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Retail profitability

ABFJournal names 2021 Top Women in ABL Strategic Advisors

Farla Efros’ career has been built on a strong passion for retail. She has proven that throughout her career, especially during her time with Office Depot and as interim CEO for True Religion from 2018 to 2019. Through it all, Efros has learned that success is built on people, so it’s important to be a leader who listens.

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Recipe for Successful Retailer Transformation

The retail sector continues to experience turmoil with numerous retailers filing for Chapter 11, liquidating or restructuring out of court. But there is a silver lining for the winners, with significant and profitable opportunities for retailers that successfully re-tool their operating models and customer experience.

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What Retail Apocalypse?

Antony Karabus and Farla Efros share their views on why the retail industry is in much better shape than the head-lines report. The consumer is still spending and HRC Advisory believes there are numerous opportunities for retailers who do the hard work in transforming their businesses

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Re-thinking Retail Profitability

HRC Retail Advisory’s Antony Karabus, CEO and Farla Efros, President offers insights and actionable steps to succeed in a retail landscape overshadowed by Amazon, resale, rental and changing consumer demands.

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Consumer Polarization Squeezes Retailers in the Middle

Retail is in the process of a significant transformation. Consumers are moving toward the higher end at a rapid pace, with retailers that include Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Saks, and luxury mono-brand stores showing increases in sales productivity and profitability.

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Survival of the Fittest

The “once in a life-time” impact on retail created as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the secular shift that has gradually been impacting retail for the past 10+ years; namely the shift to digital and the declining viability of regional “B,” “C” and “D” malls.

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