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    BH Cosmetics files under Chapter 11

    The indie brand has succumbed to challenges brought on by the pandemic, despite high-profile partnerships last year with Iggy Azalea and Doja Cat.

    By Jan. 21, 2022
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    Aerosoles footwear brand to be acquired by American Exchange

    The shoe seller survived a bankruptcy in 2017 and is set to become its own division under its new parent, which both licenses and owns brands. 

    By Jan. 21, 2022
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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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    Luggage brand Monos raises $10M in Series A funding

    The company plans to use the capital to expand its offline presence, acquire talent and create a more robust product development pipeline.

    By Jan. 21, 2022
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    Hims & Hers to sell hair care products at Walmart

    The company already sells hair loss products through The Vitamin Shoppe and has expanded its retail partners and assortment in recent months.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 21, 2022
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    Bonobos CEO exits after 5 years at the company

    Micky Onvural is leaving the company to assume the role of chief marketing and communications officer at financial services firm TIAA, effective Monday.

    By Jan. 20, 2022
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    Parade launches free recycling program in the US

    Through the initiative, consumers can send the DTC brand gently used underwear from any brand in exchange for a 20% credit.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    Almost 6 in 10 US consumers shopped at a DTC brand in 2021: report

    Traditional retailers are winning the love of American shoppers over digitally native brands, according to a report from Diffusion.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    6 DTC trends to watch in 2022

    While 2021 marked a year of growth for DTC brands, existing problems became more apparent. Brands will need to address those challenges in the year ahead.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    Il Makiage parent company secures $130M in funding

    The recent round, which values Oddity at $1.5 billion, was led by billionaire businessman Thomas Tull and Franklin Templeton, among others.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Bark co-founder reclaims CEO role

    Matt Meeker resumes the chief executive role less than two years after Manish Joneja, an Amazon veteran, succeeded him.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Billie to enter physical stores for the first time via Walmart

    The DTC razor brand's products will be available at over 4,000 locations starting in February.  

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Rihanna's Savage X Fenty to open stores in 5 US cities

    Beginning with Las Vegas this month, the musician's lingerie brand will open its first locations sometime early this year.

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    Why so many DTC brands are into activewear

    Whether they launched in the space or expanded into it, DTC brands are taking advantage of athleisure's continued popularity to fuel their businesses.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Fabletics launches Any-Wear collection

    The new offering, which features pieces like pants and a midi dress, is meant to be worn for various activities, like working from home or running errands.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    10 retail trends to watch in 2022

    Last year upended some trends and accelerated others. What will 2022 bring for retailers?

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    Crocs to acquire Heydude footwear brand for $2.5B

    Founded in Italy, the brand widens the total market for the clog maker to more than $160 billion, by the company's estimates.

    By Dec. 23, 2021
  • Arhaus expands US manufacturing capacity with North Carolina facility

    The furniture company also broadened its supplier base to meet demand.

    By Colin Campbell • Dec. 23, 2021
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    Skechers goes through board shakeout

    Four longtime board members are out, a new director is in, and an investment firm is pushing for more cash for shareholders. 

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Supergoop sells majority stake to Blackstone

    The SPF-focused beauty brand will use the investment to help it launch new products, educate consumers and expand internationally.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Vietnam factory closures cause Nike to cancel 130M units

    Those factories are now operational and Nike has returned to 80% of its weekly production volume pre-closure, executives said.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Brazilian footwear company buys 49.9% stake in Rothy's

    A deal between Alpargatas and the popular DTC brand will result in a post-investment valuation of $1 billion.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Food52 to acquire Schoolhouse for $48M

    The acquisition strengthens the website's position in the home space after buying housewares brand Dansk and launching Home52.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Andie raises $18.5M in Series B funding

    The brand touted its high growth in the U.S. and Australia as it seeks to strengthen its omnichannel strategy.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 20, 2021
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    Adidas, Allbirds release low-carbon running shoe

    The initial drop will have limited quantities, with four new colorways set to launch in a broader rollout this spring.

    By Dec. 20, 2021
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    The Weekly Closeout: Target to launch 'Bet on Black' startup pitch competition

    The retailer will provide mentorship and a total of $500,000 in funding. Meanwhile, Janie and Jack names a new CEO and Bark comes to REI.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Dec. 17, 2021