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  • Casper storefront.
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    Casper refinances debt with new $80M credit facility

    The funds will be used to retire another loan, as well as to support the capital needs of the business.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
  • A sign is posted in front of a Walmart store on November 16, 2021 in American Canyon, California.
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    Walmart’s inventory glut recedes

    Markdowns and canceled orders helped the retail giant trim excess inventory by a third in Q3.

    By Max Garland • Nov. 17, 2022
  • Trendline

    The direct-to-consumer landscape in retail

    More mature brands are pursuing exit strategies and expanding their reach, while retailers are increasingly shifting to a DTC model.

    By Retail Dive staff
  • Exterior of new large format Target store featuring Drive Up service
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    Target’s profits tumble again, casting a shadow over the holidays

    Another disappointing quarter points to pressures on consumers, but some analysts also took the retailer to task for its performance.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
  • Models wearing red jackets, one above holding a black handbag with a chain, another below wearing sunglasses and purple pants, surround the name "Tom Ford" in white letters.
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    Courtesy of Tom Ford

    Estee Lauder saves key sales driver with $2.8B Tom Ford deal

    The beauty company beat out Gucci owner Kering, which was reportedly also in talks to buy the luxury apparel and accessories brand.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
  • Close-up of a person using a self checkout machine.
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    Self-checkout now comprises nearly 40% of grocery checkout options, study says

    Consumers that use both self-checkout and staffed lanes are highly valuable to retailers, according to shopper intelligence firm Catalina. 

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Nov. 16, 2022
  • Amazon's intelligent robotic system Sparrow moves an item in an Amazon warehouse.
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    Retrieved from Amazon on November 11, 2022

    Amazon tests new robotic system to improve warehouse efficiency

    The company says Sparrow will automate the task of moving items prior to packaging, a critical part of the fulfillment process.

    By Max Garland • Nov. 16, 2022
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    Courtesy of ThredUp

    ThredUp lowers outlook amid fresh competition from legacy retailers

    The price promotions being used to clear a glut of inventory at many stores are dampening demand for secondhand apparel, executives said.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
  • A picture of the Puma MB.02 shoe on a ledge with a basketball court in the background.
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    Courtesy of Puma, Foot Locker

    Foot Locker deepens Puma partnership to secure more exclusive product

    The deal emphasizes basketball, and gives Foot Locker exclusive access to a series of new collections from the brand.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 15, 2022
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    Nike loses third diversity officer in 2 years

    Jarvis Sam is leaving the position after a matter of months.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
  • External storefront of Francesca's.
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    Daphne Howland/Retail Dive

    Francesca’s names CFO

    Teresa Baker is the company’s latest hire, following the fall appointments of its CTO and vice president of e-commerce. 

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Party City taps new COO to optimize supply chain

    The leadership change comes as the party goods retailer targets $30 million in cost cuts.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 15, 2022
  • Amazon's holiday window showcases Alexa-enabled interactive experiences
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    Amazon reportedly plans 10K layoffs, with a focus on retail

    The e-commerce giant is also downsizing divisions related to devices like Alexa and human resources, the New York Times reports.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    Fitch downgrades Party City as maturities loom

    The party goods retailer is fast losing any financial cushion, its turnaround is uncertain and restructuring is “probable,” Fitch analysts said last week.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
  • Shoe boxes stacked on a wire shelf in a warehouse.
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    Courtesy of StockX

    StockX removes ‘Verified Authentic’ tags

    After Twitter users pointed out the change, the sneaker marketplace acknowledged the shift, saying “verification is the new authentication.”

    By Nov. 14, 2022
  • Two tween girls stand next to each other in dressy clothes. One wears a party hat, and they hold an Evsie banner.
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    Courtesy of Maurices

    Maurices opens freestanding stores of tween brand Evsie

    The brand, which will open three stand-alone stores and increase its number of shop-in-shops, grew quickly after launching earlier this year. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 14, 2022
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    Sponsored by Radar

    4 ways to improve the BOPIS experience for maximum retention

    Retailers are always looking for new ways to remain competitive and keep customers coming back.

    Nov. 14, 2022
  • A 3D rendering of an Amazon MK30 drone.
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    Retrieved from Amazon on November 11, 2022

    Amazon showcases new Prime Air delivery drone design

    The MK30 is set to come into service in 2024. It's lighter and smaller than the MK27-2 that is slated to make deliveries this year.

    By Max Garland • Nov. 14, 2022
  • A smiling tween is wearing a pink hat and maroon sweatshirt that says "Gap," underneath a pink and gold winter ski coat.
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    Courtesy of Gap Inc.

    Gap finally turns to Amazon to expand sales

    Previous CEO Art Peck years ago advocated for partnering with the e-commerce giant, though some analysts frowned on the idea.

    By Nov. 11, 2022
  • Big Lots, Manchester, CT. 8/2014 by Mike Mozart of TheToyChannel and JeepersMedia on YouTube
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    The Weekly Closeout: Big Lots fills out C-suite and At Home faces downgrade

    Big Lots named marketing and merchandising chiefs, while Moody’s downgraded the home retailer’s corporate credit rating.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Nov. 11, 2022
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    Amazon scrutinizing unprofitable business units: WSJ

    CEO Andy Jassy, who replaced founder Jeff Bezos a year ago, is keen to slash costs and spike profits, the Wall Street Journal reports.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
  • Puffy clouds in a blue sky frame a storefront that says "Bed Bath & Beyond" in large dark letters.
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    Daphne Howland/Retail Dive

    Bed Bath & Beyond taps Burlington vet as chief marketing, customer officer

    Bart Sichel has extensive experience in marketing and retail, and joins a C-suite marked by turmoil at a retailer struggling to turn around.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
  • Sephora storefront.
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    Sephora offers on-demand delivery via DoorDash

    The online delivery service also has a new beauty tile on its homepage where consumers can shop for the retailer's products.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 10, 2022
  • Exterior of new large format Target store featuring Drive Up service
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    Courtesy of Target

    Target pivots to larger stores with new 150K-square-foot format

    The concept is 20,000 square feet larger than the company average, with more space for pickup services, fulfillment and merchandise.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
  • Bonobos storefront
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    Courtesy of Bonobos

    12 digital natives that have learned to love old-fashioned retail

    These e-retailers promised to disrupt conventional retail practices. Now, in a quest for growth, profits and maybe survival, they’re embracing them.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
  • An Allbirds storefront on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in California.
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    Allbirds’ sales growth ‘disappointing’ given store expansion

    The brand is also expanding its relationship with key wholesale partners, which co-CEO Joey Zwillinger says will raise brand awareness.

    By Nov. 9, 2022