Retail watch: Online sales take a bigger role with mall traffic lower

The NRF has a fairly optimistic forecast out for holiday sales, but separating the winners from the losers in retail could come down to online execution.

ShopperTrak sees foot traffic falling in both November and December with malls in the U.S. getting hit the hardest.

Potential online winners: Macy's (M), Urban Outfitters (URBN), Gap (GPS), Under Armour (UA), Zale (ZLC).

Mall laggards: Sears Holdings (SHLD), J.C. Penney (JCP), Dillards (DDS), Kohl's (KSS).

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  • rickraff
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    KORS is a winner...
    3 Oct 2013, 08:34 AM Reply Like
  • Stone Fox Capital
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    funny b/c $SHLD has a better online presence than at the malls. That would be great news for it if it was a retailer. In reality though, SHLD wants higher mall traffic to redevelop its stores.
    3 Oct 2013, 12:04 PM Reply Like
  • ldeaster
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    one day take a look @ JCP careers site and all of the jobs that are designed for the on-line store, is weak in seeking people that have that special skill that could help JCP.
    4 Oct 2013, 12:43 PM Reply Like
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