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  • A Petco storefront. There is a white van parked outside and a person walking in the store.
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    Petco adds 1M customers in 2022

    The retailer is leaning into its health and wellness offerings, introducing a pet food subscription service in partnership with Freshpet.

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    Retail sales up 7.7% in February, as prices ease in some categories

    But volumes are down, and sales declined from January, as consumers prioritize experiences and essentials.

    Updated March 15, 2023
  • Workers from work in the warehouse at the company's main logistics hub during an organized tour for Singles Day on November 11, 2020
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    Kevin Frayer via Getty Images plans a self-operating warehouse in California

    The e-commerce giant is looking to expand its presence in the U.S. and bring automation with it.

  • Parade's first swimwear collection
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    Parade expands into swimwear

    The collection, which uses a material made from recycled bottles, is available in sizes XS to 3XL.

  • The Vitamin Shoppe storefront
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    The Vitamin Shoppe owner gets buyout offer topping $1B

    Franchise Group’s management in January had reportedly considered taking the company private themselves for a similar price. 

  • A bearded person wearing a black vest over a white shirt stands in front of a window.
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    Ex-GNC chief executive to take the reins at Rue21

    Josh Burris has experience at several apparel brands and will be leading the low-price teen apparel retailer in the midst of a turnaround.

  • AWS CEO Adam Selipsky
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    Amazon plans to cut 9K more jobs in the next few weeks

    The downsizing is centered on the e-commerce giant's profit center, AWS, as well as Twitch, advertising and its people, experience and technology teams.

  • White high top sneaker with a yellow label
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    Allbirds creates zero-carbon shoe

    The DTC brand, which developed the Moonshot shoe through a regenerative wool program, is open to sharing its process with other companies.

  • Kanye West at Milk Studios
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    The Weekly Closeout: Adidas left with $1.3B in Yeezy shoes, Dick’s Sporting Goods, NCAA partner for March Madness

    The activewear brand ended its relationship with Ye last October with lots of inventory, while Dick’s is the exclusive partner for the championship season.

  • Bobby Sanguinetti action shot playing hockey for the Carolina Hurricanes
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    Fanatics is NHL’s new uniform supplier

    The sports merchandise retailer replaces Adidas, which allowed a seven-year deal with the hockey league to end.

  • The founders of running brand On
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    On reports a profitable year with DTC, wholesale growth

    The brand saw net sales increase by 91.9% in its fourth quarter, and it will be expanding into tennis while it grows its focus on running.

  • Mannequins in an Old Navy store window.
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    Gap Inc. lightens inventory load after a year of painful discounting

    The apparel seller brought its stock levels down 21% as it prepares to bring supply in line with demand. 

  • Images of Clinique's virtual world.
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    Clinique launches virtual lab

    The Clinique Lab builds on the brand’s concept space at Macy’s in Herald Square, but with a virtual storefront. 

  • DejaWooo search engine
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    Resale fashion search engine launches

    Chinese tech company DejaWooo received its first seed investment in 2021 and last week announced the launch of its platform.

  • Barbie Balmain collaboration
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    Mattel CFO sees movie tie-in boosting Barbie sales

    The toymaker had a tough 2022, but CFO Anthony DiSilvestro expects the outlook to improve and says parents will always prioritize spending on their children.

  • A Champs storefront
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    Foot Locker to shutter 400 mall-based stores by 2026

    As the retailer looks to simplify its business, CEO Mary Dillon also said the company is “revitalizing” its Nike partnership.

  • Puffy clouds in a blue sky frame a storefront that says "Bed Bath & Beyond" in large dark letters.
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    Bed Bath & Beyond proposes reverse stock split

    The move is the distressed retailer’s latest tactic to "generate greater investor interest in the company.” 

  • Sneakers sit on shelves.
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    Atmos, New Balance launch retail collaboration in Washington, DC

    The concept, dubbed the NBSE, features exclusive New Balance footwear and will serve as a gathering place for community events. 

  • A person looking at product listings on a computer.
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    BNPL firms snag consumers at checkout: J.D. Power

    As buy now, pay later use rises, consumers are learning about the payment option at checkout, more so than from social media or family and friends.

  • Exterior of a BJ's Wholesale Club location in Virginia
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    BJ’s ‘last mile delivery model’ improves in-store order fulfillment process

    The service involves employees picking items for an order before handing them off to a same-day delivery provider.

  • A white canvas tote bag with green handles and green embroidered stitching.
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    Ironic totes help deliver L.L. Bean’s second-best revenue year

    The Maine outdoor retailer, best known for its iconic boots, plans to expand inclusive sizing after seeing sales rise 15% in that segment.

  • A three tiered cake tower with maeup products on it and hands reaching for them
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    Winky Lux expands into Canada through Shoppers Drug Mart

    The beauty brand will sell between 40 and 70 products at select store locations and through the retailer’s website.

  • A consumer dropping an old water bottle off in the mail to be returned
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    Hydro Flask launches water bottle trade-in program

    In exchange for store credit, consumers can return Hydro Flask bottles that will be disassembled to recycle as much of the material as possible.

  • DressX team posing
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    Virtual clothing platform DressX raises $15M

    Founded in 2020, the metaverse fashion company sells its digital clothing on marketplace platforms like Roblox, Meta and others.

  • Exterior shot of a Dollar General store.
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    Dollar General to spend $100M on staffing and stores

    The retailer plans to sustain its store opening momentum, with more than 1,000 new locations planned this year.