Too soon to write obituaries for department stores, despite closures and bad sales reports, says IU Kelley School expert

John Talbott, associate director of the Center for Education and Research in Retailing in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, has followed retail trends for a quarter century, including as a vice president or chief executive at three retailers before coming to Kelley. While many question the future of established retailers, in light of […]

While we look for the best deals at stores, an IU Kelley School of Business professor watches us

For weeks, anyone near a television or radio has heard relentlessly about Black Friday and, new this year, “early Black Friday sales.” What many years ago was dubbed the “official start” of the holiday shopping season has itself become something of a phenomenon. Among those watching how we respond are several faculty members in Indiana […]