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    Andy Jassy says Amazon will deepen investments in generative AI

    Jassy described the tech as “the largest technology transformation since the cloud” or the internet, and said the company is “optimistic” it will be built on top of AWS.

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    Qurate Retail Group promotes CFO to expanded role

    Bill Wafford has taken on the additional position of chief administrative officer and will oversee the company’s transformation office. 

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    Shein has copyright infringement ‘baked into’ its business model: class action lawsuit

    The complaint is the latest to claim the fast-fashion company steals designs from independent artists.

  • A woman puts clothing into an RFID self-checkout kiosk
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    Deep Dive

    Why more tech in stores shouldn’t mean fewer workers

    Stores can automate more tasks than ever, including pricing, inventory management and checkout. But for theft prevention, customer service and brand engagement, they need humans.

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    Jessica Alba to step down as chief creative officer of The Honest Company

    The founder, who remains a board member, moves on as the brand’s leadership says recent turnaround efforts are working.

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    Athletic Brewing collaborates with Walker Hayes for new nonalcoholic beer

    The country singer and brewing company partnered for the release of Fancy Like, named after Walker’s song of the same name.

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    Battling shrink and theft across the globe

    Retailers are trying numerous strategies — from technology to teamwork — to minimize losses.

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    Macy’s shakes up board, avoids proxy fight

    The department store has also opened its books to the real estate-minded investors who have bid $6.6 billion to take it over.

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    J.C. Penney shutters 50-year-old anchor, moves across the street

    The new location is at the Willowbrook Mall in New Jersey, which is owned by the department store’s co-owner, Brookfield Properties.

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    The Weekly Closeout: Puma plots design space in LA, Bank of America downgrades Figs

    The athletics brand said the studio will open in 2025, while spending pullbacks contributed to the scrubs brand’s recent negative rating.

  • Puma "FOREVER. FASTER. - See The Game Like We Do" campaign
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    Puma rallies around sport performance for largest marketing investment yet

    Launching ahead of the Olympics, the global campaign also marks the first time the sportswear brand has run a unified message across its portfolio.

  • The Nike "swoosh" on the side of a building, with another building seen behind it.
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    Nike remains a top brand for teens, but shows signs of wavering interest: survey

    The brand is still leading the way in footwear and clothing, but is beginning to lose share to On and Hoka. 

  • Deep Dive

    What is ‘organized retail crime,’ exactly?

    It depends, and it doesn't help that many retailers don’t have a good handle on lost inventory, experts say.

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    Academy Sports and Outdoors bolsters supply chain leadership with new board member

    Monique Picou is the vice president of Google Cloud supply chain and operations at Google’s parent, Alphabet.

  • Patrick Starrr holding an Ipsy Icon Box standing in front on televisions.
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    Ipsy brings on Patrick Starrr as new Icon Box curator

    The makeup artist’s box includes products from his own brand, One/Size, as well as from Fenty Skin, Benefit Cosmetics and Kosas.

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    Apparel execs urge sourcing diversification amid geopolitical risks

    Executives at an American Apparel & Footwear Association event underscored the need to find alternative sourcing as U.S.-China relations continue to fray.

  • Global Brand Ambassador, Gabrielle Union in Knix's Mesh Bra and Light Leakproof No-Show Mesh High Rise underwear.
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    Knix launches mesh collection

    The “sexy” line of mesh underwear and bodysuits features Knix’s new global brand ambassador, Gabrielle Union.

  • Toy maker MGA launches e-commerce platform The MGA Shop on April 9.
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    Toy maker MGA Entertainment launches DTC website

    The company aims to bring its top brands, including L.O.L. Surprise!, Little Tikes and Bratz, under one online storefront.

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    The Weekly Closeout: Beyond partners with X as Miniso pops up in Times Square

    The home retailer’s social media deal involves short- and long-form content. Meanwhile, Miniso’s store concept follows a successful flagship in New York.

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    Dove pledges to not use AI models in lieu of real women in its advertising

    A new campaign, “The Code,” shows unrealistic standards produced by current AI tech and promotes guidelines for creating more inclusive results.

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    Home Depot confirms breach of employee data

    The retailer said a vendor error led to the exposure of identifiable information of some employees.

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    Tracker

    The running list of major retail deals

    In the first three months of the year, Beyond acquired Zulily, Walmart bought Vizio and Arc’teryx parent Amer Sports went public.

    Updated March 21, 2024
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    Coach files trademark and unfair competition complaint against Gap

    The complaint takes issue with some Old Navy-branded T-shirts, which attorneys for the Tapestry-owned brand say are meant to make consumers think “there is a connection or association between” the brands.

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    JLL finds signs of rebound in New York City retail real estate

    But some submarkets are doing better than others when it comes to asking rents and availability.

  • Exterior of an Allbirds store in Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown neighborhood
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    Allbirds receives delisting warning from Nasdaq

    The footwear brand’s stock traded at less than $1 for 30 consecutive days and the company has until Sept. 30 to regain compliance.