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    Do retailers need active assailant insurance?

    Stores and shopping centers are increasingly vulnerable to the death and destruction caused by mass shooters in the U.S.

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    The role of strategic partnership management and rebadging in transformation and enhanced CX

    The retail industry saw a drop in new global in-house centers last year. See why strategic business process services partnerships may be more appealing, and how to use them to unlock long-term value.

  • A store with a bright green facade reads "Joann" in capital letters, and in smaller script says "handmade happiness."
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    Joann names new interim CEO

    Michael Prendergast will take on the role while a search for a permanent chief is underway. Meanwhile, the company appointed a new board of directors.

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    EBay rolls out AI-backed photo enhancement tool

    The feature, which allows sellers to generate new backgrounds, is the latest aimed at helping merchants swiftly create high-quality product listings.

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    Lowe’s names chief marketing officer

    Jennifer Wilson was promoted to the role and oversees a number of initiatives including the company’s retail media network.

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    Nordstrom nears completion on West Coast fulfillment transition

    By transitioning operations to an omnichannel center, the retailer is building on its efforts to lower fulfillment costs.

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    Mango looks to strengthen homeware line with new leader

    The retailer is seeking to grow its Mango Home business with product diversification, as part of its goal to reach 4 billion euros in sales by 2026.

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    Too Faced joins Amazon’s premium beauty store

    The move comes just weeks after sister brand Clinique opened an Amazon storefront as the e-commerce giant ups its beauty game.

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    Foxtrot founder talks retailer’s struggles, resurgence and growth plans

    Mike LaVitola is back in the driver seat and plans to reopen 15 stores this year. He discussed what led to the company's demise, where stores will open and more.

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    Walmart store employees can now earn up to $1K per year in bonuses

    Part- and full-time hourly associates have the potential to earn more the longer they stay with the company, the retailer said.

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    How big retailers are battling the last-mile delivery squeeze

    Walmart, Target and Kroger executives pointed to price and technology improvements that they are using to offset cost pressures.

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    The Container Store to open 2 stores in Virginia

    The small-format locations both feature design centers and Custom Spaces Studios as the company doubles down on its custom design business.

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    Beauty brand Pretty Smart launches exclusively at Walmart

    Developed in partnership with Walmart’s merchandising team, the brand aims to offer luxury beauty products at an affordable price point.

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    Academy Sports and Outdoors to offer on-demand delivery via DoorDash

    The sports and outdoor recreation retailer has tapped DoorDash for same-day deliveries as it expands its physical store footprint.

  • The interior of a clothing store, with racks of dresses and shirts, and shelves with folded garments.
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    Qurate faces Nasdaq delisting

    The struggling company, which runs home shopping networks QVC and HSN and a small brand portfolio, has until Dec. 9 to regain share price compliance.

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    Walmart to bring electronic shelf labels to thousands of stores

    The retailer expects to deploy the technology to 2,300 locations by 2026 in a bid to improve efficiency and customer service.

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    Five Below wants employees to handle 75% of checkouts

    Despite Q1 performance that missed expectations, the company still sees a path to more than double its store count by 2030.

  • A storefront is seen at an angle, with "T.J. Maxx" in bright red letters, against a blue sky streaked with light clouds.
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    TJX to expand into Mexico

    Both analysts and the off-pricer itself, which runs TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and other retailers in the U.S., see opportunity in international expansion.

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    Crate and Barrel debuts home collection with fashion designer Laura Kim

    Kim, who is the co-creative director of Oscar de la Renta, is making her debut in the homewares space with the retailer. 

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    On Running appoints Zendaya as brand partner in multiyear deal

    As legacy rivals like Nike face fresh pressures, On is looking to shore up its sport and fashion credibility with help from a major star. 

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    HanesBrands sells Champion to Authentic Brands Group

    The proceeds of the $1.2 billion sale will be used to pay down debt.

  • A 3-D art display of Hello Kitty atop a Claire's store for the character's 50th anniversary.
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    The Weekly Closeout: Kirkland’s explores strategic alternatives as Claire’s celebrates Hello Kitty

    The home retailer is also instituting a cost-savings plan as sales fell 5% in Q1. Meanwhile, the tween brand is honoring the iconic character’s 50th anniversary.

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    Function of Beauty expands to Amazon

    In addition to the new partnership, the beauty and skin brand is now offering both its Target and Pro line from Sephora on its own website.

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    Nearly 90% of consumers bought or sold used items in the last year: EBay

    With sustainability at the forefront of their decision-making, the report finds that Gen Z and millennials are the top purchasers of circular fashion.

  • Givenchy Beauty's Roblox experience, the Givenchy Beauty House, overhauled in celebration of Pride Month.
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    Givenchy Beauty makes over Roblox space for Pride Month

    The luxury brand overhauled its space on the platform to feature rainbows, flags and a pop-up showcasing virtual wearables from LGBTQ+ designers.

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    GameStop Q1 sales drop 29% as it issues new stock offering

    The video game-focused retailer plans to capitalize again on meme stock interest by selling 75 million more shares.