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    Making physical spaces compelling in a world gone digital

    From shopping to work to entertainment, people are choosing their screens. But we can create reasons for them to step out.

    March 4, 2024
  • New majority-stake owners of The Children’s Place come through with funds, shake up board

    Saudi investment firm Mithaq Capital is providing $78.6 million in interest-free, unsecured and subordinated term loans, starting Thursday.

    By March 1, 2024
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    The direct-to-consumer landscape in retail

    More mature brands are pursuing exit strategies and expanding their reach, while traditional retailers are increasingly shifting to a DTC model.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Party City to expand new store format after promising results

    The retailer said it has moved away from a traditional aisle experience and developed “birthday worlds” within each store. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 1, 2024
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    As Macy’s and others close stores, TJX is picking up the supplier base

    With big brand brick-and-mortar options dwindling, the off-brand retailer’s 21,000 vendors are increasingly looking to the company.

    By March 1, 2024
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    The Backroom: The story behind our stories on shrink and theft

    When the National Retail Federation retracted a theft claim following our coverage of its special report on crime, the news went viral. Here’s what it took to get the story.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Feb. 29, 2024
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    Children’s brand Lovevery launches in Singapore

    The expansion comes about a year after the children’s toy and educational company entered Australia.

    By Howard Ruben • Feb. 29, 2024
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    The Container Store lays off 100 employees amid ongoing sales declines

    The move affects about 2.5% of the retailer’s workforce and follows lowered guidance for its fiscal year, which ends in a month.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Beyond Meat plans steep cost cuts as US demand remains weak

    The company lowered prices to entice budget-conscious shoppers, but now plans some increases to help restore margins.

    By Elizabeth Flood • Feb. 29, 2024
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    Family Dollar to pay $41.7M for issues tied to rat-infested warehouse

    The discount retailer pleaded guilty to a one count misdemeanor violation after product contamination at the Arkansas distribution center.

    By Kelly Stroh • Feb. 29, 2024
  • After tamping down marketing spend, Rent the Runway brings on new chief marketing officer

    Natalie McGrath comes from Afterpay, with experience at apparel brands including Bandier, Coach, Alexander Wang and Net-A-Porter.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Rowing Blazers sells majority stake to Burch Creative Capital

    The deal will allow the preppy streetwear brand to develop a womenswear line and expand its retail footprint. 

    By Laurel Deppen • Feb. 28, 2024
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    Dollar General starts accepting supplemental health benefits

    The discounter is letting shoppers use the benefits to pay for items including produce, over-the-counter medicines and wellness products at all of its stores.

    By Sam Silverstein • Feb. 28, 2024
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    Warby Parker eyes 40 new stores as it closes 2023 with revenue up 12%

    The vision brand, which operates 237 stores, still sees the opportunity for at least 900 locations, but wants its e-commerce business to return to growth.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Macy’s to close 150 more stores in 3 years

    New CEO Tony Spring said underperforming stores must close even if they are cash-flow positive, telling analysts: “The bar has now been raised.”

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    The latest Yeezy drop from Adidas is online only

    The activewear company earlier this month announced plans to shed existing inventory from its previous partnership with Ye.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Walmart trims store-to-home delivery costs by 20%

    The retail giant's CFO credited the improvements in part to "densifying the last mile" by delivering more packages per route.

    By Max Garland • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Dollar General opens 20,000th store

    The discount retailer plans to open hundreds more locations this year alone.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Amazon Fresh launches Recurring Reservations feature for online shopping

    The new feature allows grocery customers to choose a time for pickup or delivery orders up to a week in advance.

    By Peyton Bigora • Feb. 26, 2024
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    Self-checkout promises ultimate convenience. Is it doing its job?

    The process can make for faster, easier experiences, but it needs regular attention and helpful associates to thrive.

    By Bryan Wassel • Feb. 26, 2024
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    Bankruptcy court OKs Instant Brands restructuring plan

    The company, which has a brand portfolio that includes Corelle and Pyrex, expects to exit Chapter 11 this month.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    The Weekly Closeout: Mattel taps new head of dolls and will VF Corp sell one of its biggest brands?

    Krista Berger is the new senior vice president of Barbie and will lead the dolls division at the toy company. Meanwhile, the apparel conglomerate is reviewing its brand assets. 

    By Retail Dive Staff • Feb. 23, 2024
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    Big Lots acquires entire inventory of toy company Hearthsong

    The move is part of the company’s larger strategy to reclaim its position in off-price and closeout sourcing. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 23, 2024
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    Walmart hits supplier emissions goal 6 years early

    The retailer’s vendors have already reported fulfilling Project Gigaton’s target of cutting 1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases from its supply chain.  

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Lululemon advances circular fashion with recycled nylon product

    The retailer partnered with Samsara Eco to introduce an enzymatically recycled nylon 6,6 product in what the companies say is a “milestone” in textile recycling.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 22, 2024
  • From left, The Citizenry co-founders Carly Nance and Rachel Bentley, and Havenly CEO Lee Mayer
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    Havenly to acquire The Citizenry

    The deal marks the third acquisition in two years for Havenly, which also bought Interior Define and The Inside.

    By Howard Ruben • Feb. 22, 2024