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    Morphe parent company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Forma Brands — which also operates Playa Beauty and Jaclyn Cosmetics — has entered a proposed $33 million acquisition deal with lenders. 

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    ‘Retailers are getting squeezed’ by price-weary consumers, supply chain costs: report

    Nearly all 50 retail executives surveyed in Deloitte’s latest study expect inflation to pressure profits this year.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    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
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    P&G acquires haircare brand Mielle Organics

    The textured hair brand — founded in 2014 by husband-and-wife duo Monique and Melvin Rodriguez — said it has no plans to change existing formulas. 

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Bed Bath & Beyond plans more layoffs

    As sales slide and bankruptcy looms, the struggling home goods retailer is looking to cut costs.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    Mattress Firm pauses IPO plans, citing market volatility

    One analyst predicts the move could signal the mattress retailer’s interest in being acquired.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    Why some digital natives are always tweaking their models

    Shaking up a business can be a sign of innovation, or trouble. For DTC brands, the best move may be found in retail’s oldest playbook.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    Bed Bath & Beyond sales fall 33% in Q3 as it seeks strategic alternatives

    After warning of a potential bankruptcy filing last week, the struggling home retailer’s operating loss swelled to over $450 million during the quarter.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
  • Five Below to convert hundreds of stores to higher-priced concept

    The discounter sees roughly twice the spend from customers who purchase Five Beyond products and has received positive feedback on the format. 

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Fitch: Gulf between retail’s winners and losers to widen in 2023

    Default rates will likely remain low, but the firm is watching for bankruptcies from major players like Party City, Rite Aid and Bed Bath & Beyond.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Lululemon’s stock drops after margin warning

    The athletics company raised its revenue expectations for the quarter, but it has a lot of inventory to clear through after the holidays.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    Macy’s lowers holiday sales prediction

    The department store managed to maintain its guidance within its previous range, but its warning suggests that it lost market share, analysts say.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    Naver closes on Poshmark acquisition

    The resale marketplace has stopped trading on the Nasdaq as a result of the deal.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    9 retail trends to watch in 2023

    With the threat of a recession looming, the new year brings about a slew of challenges for retailers — but not all is gloomy.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Jan. 9, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: Tuesday Morning to go private and Walgreens ‘cried too much’ over theft

    The discount home brand is taking itself off the Nasdaq Stock Market, while the drugstore admitted it might have overblown the theft issue.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Bed Bath & Beyond warns it could file for bankruptcy

    The struggling home retailer issued a "going concern" warning as sales continue to slide and losses widen.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Stitch Fix cuts 20% of salaried staff, CEO steps down

    Founder Katrina Lake has returned to take over from Elizabeth Spaulding in the interim as the company searches for a new chief executive.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Hydro Flask, Drybar owner to cut 10% of global workforce

    Helen of Troy saw net sales revenue decrease across all segments in its third quarter, while operating and net incomes both fell by double digits.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Amazon layoffs will top 18K, many in retail

    The e-commerce giant misjudged the longevity of the pandemic’s impact on demand, and its cuts could undermine its innovation, analysts say.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Wells Fargo downgrades Target amid signs the worst isn’t yet over

    The analysts, saying the mass merchant’s troubles may go deeper than many observers appreciate, have downgraded its stock.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Amazon snags $8B term loan

    The e-commerce giant said the “uncertain macroeconomic environment” pushed it to use a variety of financing options over the past few months. 

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Sears Hometown stores disappearing from rural America

    Liquidation sales are ongoing at 115 locations across 36 states and Puerto Rico, amid the Sears-affiliated home goods retailer's bankruptcy.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Digital Brands Group completes Sundry acquisition

    The direct-to-consumer company took on new debt and closed a $10 million public offering last month to help finalize the deal.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    Bark names chief financial officer

    Zahir Ibrahim replaces Howard Yeaton, who has been serving as interim CFO since late 2021, and comes with nearly three decades of financial experience.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    Vince Holding sells intellectual property of Rebecca Taylor

    The IP was purchased by an affiliate of Ramani Group and is part of a strategic effort announced last year to shut down the fashion brand.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    Grove Collaborative refinances debt with $72M term loan

    The sustainability-focused consumer products company recently received a delisting notice from the New York Stock Exchange. 

    By Jan. 3, 2023