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    The Weekly Closeout: Eddie Bauer CEO exits and Target workers move to unionize

    Damien Huang had only been CEO for about a year, while Target's Christiansburg, Virginia, employees seek higher wages.

    By Retail Dive Staff • May 13, 2022
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    Instacart files confidentially for IPO

    The announcement is a long-awaited step for the San Francisco-based company, which did not disclose further details on its potential offering. 

    By Catherine Douglas Moran , Jeff Wells • May 13, 2022
  • Trendline

    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
  • Crate and Barrel names SVP of the metaverse

    Looking to unify growth across its brands, the home goods retailer also promoted two other executives to new roles.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Dollar Tree taps former Dollar General execs for help with supply chain, merchandising

    The hires are the latest with experience at the dollar store's faster-growing rival to join, along with new executive chair Richard Dreiling.  

    By May 12, 2022
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    J.C. Penney taps new marketing chief

    John Aylward takes the job next month, in the midst of the struggling department store's latest attempt to reset.

    By May 12, 2022
  • Trove president promoted to CEO

    Gayle Tait, who previously worked at Google and L’Oréal, is taking the company’s helm, while founder Andy Ruben moves to an executive chairman role. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 12, 2022
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    Carhartt hires new SVP of DTC

    The premium workwear brand recently opened its 35th U.S. retail location, signaling its interest in direct-to-consumer growth.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Best Buy just launched a $200 home pick-up recycling program. Is it necessary?

    For consumers looking to avoid e-waste, retailers are filling a gap left by manufacturers.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Amazon faces worker demands — from shareholders

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's new focus on "social policy significance" means some activist proposals will get a vote at the e-commerce giant's annual meeting this month.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Allbirds' first wholesale deals are with Zalando and Public Lands

    The company's own physical footprint is also performing well, with U.S. stores growing "well in excess of 150%" in the first quarter.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Kohl's board survives activist challenge

    Shareholders' rejection of a further board shakeup signals confidence in CEO Michelle Gass, but doesn't necessarily rule out a sale.

    By May 11, 2022
  • Sally Beauty updates mobile app to offer 2-hour delivery with DoorDash

    CEO Denise Paulonis said that 80% of the beauty retailer's customers engage with it via mobile devices.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 11, 2022
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    Self-checkout tech maker Mashgin raises $62.5M

    The company's touchless checkout system doesn't need barcodes and instead uses AI and computer vision to identify products. 

    By Catherine Douglas Moran , Sam Silverstein • May 11, 2022
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    Shoes.com website trades hands again, this time to DSW owner

    The domain has been bought and sold by industry players the past two decades, with Walmart and a private equity firm among its most recent owners.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Buy now, pay later players' losses grow as costs soar

    BNPL providers are paying a hefty price to keep up with surging consumer demand for their financing services, spending large sums to add new tech and more employees. 

    By Jonathan Berr • May 10, 2022
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    Ikea to invest more than $3B in stores

    Ikea's largest franchisee, Ingka Group, will work to update its physical locations across 32 markets to support the retailer's online operations.

    By May 10, 2022
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    For future growth, Reebok is looking to its past

    A new owner could be an opportunity for the brand to reclaim some of its previous clout. But it's been a long time since Reebok's prime.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Party City misses estimates, sees more helium pain ahead

    Sales and profits suffered as consumers reacted to omicron, inflation, war and the end of government stimulus measures.

    By May 9, 2022
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    Neiman Marcus Group expands paid parental leave

    In a tight labor market, companies are finding ways, beyond wage hikes, to attract and keep talent. Workers are aware of their struggle.

    By May 9, 2022
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    Best Buy expands in-store assortment of beauty and e-transportation products

    Furniture is also playing a bigger role at the electronics giant after its acquisition of DTC brand Yardbird in November last year.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 9, 2022
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    Stitch Fix to stylists: 'Take ownership of the disappointment, no matter the role the data played'

    Is the apparel e-retailer a tech company? Or not?

    By May 9, 2022
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    Under Armour expects protracted supply chain challenges to temper sales

    The sportswear brand has been strategically canceling orders as COVID-19 disrupts China and delays and capacity shortfalls persist. 

    By May 6, 2022
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    Adidas aims to fill the Nike gap at Foot Locker with expanded partnership

    The new deal makes Foot Locker the "lead partner" for Adidas' basketball offerings and is expected to generate $2 billion in sales by 2025.

    By May 6, 2022
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    Shopify buys Deliverr for $2.1B to accelerate fulfillment network expansion

    The planned acquisition is a new step in Shopify's bid to build an end-to-end logistics platform. 

    By Max Garland • May 6, 2022
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    Lego Group to triple size of digital team

    The toy maker is expanding its digital efforts in what it is calling "one of the single largest investments the Lego Group will make in a generation."

    By May 5, 2022