In a year that the phrase "retail apocalypse" came into being, department stores clawed through some of their toughest challenges ever—and as 2018 approaches, they still face existential questions. Here are our five most-read stories about department stores in 2017.
Several major department stores posted better-than-expected Q3 comparable sales, but the results did not change the fact that the whole sector faces a significant challenge to draw consumers back to stores. (Published 11/10/2017)
HBC agreed to Lord & Taylor's flagship New York building to gig economy workspace provider WeWork and lease other select stores’ space to WeWork. The partnership aims to solve a critical problem that many brick-and-mortar retailers face: attracting younger shoppers into stores. (10/24/2017)
Although the fourth most shopped womenswear retailer as of this year, Amazon has gained more shoppers than any other featured top retailer. (8/14/2017)