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US Department Stores: Post-Crisis Outlook

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We explore the impacts of the coronavirus crisis on the US department-store sector, the acceleration of store closures and the filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcies.

We present our trend analysis and insights based on the Covid-19 response and outlook of the following key players in the department-store sector:

  • JCPenney—including store optimization, Chapter 11 filing and curbside pickup
  • Kohl’s—including store productivity at reopened stores, the rise of digital and the advantage of off-mall locations
  • Macy’s—including the outperformance of Backstage locations and changes to its store portfolio
  • Nordstrom—including from-store order fulfillment and e-commerce growth

This report also highlights technology innovators that may support the sector moving forward, with solutions across 3D visualization, contactless sizing and returns.

Click here to read our post-crisis outlook for the US apparel retail sector.

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