Improved offerings, robust digital and omnichannel capabilities and optimized real estate footprints are yielding positive results for some retail chains despite doom-and-gloom headlines about the "retail apocalypse."
I still remember the grand entrance Jeff Bezos made to deliver his keynote address at Retail Systems, way back in 2003. The founder and CEO of Amazon made quite a splash as he glided up the aisle on a Segway to the front of the McCormick Place hall in Chicago.
The news is not what Amazon brings to American retail. The news is what Amazon doesn’t have, at least not yet. There lie the risks and opportunities for itself and others, at least in the fashion apparel space. What are the haves and the have nots that drive those perils and opportunities? Read on.