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    Take a look inside H&M’s latest store experience

    A first of its kind for the brand, the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, destination is over 7,000 square feet and community focused.  

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    Reverse logistics for apparel: Automation does it better

    The reverse logistics process is a time-consuming and costly undertaking for businesses. How can automation address the challenges of reverse logistics?

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    H&M slashes 1,500 jobs in cost-cutting effort

    The fast-fashion retailer's profits have been hit by rising prices and a strong dollar, and expense reductions could save some $190 million each year.

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    Foot Locker opens $40M Nevada distribution center for West Coast

    The facility will serve more than 300 stores and cut shipping times in the region by more than 50%.

  • A person wearing a camo jacket walks by a gray granite storefront that says "kids" in a blue square and "foot locker" in red letters.
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    Foot Locker retools C-suite under Mary Dillon

    The retailer brought on another Ulta veteran in Frank Bracken, who is set to become its new COO, while the company’s CFO is headed out. 

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    The Backroom: What holiday looks like from here

    The team sits down to discuss what recent events suggest about this year's unpredictable shopping season.

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    NRF: Record 197M consumers shopped from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday

    Some consumers started shopping earlier than Thanksgiving weekend as retailers kicked off holiday deals in October, the trade group found.

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    Petco pushes sales up 4% in Q3

    The retailer reported its 16th consecutive quarter of comparable sales growth, but its net income took a hit during the period.

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    How a Gen Z-founded digital marketplace is trying to reach coveted young shoppers

    Set to launch in 2023, Consumerhaus has strategies in place aimed at forging deep connections between shoppers and the assortment it sells.

  • A FedEx worker sorts packages being unloaded from a truck on a conveyor belt at the FedEx Oakland Airport sort facility.
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    FedEx and Cart.com launch data-sharing alliance for e-commerce fulfillment

    The logistics giant gains a deeper look into pre-purchase behaviors, while the e-commerce platform gets access to post-purchase insights.

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    Nike, Lululemon are early holiday winners: report

    Prior to Black Friday, both athletics retailers were seeing double-digit spend growth.

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    The next frontier in e-commerce packaging: reusable bags and boxes

    Online ordering spiked during the pandemic — and so did the waste it creates. As Cyber Monday approaches, startups are developing ways to offer an alternative.

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    American Eagle Outfitters hints at new men’s sub-brand

    The line will bring “innovation and newness to our men’s business” and prelaunch tests have been encouraging, according to company executives.

  • A glowing white "claire's" sign in lowercase block letters adorns a mall store trimmed in purple and dark blue. Windows signs advertise hair and jewelry specials and ear pierciing.
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    Claire’s opens shops in Macy’s stores

    Starting this month, the accessories retailer can be found at more than 20 of the department store’s locations, including eight flagships.

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    Winners and losers of Black Friday 2022

    With inflation looming, consumers waited until the shopping event to get deals on categories like electronics and sought out financing options such as buy now, pay later.

  • Neil Cole and Derek Hough talking at a store opening event.
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    Former Iconix Brand CEO convicted of fraud

    A federal prosecutor said founder Neil Cole “cooked the books” at the branding specialist during his tenure. His attorneys suggested they will appeal.  

  • A green, virtual storefront with Lacoste crocodile decorations and virtual products.
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    Lacoste launches virtual store with NFT-holder perks

    The partnership with Emperia comes as more retailers and brands look to the metaverse for revenue on digital and physical goods.

  • The Home Depot signage on a storefront entry, with a row of christmas trees in the front.
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    How Home Depot uses tech to prepare for a holiday surge

    The final stretch of the year, with its back-to-back holidays and spikes in demand, puts supply chains and IT systems to the test.

  • Person laying back on a couch with a computer and a credit card shopping.
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    Struggling consumers turned to financing for holiday shopping: report

    Buy now, pay later providers saw increased use during Black Friday, but credit and debit were the top payment methods for online orders.

  • Sephora storefront.
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    Sephora names Guillaume Motte its next CEO

    Motte, who used to be CEO of the beauty retailer’s Europe and Middle East division, starts in January.

  • Exterior photo of a Ralph Lauren storefront.
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    Luxury retailers power through despite strong dollar, shaky economy

    Wealthy consumers are shrugging off inflation and buying high-end goods at higher prices, but that could soften soon.

  • Patagonia demands injunction, damages over Gap fleece designs

    The outdoor gear brand said it has previously warned Gap to stop copying its designs, which even one Gap customer flagged as a “ripoff.”

  • Person sits on a couch shopping on an iPad next to a Christmas tree.
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    Cyber Monday spend reaches $11.3B with a surge in BNPL usage: report

    The shopping holiday saw increased demand for electronics and toys, with discounts reaching record highs, according to Adobe Analytics.

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    The holiday clues in October retail sales

    Consumers will be relying on credit cards, their savings and heavy discounts in what is shaping up to be an uncertain season for retailers.

  • A screenshot of the Kids Foot Locker virtual Roblox experience.
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    Kids Foot Locker opens House of Play Roblox experience

    The game, which is based on a real store concept, allows users to play mini games and collect tokens to exchange for super-powered sneakers.

  • A Target worker hands a person in a car a Starbucks bag.
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    Target expands Starbucks curbside pickup service

    In addition to the partnership, the retailer has been investing in operations and growing its Ulta shop-in-shop locations.