DTC: Page 2


  • Wayfair is the only top e-commerce retailer to decline in revenue, profits: GlobalData

    While the home retailer experienced a boost during the early days of the pandemic, it’s facing falling sales and growing losses as demand wanes.

    By July 19, 2022
  • Children's high chair sits next to a table.
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    West Elm, Lalo debut children's collection

    West Elm joins other major retailers like Nordstrom, Target and Walmart in collaborating with direct-to-consumer brands.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 18, 2022
  • Trendline

    The direct-to-consumer landscape in retail

    More mature brands are pursuing exit strategies and expanding their reach, while retailers are increasingly shifting to a DTC model.

    By Retail Dive staff
  • An illuminated Nike Style store in Seoul, South Korea, at night.
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    Nike debuts new store concept with Nike Style

    The store, which opened Friday in Seoul, South Korea, features gender-neutral merchandising and a content studio. 

    By July 15, 2022
  • Kanye West at Milk Studios
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    The Weekly Closeout: Kanye West files trademark for retail stores and Laffy Taffy turns to NFTs

    The rapper filed trademarks for the name “YZYSPLY,” while the candy maker turned jokes found on its wrappers into non-fungible tokens.

    By Retail Dive Staff • July 15, 2022
  • Homepage of the website The Forecast with pictures of a person wearing an orange outfit and articles about beauty and fashion.
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    Summersalt launches The Forecast content platform

    Led by The Knot’s former editor-in-chief, the platform will offer shoppers travel tips, fashion advice and inspirational stories.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 14, 2022
  • Flying saucer is beaming up a Heydude shoe.
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    Crocs' Heydude revamps its brand

    The casual shoe brand is leaning into levity as it chases a $1 billion revenue target and is already beating growth expectations. 

    By July 13, 2022
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    Pattern Brands snaps up 2 more brands after securing $25M

    The latest acquisitions follow a $60 million funding round last year and push the total brands within the company’s portfolio to six.

    By July 12, 2022
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    Brooklyn Bedding, Helix Sleep acquire Bear Mattress

    The deal comes after private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management acquired Brooklyn Bedding and Helix Sleep to form a DTC mattress platform.

    By July 12, 2022
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    Grove Collaborative strikes wholesale deal with Kohl's

    The cleaning and personal care brand also expanded its distribution to grocery retailers Meijer and Giant Eagle.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 8, 2022
  • Inside an Adore Me store
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    Adore Me's uphill battle against fakes on Amazon

    The DTC lingerie company says the e-commerce giant drags its feet because it wants the sales that counterfeiters provide.

    By July 7, 2022
  • Cupshe introduces a plus-size collection.
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    Cupshe, Tabria Majors launch plus-size swimwear collection

    The expansion into inclusive sizes comes as the brand is exploring new categories, including athleisure.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 6, 2022
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    Fabletics opens first Yitty shop-in-shop

    The brand has launched several new apparel collections over the past year, and aims to open 30 more stores in 2022.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 5, 2022
  • A Lululemon storefront in Georgetown
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    Pursuing global expansion, Lululemon enters Spain

    The company plans to quadruple international revenues by 2026. As it pursues growth in Europe, an entry into Italy is also in its sights.

    By July 5, 2022
  • A gray and white Bed Bath & Beyond store.
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    The Weekly Closeout: Bed Bath & Beyond continues executive shakeup and Gucci launches a pet collection

    The home retailer appointed a new chief accounting officer and head of treasury. Meanwhile, the luxury brand seeks to bring individuality to pets.

    By Retail Dive Staff • July 1, 2022
  • A grey hoodie on a mannequin reads "Wilson," with racks of clothing in the background.
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    Wilson opens third NYC store

    The Columbus Circle location is also the sporting good brand’s fourth store in the U.S.

    By Cara Salpini • July 1, 2022
  • A display for The Grommet at an Ace Hardware store.
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    Ace Hardware shuts down The Grommet, lays off 44

    The hardware retailer’s co-op structure made it difficult to expand the platform, according to founder Jules Pieri, who announced the closure on LinkedIn.

    By June 30, 2022
  • Function of Beauty personalized haircare products
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    Function of Beauty hires 20-year L'Oréal vet as chief marketer

    The personalized beauty brand is building out a team of industry veterans as it looks to scale.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 29, 2022
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    How retailers are grappling with sustainability

    In an industry that inevitably generates waste, the path to a more environmentally friendly future is littered with difficult choices.

    By Retail Dive Staff • June 28, 2022
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    Parachute pops up at Nordstrom

    The department store will feature products from the DTC brand in nine of its locations as well as on its website.

    By June 28, 2022
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    Foot Locker divests its team sales business

    The sale comes as the retailer has nearly finished merging its Eastbay and Champs Sports brands into a single unit focused on young athletes. 

    By June 27, 2022
  • Madison Reed storefront
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    Madison Reed names chief marketing, digital officers

    The company also appointed Michael Dubin, founder and former CEO of Dollar Shave Club, to its board. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 27, 2022
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    Deep Dive // Sustainability in retail

    DTC brands have long been vocal about the importance of sustainability. Is that enough?

    As more direct-to-consumer companies find value in physical retail, they must consider how that fits into their goals.

    By June 27, 2022
  • Nike headquarters
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    The Weekly Closeout: Nike exits Russia and tech firms unite around the metaverse

    The athletics giant won’t reopen its stores in the region. Meanwhile, Meta, Microsoft and others teamed up to develop standards for the virtual concept.

    By Retail Dive Staff • June 24, 2022
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    Glossier to raise prices as production, shipping costs bite

    Not all products will see a price hike, but the beauty brand acknowledged that with inflation soaring, “even this adjustment will impact our community.”

    By June 23, 2022
  • Away expands into outdoor products.
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    Away expands into outdoor travel

    The new line, F.A.R — For All Routes, features a duffle bag, backpacks, a messenger bag and more.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 23, 2022