"I don't think we will live the same way for 10 years," says Howard Davidowitz, chairman of New York-based retail consultant and investment bank Davidowitz & Associates. stores last year, with many more closings expected.
"People are so scared they're starting to save." Retailers at risk in 2009, he thinks, include outerwear specialist Eddie Bauer and teen-apparel-seller Pacific Sunwear, along with Zales, the big jewelry chain. The same is largely true of Charming Shoppes, the owner of Lane Bryant, which closed 150 stores last year.
Fields' Cookies, and causal dining outlets like Applebee's and Cheesecake Factory.
What's the difference between these two values?P/L YTD is the amount of money made or lost in a particular underlying security in the current calendar year.It includes the P/L for all open positions and any closed positions made for a specific stock or index done in a calendar year.Narrow specialties (Sprint's cellphones) and high prices (Starbucks' coffee) are tough sells as the consumer mood turns thrifty.What plagues Starbucks will also affect other upscale goody chains like Mrs.