By David Dorf-Oracle on Oct 21, 2013
Belus Capital Advisors is an independent stock market research firm that sometimes rolls up its sleeves and walks retail stores. This month Brian Sozzi walked both Macy's and Sears and snapped pictures along the way. The results are a good lesson in what to do and what not to do in retail. The dichotomy between the two brands is stark, and Brian's pictures tell the stories of artistry and neglect. For example, look at these two pictures:
Where do you want to shop for sneakers? The left picture shows the Finish Line store within Macy's and the right shows empty shelves at Sears. The pictures really show the importance of assortments, in-stock inventory, and presentation. Take a look at the two stories, and pay particular attention to the pictures of Sears.