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  • Hasbro names new CEO and COO

    The toy and gaming giant promoted two executives to top roles in the company as it navigates transformation and industry disruption. 

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Why so many DTC brands are into activewear

    Whether they launched in the space or expanded into it, DTC brands are taking advantage of athleisure's continued popularity to fuel their businesses.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Trendline

    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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    The pandemic forces Walmart and Macy's to shift store operations

    Uncertainty prevails in the new year as COVID-19 surges nationwide, leading some retailers to temporarily close locations or cut hours.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    Walmart aims to expand in-home delivery to 30M US households this year

    The retailer will hire more than 3,000 delivery drivers and build a fleet of fully electric vans as it grows the premium service.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Jan. 5, 2022
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    Target launches first storage, home organization private label

    The retail giant is starting the year with yet another owned brand, dubbed Brightroom, as consumers look to refresh their homes.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    L.L. Bean to close Tysons Corner store in Northern Virginia

    The apparel seller couldn't reach an agreement with its landlord at the mall, where its store is an anchor. 

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    Report: Over a third of shoppers plan to return a gift this season

    Holiday sales were expected to surge this year, which could also spell higher returns for retailers now that the season is over.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 5, 2022
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    Fabletics launches Any-Wear collection

    The new offering, which features pieces like pants and a midi dress, is meant to be worn for various activities, like working from home or running errands.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    Office Depot parent to sell CompuCom unit for $305M

    The company signed a deal to unload its IT services unit for less than a third of the 2017 purchase price as ODP Corp. works to split in two.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    10 retail trends to watch in 2022

    Last year upended some trends and accelerated others. What will 2022 bring for retailers?

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    Podcast

    The Backroom: Our traditional interview with the retail prophet, Doug Stephens

    While the pandemic isn't over, 2021 seemed to show that physical locations remain important to retail. But each store must have something to offer.

    By Dec. 30, 2021
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    Crocs to acquire Heydude footwear brand for $2.5B

    Founded in Italy, the brand widens the total market for the clog maker to more than $160 billion, by the company's estimates.

    By Dec. 23, 2021
  • Arhaus expands US manufacturing capacity with North Carolina facility

    The furniture company also broadened its supplier base to meet demand.

    By Colin Campbell • Dec. 23, 2021
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    Opinion

    Returns are the new growth strategy

    To benefit from returns, retailers need to enhance the customer experience, optimize costs and preserve revenue, write Alvarez & Marsal's Michael Simoncic and Alfredo Lozano.

    By Michael Simoncic and Alfredo Lozano • Dec. 23, 2021
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    Skechers goes through board shakeout

    Four longtime board members are out, a new director is in, and an investment firm is pushing for more cash for shareholders. 

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Pandemic headlines may be deterring last-minute shoppers

    Super Saturday's traffic declines indicate that news of the omicron variant may be interfering with consumer confidence, which could worsen in the new year.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    A Pea in the Pod opens concept stores in Chicago, NYC

    The retailer is planning on opening "a handful" of retail stores in its top customer locations across the U.S. 

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Q&A

    Gopuff's SVP of business on a 'massive' growth year and what's ahead for 2022

    Daniel Folkman talks about the company's acquisition strategy, its growth in grocery and why marketing will be a big focus next year.

    By Jeff Wells • Dec. 22, 2021
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    Vietnam factory closures cause Nike to cancel 130M units

    Those factories are now operational and Nike has returned to 80% of its weekly production volume pre-closure, executives said.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Nordstrom reportedly mulling spinoff of off-price Rack business

    Bloomberg reported the move, which would shatter the ecosystem the retailer has forged. But one expert says the off-price business may have to go.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Brazilian footwear company buys 49.9% stake in Rothy's

    A deal between Alpargatas and the popular DTC brand will result in a post-investment valuation of $1 billion.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Rite Aid to close about 60 stores, with more likely to come

    With losses mounting again, the drugstore retailer is trying to cut costs as it reevaluates its footprint. 

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Food52 to acquire Schoolhouse for $48M

    The acquisition strengthens the website's position in the home space after buying housewares brand Dansk and launching Home52.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    US 6th Circuit reinstates vaccine mandate

    The court pulverized many of the arguments from the National Retail Federation and others, but the rule is likely destined for the Supreme Court.

    By Dec. 20, 2021
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    The $500M question: Destination XL's Harvey Kanter and Ujjwal Dhoot

    How to spend half a billion dollars in hypothetical money? Executives at the big-and-tall apparel specialist would use it on understanding consumers and speeding up distribution.

    By Dec. 20, 2021