Apple, Nordstrom and Carnival offer escapes that won't break the bank.
Store renovations, new brands and pricing promotions will drive customer traffic and ultimately profitability.
Investors haven't been as keen on the sector as value-conscious shoppers.
These niche players are growing fast and strong.
But the e-commerce giant can't put growth before profits forever.
If gasoline prices are low, customers are left with more to spend on retail purchases.
Looking no different than other Target formats, the urban initiative missed an opportunity to reinvent the retail experience.
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