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  • DTC EBIT margins ‘meaningfully below’ wholesale, per report

    BMO Capital Markets found that brands that grew DTC did not see a notable increase in revenue, merchandise margins, EBIT margins or EBIT dollars.

    By Howard Ruben • June 24, 2024
  • Under Armour to pay $434M to settle lawsuit that claimed Kevin Plank misled investors

    If approved, the agreement requires the retailer to keep its CEO and chair roles separate for three years and instill a performance-based condition for some executive stock benefits.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Retail Dive

    Though some of the problems of the pandemic have waned, retail continues to reel from C-suite turnover and layoffs.

    By Retail Dive staff
  • The interior of Monos' store in Toronto.
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    Monos opens second retail store as it plots US expansion

    The DTC luggage brand opened a store in Toronto and has plans for eight U.S. locations next year.

    By Howard Ruben • June 24, 2024
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    Arc’teryx, Stanley among fastest-growing outdoor brands

    A report from Circana found the two brands led the apparel and equipment accessories segments, respectively, with strong year-over-year growth.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Beyond Meat launches next product in fourth generation formula lineup

    The plant-based pioneer is furthering its mission to make cleaner-label products by offering new sausage varieties.

    By Elizabeth Flood • June 21, 2024
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    Bark leads initiative for dog toy safety

    The pet retailer, known for its Super Chewer and Bark Box subscriptions, is working alongside international standards organization ASTM.

    By Howard Ruben • June 21, 2024
  • A Verity-manufactured drone hovers nearby boxed inventory in a warehouse.
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    Sportswear brand On taps warehouse drones

    The retailer has partnered with AI and robotics company Verity to improve fulfillment operations and inventory visibility.

    By Kelly Stroh • June 21, 2024
  • Customer at Sephora Times Square testing the Makeup by Mario AR Mirror for virtual bronzer try-on
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    Makeup by Mario launches AR mirror at Sephora Times Square

    The limited-time experience helps users with selecting a shade and product application.

    By June 20, 2024
  • A Nike storefront at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, California.
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    Nike, Converse sue 52 ‘counterfeiting networks’

    The businesses named in the lawsuit collectively operate 98 websites and 267 social media handles, and allegedly sell “thousands” of fakes.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Private label momentum shows no signs of slowing

    Even if grocery prices fall, shoppers plan to continue purchasing store brands, new research from FMI — The Food Industry Association found.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • June 20, 2024
  • Nicola Coughlan poses near flowers, wearing a Skims dress.
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    Skims features ‘Bridgerton’ star Nicola Coughlan in latest campaign

    The campaign, which was shot by Elizaveta Porodina, features the actor modeling items from the brand’s Soft Lounge collection.

    By Howard Ruben • June 20, 2024
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    Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop launches mascara

    The product, which is priced at $28, is available on the company’s website as well as in Goop stores and retail partner locations.

    By Howard Ruben • June 18, 2024
  • A person wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and sunglasses sits in a red chair against a white wall staring a potted palm tree.
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    Lee collabs with footwear brand Heydude

    The line with the Crocs-owned brand includes apparel and shoes and was the denim brand’s first collaboration to launch on Amazon.

    By Lara Ewen • June 18, 2024
  • An Express storefront at King of Prussia mall in Pennsylvania
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    Express, Bonobos bought out of bankruptcy for $174M

    A newly formed joint venture between WHP Global and mall owners Simon, Brookfield and Centennial will keep 450 stores open and 7,000 jobs intact.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Care/of is shutting down

    The vitamin and supplement company said it no longer has the needed funding to operate and has canceled all existing subscriptions.

    By June 17, 2024
  • A white room with displays of underwear and bras, featuring a photo of Kim Kardashian and others in the background.
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    Skims opens first permanent store in Washington, DC’s Georgetown neighborhood

    The Kim Kardashian-founded brand will open an additional four stores in 2024 and flagship locations in New York and Los Angeles at a future date.

    By Howard Ruben • June 17, 2024
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    Athleta buys first TV ad ahead of Paris Olympics, featuring Simone Biles

    Biles and fellow Olympian Katie Ledecky, who are both members of Athleta’s Power of She collective, will also appear in digital and out-of-home creative.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 17, 2024
  • Rihanna sits on a seesaw with Fenty Beauty makeup products on a wall behind her.
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    Rihanna launches Fenty Hair

    The brand, which launched on the Fenty Beauty website Thursday, includes nine hair care and styling products built around the concept of repair.

    By Howard Ruben • June 14, 2024
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    The Weekly Closeout: GameStop raises $2B and Bark Air has a ruff start

    The meme stock frenzy continues to be kind to the gaming retailer, while Bark’s new airline effort faced a lawsuit within its first month of operation.

    By Retail Dive Staff • June 14, 2024
  • A mall entrance to a clothing store named "Torrid."
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    Torrid moves toward 50-50 mall split as sales fall 5%

    CEO Lisa Harper said that while 65% of the apparel retailer’s stores are currently inside malls, shoppers are increasingly going off-mall.

    By June 14, 2024
  • A white and black colored Figs storefront in LA with mannequins in scrubs.
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    Figs taps Lululemon exec for CFO

    Sarah Oughtred spent almost 17 years at the activewear brand, where she helped scale the business from $270 million in revenue to about $10 billion.

    By Howard Ruben • June 13, 2024
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    Too Faced joins Amazon’s premium beauty store

    The move comes just weeks after sister brand Clinique opened an Amazon storefront as the e-commerce giant ups its beauty game.

    By Howard Ruben • June 12, 2024
  • The interior of a Mango Home store. Shelves are lined with pillows, sheets, towels and various other homegoods.
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    Mango looks to strengthen homeware line with new leader

    The retailer is seeking to grow its Mango Home business with product diversification, as part of its goal to reach 4 billion euros in sales by 2026.

    By Laurel Deppen • June 12, 2024
  • A display of makeup products with "Pretty Smart" branding on them.
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    Beauty brand Pretty Smart launches exclusively at Walmart

    Developed in partnership with Walmart’s merchandising team, the brand aims to offer luxury beauty products at an affordable price point.

    By Howard Ruben • June 11, 2024
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    Function of Beauty expands to Amazon

    In addition to the new partnership, the beauty and skin brand is now offering both its Target and Pro line from Sephora on its own website.

    By Howard Ruben • June 10, 2024