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    Deep Dive

    Is Amazon done disrupting retail?

    The e-commerce giant is looking past the industry to expand its reach, and rivals have figured out ways to compete.

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    4 tips to drive more revenue on Pinterest

    Pinterest users are outspending shoppers on other platforms. Here’s all you need to know about the platform’s e-commerce features from 2022.

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    Belk unveils holiday open house

    The department store retailer is trying to bring more shoppers into its physical locations as its in-store traffic improves.

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    Amazon launches supply chain visibility tool to help users pool data

    The cloud application, now in use by Whole Foods and Lifetime Brands, aims to help companies more quickly respond to changing market conditions.

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    VF Corp. CEO departs unexpectedly

    The conglomerate is seeking a replacement for Steve Rendle, who was chief executive for nearly six years and at the company for nearly 25.

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    The Weekly Closeout: Supreme ties up with True Religion and could Bezos come back?

    The 22-piece collection features a denim trucker jacket, among other items. Meanwhile, one observer questions if Jeff Bezos could reprise his CEO role.

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    Gap reaps benefits from lower air freight rates

    Retailers are growing more optimistic about freight-related tailwinds as rates become more favorable heading into the new year.

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    Laura Mercier debuts virtual ‘World of Beauty’ store

    The experience includes three rooms where shoppers can locate shades, purchase products and participate in an unboxing.

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    TJ Maxx, Marshalls owner is dominating off price

    TJX's dedication to offering name-brand goods is helping it outpace rivals Ross and Burlington, and take more share from department stores.

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    LVMH, Glossier latest to sign charter to end racial bias in retail

    Now 42 retailers and brands have joined the Open to All initiative, which combats discrimination in shopping and at work in the industry.

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    Dick’s Sporting Goods hires EVP of stores

    The former Best Buy exec has experience managing human resources and store operations.

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    10 of the biggest retail stories in 2022

    From potential bankruptcies to off-price retailer turmoil, this year came with macroeconomic pressures for companies across the board.

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    Instacart adds holiday tree same-day delivery

    The company is using its recently launched Big & Bulky fulfillment service to bring live and artificial trees to customers’ homes. 

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    Burlington navigates higher sourcing costs after ‘desirable’ closeout buys

    Product sourcing costs grew 13% from the previous quarter as the off-price retailer took advantage of excess supply.

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    Take a look inside H&M’s latest store experience

    A first of its kind for the brand, the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, destination is over 7,000 square feet and community focused.  

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    Party City back in creditor talks amid cash crunch: Bloomberg

    The retailer is once again struggling as consumers pull back amid heavy inflation and its liquidity dwindles.

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    Amazon Go opens third suburban store in Southern California

    The 5,000-square-foot location marks the latest addition in a region where the company operates numerous brick-and-mortar retail stores.

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    Podcast

    The Backroom: What holiday looks like from here

    The team sits down to discuss what recent events suggest about this year's unpredictable shopping season.

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    New Balance unites Snap’s AR, voice tech to offer gifting advice

    The gifting concierge lens lets users verbally answer questions about gift recipients and watch an unboxing experience to see recommendations. 

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    Urban Outfitters president exits after less than a year

    Francis Pierrel, who was previously the CEO of Club Monaco, left the retailer after starting the position in February.

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    How a Gen Z-founded digital marketplace is trying to reach coveted young shoppers

    Set to launch in 2023, Consumerhaus has strategies in place aimed at forging deep connections between shoppers and the assortment it sells.

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    Ulta ‘uniquely positioned’ to weather inflation

    CEO Dave Kimbell said the retailer has seen no evidence of trading down and is benefiting from its wide array of price points.

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    ‘A mean and cruel supervisor’: Walmart sued for $50M over alleged negligence with gunman

    The lawsuit claims the retailer did not protect customers and workers from the supervisor, who is accused of killing six people at a store in Virginia, despite knowing about his repeated disturbing behavior.

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    The next frontier in e-commerce packaging: reusable bags and boxes

    Online ordering spiked during the pandemic — and so did the waste it creates. As Cyber Monday approaches, startups are developing ways to offer an alternative.

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    Digital Brands closes on $10M stock offer to fund acquisitions

    The DTC conglomerate may at last be close to finalizing its deal to buy women’s apparel brand Sundry, first announced in January.

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    Aviator Nation unveils first pop-up shop in New York

    More DTC brands are turning to physical storefronts to increase sales and market themselves to new customers.