Macy's (NYSE:M) plans to lay off 2,500 employees and close five stores in an effort to improve efficiency -- saving the company $100 million a year. Investors loved the news, but is it enough to stay ahead in this disrupted industry?

In the lead story from Motley Fool Investor Beat, analysts Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman discuss which retailers are best adapting to the new world of retail. Hint: It's not J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP).

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