After its sheer fabric fiasco, hiding pants sizes 10 through 12 and shunning larger sizes may not make good business sense.
The new technology aims to improve the shopping experience for the rich and famous. Its benefits for stores, however, may be minimal at best.
They're joining a 17-company North American alliance aimed at heading off more disasters in the country's economically critical textile industry.
The humongous shopping mecca is set to double in size, starting with an addition targeting customers with income of $100,000 or more.
With revenue on a downward trajectory for the past half-decade and the company posting considerable losses recently, many wonder what assets Sears may unload next.
Las Vegas Sands is upgraded to 'buy,' and Francesca's is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Oracle, VMware are downgraded to 'sell,' and Dollar Tree is initiated with a 'buy .'
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