Steve Kaufman

Grocery and convenience stores have been deemed “...
As convenience, food and grocery stores remain open during the coronavirus pandemic, they are struggling with a heightened...
Even post-pandemic, social gathering might never...
In mid-April, the March economic reports screamed, “Retail sales plummeted 8.7 percent from March 2019, the worst monthly...
Drinking game: Down a shot every time Amazon is...
Amazon.com Inc. (Seattle) has rewritten retailing over the past 25 years. This year, after nearly all states ordered non-...
Life in the time of COVID-19. How are retailers...
“How’s it going?” “How ya doin’?” “Everything all right?” Until a few months ago, these were the reflexive, mindless...
Les Wexner announced he was stepping down from...
I was going to blog about something else this month. Then came the announcement that Les Wexner was selling and mostly...
When Arnold Aronson led Saks into the 1980s, he...
Recently, when I was researching an article for VMSD, someone said to me: “We used to say, about a venture capitalist buying...
It’s just a flip of the calendar page, but...
It’s officially 2020. We’re peering into a new decade, but it feels sometimes like we’re peering into a brave – and...
Is it smooth sailing ahead as Amazon steams into...
“Too big to fail.” The notion coming out of the Great Recession, beginning in 2008, was that the toppling of the struggling...
If all those holiday tourists aren’t necessarily...
For as long ago as ever and ever, people from around the world have poured into New York at Christmastime – an expected 67...
Amazon is thriving at 25, Sears is dying at 125....
Send Silver – Free Same-Day Shipping. The August 1994 Usenet post said, “Well-capitalized start-up seeks extremely talented...

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