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  • Three students play basketball on a Nike Grind court.
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    The Weekly Closeout: Home Depot employees move to unionize and Nike launches recycling program on Alipay

    Philadelphia workers for the home improvement retailer filed with the National Labor Relations Board, while the athletics brand partnered with Ant Group’s Green Energy Initiative.

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    Work smarter, not harder: 3 inventory best practices for peak season success

    Keeping up with demand and ensuring a frictionless customer experience throughout peak season requires visibility, flexibility and quick action from retailers.

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    Build-A-Bear redesigns website

    The retailer has rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic to see historically high revenues.

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    Kohl’s board unanimously backs CEO

    The retailer is standing behind Chief Executive Officer Michelle Gass amid pressure from an activist investor to replace her and the board’s chair.

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    Nordstrom lays off over 200 workers at supply chain facility

    The retailer has been working to make its supply chain faster and more productive as it looks to offset costs and meet pick-up demand. 

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    What can an Amazon Fashion executive do for Beautycounter?

    Kara Trousdale joined the beauty brand as its chief commercial officer in March and is bringing lessons from the e-commerce giant to help guide its omnichannel strategy.

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    Online only, Lord & Taylor unveils fall merchandising, new logo

    The 200-year-old department store is aiming for an “elevated experience” as it attempts a reboot — but “don’t call it a comeback.”

  • A women in a cardigan sweater and white shirt smiles while holding a phone in her right hand and two packages in her left.
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    E-commerce apps lose pandemic luster: report

    New research shows downloads and marketing spending is declining amid shifts in consumer behavior, data privacy changes and recession fears.

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    How Lovesac went from selling bean bags to nearing $500M in sales

    Founder Shawn Nelson discusses how the company shifted sales from stores to online all while operating profitably.

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    Hedge fund pushes to oust Kohl’s CEO, board chair

    Ancora Holdings, among investors that last year forced changes to the retailer’s board, says CEO Michelle Gass “is no longer well-positioned to lead.”

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    Target plans 100K seasonal hires as it looks to start discounts sooner

    The retailer’s holiday price match guarantee will begin Oct. 6, the same day that its Deal Days start.

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    Where AI fits in the Sam’s Club tech portfolio

    AI helps drive purchases and improve the shopping experience. The bottom line is member retention, said CTO Vinod Bidarkoppa.

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    Walmart slows holiday hiring to 40K associates

    A year ago the big-box retailer was preparing to hire 150,000 seasonal workers.

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    Macy’s partners with Kylie Cosmetics

    A limited-edition holiday collection featuring cosmetics, gift sets and ornaments will be available online and in select stores Oct. 1.  

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    For Peloton, 2022 has been a rough ride

    The at-home gym company — along with its stock price — was riding on a high during the pandemic. Consumers brought it back to reality in 2022.

  • Destination XL loses marketing chief, names replacement

    Ujjwal Dhoot played a major role in the big-and-tall retailer’s turnaround and hunt for market share. 

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    Eloquii debuts bridal line

    The collection will launch at Bridal Fashion Week in October and will be available for purchase on the DTC brand’s website.

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    The Weekly Closeout: Amazon invests $450M in driver program and Bed Bath & Beyond interim CEO could stay another year

    The e-commerce giant will invest in benefits for its Delivery Service Partners, while Sue Gove will reportedly remain with the home retailer for now.

  • A Nike storefront at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, California.
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    Barclays downgrades Nike on inventory trouble, slowing demand and volatility in China

    The retailer’s strength in North America may no longer be enough to offset its challenges in China, the analysts said.

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    Stitch Fix is losing customers as it competes against itself

    The e-retailer’s new e-commerce site is stealing sales from its curated box business just as consumers pull back on apparel purchases.

  • Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard sits at a desk.
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    How Patagonia’s shakeup challenges marketers to act on sustainability

    As the outdoor retailer makes good on its Earth-loving promise in an exceptional way, the bar for value-driven commitments has been elevated.

  • An iRobot Roomba is deployed in a home.
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    FTC investigates Amazon’s $1.7B bid to acquire iRobot

    The news marks the second acquisition by the mass retailer that the Federal Trade Commission has requested further information on this year. 

  • Exterior photo of a Ralph Lauren storefront.
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    Ralph Lauren to open 250 stores in the next 3 years

    The luxury brand has exited most department stores to focus on its direct-to-consumer strategy. 

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    Retail sales rise nearly 7% in August as discounting lures consumers still grappling with inflation

    Back-to-school shopping also helped a little, foreshadowing a subdued holiday season.

    Updated Sept. 15, 2022
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    Gap Inc. to eliminate 500 corporate jobs

    The retailer recently ended its partnership with the Yeezy brand and reported widening sales declines.

  • A Nordstrom storefront at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles.
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    Nordstrom adopts poison pill

    The retailer’s announcement follows news that Mexican department store company Liverpool acquired a 9.9% stake earlier this month.