" And Mason did all she could to ruin it. But she failed."
That remains to be seen. When I shop TJX, I find things I want at good prices in an attractive, well lit store with a broad selection. When I shop TUES, I find retail castoffs at unspectacular prices in a cramped, dumpy looking store. Unless TUES revs up its game, TUES may not be around in a few years. I visited a TUES that used to be a TJX this afternoon. Everything was hard to find. The store was dark and dingy due largely to burnt out lights I saw no compelling values. This store won't make it to its second anniversary. The other TUES stores I visit aren't much better.
I can't imagine that there is that many middle-age, college-educated woman out there with loads of free time who want to rummage through a dark, dingy store on the oft chance they might find a deal. Again, I just don't see the compelling buys that would make someone want to his or her time in a TUES store. Without the deals, TUES isn't going to have the foot traffic it needs to generate the sales it must have to stay in business.