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    Consumers were still cautious in May. That might be a good thing.

    Weaker spending may be helping the Federal Reserve with this year’s balancing act of cooling inflation and staving off a recession.

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    Beyond Meat launches next product in fourth generation formula lineup

    The plant-based pioneer is furthering its mission to make cleaner-label products by offering new sausage varieties.

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    Target to roll out generative AI chatbot for store employees

    The new tool, dubbed Store Companion, is designed to answer on-the-job process questions and support store operations.

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    Nike, Converse sue 52 ‘counterfeiting networks’

    The businesses named in the lawsuit collectively operate 98 websites and 267 social media handles, and allegedly sell “thousands” of fakes.

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    Sportwear brand On taps warehouse drones

    The retailer has partnered with AI and robotics company Verity to improve fulfillment operations and inventory visibility.

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    May retail sales up 4.5% as consumers cut back on services

    Not all segments saw an uptick, though, and retailers should brace for cautious spending in coming months, analysts said.

    Updated June 18, 2024
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    FullBeauty snaps up plus specialist Avenue

    The specialty retailer closed all its stores in 2019 and its online business was later picked up by Australian company City Chic Collective.

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    Makeup by Mario launches AR mirror at Sephora Times Square

    The limited-time experience helps users with selecting a shade and product application.

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    A year after marketing turmoil, a more subdued Pride Month

    Quietest of all is Target, which took the brunt of protests in 2023, though the retailer says it stands behind the LGBTQ+ community in other ways.

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    Family experience retailer Camp to open 2 new locations

    In partnership with mall owner Simon, the interactive toy retailer will debut stores in Philadelphia and Houston.

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    Skims features ‘Bridgerton’ star Nicola Coughlan in latest campaign

    The campaign, which was shot by Elizaveta Porodina, features the actor modeling items from the brand’s Soft Lounge collection.

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    Amazon Labor Union votes to join Teamsters

    The new entity will represent around 5,500 Amazon workers on Staten Island and will have jurisdiction across New York City's five boroughs.

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    Private label momentum shows no signs of slowing

    Even if grocery prices fall, shoppers plan to continue purchasing store brands, new research from FMI — The Food Industry Association found.

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    Sally Beauty expands same-day delivery services with Instacart deal

    The beauty retailer scaled up the partnership following a successful pilot earlier this year and will now offer the service from more than 2,200 stores.

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    The Weekly Closeout: GameStop raises $2B and Bark Air has a ruff start

    The meme stock frenzy continues to be kind to the gaming retailer, while Bark’s new airline effort faced a lawsuit within its first month of operation.

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    Amazon unveils cookieless ad-targeting solution

    Ad Relevance uses AI to analyze billions of browsing, shopping and streaming signals and improved addressability in testing.

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    Gap Inc. names new CTO

    Like CEO Richard Dickson, Sven Gerjets joins the apparel company from Mattel where he served as its chief technology officer.

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    How retailers can fight theft without hurting customer experience

    Locked cases drive potential customers to online alternatives. Helpful associates assist customers while inconveniencing crooks.

  • The name "claire's" in lowercase block letters adorns the gray, corrugated-metal side as well as the slatted-wood front of a storefront overhang.
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    Claire’s CEO exits

    Ryan Vero stepped down from the role, while the company tapped its current CFO-COO, Chris Cramer, for the interim chief executive position.

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    Tupperware shutters only US manufacturing facility

    The iconic food storage company will lay off nearly 150 employees as executives worry about its ability to continue operating.

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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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    Lee collabs with footwear brand Heydude

    The line with the Crocs-owned brand includes apparel and shoes and was the denim brand’s first collaboration to launch on Amazon.

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    Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop launches mascara

    The product, which is priced at $28, is available on the company’s website as well as in Goop stores and retail partner locations.

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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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    Instacart plugs retail media data into YouTube Shopping ads to fuel offsite growth

    Clorox is among the first brands piloting the integration that is part of the growing push by retail media networks into offsite marketing channels.