The Real Retail Killer

ReadThisThing

New blank template
Subscribe | View in browser

In a fluid retail environment, legacy brands have to adapt to the rising threat of e-commerce. But they’re so burdened by debt they lack the capital and flexibility needed to change course. 

Were it not for that crushing debt, many would still be in business. Yes, the continued threats from Walmart, Target, and e-commerce would still exist. But Toys ‘R’ Us was running a profitable business when it announced it would be liquidating its assets and closing its hundreds of stores—it just didn’t have the kind of revenue, let alone profits, to pay nearly half-a-billion dollars in interest a year. 

Amazon and other e-commerce sites are frequently blamed for the demise of the brick-and-mortar retail sector. This piece examines another factor: private equity firms that have saddled the retailers they "rescue" with untenable debt.

Read: The Real Retail Killer

For more news about retail and the retail sector, check out Inside Retail and Inside Amazon

Facebook gray   Twitter gray   Email gray   Permalink gray
Copyright © 2018 Inside.com, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Inside.com
767 Bryant St. #203
San Francisco, CA 94107



Did someone forward this email to you? Head over to inside.com to get your very own free subscription!

You received this email because you subscribed to ReadThisThing. Click here to unsubscribe from ReadThisThing list or manage your subscriptions.