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    Stitch Fix taps Visa exec as CTO

    Sachin Dhawan fills a post left vacant since 2020, when Cathy Polinsky left the apparel e-retailer.

    By Jan. 24, 2022
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    7-Eleven introduces subscription delivery service

    For $5.95 a month, shoppers can get items delivered by the convenience store in about 30 minutes.

    By Jan. 24, 2022
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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
  • Saks launches personal styling service

    After shoppers take a brief quiz, the retailer will match them with a personal stylist and provide them with tailored recommendations within a day.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 24, 2022
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    Unwrapping the top 21 of 2021 omnichannel retail blogs

    View these top retail resources to help navigate the uncertainty of what lies ahead.

    By Rose Spicer, Global Head of Retail Marketing, Oracle • Jan. 24, 2022
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    Should retailers be investing in the metaverse?

    The opportunity for retailers to get in front of millions of active users to promote or sell physical and virtual goods has officially arrived.

    Jan. 24, 2022
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    Settlement in Amazon-Visa dispute may be near

    Amazon backed off a threat to stop taking Visa credit cards in the U.K. this week, as both companies issued statements suggesting they'll avoid a pitched battle over "swipe" fees.

    By Jonathan Berr • Jan. 20, 2022
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    Amazon to open first physical clothing store

    Amazon Style will launch later this year in Los Angeles, bringing technology and personalization to the forefront of its shopping experience. 

    By Jan. 20, 2022
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    5 tech trends to watch in 2022

    In an increasingly digital consumer environment, brands need to pick up the pace to stay relevant.

    By Jan. 20, 2022
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    Save now, buy later startup raises $25M

    Amid the buy now, pay later buzz, fintech Accrue Savings is going a different route. CEO Michael Hershfield said Accrue is on a mission to encourage consumers to save.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Jan. 20, 2022
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    The Bay names Alexander Meyer chief customer officer

    Meyer will manage marketing and creative, communication, loyalty initiatives and brand strategy at both The Bay and its offline counterpart Hudson's Bay.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 20, 2022
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    Walmart adds digital tools to match products with health preferences

    A new online and in-app experience includes a "Shop-By-Diet" scanner and dietary profile feature that incorporates wellness criteria into grocery shopping.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Jan. 19, 2022
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    Neiman Marcus names new supply chain and technology chiefs

    The department store retailer has been sorting out its finances, digital operations and executive leadership over the past few years.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 19, 2022
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    Walmart signals metaverse plans with trademark applications around virtual goods, NFTs

    While plenty of companies are eyeing the tech, a potentially large push from the retailer could go a long way in spurring mainstream consumer adoption.

    By Peter Adams • Jan. 19, 2022
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    Gap taps Frank Ape creator for NFT drop focused on spreading positivity

    Making its first crack at the crypto format, the retail brand is trying to gauge what consumers want out of a more digitally-led world.

    By Peter Adams • Jan. 18, 2022
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    Adobe: Holiday e-commerce topped $204B in the US

    Online spending rose nearly 9% compared to last year, though typical red-letter days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday took a back seat.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Global online sales exceed $1 trillion during the holidays: Salesforce

    Despite external challenges, consumers continued to splurge online.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
  • J.C. Penney targets IT, e-commerce overhaul with new executives

    The incoming CIO and chief digital and transformation officer will guide the company as it carries out its post-bankruptcy digital plans.

    By Roberto Torres • Jan. 12, 2022
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    Il Makiage parent company secures $130M in funding

    The recent round, which values Oddity at $1.5 billion, was led by billionaire businessman Thomas Tull and Franklin Templeton, among others.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    Social commerce to grow 3 times as fast as e-commerce, Accenture predicts

    Driven by Gen Z and millennials, shopping on social media platforms is forecast to grow from $492 billion in 2021 to $1.2 trillion by 2025.

    By Chris Kelly • Jan. 11, 2022
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    UPS to handle record 60M returns during peak shipping season

    As returns activity increases, reverse logistics have become a vital part of the retail playbook to build customer loyalty. But costs are climbing.

    By Max Garland • Jan. 11, 2022
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    Creating an Uber experience at the B2B checkout: Navigating embedded payments

    Learn the four imperatives that B2B e-retailers must consider in 2022.

    Jan. 10, 2022
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    Lululemon taps Amazon Twitch exec to take over as CEO of Mirror

    Michael Aragon spent five years as chief content officer at Twitch and replaces founder Brynn Putnam.

    By Jan. 7, 2022
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    Saks launches Wellness Shop online

    The offering, which features brands like Beyond Yoga and Vitamix, comes as retailers try to cater to health-conscious consumers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 7, 2022
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    Ikea doubles automation projects as store fulfillment grows

    More than half of the retailer's orders were fulfilled from stores in 2021, according to an Ikea franchisee.

    By Colin Campbell • Jan. 7, 2022
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    Flytrex drones can fly over people, vehicles with new FAA approval

    The approval allows it to travel up to one nautical mile and carry small goods to up to 10,000 households in North Carolina.

    By Max Garland • Jan. 7, 2022