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    Walmart's CFO to leave the company after 22 years

    Brett Biggs officially departs on Jan. 31, 2023. As part of the transition, he will remain a board member of the retailer's fintech startup.

    By Nov. 29, 2021
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    Virgil Abloh dies at 41

    The Off-White founder and men's artistic director of Louis Vuitton was diagnosed with cancer years ago, but kept his condition private.

    By Nov. 29, 2021
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    How the payments landscape is changing

    As the space rapidly shifts, the future is for anyone's taking. 

    By Retail Dive staff
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    The Backroom: Another disruptive holiday season

    Vaccines have changed the shopping landscape this year, as have supply chain bottlenecks. Retail Dive reporters look at how the season is playing out.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Nov. 25, 2021
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    Dick's plots new House of Sport, Public Lands stores as sales rise 14%

    The athletics retailer also has a new chief financial officer in Navdeep Gupta, who took on the role last month.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    On-time rates dip for USPS and UPS, climb for FedEx ahead of holidays: Convey

    Staffing shortages and upstream supply chain issues are slowing deliveries for last-mile parcel carriers, Convey by project44 said.

    By Max Garland • Nov. 24, 2021
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    Gap could take $650M sales hit from supply chain woes

    Sales in the third quarter were dragged down by inventory shortages caused by factory closures and shipping backups.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    Tupperware to idle factories as it works through inventory backlog

    The home products company had stocked up during the first half of the year to prepare for a surge in demand. That surge has yet to come.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 24, 2021
  • Off-price retailers best Q3 expectations but brace for the holidays

    The segment is mostly overcoming supply challenges while benefiting from full-price sales at other retailers, as consumers grapple with inflation.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Dollar Tree pivots to $1.25 prices even as inflation-wary shoppers seek the retailer out

    The company saw a modest sales bump during the third quarter, with consumers chasing value. Meanwhile, supply chain costs have choked margins.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Target to keep stores closed on Thanksgiving for good

    After two years of temporarily shutting locations on the holiday, CEO Brian Cornell told workers that the company will continue doing so moving forward.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Dr. Squatch rolls out personal care products at Walmart

    Following on the heels of its digitally native peers, an array of the brand's products will be available at over 1,600 physical locations.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Francesca's slapped with trademark lawsuit over 'Franki'

    The tween brand was just launched as a stand-alone banner earlier this month, and another tween brand, Frankie's on the Park, says it's too confusing.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    Glossier opens second store this year with new LA flagship

    The location in West Hollywood is just a few blocks away from where the DTC beauty brand had a previous store on Melrose Place.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    This DC neighborhood used to be synonymous with high-end shopping. Now it's mostly abandoned.

    Friendship Heights was once known for luxury retail in the Washington, D.C. area, but retail options have dwindled.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    Foot Locker names COO as sales grow 13% over 2019

    Frank Bracken will take on the newly created role, overseeing global operations, including customer experience, technology and supply chain.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Kohl's enjoys some upside from inventory scarcity

    Margins spiked and inventory turn reached a 10-year high as product levels came in 25% below 2019 amid shipping delays. 

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Nordstrom employs drop-ship model in new Fanatics partnership

    Nordstrom says the deal reflects a departure from wholesale. But one analyst says it's more of an evolution, and a sign that department stores still matter.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Macy's hires the firm behind Saks' e-commerce spinoff

    With activist investors reportedly pushing the department store, Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette acknowledged how Wall Street values online-only retail.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    CVS plans to close 900 stores

    The drugstore retailer also announced new leaders of its retail business as it refocuses around omnichannel and health services.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Bed Bath & Beyond launches holiday-inspired private label

    H for Happy, which features seasonal kitchen, bath and home decor, completes the retailer's goal of introducing at least eight private labels in fiscal 2021.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Nearly half of Victoria's Secret's merchandise is delayed as the holidays approach

    The retailer posted a solid Q3, but said it doesn't expect to get some orders in at all due to supply chain disruptions.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Away names its first operations and digital chiefs

    In addition to introducing two new positions to the C-suite, the luggage brand named a new chief marketing officer, Melissa Weiss.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Macy's to delay store closures, launch third-party marketplace next year

    The department store previously slated 125 stores to close, but now says that's under review as physical locations prove key to digital success.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
  • Deep Dive

    There may be more 'teeth' coming to board diversity efforts. What does that mean for retail?

    Nasdaq's diversity disclosure rule could be just the beginning as investors increasingly expect retailers to diversify their boards.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Target addresses out-of-stock fears, raises holiday sales outlook

    With inventory levels up over $2 billion compared to last year, executives are confident the retailer can meet end-of-year demand.

    By Nov. 17, 2021