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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
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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
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    How the purpose of stores is evolving

    Stores have always evolved in order to compete as times, technology and tastes change. And, most of all, to please customers.

    By Retail Dive staff
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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    Alo Yoga accepts crypto payments, allows crypto paychecks

    The DTC lifestyle brand is betting big on Web3 technology, although U.S. data suggests minimal usage of crypto for purchasing goods.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Blue Nile to re-enter public markets through SPAC deal

    The DTC jewelry brand went public in 2004 before being acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street just over a decade later.

    By June 21, 2022
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    DTC footwear brand Hoka debuts first global campaign

    The company has seen a recent spike in sales and is on pace to become a billion-dollar brand.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 16, 2022
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    Retailers grapple with e-commerce's drag on profits: report

    The online channel is a must, but it’s costly, and scale doesn’t help much, according to research conducted by Ipsos for Publicis Sapient and Salesforce.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Our Place's co-founder and co-CEO on the brand's entrance into physical retail

    The DTC cookware brand, which launched just prior to the pandemic and is already profitable, is planning two stores in Los Angeles and one in New York.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Former Charlotte Russe CEO joins Rothy's board

    Jenny Ming holds decades of retail experience, including as president of Old Navy and board member at Levi Strauss, Kendra Scott and others.

    By June 14, 2022
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    75% of DTC brands may offer subscriptions by 2023: report

    Though subscription services once attracted investors, some brands have had to trim their workforce and end investor partnerships.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 13, 2022
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    Edgewell debuts Gen Z-focused skincare brand, Fieldtrip

    The CPG giant, which acquired DTC razor brand Billie last year, is selling Fieldtrip via a DTC website and Amazon to start.

    By June 13, 2022
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    SoulCycle to sell Sunday II Sunday hair care products

    The DTC brand wants to reach active customers who need to care for their hair in between workouts.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 10, 2022
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    The Weekly Closeout: Kim Kardashian launches new skincare line and GameStop's losses spike

    The celebrity shut down her previous KKW Beauty brand last year, and the gaming retailer's operating loss tripled to $153.7 million.

    By Retail Dive Staff • June 3, 2022
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    The Honest Company hires EVP of operations, R&D

    The DTC brand has hired new executive leaders to steer future growth following its 2021 IPO.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 3, 2022
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    Wilson opens second New York store

    Its third location overall, the Upper East Side store lets shoppers rent out equipment before purchasing it.

    By June 3, 2022
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    Levi's aims for $10B in revenue in 5 years

    The company has set ambitious goals based on diversifying its portfolio and boosting DTC sales, while relying on the longevity of its flagship denim.

    By June 2, 2022