Kohl’s and Macy’s Bounce Back But Long Term Remains Ominous
publication date: Aug 22, 2021
Image Source: Kohl’s Corporation – Second Quarter of Fiscal 2021 IR Earnings Presentation.
In this article, we cover the recent earnings reports of two US department stores as the domestic economy steadily emerges from the worst of the coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) pandemic, keeping headwinds from the “delta” variant in mind. The department store business model continues to lose share from e-commerce and specialty retailers. Amazon is also considering opening large physical retail operations that would largely resemble department stores, starting with locations in California and Ohio. The long term remains ominous for department-store retail, in our view.
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