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    The Weekly Closeout: The Container Store brings in new brands and the latest Toys R Us comeback

    The home goods retailer is adding products from Blueland and The Laundress, while the once-ubiquitous toy retailer is entering brick and mortar again.

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    Shoe Carnival acquires Shoe Station for $67M

    The regional chain adds some $100 million in sales to a company that aims to be a multi-billion-dollar footwear retailer in the coming years.

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    Neiman beefs up executive ranks

    The department store also began the year with a leadership shakeup, doubling down on digital as it seeks to reignite growth after last year's bankruptcy.

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    Why the best holiday deals this year are bad news

    Big promotions are hard to find this season, which could spell trouble for those retailers with deeper discounts.

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    Fabletics taps actress Vanessa Hudgens to promote new Velour clothing line

    The retailer released its "first-ever lifestyle collection," which caters to women 18 to 45 and is inspired by '70s fashion. 

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    Popsugar releases first fitness equipment line at Target

    The 17-item collection, which will be available in the retail giant's stores and website, features products like yoga mats, dumbbells and kettlebells.

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    What convenience stores are getting right

    Whether it's fast delivery, a focus on local products or building out great private labels, c-stores have some lessons to teach other retailers. 

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    Furniture retailers struggle with depleted inventories after Vietnam lockdowns

    Williams-Sonoma and La-Z-Boy expect continued inventory delays as factories work to ramp up production. 

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    Toymaker Ty air ships products for the holidays to avoid port congestion

    More companies are taking their freight to the skies during the holidays, sacrificing the cost-effectiveness of ocean shipping.

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    The Backroom: Another disruptive holiday season

    Vaccines have changed the shopping landscape this year, as have supply chain bottlenecks. Retail Dive reporters look at how the season is playing out.

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    Sean John files for Ch. 11, nabs bid for $3.3M

    The streetwear label was founded by entrepreneur Sean Combs in 1998 and sold to brand holding company GBG five years ago. 

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    Parade opens first brick-and-mortar store in SoHo

    The location features a technicolor archway, a claw machine where customers can win products and a life-size circus tent.

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    Will the Amazon-Visa dispute spill over to other credit card companies?

    While Visa's rivals are dependent on interchange fees like those at the center of the Amazon-Visa fight, they also might benefit if Amazon tosses some business in new directions.

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    Dollar General plans to build 1K new Popshelf stores over next 4 years

    The suburban-focused concept has brought higher sales and margin rates, and it adds to a furious pace of expansion for the discounter.

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    REI names Amazon veteran its first chief commercial officer

    Cameron Janes spent over 14 years at Amazon, many of them as vice president of stores and physical retail.

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    Cyber Monday sales edge down to $10.7B as consumers make a dent in their holiday shopping

    Online sales fell 1.4% year over year, but the red-letter event was still the biggest shopping day of the year so far, Adobe said.

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    NRF: Thanksgiving weekend shoppers decline for second year in a row

    Consumers spent $301.27 on holiday purchases this year, down from $311.75 last year.

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    Square takes a new moniker: Block

    The corporate parent will become Block, but keep the Square brand for its digital payments business.

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    Winners and losers of Black Friday 2021

    Vaccinations have made in-store shopping possible and even fun, but this holiday season remains complicated.

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    With profits up, Chico's slows down store closure plans

    The retailer's Soma lingerie continues to stand out, even outpacing the market, as lean inventories in Q3 added to the namesake brand's struggles.

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    Toys R Us to open new flagship at American Dream mall

    The two-story, 20,000-square-foot store is set to open in mid-December and marks yet another brick-and-mortar comeback for the brand. 

  • Off-price retailers best Q3 expectations but brace for the holidays

    The segment is mostly overcoming supply challenges while benefiting from full-price sales at other retailers, as consumers grapple with inflation.

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    Allbirds' net loss nearly doubles in Q3

    The brand is continuing its store expansion, something many DTCs have come to do as the limitations of selling online become increasingly apparent.

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    Buy now, pay later orders up 34% this holiday: Afterpay

    The service, which has been gaining steam over the past several years, proved especially useful over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping periods.

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    'You can almost taste the hot chocolate': Why catalogs are still winning holiday marketing

    As digital advertising becomes less reliable and more expensive, retailers are turning back to print to win over consumers during peak season.