David Moin

David Moin has been covering the retail industry and related sectors for WWD for three and a half decades. He feels fortunate to be living in New York, the world’s most dynamic retail landscape, giving him an edge into the ebb and flow of the consumer economy and a headstart covering anything from a store opening to a bankruptcy and all the good and bad in between. “It’s a turbulent, fast-moving industry, a mix of art and science, with lots of news, many interesting people and always new players.” Prior to joining WWD, he worked on weekly community newspapers in pre-gentrified Brooklyn, completed an internship at the Smithsonian Institute tracking its media coverage, and worked on a farm in Maine.

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COVID-19 Takes a Steep Toll on Nordstrom in First Quarter

Nordstrom took dramatic steps this year to maintain liquidity during the health and economic crises.

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Abercrombie & Fitch


A&F ‘Slightly’ Beats Expectations, Net Drops

By the end of June, the youth specialty retailer expects to have about 90 percent of its stores reopened.

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Interior of the Hollister store inside the Garden State Plaza


Coping With COVID-19, Abercrombie & Fitch Reports Larger Quarter Loss

Stores reopening in the U.S. and the EMEA regions are seeing sales productivity of approximately 80 percent and 60 percent, respectively.

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Malinda Sanna


Probing Luxury Shoppers in Perilous Times

New York-based Spark Ideas says it gets rich insights from luxury consumers through mobile ethnography.

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The Samaritaine in Paris.


Recasting Stores in a Pandemic and Its Aftermath

Whether lining up outside to get in, social distancing along one-way-only aisles, or using your mobile to adjust the lighting in a fitting room, the look and feel of shopping in stores is fast evolving in both temporary and permanent ways.

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Jeff Gennette


Beyond Macy’s 45 Percent Sales Drop

Despite the massive hit, ceo Jeff Gennette said there is a $10 billion opportunity opening up as competitors slip.

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The logo for Macy's appears above posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, . Macy's rose 2.9 percent after the department store giant said it will cut 2,000 corporate jobs and close 125 of its least productive storesFinancial Markets Wall Street Macy's, New York, USA - 05 Feb 2020


Macy’s Estimates Deep First-Quarter Operating Loss

Macy’s expects to mitigate the impact of the pandemic as stores steadily reopen and digital sales pick up.

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Shoppers leave and enter a Nordstrom store, in Indianapolis.


Nordstrom Tripling Store Reopenings This Week

Company officials expressed confidence there is the financial wherewithal and flexibility to navigate through the pandemic.

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The Holt Renfrew store in Toronto.


Holt Renfrew Names Sebastian Picardo CEO

Picardo joins June 1 and succeeds Mario Grauso, who is stepping down to return to the U.S.

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A sign for a J.C. Penney store in a mall in New York, New York, USA, 28 February 2019. The national department store announced that is planning to close 18 additional stores this year with the closures likely to come in 2020.JC Penney Announces Store closures, New York, USA - 28 Feb 2019


Hear Amazon in Talks With Penney’s

A Penney’s deal would accelerate Amazon’s apparel and retail strategies.

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The new Jeffrey store at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California.


EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Stores Close for Good

In 2005, Nordstrom bought a majority stake in the Jeffrey luxury stores to capitalize on the skills of Jeffrey Kalinsky and his ties to designers.

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A J.C. Penney mall store.


J.C. Penney’s Survival: What Are the Odds?

Bankrupt J.C. Penney has a fighting chance to recover in the eyes of some but not all retail experts.

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J.C. Penney


J.C. Penney Files for Chapter 11

The department store chain filed for bankruptcy after struggling to prop up sales even before the coronavirus pandemic.

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A sign on a JCPenny's store as multiple counties are starting a mandatory shelter in place causing more empty shelves of products and stores to close in Greenville, Texas, USA, 23 March 2020. To date, Texas recorded 806 COVID-19 coronavirus cases, with nine deaths.Multiple counties starting a mandatory shelter in place., Greenville, USA - 23 Mar 2020


J.C. Penney Halts Trading

An announcement is expected from the company.

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A J.C. Penney mall store.


How America’s Blue-collar Department Store Fell From Grace

The once proud, powerful and unpretentious J.C. Penney is on the verge of bankruptcy and possible extinction.

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