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    How Walmart GoLocal plans to stand out among delivery businesses

    General Manager Harsit Patel says the white-label service could be just the start for wider supply chain offerings.

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    Unwrapping the top 21 of 2021 omnichannel retail blogs

    View these top retail resources to help navigate the uncertainty of what lies ahead.

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    Aerosoles footwear brand to be acquired by American Exchange

    The shoe seller survived a bankruptcy in 2017 and is set to become its own division under its new parent, which both licenses and owns brands. 

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  • The story of Toys R Us' bankruptcy is still unfolding, and it still matters

    In ongoing litigation, former suppliers to the retailer allege its leaders should never have signed on to bankruptcy financing that triggered its liquidation. 

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    Hims & Hers to sell hair care products at Walmart

    The company already sells hair loss products through The Vitamin Shoppe and has expanded its retail partners and assortment in recent months.

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    Amazon to open first physical clothing store

    Amazon Style will launch later this year in Los Angeles, bringing technology and personalization to the forefront of its shopping experience. 

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    The Weekly Closeout: Ulta names its first female chief human resources officer

    Also, Mattress Warehouse received an investment from a private equity firm and Coach introduced an apprenticeship program.

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    Morgan Stanley 'less confident' in Gap Inc. leadership

    The mall-based retailer recently missed its third quarter earnings and cut its full year guidance due to supply chain and inventory constraints. 

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    Bonobos CEO exits after 5 years at the company

    Micky Onvural is leaving the company to assume the role of chief marketing and communications officer at financial services firm TIAA, effective Monday.

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    André Leon Talley, 'always at the forefront of inclusion,' dies at 73

    With creativity, intellectual rigor and passion, he became a cultural and fashion icon — not despite his humble beginnings, but in part because of them.

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    Luggage brand Monos raises $10M in Series A funding

    The company plans to use the capital to expand its offline presence, acquire talent and create a more robust product development pipeline.

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    Forever 21 turns to retail veteran Winnie Park as CEO

    Park has left her post as Paper Source chief executive to take over a job that's been vacant since Daniel Kulle's abrupt departure a few months ago.

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    6 DTC trends to watch in 2022

    While 2021 marked a year of growth for DTC brands, existing problems became more apparent. Brands will need to address those challenges in the year ahead.

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  • Women's fashion retailer Escada America files for bankruptcy

    After lawsuits from landlords and ongoing pandemic disruption, the company is trying to close some stores to preserve operations.

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    The Bay names Alexander Meyer chief customer officer

    Meyer will manage marketing and creative, communication, loyalty initiatives and brand strategy at both The Bay and its offline counterpart Hudson's Bay.

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    Are Sephora and Ulta on a collision course?

    Signs point to yes. Here's what the retailers' new shop-in-shop partnerships mean for their own competition and the rest of the space.

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    Neiman Marcus names new supply chain and technology chiefs

    The department store retailer has been sorting out its finances, digital operations and executive leadership over the past few years.

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    Walmart signals metaverse plans with trademark applications around virtual goods, NFTs

    While plenty of companies are eyeing the tech, a potentially large push from the retailer could go a long way in spurring mainstream consumer adoption.

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    Settlement in Amazon-Visa dispute may be near

    Amazon backed off a threat to stop taking Visa credit cards in the U.K. this week, as both companies issued statements suggesting they'll avoid a pitched battle over "swipe" fees.

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    Kohl's investor suggests company sale, sets stage for board fight

    An activist is pushing for more buybacks and asset sales, and alluded to a potential e-commerce spinoff, if not a sale of the entire company. 

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    LVMH investment arm takes minority stake in streetwear brand Aimé Leon Dore

    The brand will continue to operate in New York City, but the French conglomerate's backing will be key to growth, founder Teddy Santis said.

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    Holiday rewind: How the shopping experience changed in 2021

    From the return of Macy's Santa visits to augmented reality stores, holiday shopping took on a new form.  

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    Save now, buy later startup raises $25M

    Amid the buy now, pay later buzz, fintech Accrue Savings is going a different route. CEO Michael Hershfield said Accrue is on a mission to encourage consumers to save.

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    Nordstrom taps Vogue editor to direct women's designer business

    Rickie De Sole brings not just merchandising and content experience, but also knowledge of key Nordstrom audiences.

  • December retail sales soar nearly 14% from 2020

    Inflation accounts for some of the increase, but volumes were also up.

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    Parade launches free recycling program in the US

    Through the initiative, consumers can send the DTC brand gently used underwear from any brand in exchange for a 20% credit.

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