It's not looking good for retailers going into the holiday season this year. For a few, including J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) , Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) , and Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) , this quarter will be do-or-die. In the preceding video, Fool.com analyst Austin Smith shares what these companies need to do to make it through.
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