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  • Person riding a Peloton bike
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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.

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    Purple

    Purple adopts poison pill, forms committee to evaluate takeover bid

    The DTC mattress brand last week received an unsolicited offer from Coliseum Capital Management.

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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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    Burberry chief operating and financial officer to leave

    Julie Brown, who holds both roles, will step down after a six-year term, the second top executive shakeup at the luxury brand in the past year.

  • Build-A-Bear Workshop store
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    "Potomac Mills Build-A-Bear Workshop" by Aolden23 is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

    Build-A-Bear redesigns website

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

  • A planned Sephora at Kohl's experience
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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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    Daphne Howland/Retail Dive

    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. 

  • In a dimly lit room, a party-goer in a long blue dress, wearing a tiara, stares into the camera.
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    Courtesy of Lord & Taylor

    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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    AsiaVision via Getty Images

    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.

  • Kohl's storefront
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    Courtesy of Kohl's

    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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    Courtesy of Target

    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.

  • Walmart Store Exterior at Night
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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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    Courtesy of Macy's

    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.  

  • 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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    Courtesy of Eloquii

    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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  • A Nike storefront at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, California.
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    Cara Salpini/Retail Dive

    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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  • Why is Family Dollar hacking at its prices amid inflation?

    Hint: The answer starts with ‘D’ and ends with ‘ollar General.’

  • Stitch Fix subscription box
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    Courtesy of Stitch Fix

    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.

  • 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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    Cara Salpini/Retail Dive

    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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    Daphne Howland/Retail Dive

    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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    Cara Salpini/Retail Dive

    Nordstrom adopts poison pill

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

  • A store planner wears a Magic Leap 2 AR headset to visualize and make adjustments to a 3D store plan.
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    Courtesy of Lowe's

    Lowe’s debuts ‘digital twin’ store

    The virtual replica of one of the retailer’s stores combines spatial data with Lowe’s data, including product location and historical order information.

  • A group of four young people gather around in a semi-circle to look at what's on one of their phones.
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    LeoPatrizi via Getty Images

    Walmart weds data to popular apps like TikTok in latest ad play

    A new Innovation Partners program that also features Snapchat and Roku seeks to help brands better understand what engages Gen Z.

  • Internal entrance of a JC Penney store, with the redesigned beauty section at the entrance at the store.
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    Courtesy of JCPenney

    J.C. Penney Beauty to expand nationwide

    The concept is currently in 10 pilot locations and will increase to 600 stores by the spring of 2023.