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  • Kohl's storefront
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    Hedge fund pushes to oust Kohl’s CEO, board chair

    Ancora Holdings, among investors that last year forced changes to the retailer’s board, says CEO Michelle Gass “is no longer well-positioned to lead.”

    By Sept. 22, 2022
  • Walmart Store Exterior at Night
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    Walmart slows holiday hiring to 40K associates

    A year ago the big-box retailer was preparing to hire 150,000 seasonal workers.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
  • Trendline

    The state of small business

    Disruptions from the pandemic, e-commerce and broader economic trends continue to bedevil operations for small businesses.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Courtesy of Target

    Target plans 100K seasonal hires as it looks to start discounts sooner

    The retailer’s holiday price match guarantee will begin Oct. 6, the same day that its Deal Days start.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
  • Destination XL loses marketing chief, names replacement

    Ujjwal Dhoot played a major role in the big-and-tall retailer’s turnaround and hunt for market share. 

    By Sept. 22, 2022
  • Two brides stand outside wearing white wedding dresses.
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    Courtesy of Eloquii

    Eloquii debuts bridal line

    The collection will launch at Bridal Fashion Week in October and will be available for purchase on the DTC brand’s website.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 22, 2022
  • A Nike storefront at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, California.
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    Barclays downgrades Nike on inventory trouble, slowing demand and volatility in China

    The retailer’s strength in North America may no longer be enough to offset its challenges in China, the analysts said.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
  • Stitch Fix subscription box
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    Courtesy of Stitch Fix

    Stitch Fix is losing customers as it competes against itself

    The e-retailer’s new e-commerce site is stealing sales from its curated box business just as consumers pull back on apparel purchases.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
  • Exterior photo of a Ralph Lauren storefront.
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    Cara Salpini/Retail Dive

    Ralph Lauren to open 250 stores in the next 3 years

    The luxury brand has exited most department stores to focus on its direct-to-consumer strategy. 

    By Sept. 21, 2022
  • A line of Beautycounter products in various skin tone shades.
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    What can an Amazon Fashion executive do for Beautycounter?

    Kara Trousdale joined the beauty brand as its chief commercial officer in March and is bringing lessons from the e-commerce giant to help guide its omnichannel strategy.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
  • A store planner wears a Magic Leap 2 AR headset to visualize and make adjustments to a 3D store plan.
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    Courtesy of Lowe's

    Lowe’s debuts ‘digital twin’ store

    The virtual replica of one of the retailer’s stores combines spatial data with Lowe’s data, including product location and historical order information.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 21, 2022
  • Exterior of a Gap store
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    Gap Inc. to eliminate 500 corporate jobs

    The retailer recently ended its partnership with the Yeezy brand and reported widening sales declines.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
  • Internal entrance of a JC Penney store, with the redesigned beauty section at the entrance at the store.
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    Courtesy of JCPenney

    J.C. Penney Beauty to expand nationwide

    The concept is currently in 10 pilot locations and will increase to 600 stores by the spring of 2023.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
  • Amazon logo on a sign
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    David Ryder via Getty Images

    Amazon offers sellers free software to speed fulfillment

    Veeqo helps merchants manage inventory and gives discounted rates with carriers such as UPS and FedEx.

    By Megan Ruggles • Sept. 20, 2022
  • Christian Siriano stands holding a rolling rack of clothes.
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    Xcel Brands launches C. Wonder by Christian Siriano

    Siriano was named the creative director of the new brand, which will launch in the spring of 2023. 

    By Sept. 19, 2022
  • Instacart rolls out Connected Stores suite of services for retailers.
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    Courtesy of Instacart

    Instacart rolls out tech enhancements centered on in-store shopping

    The company’s “Connected Stores” suite includes an updated smart cart, scan-and-pay program and electronic shelf labels.

    By Jeff Wells • Sept. 19, 2022
  • A person steps through a hole in a piece of fabric.
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    Courtesy of Puma

    Puma debuts shoes, tights made from recycled materials

    The Re:Collection line is made with between 20% and 100% recycled materials and comes on the back of a biodegradable shoe launch earlier this year.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 19, 2022
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    Sponsored by Appriss Retail

    The billion dollar impact of order claim fraud

    With the growth of online shopping, ecommerce retailers should be turning their attention to another type of fraud with potentially far greater impact on the bottom line.

    Sept. 19, 2022
  • A FedEx cargo plane carrying pallets of baby formula arrives at Dulles International Airport on May 25, 2022 in Dulles, Virginia.
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    FedEx ramps up cost-cutting measures after earnings fall below expectations

    Global volume declined in Q1, a trend the delivery giant expects to continue throughout the rest of its fiscal year.

    By Max Garland • Sept. 16, 2022
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    Courtesy of Bed Bath & Beyond

    Bed Bath & Beyond announces locations of its first wave of closures

    The struggling home goods retailer is moving to shutter over 50 stores after laying out a plan late last month to close 150 locations.

    By Sept. 16, 2022
  • Williams-Sonoma names new CFO

    Jeff Howie — previously the company’s chief administrative officer — aims to steer the company toward its $10 billion revenue goal.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 16, 2022
  • Images of the "Yeezy Gap" logo, a sky-blue puffer jacket and a QR code are projected onto the New York Public Library building.
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    Courtesy of Gap Inc.

    Gap concedes its Yeezy partnership is over

    The untimely breakup with Ye, also known as Kanye West, may be the brand’s most high-profile — but it’s not its first.

    By Sept. 16, 2022
  • Five different beauty products with the Barneys New York label.
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    Courtesy of Authentic Brands Group

    Barneys New York emerges with a beauty line

    Parent Authentic Brands Group announced a deal with Korean-based lifestyle company Gloent Group to develop, manufacture and distribute products.

    By Sept. 16, 2022
  • A blue Amazon Prime truck bearing the company's logo is parked outside one of its warehouse centers.
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    Dan Kitwood/Getty Images via Getty Images

    Amazon expands email marketing tools for brands seeking new customers

    Brands can email message directly to shoppers who don’t follow them by using the free Tailored Audiences tool, which is currently in beta.

    By Peter Adams • Sept. 16, 2022
  • A Revlon display in a store
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    "Revlon" by Mike Mozart is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    Bankrupt Revlon gets court approval for exec bonus plan

    Top executives could collectively receive tens of millions of dollars in incentive bonuses.

    By Sept. 16, 2022
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    The Weekly Closeout: Amazon invests $450M in driver program and Bed Bath & Beyond interim CEO could stay another year

    The e-commerce giant will invest in benefits for its Delivery Service Partners, while Sue Gove will reportedly remain with the home retailer for now.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Sept. 16, 2022