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    Hims & Hers taps Uber to deliver personal care, sexual wellness products

    The brand has partnered with the ridesharing company to bring items like sleep gummies, condoms and lubricants to consumers. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 30, 2021
  • Schick maker acquires Billie for $310M

    The deal comes less than a year after P&G's proposed acquisition of the DTC razor brand fell apart after FTC action.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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    The state of small business

    Disruptions from the pandemic, e-commerce and broader economic trends continue to bedevil operations for small businesses.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Lululemon trades lawsuits with Peloton as design dispute deepens

    The athleisure apparel brand accused the cycle maker of selling "knock-offs" after Peloton launched its own apparel line.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
  • Hydro Flask owner to acquire backpack brand Osprey for $414M

    Helen of Troy CEO Julien Mininberg called the two a "compelling combination" for the outdoors consumer. 

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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    Peloton sues Lululemon in dispute over apparel line

    After the cycle maker launched its own private label apparel, the athleisure specialist claimed the new products infringed on its patents.

    By Nov. 29, 2021
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    Joybird launches first national TV campaign

    The DTC customizable furniture brand aims to use the campaign, which debuted ahead of Black Friday, to reach new customers.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    Dr. Squatch rolls out personal care products at Walmart

    Following on the heels of its digitally native peers, an array of the brand's products will be available at over 1,600 physical locations.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
  • Authentic Brands puts IPO on hold as it brings in new investors

    Current investors sold significant stakes to CVC Capital Partners and HPS Investment Partners as the branding specialist chases more growth. 

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    Glossier opens second store this year with new LA flagship

    The location in West Hollywood is just a few blocks away from where the DTC beauty brand had a previous store on Melrose Place.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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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.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    Away names its first operations and digital chiefs

    In addition to introducing two new positions to the C-suite, the luggage brand named a new chief marketing officer, Melissa Weiss.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    How e-commerce retailers stacked up in Q3

    A flood of DTC brands entered the public markets this year. Now, we're seeing how those companies and other online brands are holding up.

    By Updated Nov. 23, 2021
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    Foot Locker merges Champs Sports and Eastbay brands

    The combo, which brings together two decades-old, sports-focused names, aims to be a go-to for student athletes. 

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    Casper to be acquired by private equity firm, CEO steps down

    After its IPO in 2020, the brand will go private again through a deal with Durational Capital Management, as its co-founder exits the chief executive role.

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    Canada Goose's first footwear collection goes live

    Featuring two styles, the brand's footwear is meant to both protect against the elements and also appeal to lifestyle shoppers.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    Warby Parker's sales up 32%, while losses widen

    In its first public earnings report since its direct listing in late September, the DTC eyewear brand also raised its full-year guidance.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    The RealReal settles investor lawsuit over authentication claims

    The luxury resale specialist is set to pay $11 million to resolve a class action that questioned its process of vetting fakes.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    How Nike execs think through its digital ecosystem

    Recent collaborations with Megan Thee Stallion and Dick's Sporting Goods have built on the brand's efforts to craft a connected shopping experience across its channels.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    These traditional brands are shifting to a DTC model. Here's how.

    Athletics retailers are in some ways leading this shift, but brands across the industry are doubling down on the model to grow margins.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    The Children's Place launches tween brand Sugar & Jade

    The specialty retailer is entering into the $8 billion tween apparel market with the introduction of its new DTC entity. 

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Amazon will accept Venmo next year

    "Pay with Venmo is one of the key revenue drivers for Venmo going forward," PayPal CEO Dan Schulman said.

    By Jonathan Berr • Nov. 10, 2021
  • Global Brands to wind down

    The company, which owns brands and makes products for others, has been facing severe liquidity shortages and strains from the pandemic. 

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Grove Collaborative launches holiday collection at Target

    Months after entering physical retail, the DTC brand is expanding its assortment with limited-edition products, dubbed Sparks of Joy.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Walgreens to sell Hims & Hers personal care products in store, online

    Since going public this year, the telehealth company has added products to its assortment and expanded its distribution network with other retailers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 8, 2021
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    17 retailers have filed for IPOs in 2021. What does that say about the industry?

    From Warby Parker and Allbirds to Claire's and Mattress Firm, companies across sectors are seizing the opportunity to enter the public markets.

    By Nov. 8, 2021