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  • A headshot of Puma CEO Bjørn Gulden.
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    5 CEOs to watch in 2023

    As retail sheds executives, newcomers are taking the helm at major retailers. They face individual hurdles, alongside industrywide challenges like inflation.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Monos, Quince, Skims among fastest growing apparel and accessories brands: report

    The top digital brands got more than a quarter of their traffic from organic search, according to a recent report from Similarweb.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 30, 2023
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    How marketplaces are evolving

    From regulation and counterfeits to the launch of new platforms, here's where marketplaces are cropping up in retail.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Amazon Fresh raises its threshold for free delivery to $150

    The move, which takes effect Feb. 28, reflects the difficult economics of online grocery fulfillment amid the company’s push to win over food shoppers.

    By Jeff Wells • Jan. 30, 2023
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    David’s Bridal launches wedding planning platform with vendor marketplace

    Wedding vendors can join the platform for free and create their own webpage to advertise to couples.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 30, 2023
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    Risky business: How suppliers defend themselves against retail bankruptcies

    Retailers and their vendors go through a delicate dance when a Chapter 11 looms, with financial hazards for both sides.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    5 POS software integrations helping independent retailers compete

    More than a cash register, the modern POS can function as the central cog of your retail operation.

    Jan. 30, 2023
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    Newell Brands to lay off 13% of office staff

    The cuts will be done by the end of 2023 and are part of a broader restructuring plan aimed at saving up to $250 million a year.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
  • A shopper with a shopping cart full of merchandise stands in front of a Sam's Club sign outside the store
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    Sam’s Club to open 30 new stores, invest in supply chain

    The wholesale club chain is also adding more distribution centers as it expands its store fleet over the next few years.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Jan. 27, 2023
  • A bright yellow sign against a blue roof says "Best Buy" in bold black letters.
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    Best Buy Canada reportedly laying off 700

    The company's services could balance softening demand for consumer electronics, according to analysts.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
  • A red Levi's tab sign against a bright blue sky.
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    The Weekly Closeout: Foot Locker faces privacy suit and Levi’s misquotes Mark Twain

    A lawsuit alleges the athletics retailer violated California’s privacy act. Meanwhile, Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh cited the author on why skinny jeans are not dead.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Jan. 27, 2023
  • A massive lit-up sign with the tilted blue "Hasbro" logo and cartoon images looms over a dark room.
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    Hasbro slashes global workforce amid challenging consumer environment

    The move is part of a reorganization that includes the COO’s departure and a shift away from consumer products.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Foot Locker to cut corporate roles, wind down Sidestep banner

    New CEO Mary Dillon is rapidly making changes to a business that analysts said "clearly needed a shake-up.”

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    Pacsun appoints new co-CEO

    Brie Olson will replace Alfred Chang, who is leaving to lead luxury brand Fear of God, though he will remain on the Pacsun board.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 27, 2023
  • The Home Depot signage on a storefront entry, with a row of christmas trees in the front.
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    Home Depot launches in-house app to prioritize employee tasks

    Sidekick, the machine learning-powered platform built in-house, is currently live at 600 stores.

    By Roberto Torres • Jan. 27, 2023
  • Someone stands to left of a store window with a white neon sign that reads "The Levi's Tailor Shop San Francisco."
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    Levi’s CEO: ‘The skinny jean is not going anywhere’

    Baggy styles are on-trend and selling, but the closet staple is hanging around. Meanwhile, the company sees inventory returning to normal by mid-year.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Gymshark lays off 65 US employees

    The U.K.-based athletics brand joins a growing list of direct-to-consumer companies announcing layoffs as the year starts.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
  • Unilever to acquire Paula's Choice skincare.
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    Paula’s Choice CEO exits

    Tara Poseley, who has led the brand since 2016, is succeeded by Chief Marketing Officer Erika Kussmann.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
  • A child crawls through a tunnel made of Nugget couch cushions.
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    DTC kids brand Nugget raises prices

    The company, known for its modular couches, cited rising production costs as the reason for needing to adjust prices for the first time since 2014.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    The Backroom: What’s going on with DTC this year?

    The team introduces new co-host Dani James and talks about changes in the direct-to-consumer space and the ongoing importance of brick and mortar.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Jan. 26, 2023
  • Mannequins flank a wispy decorative branch in a shop window that reads "Shop. Sell. Keep It Real."
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    The RealReal taps Neiman Marcus vet as CEO

    John Koryl most recently led digital strategy at Canadian Tire Corporation and takes the job eight months after founder Julie Wainwright’s abrupt exit.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Sephora returns to the UK with London store

    Two years ago, the retailer acquired U.K.-based Feelunique, and last year, the company launched its own digital presence and app in the region.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 26, 2023
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    Ralph Lauren vet named president of West Elm

    Day Kornbluth joins the Williams-Sonoma brand from the luxury retailer, where she most recently served as global brand president of Ralph Lauren Home. 

    By Jan. 26, 2023
  • People walk around in front of Saks Fifth Avenue and Hudson's Bay department stores.
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    E-retailers Saks, Saks Off 5th, The Bay resort to layoffs amid turmoil in tech

    In 2021, HBC split the online and brick-and-mortar operations of its companies to gain financial and talent advantages. Now, all three spinoffs are cutting jobs.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
  • Buildings and signs are reflected in a store window. Above a sign in white letters reads "the athlete's foot," with a red symbol of a winged foot.
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    The Athlete’s Foot builds out its marketing team

    The company promoted two executives and added two new positions including a social media coordinator and a marketing coordinator. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 25, 2023
  • Tractor Supply opens its largest distribution center

    The Ohio center is the first of three to open as part of the retailer's plan to enhance supply chain efficiency.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Jan. 25, 2023