A Sneak Peek at Total Retail's 50 Best Retail Tips of 2019 Report
January 24, 2020 at 1:11 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss Total Retail’s recently released report, 50 Best Retail Tips of 2019. To create this resource, Total Retail's team pored over every piece of content published on its website in 2019 to identify the 50 very best tips of the year.…

Tailored Brands to Sell Joseph Abboud for $115M
January 21, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Tailored Brands said last week that it would sell its Joseph Abboud trademarks to WHP for $115 million, but will retain exclusive rights to sell and rent Joseph Abboud-branded apparel and related merchandise in the U.S. and Canada. Tailored Brands, an omnichannel specialty retailer of menswear also owns the Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Moores Clothing…

50 Best Retail Tips of 2019 to Drive Business Gains in the New Year
January 21, 2020 at 1:14 pm

Total Retail is excited to present to you its 50 Best Retail Tips of 2019! For this annual report, the Total Retail editorial team spent time in last year's fourth quarter poring over each piece of content we created in 2019 to identify the 50 very best tips of the year. We reviewed the content published in…

Gap Inc. Cancels Plan to Spin Off Old Navy
January 17, 2020 at 10:40 am

Gap Inc. announced yesterday that it has ended plans to spin off its Old Navy brand, reversing a strategy announced less than a year ago. The plan was unveiled last year as a way to give Old Navy, Gap's faster-growing budget brand, space to maneuver as its own company. At the same time, the plan would have…

In Change of Course, Away's Steph Korey Returns as CEO
January 14, 2020 at 12:24 pm

Away co-founder Steph Korey, who stepped down as CEO following reports of her role in creating a toxic culture, is back at the helm of the luggage startup. The original plan was for lululemon COO Stuart Haselden to take over yesterday and, in a way, he has. Haselden will now be co-CEO along with Korey. In an…

Casper Sleep Files to Go Public
January 13, 2020 at 7:59 am

Online mattress company Casper Sleep on Friday filed regulatory paperwork to take the company public, according to a CNBC report. Casper Sleep would be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CSPR.”  In the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Casper said it plans to use the proceeds to fund…

Pier 1 Imports to Close Nearly Half its Stores, Bankruptcy Rumors Persist
January 7, 2020 at 10:19 am

Pier 1 Imports said yesterday that it intends to close up to 450 locations, or almost half its fleet of 942 stores, as it unexpectedly reported quarterly earnings amid bankruptcy rumors. Pier 1′s losses have been mounting as its sales decline. And this latest quarter was no exception. Its third-quarter loss widened from a year…

Hudson’s Bay Company to Be Taken Private
January 6, 2020 at 1:57 pm

Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC) announced on Jan. 3 that it has entered into an agreement with a group of existing shareholders led by HBC chairman Richard Baker to purchase HBC common shares held by the company’s minority shareholders for $11 Canadian dollars per share. HBC's largest minority shareholder, The Catalyst Capital Group, has voted in favor of the go-private…

Total Retail's Top 5 News Stories of 2019
December 23, 2019 at 12:38 pm

2019 was certainly a big year for retail news. Here's a look at the top news stories published by Total Retail in 2019, ranked by number of page views.