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Bloomingdale’s impressive and aggressive tact

Upmarket US department store, Bloomingdale’s, believes the way forward is “impressive and aggressive” online and offline footprints, adding that it is actually the single channel retailers that will soon become obsolete, not department stores. “I remember when they were predicting the imminent doom of the department store with the onset of the internet,” John Natoli, OVP ­store operations, Bloomingdale’s NYC, told this year’s Westfield World Retail Study Tour earlier this ye