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Department Stores: Giving Consumers What They Want? Or Playing a Zero-Growth Share Wars Game?

Four major mainstream U.S. department store chains reported their second quarter financials in the past week.

Although individually not too remarkable, collectively the results tell a story of a retail segment that has hit a wall, struggling to find ways to grow sales to a consumer whose tastes are shifting toward travel, entertainment and eating out–and away from buying apparel and home furnishings.

Read more at Sourcing Journal.