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  • Two pairs of Brunt boots
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    Workwear brand Brunt adds nearly 2 dozen wholesale partners

    The distribution expansion will bring the DTC boot and apparel brand’s products to over 110 stores by the end of the year.

  • Casper storefront.
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    DTC’s outlook for 2024

    As the new year kicks off, the space has already seen many C-suite changes, acquisitions and sales.

  • Tags on Hanes men's sleepwear items.
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    HanesBrands to lay off nearly 160 employees in North Carolina distribution center

    The apparel company plans to repurpose the facility as it streamlines operations.

  • A L'Oreal poster is displayed during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Potsdamer Platz on February 12, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.
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    L’Oréal leans into AI with data in mind

    “AI now transcends many of the things we do,” CEO Nicolas Hieronimus said during the beauty company’s earnings call. 

  • An digital sign for a purse, listing price and other color options, with a retail store in the background.
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    Why ‘pay-by-bank’ faces adoption hurdles in US retail

    Pay-by-bank has been catching on slowly, and it’s a particularly long shot for showing up at the point-of-sale anytime soon.

  • Virtual influencer Imma appears in a Coach ad
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    Coach pairs virtual influencer with real celebs Lil Nas X, Camila Mendes

    “Find Your Courage” looks to engage younger consumers around the complexities of identity and the changing meaning of being “real.”

  • A Nike storefront at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, California.
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    Nike to lay off more than 1,600 employees

    On the heels of a cost-savings plan announced in December, the activewear giant confirmed it plans to cut about 2% of its total workforce.

  • Crocs reaches ‘record’ annual revenue of nearly $4B

    The company said it’s in the early days of implementing a retail strategy for its Heydude brand and plans to open 30 outlet locations this year.

  • A Rite Aid distribution center located in Woodland, California.
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    Rite Aid to lay off employees as it transitions California warehouse operations

    The drugstore chain will close its Woodland distribution center and shift work to its facility in Lancaster, the company told sister publication Supply Chain Dive.

  • A screenshot of Loccitane x Emperia's immersive shopping experience
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    L’Occitane’s third virtual store celebrates Ramadan

    The experience, created with Emperia, mimics a Middle Eastern-inspired house and features exclusive gift sets and a skin care questionnaire.

  • Spanx's brand campaign shown in a London tube station.
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    Spanx launches first brand campaign in London

    The campaign will feature body activist, author, model and beauty brand founder Charli Howard and be displayed across London’s tube stations.

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    How retail is shaping up in 2024

    Though some of the problems of the pandemic have waned, retail continues to reel from C-suite turnover and layoffs.

  • The exterior of an Express retail store inside a mall
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    Express CEO seeks to ease bankruptcy concerns

    In a memo on Wednesday, Stewart Glendinning said the apparel retailer is awaiting a $52 million CARES Act payment to help with long-term liquidity.

  • Staples store in Studio City, Ca.
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    Staples revamps loyalty program

    Easy Rewards lets shoppers earn and redeem points on qualifying purchases, and gives customers double the points for their most shopped categories.

  • Electrolyte packets from Liquid Death.
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    Liquid Death expands into electrolyte drink mixes

    The launch allows the fast-growing canned water and tea maker to enter a new category and further build out its healthy beverage platform.

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  • The Children’s Place may get a reprieve as investor takes majority stake

    Mithaq Capital has taken a 54% share, will nominate 11 people to the apparel retailer's board, and has offered to help shore up its liquidity.

  • Home essentials.
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    Target adds low-price private label brand

    Dealworthy includes everyday basics and expands the retailer’s assortment of items that cost less than $1.

  • Funko Pop! bobble-heads are displayed on shelves
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    Funko president resigns

    Andrew Perlmutter once also served as the company’s CEO. His last day is March 31. 

  • John Legend applying a Loved01 product.
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    John Legend’s Loved01 personal care brand launches on Amazon

    The one-year-old brand is joining others in expanding to the e-commerce platform to reach more customers.

  • Navy blue luggage cases are next to two palm plants on a roof
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    Away lays off 25% of internal staff

    The DTC luggage brand is undergoing a reorganization that also includes "the elimination of a traditional executive team structure.”

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    Wish to sell for $173M

    Singapore-based Qoo10 snapped up the struggling marketplace at a discount, considering its $1.1 billion stock market debut.

  • Line up of Revlon products inside of a store with the Revlon sign.
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    Revlon brings lipstick shades to home design game Redecor

    Players will be able to use colors from the beauty brand’s Super Lustrous lipstick collection, with more shades on the way.

  • A blue Amer Sports banner hangs on a building, with American flags blowing.
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    Arc’teryx CEO talks Amer Sports IPO and what growth looks like

    The sporting goods company raised about $1.37 billion from the IPO, which was priced a few dollars lower than expected.

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    Hasbro cuts half of its SKUs as sales fall 23% in Q4

    CFO Gina Goetter said the products represented just 2% of revenue and were duplicative and unprofitable.

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    Foxtrot parent company names new CEO

    Rob Twyman, a grocery veteran who worked for decades at Whole Foods, succeeds Liz Williams, who held the role for just under a year.