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    Walmart to host Twitter's first shoppable livestream in quest to conquer social commerce

    A 30-minute variety program led by singer Jason Derulo is one piece of an expansive content playbook around the holiday season.

    By Peter Adams • Nov. 24, 2021
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    3 strategies that all retailers should do today

    Retailers need to adapt to changes through revisiting staffing models, pricing, automation and partnerships in the marketplace.

    Nov. 22, 2021
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    How the payments landscape is changing

    As the space rapidly shifts, the future is for anyone's taking. 

    By Retail Dive staff
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    5 takeaways on how retailers can become AR-ready at scale

    Defining the use case, starting small and selecting the right 3D partner is among the 5 key things for retailers to consider when getting started with augmented reality.

    Nov. 22, 2021
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    Starbucks, Amazon Go open cashierless store concept in NYC

    The two plan to open additional stores in 2022, as more retailers experiment with grab-and-go technology. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 19, 2021
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    Heyday raises $555M in Series C funding

    From April of last year through November 2021, Amazon aggregators have raised nearly $12 billion, according to Marketplace Pulse.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 18, 2021
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    Perfect Corp. enters men's grooming market with AR beard tools

    The technology lets users virtually test beard colors and styles, as well as beard removal.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 18, 2021
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    Away names its first operations and digital chiefs

    In addition to introducing two new positions to the C-suite, the luggage brand named a new chief marketing officer, Melissa Weiss.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Macy's to delay store closures, launch third-party marketplace next year

    The department store previously slated 125 stores to close, but now says that's under review as physical locations prove key to digital success.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Grocers chase the promise of e-commerce personalization

    Customization tools like shoppable recipes and product recommendations are helping consumers cut through the clutter of center store. But retailers are only scratching the surface of what's possible.

    By Sam Silverstein • Nov. 18, 2021
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    StockX acquires inventory management company, Scout

    With its first acquisition, StockX aims to streamline the selling experience on its platform as the sneaker resale market heats up. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 17, 2021
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    Facebook encourages shopping through its groups with new features

    The tools are designed to help shoppers find products they trust as they increasingly shop via social platforms. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 16, 2021
  • Wish CEO to step down by February

    Piotr Szulczewski will remain on the company's board of directors and hold his role until a replacement is found or no later than Feb. 1.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 15, 2021
  • EBay to host holiday sneaker sales event

    The Sleigh Drop gives access to influencers' collections, as the platform pushes to be the go-to place for sneakerheads. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 12, 2021
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    How Nike execs think through its digital ecosystem

    Recent collaborations with Megan Thee Stallion and Dick's Sporting Goods have built on the brand's efforts to craft a connected shopping experience across its channels.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
  • Hasbro launches first livestream shopping event

    Viewers can shop for products via shoppable tags on the company's microsite store, watch events with surprise guests and get gift wrapping tips.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 11, 2021
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    Williams Sonoma debuts shipping membership program, recipe app

    For $99 per year, members have access to free shipping, a subscription to the app and other perks. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 11, 2021
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    Wish announces standards program to improve product quality

    The program implements a set of quality assurance standards such as shipping experience, product quality and reviews.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 10, 2021
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    Amazon will accept Venmo next year

    "Pay with Venmo is one of the key revenue drivers for Venmo going forward," PayPal CEO Dan Schulman said.

    By Jonathan Berr • Nov. 10, 2021
  • Crate and Barrel hires former Nike exec as new CTO

    The specialty home retailer tapped Jason Booth as chief technology officer to spearhead digital innovation.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 9, 2021
  • Rent-A-Center's Acima fintech unit under investigation in 39 states

    The virtual lease-to-own specialist was acquired less than a year ago for $1.3 billion as Rent-A-Center seeks digital scale and retail partners. 

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Congress debates pros and cons of buy now, pay later

    Users love the convenience but also are falling behind in their payments.

    By Jonathan Berr • Nov. 8, 2021
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    The war for retail talent: Breaking down the search for workers

    Oracle Retail addresses the war for talent by sharing strategies and technology for recruiting and retention.

    By Corey Gale • Nov. 8, 2021
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    Tomorrow's most successful retailers will need to master agility and innovation, and next generation cloud is the way to do it

    2020's events brought sweeping change to the entirety of the retail landscape. Retailers that had already invested in technologies to facilitate online shopping and fast, reliable delivery pulled far ahead of their less-prescient competitors. 

    Nov. 8, 2021
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    Build-A-Bear appoints digital execs, launches 3D Workshop

    The retailer tapped two e-commerce vets to advance digital operations and unveiled an interactive experience.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 5, 2021
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    Express taps Rachel Zoe to lead expanded influencer network

    The retailer, facing the mall's decline and slowing apparel sales, is testing new store formats and aiming for $1 billion in e-commerce.

    By Nov. 4, 2021