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Recent articles by Phil:

Walmart Is Almost Ready to Deliver Groceries When You're Not Home

Walmart said on Friday it is launching grocery delivery into customers' homes in three cities starting in the fall. → Read More

Michaels Offers Fresh Lessons in Perils of Being a Retail Tech Laggard

The arts and crafts retailer has learned: Customers don't always want to touch things before they buy. → Read More

Michaels Offers Fresh Lessons in Perils of Being a Retail Tech Laggard

Michaels Stores on Thursday reported dismal first-quarter results and continues to pay a high price for being late to e-commerce. → Read More

Why Can’t Drug­stores Quit Cigarettes?

Rite Aid and Walgreens have raised the age to buy tobacco to 21, but why are they still selling it at all? → Read More

Target reports strong quarterly sales as it breaks from retail's pack

The discount chain's e-commerce and stores are in sync, while new house brands are wildly popular. → Read More

Making Billions at the Dollar Store

Dollar General has relied on a crafty mix of 7-Eleven-like convenience and Walmart-like low prices to become a retail giant. How much bigger can it get? → Read More

What Kohl's Awful Numbers Tell Us About J.C. Penney's Prospects

J.C. Penney on Tuesday reported another dismal quarter and its turnaround will be hard to pull off with fewer resources than Kohl's. → Read More

Sears Could've Been Amazon. Here's How It Blew Its Chances

Sears was America's dominant retailer for decades. Here are four ways they squandered that lead. → Read More

Sears' Seven Decades of Self-Destruction

Leaders can learn from Sears' slow-motion collapse into bankruptcy last year. → Read More

Walmart International CEO Says It's Moving On After a Major U.K. Setback

Walmart International CEO Judith McKenna said on Tuesday that her focus is to help Asda compete after the acquisition by Sainsbury's failed. → Read More

Neiman Marcus Takes Stake In Online Pre-Owned Luxury Goods Marketplace

The high-end chain will have counters at five-seven stores to drop off luxury castoffs for resale online. → Read More

Best Buy Names Finance Chief Corie Barry to Replace Hubert Joly as CEO

CFO Corie Barry has been with the retailer for 20 years. → Read More

Madewell IPO? J.Crew Mulls Solutions for Crushing Debt

The fashion retailer is choking. Selling its popular denim brand is one option for relief. → Read More

Macy's New Boutique Will Showcase Different, Quirky Products Every Two Months

Macy's is betting on its Story at Macy's concept to enliven its stores. → Read More

Wayfair Is Latest E-Commerce Retailer to Open a Physical Store

Wayfair said on Tuesday it would open its first ever store, becoming the latest e-commerce star to embrace physical retail. → Read More

How CEO Chip Bergh Plans to Maintain Levi's Winning Streak After Its Red-Hot IPO

The 166-year-old denim brand saw shares soar 32% on its first day back on a stock exchange. → Read More

Levi Strauss IPO Prices Well Above Range for a $6.6 Billion Valuation

Levi's is the new, yet very old, kid on the trading block. → Read More

Victoria's Secret Formally Returns to Swimwear Market

Victoria's Secret on Monday unveiled its new swimwear assortment, reversing a decision three years to exit a once big part of its business. → Read More

Neiman Marcus Plants Its Flag in New York's Luxury Battlefield

Neiman Marcus, the Dallas-based high-end department store chain, is planting its flag in the competitive world of New York retail. → Read More

Dollar Tree to Close or Rebrand Up to 600 Family Dollar Stores

Repositioning to better compete with Dollar General. → Read More