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    Deep Dive // Sustainability in retail

    How retailers' attitudes toward unionization clash with their ESG policies

    Consumers and investors are concerned that the industry’s stance on issues like collective bargaining at overseas suppliers isn't being applied to U.S. operations.

    By June 21, 2022
  • Simon tests digital search tool for mall shoppers

    Visitors can locate in-stock items on site at participating stores using the property’s interactive directory, or online before they head out.

    By June 21, 2022
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    Inside retail supply chains

    The pandemic upended some trends and dramatically accelerated others to further disrupt the flow of goods from manufacturers to retailers to consumers.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Digital Brands says it is closer to Sundry acquisition

    The brand operator has been seeking capital as it faces losses and vendor lawsuits, at the same time as it seeks scale for its business model. 

    June 21, 2022
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    Biden just signed a law to lower shipping costs. Will it work?

    The Ocean Shipping Reform Act allows for more enforcement of rising fees. But shippers say the law isn’t a “silver bullet."

    By Sarah Zimmerman , Alejandra Salgado • June 21, 2022
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    Ron Johnson's Enjoy Technology wants to create a new form of retail. But first it must survive.

    The former J.C. Penney CEO has built out a fleet of mobile stores to bring the shopping experience to homes. Its losses are mounting, though, and cash is running out.

    By June 17, 2022
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    The Weekly Closeout: Deckers' COO steps down and Swarovski names CEO

    David Lafitte exited the footwear retailer to pursue another opportunity, while the jewelry brand appointed its first chief outside of the founding family.

    By Retail Dive Staff • June 17, 2022
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    Gap Inc. joins $8M funding round to take equity stake in Allyson Felix's Saysh

    The company’s Athleta brand, which has partnered with the track and field star since 2019, will feature Saysh merchandise on its website.

    By June 17, 2022
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    Old Navy struggles with demand planning due to supply chain delays

    The Gap-owned retailer is rebalancing its inventory mix after shipping delays left the company with excess product that is "out of sync" with consumers.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • June 17, 2022
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    Lego to open first US factory

    The company’s $1 billion facility in Virginia will help support a supply chain strategy that rapidly responds to changing consumer demand. 

    By June 16, 2022
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    Amazon schedules Prime Day for mid-July

    Most U.S. Prime members plan to shop the sale, but there’s evidence they’ll be cautious about spending and will also seek out deals at rivals.

    By June 16, 2022
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    Revlon files for bankruptcy as debt, supply challenges take a toll

    After years of hemorrhaging cash, the cosmetics brand aims to reorganize and cut its debt load in Chapter 11. 

    By June 16, 2022
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    Amazon drone delivery to take off in California

    The e-commerce giant is still in talks with regulators for the permits it needs to deliver light packages in less than an hour.

    By Max Garland • June 15, 2022
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    Family Dollar to shutter distribution center FDA flagged as rodent-infested

    Issues at the Arkansas facility led to a voluntary recall of several product categories and the temporary closure of some 400 stores.

    By Max Garland • June 15, 2022
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    Retailers grapple with e-commerce's drag on profits: report

    The online channel is a must, but it’s costly, and scale doesn’t help much, according to research conducted by Ipsos for Publicis Sapient and Salesforce.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Expanding its reach, Lululemon now sells hijabs

    Two styles debuted last week, with a third expected later this year. The company says all three emphasize performance and versatility.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Ocean shipping reform clears Congress, to the cheers of retail groups

    The bill, which President Biden indicated he will sign, gives the Federal Maritime Commission more authority to investigate and claw back carrier fees.

    By June 14, 2022
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    'The rip-off is over': Biden urges shipping reform during Port of Los Angeles visit

    The president warned carriers that new regulations, aimed at cracking down on skyrocketing shipping costs, are coming.

    By Colin Campbell , Sarah Zimmerman • June 14, 2022
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    Ulta's Shelley Haus passes away after 'valiant fight' with cancer

    The retailer’s chief marketing officer was “an innovative marketer, creative storyteller and a people-first leader who saw beautiful possibilities in everything and everyone,” the company said.

    By June 14, 2022
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    PayPal strives to improve checkout

    The company aims to improve the checkout experience for both merchants and consumers, with new services being tested this year, CEO Dan Schulman said.

    By Lynne Marek • June 14, 2022
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    Revlon reportedly preparing for bankruptcy

    The beauty giant has long suffered under billions of dollars in debt, while the pandemic exacerbated its financial struggles.

    By June 13, 2022
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    Edgewell debuts Gen Z-focused skincare brand, Fieldtrip

    The CPG giant, which acquired DTC razor brand Billie last year, is selling Fieldtrip via a DTC website and Amazon to start.

    By June 13, 2022
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    Urban Outfitters trims low-profit SKUs to boost margins

    Fewer styles and larger orders are among the tactics the company is using to offset rising freight costs.

    By Colin Campbell • June 13, 2022
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    Deep Dive // Sustainability in retail

    Can investors make retail sustainable?

    Lenders and shareholders are tying ESG concerns to the capital they invest. Meanwhile, corporate finance teams in retail lag in leading on sustainability.

    By June 13, 2022
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    Here's what passage of the Fashion Act would mean for apparel companies

    If passed, the Fashion Act will apply to global apparel and footwear companies with more than $100 million in revenue that do business in New York. In short, almost every big global brand.

    June 13, 2022
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    A hidden source for finding retail workers

    To meet productivity needs, retailers need to tap an underused resource: flexible workers.

    June 13, 2022