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  • The Children's Place launches tween brand Sugar & Jade.
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    The Children’s Place cuts Q4 outlook, expects up to $54M net sales loss

    The company cited macroeconomic factors, including the recession and supply chain issues, for its negative outlook.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
  • Rendering of new Toys R Us flagship at American Dream mall in New Jersey
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    American Dream misses another $8.8M loan payment

    The experience-rich mega-mall in New Jersey, which lost some $60 million in 2021, also struggled to meet financial obligations last year.

    By Feb. 6, 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
  • Jenna Ortega wears clothes from Adidas Sportswear.
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    Adidas launches first new label in five decades

    Adidas Sportswear is fronted by new brand ambassador Jenna Ortega, and features tracksuits and other everyday looks.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 6, 2023
  • Smoke streaming from the smokestacks of the TECO Big Bend coal-fired power plant in Apollo Beach, Florida
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    Sustainability still takes a backseat to profit for procurement teams: study

    A relatively small share of procurement staff see environmental and social goals within their purview or collect related metrics to measure success.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
  • An Amazon sign is seen with a building in the background
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    Amazon cited for safety violations at 3 more warehouses

    Federal safety inspectors are calling on the e-commerce giant to implement a “company-wide strategy to protect their employees."

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Feb. 6, 2023
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    Merchants frustrated with fees, tech issues

    Inflation-weary business owners are less satisfied with their merchant service providers this year, a J.D. Power survey showed.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Feb. 6, 2023
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    Sponsored by Seramount

    3 ways retails organizations can advance their DEI strategy

    Advancing diversity is key for companies that want to succeed but many have a long way to go. Seramount shares three things that retail organizations can do when developing a DEI strategy.

    Feb. 6, 2023
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    Skincare brand Loops expands into Target nationwide

    The decision to work with the mass retailer was influenced by customer input, according to Loops CEO Meg Bedford.

    By Feb. 5, 2023
  • Exterior of a J.C. Penney store.
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    J.C. Penney names new chief transformation and strategy officer

    Keith Melker comes to the retailer from property management company Wehner Multifamily, where he served as CEO. 

    By Feb. 3, 2023
  • Lululemon storefront.
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    Lululemon looks to increase supplier diversity for corporate buying

    The athleisure brand said it will increase the volume of buying from vendors owned and operated by underrepresented groups in its non-merchandise spend. 

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Retail layoffs in January spiked 3,225% year over year: report

    Job cuts in the industry last month, which amounted to 13,000, came second only to tech.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 3, 2023
  • A tree branch frames a Kohl's store on a sunny day.
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    "Kohl's" by Mike Mozart is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    Kohl’s chooses Tom Kingsbury as permanent CEO

    Kingsbury, who was previously the CEO of Burlington Stores, has been the retailer's interim chief since the departure of Michelle Gass last year.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
  • Two paper bags with the Amazon Prime logo sit on a mat outside of a door.
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    Amazon plans further improvements to Prime membership as Q4 sales slip

    As the e-commerce giant focuses on further tightening its operations, it will continue to add to the many perks members enjoy, executives said.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: Dollar General reaches store milestone and REI lays off staff

    The discount chain opened its 19,000th store in Missouri this week while the outdoor retailer is cutting 8% of its headquarters workforce.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Feb. 3, 2023
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    Missed interest payment signals Bed Bath & Beyond ‘out of options’

    Analysts think the retailer is out of time and money. Meanwhile, the company closed a distribution center in Texas, impacting hundreds of employees.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
  • External shot of a Williams Sonoma store.
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    Williams-Sonoma reorganizes executive team

    Among a slew of changes, the company promoted Marta Benson to CEO of Pottery Barn Brands.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 2, 2023
  • Tracee Ellis Ross sits in a blue dress behind a lineup of her haircare.
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    Macy’s to sell Tracee Ellis Ross’ haircare brand online, in stores

    The move marks Pattern’s first partnership with a department store and adds to its growing list of retail partners, which include Ulta and Sephora.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 2, 2023
  • Nike vet joins Crate and Barrel Holdings as COO

    Mike Brewer spent two decades at the athletics retailer in a variety of roles across sourcing, manufacturing and supply chain.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
  • A hanging store sign with REI's logo on it.
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    REI lays off more than 150 employees

    The job cuts, which amount to 8% of its corporate workforce, come as the retailer attempts to return to profitability.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
  • Boxes of several varieties of Magic Spoon cereal lay around a bowl of the multicolored Fruity variety.
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    Magic Spoon expands retail launch to 6,800 stores

    The cereal brand, which was only available online until last summer, will be sold at Walmart, Kroger and Albertsons, as well as more Target locations.

    By Megan Poinski • Feb. 1, 2023
  • Five pastel-colored shoes, without their mates, float against a cloudy-sky background.
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    Courtesy of Lululemon

    Nike sues Lululemon over shoe manufacturing patents

    The Canadian apparel brand, known for its performance fabrics, released its first footwear designs less than a year ago.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
  • Kohl's launched drive-up service during the coronavirus pandemic.
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    Kohl’s lays off 60 at corporate headquarters

    Many of the affected employees worked in the marketing or merchandising departments, a company spokesperson confirmed.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
  • A yellow-brick corner building, with a vertical sign reading "Rubensteins," a palm tree on the left.
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    Reporter’s Notebook: The New Orleans menswear shop that brought Zegna to America

    Trends may come and trends may go, but as long as men wear clothing, century-old Rubensteins will be in business.

    By Feb. 1, 2023
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    Dollar General CFO to retire

    John Garratt will exit this June. Meanwhile, the company just opened its 19,000th store.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
  • Interior shot of Tom Brady's Brady activewear line with mannequins, a large TV screen, apparel on racks and a football in a case.
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    Tom Brady’s activewear brand launches at Dick’s Sporting Goods

    The brand will be available on the athletics retailer’s website and at its House of Sport locations.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 31, 2023