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Will Nordstrom’s No-Clothes Strategy Succeed in a World Where Malls Are Dying?

Nordstrom is losing its inventory for the company’s new strategy to reach consumers.

The chain is introducing a Nordstrom Local concept store in Los Angeles that will have personal stylists; offer tailoring services, and allow customers to make online purchases or do same-day pickup for online orders. According to the company, the store will be just 3,000 square feet, in comparison to the average 140,000-square-foot Nordstrom location.

“Nordstrom Local will have one styling suite and eight dressing rooms surrounding a central meeting space where customers can sit comfortably, enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and chat with their Personal Stylists,” the department store chain said in a press release.

Nordstrom’s shift away from the traditional store and toward “personal service, speed, convenience” is “a total gamble” – but worth it, Glenn asserted on radio Tuesday.

Customers no longer live in the world where people spend all day at the mall shopping, as evidenced by the failure of formerly huge names like JCPenney and Sears.

Nordstrom is changing because “they know that what they’re currently doing is not the future,” Glenn said.

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GLENN: There is nothing permanent except change. It is something that can't be stopped. Status quo people, status quo businesses are going to be left in the dust. Some businesses are going to get this. Some businesses are going to lead way. Others are going to fall by the wayside because they don't get it or they're resistant or they think that it's not going to be as big as everybody thinks it is.

There was a story in the Wall Street Journal yesterday: The department store Nordstrom's is opening up a new store called Nordstrom Local. It's an experiment. It's kind of a hybrid between online retail and the traditional department store.

Now, I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I grew up in the Seattle area. Nordstrom's was the store. They've done it right for, I don't even know, 100 years.

Nordstrom Local is going to be much smaller. They're going to have personal style consultants, a meeting area with a bar, areas to try on merchandise, curbside pickup for online purchases.

The one thing they're not going to carry: clothes. Wait. Isn't Nordstrom's a clothing store?

Here's the thing: Nordstrom realizes that the malls are dying. People like to shop online.

But that doesn't mean that shopping in person is dead. Nordstrom's is going to try something different. They want to give people what they want: personal service, speed, convenience.

I read an article yesterday that said, you know, it may not work. It's a total gamble. But they know that what they're currently doing is not the future. They know that they have to try something because a department store is a thing of the past. And if you don't believe me, ask Sears or JCPenney

The reason why I bring this up is, it's not just stores. The status quo is not working. It's not working for the TV networks. It's not working for the movie business. It's not going to be working for trucking. It's not going to be working for schools. It's already not working.

And the more we try to hold on to the university system, the worse our pain is going to get. The old models are being turned upside down.

It's not working in Washington. It's not Barack Obama's fault, and it's not Donald Trump's fault. The world is changing.

The DC swamp that President Trump wants to drain is much more of a tar pit. Republicans and Democrats are content right now with where they are, who they are. Because they don't think they have to change. But in a free market system, you do have to change.

You have a problem with the status quo, when Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham are your party's flag bearers.

Yesterday, I was reading that Lindsey Graham is now leading the charge on change. Lindsey Graham?

This is status quo thinking. That is part of the reason Donald Trump became president. But soon, the political version of Nordstrom's local will appear. I don't know where. But it is not necessarily going to be shiny, but it is going to be innovative. And a lot of people will like it.

When you have Schumer and Lindsey Graham being flag bearers, they are not flag bearers. Those are pallbearers.

When something new does appear, if it is truly from the free market, it will be better. Because when it's truly from the people, when it is ground up, it will be anchored in America's founding principles, because we know those principles actually work.

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Glenn Beck: Rand Paul was RIGHT to say Dr. Fauci LIED about gain-of-function

The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Marxist Methods: Debunking the Left's LIES About Critical Race Theory

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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'They believe their job is to REMAKE your child': WSJ writer warns public schools may be LOST to woke trans activism

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners. Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill. Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead. And the reasoning is INSANE. But Foldes isn't giving up, and neither are his supporters. It's the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.