Red Light Special: Warren Shoulberg on American Retail

The last few 10 or 15 years have been quite the ride for retail in America, so much so that it has a name: retail apocalypse.  What’s behind the volatility in retail?  I talk to analyst Warren Shoulberg about the goings on in American retail and how the role Big Finance has in all of this.  Be sure to listen to the last half of the podcast where Warren talks about what’s really happening to Sears.


Say hello to a goodbye: How Minnesota towns are trying to fill their empty Shopkos


The Retail Apocalypse Myth


There’s More for Your Life at Sears (Just Not in the US)


Hedge funds have killed Sears and many other retailers


How Private Equity Ruined a Beloved Grocery Chain


The Demise of Toys ‘R’ Us Is a Warning


The Pandemic Helped Topple Two Retailers. So Did Private Equity.


What is private equity, and why is it killing everything you love?


Warren Shoulberg’s Column in Forbes

Eddie Lampert and BS

The Sears Saga No One Knows

What Really Happened to Sears, Part One

What Really Happened to Sears, Part Two

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