judgment linked to a misconduct probe. → Read More

Walmart Bets on Line-Busting Checkout and Digital Store Maps to Win Holiday Season

It is looking to make shopping smoother this Christmas season. → Read More

Avis: A Rental Car Giant's Tech Reinvention

Self-driving cars and ride-hailing services could make the car-rental industry obsolete—or create a huge opportunity. Here’s how Avis Budget is adapting. → Read More

Canada Finance Minister Wants Exporters To Look Further Afield Despite U.S. Deal

Canada's finance minister Bill Morneau told the Fortune Global Forum that Canadian exporters need to diversify beyond the U.S. despite USMCA. → Read More

Safety and Reduced Dependence on Owning Cars Will Be the True Value Checks for Autonomous Driving

The industry's cognoscenti say safety and clean air will be paramount. → Read More

The CEOs of PayPal and SAP Say That Diversity Is Non-Negotiable

Diversity is a fact of corporate life now, top tech CEOs say. → Read More

Why Business Leaders Are Relieved About the New North American Trade Deal

Business leaders gathered at Fortune's Global Forum in Toronto expressed relief that the U.S., Canada and Mexico had struck a new trade deal → Read More

Commentary: Sears Has Only Itself to Blame for Its Decline

The chain has been promising improvements for years, but they never come. → Read More