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    Profits remain elusive in Q2 as The RealReal’s customers buy lower-priced apparel

    Unlike other retailers in recent weeks, the resale site has been hiring and boosting wages to help address inventory shortfalls that hurt sales.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Revlon CFO to retire as sales continue shrinking in bankruptcy

    The company’s losses have also ballooned, in part because of the high cost of Chapter 11. 

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    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
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    Supply chain exec joins Tupperware as company pursues turnaround

    Jim Van Ingen will lead the company's manufacturing, procurement and distribution teams to reduce costs.

    By Megan Ruggles • Aug. 10, 2022
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    Can UpWest lead the way forward for Express?

    The DTC brand is opening stores, will launch a partnership with a major retailer this year and may be just the thing the specialty retailer was looking for. 

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Signet buys Blue Nile for $360M

    The deal adds to the jewelry retailer’s luxury portfolio as the retailing climate worsens against the macroeconomic backdrop. 

    By Aug. 9, 2022
  • Reflections of buildings on a Warby Parker store window, dominated by white and blue.
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    Warby Parker lays off 15% of its corporate workforce, citing changing consumer behavior

    The DTC eyewear brand said it’s restructuring in order to be in the best position long term, but that store and customer experience jobs aren’t affected.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
  • Interior shot of an Abercrombie store. Two mannequins wearing short sleeves and long pants are central, with tables and racks of clothing around them. Four mannequins stand in the main window.
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    Abercrombie & Fitch launches ‘getaway’ store design concept

    The retailer wants to make every day feel like the start of a long weekend with a store aesthetic that is a “nod to a chic hotel lobby.” 

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    The Body Shop expands delivery partnership with Uber

    Seventy-five stores will make over 2,000 products available for same-day delivery through the Uber Eats app. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 9, 2022
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    Class action alleges PetSmart training agreement trapped groomers in debt

    The agreement required groomers to work two years for the company or pay back the $5,000 training value.

    By Emilie Shumway • Aug. 9, 2022
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    Retail disruptors are turning to layoffs to cut costs and restructure

    New companies have grown rapidly by leveraging consumer trends during the pandemic. Now, they’re paying the price amid an economic downturn.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Walmart acquires omnichannel tech specialist Volt Systems

    The deal comes with new talent and technology aimed at vendor management, seamless shopping and anticipating demand. 

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    GU to open first store in US

    The Uniqlo sister brand will launch a pop-up in New York City this fall. 

    By Aug. 8, 2022
  • Headshot of Scott Roe, Tapestry's new CFO and COO.
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    Tapestry combines COO, CFO roles

    The company announced the retirement of COO Tom Glaser, and said Scott Roe will be taking on the title in addition to his current position as CFO. 

    By Aug. 8, 2022
  • A person runs in Under Armour's UA Flow Synchronicity running shoe for women.
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    Why running brands are finally making shoes for women

    As the sport rises in popularity, brands are breaking from tradition and investing in running shoes that are actually manufactured for a woman’s foot.

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    Sponsored by CommerceHub

    Breaking down barriers in the Now Economy

    Expand product selection exponentially and hyper-personalize customer experience without increasing overhead.

    By Mark Grilli, CommerceHub CMO • Aug. 8, 2022
  • An iRobot Roomba is deployed in a home.
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    Amazon to acquire iRobot for $1.7B

    The news means the retailer will have another pathway into the homes of consumers, adding to its existing portfolio of technology.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    ThredUp hires first chief marketer in years

    Noelle Sadler joins the company from Lulus and will focus on raising brand awareness and acquiring more young shoppers.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    The Weekly Closeout: Shopify makes a $100M investment and Jane Fonda fronts campaign for H&M’s Move line

    Days after Shopify laid off 10% of its workforce it announced an investment in Klaviyo, while H&M launched a new brand with the help of a fitness icon. 

    By Retail Dive Staff • Aug. 5, 2022
  • Torrid hires Guitar Center vet as COO, CFO

    Tim Martin was named to the dual position, while the company also announced a new CTO.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 5, 2022
  • Under Armour founder Kevin Plank on what the brand’s next CEO needs to do

    “Drive love for the [Under Armour] brand and the rest will follow,” the founder said on an earnings call earlier this week.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    Dick’s Sporting Goods offers accelerated payments to boost supplier diversity

    The retailer is expanding its partnership with platform C2FO to provide more working capital opportunities for businesses.

    By Megan Ruggles • Aug. 4, 2022
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    Gucci expands crypto payment options to ApeCoin, Euro Coin

    More brands have entered the cryptocurrency and NFT markets despite signs of declining consumer interest.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 4, 2022
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    Neiman Marcus names former Williams Sonoma exec president

    Ryan Ross will come into the newly established role in order to strengthen the brand and customer experience. 

    By Aug. 4, 2022
  • Walmart Store Exterior at Night
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    Walmart lays off 200 from its corporate workforce

    The retail giant said it’s evolving and while it is cutting some roles it will also create new ones in other areas.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
  • An Allbirds storefront on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in California.
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    Allbirds lays off 8% of its global corporate workforce

    Twenty-three people were let go last week after the footwear brand, facing rising costs, evaluated roles and processes to prep for its next phase of growth.

    By Aug. 3, 2022