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  • Interior of a bedroom with a bed in the center, rug on the carpet. Two lights are above the headboard on the wall, along with an abstract painting.
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    The Citizenry opens outpost in Interior Define store

    The tie-up between the two Havenly-owned brands allows The Citizenry to expand its physical presence after opening a flagship in New York City.

    By Howard Ruben • Updated April 9, 2024
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    The Weekly Closeout: Puma plots design space in LA, Bank of America downgrades Figs

    The athletics brand said the studio will open in 2025, while spending pullbacks contributed to the scrubs brand’s recent negative rating.

    By Retail Dive Staff • April 5, 2024
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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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    FullBeauty Brands acquires plus marketplace Dia & Co.

    Within the past year the company also purchased Eloquii and Cuup, expanding its portfolio of plus and size-inclusive labels. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • April 4, 2024
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    Shoes for Crews files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    The non-slip shoe company secured $30 million in debtor-in-possession financing and intends to sell the business.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Bark adds 2 pet industry veterans to C-suite

    New chief revenue and chief marketing officers join with experience from pet brands Outward Hound and JustFoodForDogs.

    By April 4, 2024
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    Amazon’s AWS unit cutting hundreds of jobs related to store technology

    The e-commerce giant earlier said it was scaling back its Just Walk Out technology, including dropping it from Amazon Fresh locations in the U.S.

    By April 4, 2024
  • A red Burlington storefront says "ladies, mens, kids, baby, home, coats," as clouds billow overhead in a bright blue sky.
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    Burlington to open its biggest distribution center

    The retailer is building a “highly automated,” 2 million-square-foot facility to support its growing store footprint.

    By S.L. Fuller • April 4, 2024
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    Amazon removes ‘Just Walk Out’ tech from US Amazon Fresh stores

    Dash Carts, which also allow shoppers to avoid checkout, will roll out instead at those locations, while the older tech is limited to Amazon Go and some smaller U.K. stores.

    By April 3, 2024
  • A person holding a bottle of Grown Alchemist's facial cleanser.
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    L’Occitane sells Grown Alchemist 2 years after acquiring the brand

    André Hoffmann, L’Occitane Group’s former CEO and vice chairman, has bought a controlling majority stake in the skin care brand for 28 million euros.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Walmart letting businesses tap into its route optimization tech

    The move to sell its proprietary AI-driven software contributes to the retailer’s business diversification strategy.

    By Larry Avila • April 2, 2024
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    Big Lots opens buying offices in China, Vietnam

    The retailer said the initiative will create a stronger platform for overseas procurement and generate “significant” operational cost savings. 

    By April 2, 2024
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    Instant Pot, now a stand-alone company, appoints new leadership

    Under different ownership after last year’s bankruptcy, the popular multicooker is no longer part of the appliance conglomerate that owns Pyrex and Corelle.

    By April 2, 2024
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    Tupperware flags accounting strains in late 10-K notice

    The notice comes roughly five months after the brand said its former independent auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers declined to be re-appointed. 

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • April 2, 2024
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    Boardriders to lay off more than 600 by the end of April

    The cuts include C-suite execs and bring the total affected in California to nearly 700 since the company was acquired by Authentic Brands Group.

    By Laurel Deppen • April 2, 2024
  • Walmart accelerator program winner and hair care brand LatinUs on display.
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    Walmart announces second class of beauty accelerator program

    The retailer is also investing in beauty in other ways, including bringing back a Beauty Glow Up savings event and expanding virtual try-on.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Mercari ends selling fees, debuts new returns policy

    The no-fee structure became effective on all new listings earlier this week and will roll out to the rest of the site in the weeks to come.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 29, 2024
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    Despite last year’s declines, Torrid could grab more market share

    The plus-size leader faces ongoing reluctance to spend on discretionary goods, but has inventory control and other strengths on its side.

    By March 29, 2024
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    The Weekly Closeout: Beyond partners with X as Miniso pops up in Times Square

    The home retailer’s social media deal involves short- and long-form content. Meanwhile, Miniso’s store concept follows a successful flagship in New York.

    By Retail Dive Staff • March 29, 2024
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    H&M Group plans to invest more in physical stores, including refurbishing 250 globally

    The fast-fashion company has been shuttering hundreds of locations and growing its e-commerce, but said the pace of closures will slow this year.

    By March 28, 2024
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    Amazon says it removed over 7M fake goods in 2023

    The e-commerce giant, which has long faced scrutiny over counterfeits, said it invested more than $1 billion into fighting fakes last year.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 28, 2024
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    Home Depot to acquire building products supplier for $18.25B

    The move to buy SRS Distribution will help the home improvement company lean in to its plan to boost business with its pro customers.

    By March 28, 2024
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    Podcast

    The Backroom: Why it’s so hard for retailers to do the right thing

    Businesses face new ethical questions and must act with more transparency in what corporate integrity expert Alison Taylor calls a “turbulent world.”

    By Retail Dive Staff • March 28, 2024
  • A storefront is seen at an angle, with "T.J. Maxx" in bright red letters, against a blue sky streaked with light clouds.
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    Macy’s closures a win for off price

    The biggest beneficiary of the department store’s plan to shrink its footprint is TJX, which runs T.J. Maxx and other retailers, analysts say.

    By March 27, 2024
  • A person looks at themselves in the mirror while wearing pale clothing in a spring 2024 ad for Vince.
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    Vince CEO steps down

    Jack Schwefel’s resignation is effective immediately, and former CFO David Stefko will hold the position until a successor is named.

    By Laurel Deppen • March 27, 2024
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    ThredUp: US secondhand market to hit $73B by 2028

    While that represents meaningful growth, it’s down significantly from a 2022 prediction that the market would reach $82 billion by 2026.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 27, 2024