Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tween and teen retailers remain financially vulnerable

Apparel retailers targeting tweens and teens are taking a big hit. While we have already seen filings from the likes of Cache, Wet Seal, dELiA*s and Deb Shops, this is likely just the beginning of a larger trend. Amid dwindling sales at many (but not quite all) tween and teen-focused chains, the sector is positioned for further consolidation and additional filings.

In the heyday of the American mall, retailers of this type were major traffic drivers. Why are they so challenged today? . . . more

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