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    The Weekly Closeout: Bed Bath & Beyond continues executive shakeup and Gucci launches a pet collection

    The home retailer appointed a new chief accounting officer and head of treasury. Meanwhile, the luxury brand seeks to bring individuality to pets.

    By Retail Dive Staff • July 1, 2022
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    Parachute pops up at Nordstrom

    The department store will feature products from the DTC brand in nine of its locations as well as on its website.

    By June 28, 2022
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    How personalization shapes the retail industry

    As consumer data becomes more readily available, a host of new opportunities (and missteps) has opened up for retailers that want to tap into the potential of rich shopper data.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Deep Dive // Sustainability in retail

    DTC brands have long been vocal about the importance of sustainability. Is that enough?

    As more direct-to-consumer companies find value in physical retail, they must consider how that fits into their goals.

    By June 27, 2022
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    Petco opens first location of new rural store concept

    Initially announced at its investor day in March, the new store caters to consumers seeking out farm and livestock supplies.

    By June 16, 2022
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    SKU'd: Chanel breaks up with the rich in favor of the ultra-rich

    The fashion house is raising prices and opening high-end stores – all while reporting record-breaking numbers. 

    By June 16, 2022
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    Our Place's co-founder and co-CEO on the brand's entrance into physical retail

    The DTC cookware brand, which launched just prior to the pandemic and is already profitable, is planning two stores in Los Angeles and one in New York.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Madewell is 'actively investing' in menswear as it opens another stand-alone store

    The retailer launched another store in Los Angeles on Thursday. And as the market for men’s apparel grows, the company may have perfect timing.

    By June 9, 2022
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    H&M tests smart mirrors at COS stores in a bid for a more personalized experience

    Fitting room mirrors can identify products, including the size and color, and provide customized product or styling recommendations.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 7, 2022
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    Wilson opens second New York store

    Its third location overall, the Upper East Side store lets shoppers rent out equipment before purchasing it.

    By June 3, 2022
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    Fashionphile opens authentication center, showroom in NYC

    The 60,000-square-foot space allows consumers to shop in person, and also houses procurement offices for customers looking to sell.

    By June 2, 2022
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    Belk and Conn's partner for shop-in-shops

    The specialty home goods retailer will pilot store-within-a-store concepts in up to 20 of the department store’s locations.

    By June 1, 2022
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    Dollar General piloting self-checkout-only stores

    The test will involve about 200 of the discount retailer's 18,000-plus locations and run throughout 2022, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Owen said. 

    By Sam Silverstein • May 31, 2022
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    Ulta shoppers not feeling inflation yet

    In fact, prestige cosmetics sales in the quarter outperformed as makeup made a comeback.

    By May 27, 2022
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    Why DTC brand Mosaic has opened a frozen-only grocery store

    The maker of frozen plant-based meals is taking a cue from retail concepts abroad for its pop-up shop in Brooklyn.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • May 26, 2022
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    Wayfair opens first AllModern store

    As losses grow for the home goods retailer, it's looking to expand its physical footprint for all five of its banners.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Why this D.C. neighborhood is becoming a hub for DTC brands

    From Warby Parker and Allbirds to Outdoor Voices and Glossier, Georgetown has become the destination of choice for many digitally native brands.

    By May 24, 2022
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    EBay to open sneaker pop-up in LA

    The "Wear 'Em Out Store" will lower prices for customers who wear their purchases out of the store. 

    By May 23, 2022
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    Instagram celebrates Shop anniversary with New York City pop-up

    Instagram celebrates 1 million followers on its Shop account as the social commerce industry is expected to grow.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 18, 2022
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    Google opens second retail store

    The tech company says its new Brooklyn location is the first of its "neighborhood stores," meant to be more intimate and community focused.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 17, 2022
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    Ikea to invest more than $3B in stores

    Ikea's largest franchisee, Ingka Group, will work to update its physical locations across 32 markets to support the retailer's online operations.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Savage X Fenty plans 6 more stores

    The lingerie brand opened its first store in January, followed by four others. Now, the company plans to more than double that footprint.

    By May 5, 2022
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    United By Blue started in wholesale, expanded to DTC and now sells other sustainable brands. Here's why.

    Over the last 18 months, the company has grown its collection of third-party brands "really rapidly" to account for 20% of its assortment.

    By May 3, 2022
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    Inside the Store: Amazon Go's new suburban format

    The Mill Creek, Washington, store features an expanded selection of grocery products, a customer service desk and a made-to-order meal counter.

    By Jeff Wells • April 27, 2022
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    Meta to open its first retail store

    The location opens next month in Burlingame, California, and will showcase metaverse-related products. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • April 26, 2022
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    Francesca's expands Franki tween brand with 9 stand-alone stores

    The 1,200- to 1,600-square-foot locations will be found in A malls where the flagship banner does well, the company said on Monday.

    By April 26, 2022