Articles on bankruptcy in the retail industry.

  1. Data & Insights
With the introduction of our new Performance Dashboard, we can now thoroughly examine industry performance in real time. This week, we will dive into the evolving shopping behaviors and analyze what recent trends reveal about consumers in 2024. Today’s Rundown Behavior shift: 5 ways consumer behavior is changing with Gen-Zs. Q1 2024 Benchmark report: Download […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  The way we eat is changing. While traditional restaurants still hold a place in our hearts (and stomachs), a new trend is emerging: the grocerant aka retailers that sell fresh prepared meals and meal components for takeout and delivery. Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® continues to see wider […]
  1. Data & Insights
Whether April’s pause is a blip — a downturn before spending picks up again — may be no sure bet. The looming question remains: Was April a temporary halt to consumer spending, or did it signal a continued tightening of budgets, potentially prolonging a downturn for merchants as summer draws near? This week, we will […]
  1. International
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has warned the Container Store that it is at risk of being delisted because its average closing stock price dropped below $1.00 over the last 30 trading days.  The Container Store said in a statement it is considering solutions to regain compliance, including a reverse stock split to reduce […]
  1. International
Ted Baker Canada, which controls business operations for Ted Baker in Canada, Ted Baker Ltd. in the U.S., and Brooks Brothers and Lucky Brands in Canada, has begun store closing sales across select locations. As of May 10, the retailer also ceased ecommerce sales “for the time being,” according to a statement, and noted that […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Seven years into its most recent comeback, teen fashion retailer Rue21 has filed for its third bankruptcy, citing “the continued growth of online shopping, industry competition, inflation and macroeconomic headwinds.” Over the past two decades the mall-based retailer has struggled to regain the popularity it enjoyed during its heyday in the late ’90s. The company […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Joining us for our final episode recorded in the Bambuser remote podcast studio/beach cabana at Mandalay Bay during Shoptalk is deeply experienced retail executive and current CEO of Brooklinen, Billy May. In a wide-ranging discussion of the evolution of DTC, e-commerce and harmonized retail, Billy lays out the essentials to building and growing remarkable retail […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
A little less than one year after Toys ‘R’ Us made its return to the world of UK brick-and-mortar via nine shop-in-shops in WHSmith stores, TRU parent company WHP Global has announced plans to expand the partnership and add 30 new locations by this summer. Image courtesy WHP Global WHSmith’s High Street stores will now […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
On April 23, 2024, Chicago-based premium convenience stores Foxtrot Market and Dom’s Kitchen & Market permanently and abruptly closed all 35 locations with news of a Chapter 7 filing for bankruptcy. The news sent shockwaves through Chicago and other major cities. In recent years, Foxtrot expanded to new markets in Washington, D.C., Dallas and Austin […]
  1. Channel: Drug
PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid this month announced plans to close 53 more stores, adding to the roughly 200 it has shuttered since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late last year. Officials with the retail pharmacy chain said decisions about which stores to close are based on factors including business strategy, lease and rent considerations, […]

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TikTok has given us “girl math” and “boy math,” and now I’d like to add “Tech Math” to the mix. Tech Math is when every technology partner tells you that they have contributed (fill in the blank) $XX million in additional sales…and yet, surprisingly, the business isn’t up nearly as much, if at all.  Despite […]
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Consumer Price Index inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, down from 3.2% in March, albeit higher than expected, according to the Office for National Statistics. It’s the lowest level since the summer of 2021, versus 3.2% in March. The news follows yesterday’s announcement from Kantar… This story continues at Industry reacts to CPI inflation dipping […]
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MINNEAPOLIS—Target reported that first-quarter sales were down compared to last year, as it had projected. However, the company expects sales to turn positive in the second quarter and for the year as a whole. Comparable sales declined 3.7% in the first quarter, reflecting a comparable store sales decline of 4.8% partially offset by a comparable […]
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Petco, partnering with Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and human-grade dog food brand Ollie, will offer canine-safe ice cream for hot dogs seeking a cool treat. The non-dairy peanut butter and banana recipe is now available at Van Leeuwen scoop shops across the country, as well as at most Petco locations and online at for […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart recently opened two new Neighborhood Markets, one in Florida and one in Georgia, that offer expanded assortments and more space for pickup and delivery. The new stores, one in the Dune Lakes area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and the other in the Vine City neighborhood of Atlanta, feature updated layouts […]


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