Department stores bounce back

I’ve oft spoken about the ‘death of the department store’. The Wall Street Journal has countered, talking about a bounce back. Visualised as a measure of sales, the death of the department store looks as follows. The question it raises is whether the last point represents a bounce back or simply the reactionary bump that every large object endures having plummeted down to earth.

department store sales

Graph via WSJ.
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