Retail (Who the hell can keep up?)

Toy's R' Us YOY down $33mm and comp stores down 4%. Neiman Marcus, meanwhile, reported that it is terminating its proposed sale process. Hudson's Bay Co., considered a buyer, is suffering itself and apparently the two parties couldn't figure out what to do with Neiman's $4.8b of debt. Now the company has to fend for itself. Speaking of bigbox, Sears Canadalooks like the first domino to fall in the Sears empire and its former CEO isn't pulling any punches vis-a-vis ESL. Ascena Retail Group ($ASNA) announced that it's closing 25% of its stores. And now the game of chicken between retailers and malls is at full force with restaurants bouncing around to the Sam Cassell big balls dance (c'mon, you know the reference). Finally, Walmart bought Bonobos and the retail race is on: WMT vs. AMZN!