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    Levi’s to test AI-generated models

    The clothing brand said the move to supplement humans with AI models supports its diversity and sustainability efforts.

    By March 24, 2023
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    Retailers expect more tasks to be done by robots by 2025: report

    Some surveyed retail executives expect to re-deploy store associates to more customer-facing roles as automation is increasingly leveraged. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 23, 2023
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    Retail Dive's outlook on 2023

    A look at retail trends and forecasting for what retailers can expect in a year of economic uncertainty.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    L’Oréal takes a step toward more sustainable ingredients with investment in Geno-led venture

    The beauty giant joins Unilever as a founding investor in the venture, which aims to develop alternatives to frequently used ingredients.

    By March 23, 2023
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    Kevin Frayer via Getty Images plans a self-operating warehouse in California

    The e-commerce giant is looking to expand its presence in the U.S. and bring automation with it.

    By Alejandra Salgado • March 22, 2023
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    Allbirds creates zero-carbon shoe

    The DTC brand, which developed the Moonshot shoe through a regenerative wool program, is open to sharing its process with other companies.

    By March 21, 2023
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    Resale fashion search engine launches

    Chinese tech company DejaWooo received its first seed investment in 2021 and last week announced the launch of its platform.

    By March 21, 2023
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    Clinique launches virtual lab

    The Clinique Lab builds on the brand’s concept space at Macy’s in Herald Square, but with a virtual storefront. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 21, 2023
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    BNPL firms snag consumers at checkout: J.D. Power

    As buy now, pay later use rises, consumers are learning about the payment option at checkout, more so than from social media or family and friends.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 21, 2023
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    Amazon plans to cut 9K more jobs in the next few weeks

    The downsizing is centered on the e-commerce giant's profit center, AWS, as well as Twitch, advertising and its people, experience and technology teams.

    By March 20, 2023
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    Virtual clothing platform DressX raises $15M

    Founded in 2020, the metaverse fashion company sells its digital clothing on marketplace platforms like Roblox, Meta and others.

    By March 20, 2023
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    Automation: a backbone to streamline your omnichannel processes

    As the omnichannel market rapidly evolves, the need for automation grows. 

    March 20, 2023
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    Sponsored by Oracle Retail

    Luxury retailers tailor customer journeys and improve the in-store experience with retail technology

    Learn how fashion retailers are transforming the customer experience.

    By Rose Spicer • March 20, 2023
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    Over half of Gen Alpha watch shopping content: report

    Many kids get ideas about new products and brands by viewing haul and unboxing videos, according to a report by Morning Consult. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 16, 2023
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    BJ’s to roll out inventory robots chainwide

    The club retailer is following other grocers in deploying automated vehicles, which use computer vision-driven cameras to scan shelves.

    By Sam Silverstein • March 15, 2023
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    Living Proof brings personalized beauty quiz to the metaverse

    The hair care brand unveiled a virtual shopping experience that helps customers find a custom routine and purchase products.

    By March 15, 2023
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    Amazon-powered c-store opens at Virginia college

    Marymount University opened a 24-hour shop last week that marks the first campus location to integrate Amazon’s frictionless checkout technology.

    By Jessica Loder • March 14, 2023
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    Aéropostale’s expansive metaverse strategy kicks off with Tesla giveaway

    An upcoming drop of 30,000 NFTs that unlock exclusive perks and entry to digital realm AeroWorld is the first step of a four-phase metaverse activation.

    By Jessica Deyo • March 14, 2023
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    Sephora, TikTok launch content creator program

    The partnership will pair social media content creators with up-and-coming brands from the beauty retailer's accelerator program.

    By March 13, 2023
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    Zulily taps Busy Philipps to launch gift recommendation text service

    Timed to Mother’s Day, the new offering comes shortly after the e-commerce retailer laid off employees.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 13, 2023
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    TJX, Saks join business development program for women-led tech startups

    Each year the New York Fashion Tech Lab selects startups to undergo a 12-week program with mentorship from major retail partners.

    By March 9, 2023
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    Disciplined inventory management helped Macy’s weather tough 2022

    The retailer has relied on data and analytics to forecast demand and make decisions around purchasing and pricing.

    By March 8, 2023
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    US livestream commerce expected to surpass $31B in 2023: report

    Though the livestream trend is expected to grow in the coming years, some retailers have attracted more consumers than others. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 7, 2023
  • A bright yellow sign against a blue roof says "Best Buy" in bold black letters.
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    Atrium, Best Buy partner to co-develop hospital-at-home programming

    The multi-year partnership combines Atrium’s hospital-at-home program and existing telemedicine infrastructure with Best Buy’s at-home care business, along with the retailer’s home installation and supply chain capabilities.

    By Rebecca Pifer • March 7, 2023
  • A digital avatar stretches in Alo Yoga-branded digital wearables.
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    Alo Yoga launches digital collection in the metaverse

    The brand said it is exploring more opportunities to engage with its community through decentralized platforms, digital ownership and exclusive rewards.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 6, 2023
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    Amazon to close 8 of its Go stores

    The e-commerce giant will close two of the convenience store locations each in Seattle and New York City and four in San Francisco.

    By Brett Dworski • March 6, 2023