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    American Dream misses another $8.8M loan payment

    The experience-rich mega-mall in New Jersey, which lost some $60 million in 2021, also struggled to meet financial obligations last year.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
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    Ugg, Hoka stepped up DTC activity in Q3

    Deckers is focused on having 50% of the business be direct to consumer, with the channel seeing an 18.7% increase during the quarter.

    By Feb. 6, 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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    ‘The music has stopped’: A look at venture capital in retail

    VC funding in retail declined in 2022, and a slew of layoffs in 2023 paints a bleak picture. But it could just signal a return to normal.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
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    M&A, IPO activity fell throughout 2022

    Online retail saw a 32% year-over-year decline in the number of deals in 2022, according to a report from Hampleton Partners.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Amazon plans further improvements to Prime membership as Q4 sales slip

    As the e-commerce giant focuses on further tightening its operations, it will continue to add to the many perks members enjoy, executives said.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: Dollar General reaches store milestone and REI lays off staff

    The discount chain opened its 19,000th store in Missouri this week while the outdoor retailer is cutting 8% of its headquarters workforce.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Feb. 3, 2023
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    Ariana Grande to buy her beauty brand’s assets from Forma Brands for $15M

    The singer’s brand, R.e.m. Beauty, entered into a licensing agreement with the company in December 2020.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Peloton touts ‘best quarterly performance’ in a year

    However, revenue was still down 30% year over year and net loss exceeded $300 million.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    Purple projects net loss up to $97.5M for 2022

    CEO Rob DeMartini said that inflationary pressure on consumer spending and increased promotional activity have impacted profitability. 

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Amass Brands acquires operating assets of wine company Winc

    The spirits conglomerate is taking on several brands from Winc’s portfolio, which filed for bankruptcy in December due in part to declining DTC sales. 

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Newell Brands to lay off 13% of office staff

    The cuts will be done by the end of 2023 and are part of a broader restructuring plan aimed at saving up to $250 million a year.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    As it inches toward bankruptcy, Bed Bath & Beyond defaults on loan

    The distressed home goods retailer said it doesn’t have enough cash to pay down its debts.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: Foot Locker faces privacy suit and Levi’s misquotes Mark Twain

    A lawsuit alleges the athletics retailer violated California’s privacy act. Meanwhile, Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh cited the author on why skinny jeans are not dead.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Jan. 27, 2023
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    Hasbro slashes global workforce amid challenging consumer environment

    The move is part of a reorganization that includes the COO’s departure and a shift away from consumer products.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Foot Locker to cut corporate roles, wind down Sidestep banner

    New CEO Mary Dillon is rapidly making changes to a business that analysts said "clearly needed a shake-up.”

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Levi’s CEO: ‘The skinny jean is not going anywhere’

    Baggy styles are on-trend and selling, but the closet staple is hanging around. Meanwhile, the company sees inventory returning to normal by mid-year.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    The Backroom: What’s going on with DTC this year?

    The team introduces new co-host Dani James and talks about changes in the direct-to-consumer space and the ongoing importance of brick and mortar.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Jan. 26, 2023
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    E-retailers Saks, Saks Off 5th, The Bay resort to layoffs amid turmoil in tech

    In 2021, HBC split the online and brick-and-mortar operations of its companies to gain financial and talent advantages. Now, all three spinoffs are cutting jobs.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Walmart to raise hourly wages

    The company says the change will bring average hourly pay to $17.50 for about 340,000 workers.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Former Kind execs launch incubation and investment firm Camino Partners

    The entity represents a new name and mission for Daniel Lubetzky’s Equilibra Partners Management, with a goal of helping startups on their journey.

    By Megan Poinski • Jan. 25, 2023
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    Serta Simmons files for Chapter 11

    The company, whose holdings include DTC brand Tuft & Needle, is also suing to uphold the terms of a 2020 loan that it calls “critical.”

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Purple rejects takeover bid

    Coliseum Capital Management sent the brand an unsolicited proposal in September to acquire its remaining common stock for $4.35 a share.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Prestige brand Makeup by Mario raises $40M

    Founded by celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, the brand joins a list of companies that have snagged funding amid a downturn in VC-backed capital.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Thirteen Lune raises $8M in seed round

    The company said that the investment puts it on track to reach profitability this year.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 23, 2023
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    What retailers can expect from consumers this year

    Consumers are more cautious and discerning, yet eager to get out and about, Euromonitor’s Michelle Evans told an NRF audience last week.

    By Jan. 23, 2023