Jeffrey Trachtenberg for WSJ:
“In 10 years we’ll have 450 to 500 stores,” said Mitchell Klipper, chief executive of Barnes & Noble’s retail group, in an interview last week. The company operated 689 retail stores as of Jan. 23, along with a separate chain of 674 college stores.
It’s sort of crazy how poorly many once-powerful retail chains are doing — while Apple can’t build their stores fast enough. Just look at that chart in the story.