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The trials and tribulations of Victoria’s Secret, Cheesecake Factory and OSH

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 05:  A general view of atmosphere outside the Victoria's Secret Angels Valentine's Day In-Store celebration at Victoria's Secret, Herald Square on February 5, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret
A general view of outside the Victoria's Secret store in Herald Square, New York City on February 5, 2015.

What do the restaurant, hardware and lingerie industries all have in common?

What do the restaurant, hardware and lingerie industries all have in common?

They’re struggling to keep up.

Recent news regarding Lowes’ closing of OSH, along with the continued poor stock performances of Victoria’s Secret and Cheesecake Factory, reveal that some companies just can’t handle shifting market tides.

If homeowners are losing interest in DIY projects, will more hardware and home improvement businesses flounder like OSH? Is the Victoria’s Secret “sexy” image growing outdated? And how are restaurants coping with the recent hikes in minimum wage?

We discuss these issues and more with our business experts.

Guests:

Lindsey Rupp, retail reporter for Bloomberg; she tweets

Marshal Cohen, chief retail analyst at The NPD Group, a retail analysis firm

Gabriella Santaniello, owner and founder of A Line, a retail consultancy firm based in Los Angeles

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