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  • An Allbirds storefront on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in California.
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    Allbirds’ wholesale roster expands once more with REI deal

    The brand is swiftly growing its list of retail partners as it searches for a path to profitability.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
  • Two paper bags with the Amazon Prime logo sit on a mat outside of a door.
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    Courtesy of Amazon

    Amazon’s discounted membership gets a rebrand as it launches Amazon Access hub

    Information on Prime Access will be available on the site, as well as details on layaway and SNAP EBT programs.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 4, 2022
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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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    Affirm targets offline growth

    The buy now, pay later provider’s CFO said its Debit+ card is a key part of the company’s strategy to push further into brick-and-mortar sales.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Oct. 4, 2022
  • Walmart announced Walmart GoLocal, its delivery as a service business, in August 2021.
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    Courtesy of Walmart

    Walmart GoLocal exceeds 5,000 delivery locations, outpacing company targets

    The retailer plans to “double down” on its white-label delivery service in its second year, a GoLocal exec said in an interview.

    By Max Garland • Oct. 4, 2022
  • Rue21 to open new stores.
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    Courtesy of Rue21

    Rue21 hires advisers for possible restructuring: WSJ

    Less than two years ago, the teen-focused retailer was adding stores and growing its sales. 

    By Oct. 3, 2022
  • Headshot of Spanx CEO Kim Jones.
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    Courtesy of Spanx

    Spanx names new CEO

    The brand promoted longtime executive Kim Jones to the role and expanded its executive team. 

    By Oct. 3, 2022
  • A Bed Bath & Beyond sign against a blue sky with puffy white clouds.
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    Bed Bath & Beyond makes progress on supplier payments

    The retailer is prioritizing vendor relationships following reports of suspended shipments.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Oct. 3, 2022
  • 18 retailers at risk of bankruptcy as consumers tighten wallets in 2022

    As demand wavers and capital gets harder to find, the number of companies at risk has soared from last year. 

    By Oct. 3, 2022
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    Sponsored by Orckestra (powered by mdf commerce)

    Is retail ready for the first post-pandemic holiday season?

    With the holiday season around the corner, here is the edge retailers need over their competitors.

    By Frank Kouretas, Chief Product Officer and Jean-Walter Guillery, Director of Product, Omnichannel at Orckestra (powered by mdf commerce) • Oct. 3, 2022
  • Peloton launches private label apparel brand.
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    Courtesy of Peloton

    In settlement with Lululemon, Peloton will phase out certain designs

    The at-home fitness brand was accused of patent and trademark infringement by Lululemon.

    By Sept. 30, 2022
  • Two side-by-side photographic portraits, the left in color and the right in black and white.
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    Courtesy of Supergoop

    Supergoop expands executive team

    Company veteran Britany LeBlanc was promoted to chief marketing officer, and LVMH alum Ryan Crowley will be chief financial and chief operating officer.

    By Sept. 30, 2022
  • Beyond Yoga's entrance to its first store
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    The Weekly Closeout: Beyond Yoga opens its first store and H&M looks to cut costs

    The active brand is planning more stores down the pike, while the fast-fashion retailer is hoping to stem losses by charging for returns.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Sept. 30, 2022
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    Courtesy of Rite Aid

    Rite Aid’s losses triple as sales fall

    Declines in traffic and sales from COVID-19 services could be hurting the drugstore chain. 

    By Sept. 30, 2022
  • A rendering of Peloton branded fitness shops inside Dick's Sporting Goods.
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    Courtesy of Peloton

    Peloton deepens wholesale ties through Dick’s Sporting Goods deal

    The partnership was announced at the same time Peloton lost its lawsuit against Lululemon.

    By Sept. 30, 2022
  • The arms of a person wearing a striped shirt can be scene taking an envelope out of a box filled with clothes.
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    Courtesy of Stitch Fix

    Stitch Fix again makes ‘Freestyle’ e-commerce site exclusive only to box customers

    The apparel styling service ended the requirement a year ago but has revisited the policy as it struggles to reconcile its two business models.

    By Sept. 30, 2022
  • Nike Rise in Seoul, South Korea
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    Courtesy of Nike

    Nike ‘aggressively’ clearing inventory ahead of holidays

    Some out-of-season apparel arrived late, while holiday apparel arrived early, leading inventories to rise 44% year over year.

    By Sept. 30, 2022
  • Mannequins in orange and white stand in a store window to left of a black-trimmed doorway of an Athleta store, others in black and white are on the right.
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    Daphne Howland/Retail Dive

    Athleta turns to resale, outlet sales to coax new customers

    Gap Inc. has been depending on its athleisure brand to grow swiftly, but it’s faltered lately as consumers buy dressier clothes and cut spending. 

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    Courtesy of Amazon

    Amazon to spend nearly $1B on wage hikes for frontline workers

    Increases start in October and will raise the average starting wage for fulfillment and transportation workers to over $19 an hour, the company said.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
  • A portrait of fashion designer Daniel Lee wearing a brown leather bomber jacket with brown fur trim.
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    Courtesy of Burberry

    Burberry nabs Daniel Lee as creative chief

    The British fashion designer is credited with reviving Kering-owned Bottega Veneta, though he left abruptly last year after three years as creative director.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
  • Neon Sign, American Eagle Outfitters Easton Towne Center, Columbus, Ohio
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    Wellmeier, Ed. (2021). [Photograph]. Retrieved from Flickr.

    American Eagle leverages Quiet Platforms to speed its own fulfillment

    E-commerce orders are now reaching customers within three days of checkout, and executives still see room for improvement.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Sept. 29, 2022
  • Shoppers at a busy checkout stand in-store.
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    How retailers are hiring for the holidays in 2022

    In preparation for demand, Target is staffing for the season similarly to 2021 while Walmart pulled back on hiring by nearly 75%.

    By Retail Dive Team • Sept. 28, 2022
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    Courtesy of The North Face

    The North Face fills chief marketer, merchandiser spots with Nike vets

    Sophie Bambuck will take on the marketing role while Jennifer Ingraffea will fill the merchandising position as the brand builds out its leadership team.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
  • A grey child's dress with a white collar and black bow and white cuffs is on the left of a web page, with descriptive details on the right.
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    Courtesy of Macy's

    Macy’s launches third-party marketplace in time for the holidays

    The department store is filling gaps in its assortment with an online selection of toys, pet goods and other items. Should some end up in stores, too?

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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    Daphne Howland/Retail Dive

    Sephora launches $49 annual same-day delivery subscription

    The speedy delivery service comes as the beauty retailer is rapidly expanding its store footprint through a partnership with Kohl’s.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
  • As the holidays approach, Five Below adds BOPIS

    The retailer is looking to provide more convenience as consumers seek out discount retailers to combat inflation.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 28, 2022