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    Could Gap Inc. spin off Athleta?

    An abandoned plan to separate Old Navy a few years ago showed that breaking up is hard to do. But the conglomerate's troubles may call for it.

    By May 27, 2022
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    The Weekly Closeout: American Girl jumps on the podcast bandwagon

    Meanwhile, Stitch Fix named a new head of marketing and Dollar General workers traveled to its annual shareholder meeting to protest working conditions.

    By Retail Dive Staff • May 27, 2022
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    The latest in experiential retail

    With customers returning to in-store shopping, retailers are testing out new store concepts, exiting others and otherwise refining their brick-and-mortar touchpoints.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Ulta shoppers not feeling inflation yet

    In fact, prestige cosmetics sales in the quarter outperformed as makeup made a comeback.

    By May 27, 2022
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    Dollar stores raise their expectations in volatile environment

    Dollar General and Dollar Tree could benefit from customers seeking out low prices, but their own costs are rising and shoppers are focused on consumables for now.

    By May 26, 2022
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    Victoria's Secret launches online marketplace dominated by women-led brands

    The effort joins other empowerment initiatives that define a radical departure from a marketing approach the retailer stuck with for decades.

    By May 26, 2022
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    Macy's Polaris turnaround gains traction in Q1

    The department store partook of elevated demand from a variety of quarters in the period, but has work to do to entice increasingly wary consumers.

    By May 26, 2022
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    Dick's sales decline in the face of 119% growth last year

    The results indicate a slowdown in consumer demand for the category after stimulus payments last year helped fuel record growth.

    By May 26, 2022
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    With work, travel and occasions back on, customers have returned to Nordstrom

    Even off-price Rack beat Q1 expectations, although the company still faces plenty of unknowns this year. Meanwhile, Trunk Club is shutting down.

    By May 25, 2022
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    50 years in: Nike's game plan for winning with women

    The athletics retailer is simplifying its leggings and bra strategies, and emphasizing deeper inclusion as it looks ahead to the next 50 years.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Wayfair opens first AllModern store

    As losses grow for the home goods retailer, it's looking to expand its physical footprint for all five of its banners.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Walmart is building capacity to deliver 1M packages a year by drone

    DroneUp and the retailer aim to have delivery hubs set up at 34 facilities by the end of 2022.

    By Max Garland • May 25, 2022
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    Glossier founder Emily Weiss steps down as CEO

    Kyle Leahy, who joined the DTC beauty brand last year as chief commercial officer, is taking the reins. 

    By May 24, 2022
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    Best Buy trims sales expectations as pandemic boom unwinds

    Inflation, the end of stimulus and a return to experience spending hurt sales at the retailer — but it could have been worse. 

    By May 24, 2022
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    Thinx CEO steps down

    Johnson & Johnson exec Meghan Davis is taking the reins months after consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark bought a majority stake in the brand.

    By May 24, 2022
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    EBay to open sneaker pop-up in LA

    The "Wear 'Em Out Store" will lower prices for customers who wear their purchases out of the store. 

    By May 23, 2022
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    Hollister to open a Social Tourist pop-up on Melrose in LA

    The year-old brand helmed by influencers Charli and Dixie D’Amelio will soon launch the store, operated by data-focused retail platform Leap.

    By May 23, 2022
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    Buy now, pay later player Zilch expands to US

    Instead of collecting fees from retailers to move merchandise from their shelves, Zilch is linking with brands like Sephora and Nike to lure consumers looking to finance their purchases through installment payments. 

    By Jonathan Berr • May 23, 2022
  • Hasbro appoints chief people officer

    Najuma Atkinson will take on the position, following the retirement of the company's Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Dolph Johnson. 

    By May 23, 2022
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    Retail turmoil comes for off-price

    Inflation is making shoppers cautious, and that even includes the bargain hunters at retailers like Ross and TJX.

    By May 23, 2022
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    Walmart GoLocal expands delivery to 1,600 locations

    Expanding its service to more locations should help GoLocal operate more efficiently as it competes with other same-day delivery providers.

    By Max Garland • May 23, 2022
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    Corrugated boxes: The ultimate expression of a circular economy

    Learn how corrugated boxes are manufactured, used and recycled with the utmost care to maintain circularity and prevent waste throughout the supply chain – all the way to consumers' homes.

    May 23, 2022
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    Retail safety data: Why wearables are the key to reducing worker injuries and driving optimization

    How safety wearables and data-driven solutions are powering a new future of workforce optimization.

    May 23, 2022
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    Price Shock: 5 ways apparel companies and retailers can manage costs when inflation is surging

    Eric Fisch, national sector head of retail and consumer brands at HSBC Bank for HSBC Corporate Banking, discusses how companies can manage costs, how expanding the number of vendors is a good long-term strategy and how passing along price increases to consumers can be done smartly.  

    May 23, 2022
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    Foot Locker's Nike replacement efforts working 'exceptionally well'

    CEO Dick Johnson said Foot Locker is underpenetrated in "virtually all of our brands outside of our top three." That leaves room for growth.

    By May 20, 2022
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    Hugo Boss COO leaves to head Swiss outdoor brand

    Heiko Schäfer joined in March 2020, just as COVID-19 began to upend the apparel industry. 

    By May 20, 2022