Should Retailers Split E-Commerce From Stores? A High-Level Debate – The Wall Street Journal

Should Retailers Split E-Commerce From Stores? A High-Level Debate – The Wall Street Journal

Macy’s Inc. and Kohl’s Corp. have recently come under pressure from different investors to split off their e-commerce businesses. The activist push follows a decision by the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue in early 2021 to do just that.

The separation has allowed Saks to raise money to fuel its growth as e-commerce has surged during the Covid-19 pandemic. The valuations of other online retailers such as Farfetch Ltd. have exceeded those of more-traditional chains.

Source: https://www.wsj.com/articles/should-retailers-split-e-commerce-from-stores-a-high-level-debate-11640779202

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