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Retail Expert Jan Roger Kniffen on the Retail Tipping Point and Why Off-Price Won’t Save Us

Originally published June 19, 2017 in Q&A, Retail Today’s rapidly changing retail environment has upended most of the traditional ecosystem. To get valuable insight into the current state of affairs, we reached out to one of retail’s elder statesman, Jan Rogers Kniffen, CEO of J.Rogers Kniffen WWE retail investor consultancy. With more than 20 years as a C-suite retail executive with The May Department Stores, including roles in investor relations, Kniffen is uniquely positioned to provide insight into the sector, as he does at CNBC. Kniffen can always be counted on for his sage perspective on industry trends and the long view. Here, he talks mall closures, off-price saturation and executive