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    More than half of shoppers would use generative AI for clothing purchases: Adobe

    Seventy-one percent of respondents said they think using the technology to try on products virtually would boost their buying confidence.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • April 1, 2024
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    Walmart announces second class of beauty accelerator program

    The retailer is also investing in beauty in other ways, including bringing back a Beauty Glow Up savings event and expanding virtual try-on.

    By April 1, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Retail Dive

    Though some of the problems of the pandemic have waned, retail continues to reel from C-suite turnover and layoffs.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Mercari ends selling fees, debuts new returns policy

    The no-fee structure became effective on all new listings earlier this week and will roll out to the rest of the site in the weeks to come.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 29, 2024
  • Perfect Corp. improves 3D modeling for virtual jewelry try-on

    The latest update allows brands to use Graphics Library Transmission Format 2.0 files, which offer more detailed textures and lighting.

    By March 29, 2024
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    Amazon says it removed over 7M fake goods in 2023

    The e-commerce giant, which has long faced scrutiny over counterfeits, said it invested more than $1 billion into fighting fakes last year.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 28, 2024
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    Dr. Martens launches recycled leather collection and resale platform

    The footwear company is promoting both launches as part of its sustainability commitments.

    By Laurel Deppen • March 26, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Why the latest TikTok ban attempt is different — and what it means for marketers

    A ban could benefit Meta, weakening competition and options for advertisers, while a potential suitor will need to be well-versed in data management.

    By Jessica Deyo • March 26, 2024
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    Sponsored by Paylocity

    How to overcome 5 retail industry challenges

    Discover tips and tricks to help you tackle some of the top HR pain points for stores and wholesale businesses.

    March 25, 2024
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    Most retail leaders say AI plays an important role in search strategies: survey

    Retail leaders cited improved accuracy and relevance as the two biggest roles AI can play, according to Algolia and Coleman Parkes Research.

    By Bryan Wassel • March 22, 2024
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    Five Below scales back self-checkout to fight shrink

    Hiring more store associates will improve customer service and help fight what executives said was an unexpectedly high level of inventory loss.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Meta’s payment plays may pay off this year: report

    A partnership between Meta and Amazon “could represent the tipping point of transforming social media into a transaction platform,” Mizuho Securities analysts said in a report.

    By James Pothen • March 21, 2024
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    Walmart pilots 3D weaving machines to produce garments for private label

    The retailer has partnered with fashion tech company Unspun in an effort to reduce apparel manufacturing waste. 

    By March 20, 2024
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    Sephora to exit Korea this spring

    The beauty retailer will wind down its online, mobile app and store operations in the country beginning May 6.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Target limits self-checkout to 10 items or fewer at most stores

    In addition to rolling out the express lanes, the retailer is giving managers more leeway to open and shut self-service lanes throughout the day.

    By Bryan Wassel • March 18, 2024
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    Pacsun unites commerce channels with first-party data solution

    The retailer is the first consumer brand to take advantage of a partnership between SoundCommerce and Cordial that unites data and personalization.

    By Chris Kelly • March 18, 2024
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    Sponsored by The Ibotta Performance Network

    Summer outlook 2024: Seasonal CPG trends to build your marketing strategy

    Uncover summer seasonality trends for your category and tactics to maximize incremental sales.

    March 18, 2024
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    Afterpay expands merchant partners as it looks past apparel

    In addition to Kendra Scott and Diane von Furstenberg, the installment payments provider is bringing on brands like Made In Cookware.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 15, 2024
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    Hugo Boss lands on Roblox to promote new denim-inspired clothing line

    Planet Hugo carries interactive experiences such as a fashion match game that lets players style different looks.

    By Peter Adams • March 14, 2024
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    Generation Tux steps into physical retail

    The online suit and tuxedo rental company’s showroom will feature tech that uses data and AI to understand a customer’s measurements and desired fit.

    By Howard Ruben • March 12, 2024
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    Michaels promotes online MakerPlace with ‘Respect the Handmade’

    A new brand campaign and an in-store pilot of the marketplace further position the company as an alternative to Etsy. 

    By Jessica Deyo • March 11, 2024
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    Walmart piloted an RFID receipt check. It didn’t work out.

    The retailer confirmed it has ended a recent test of the checkout technology at a Neighborhood Market store in Bentonville, Arkansas.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • March 11, 2024
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    Sponsored by The Hershey Company

    Product innovation meets tech innovation with the launch of Reese’s Caramel Big Cup

    Hershey’s Retail Team is using augmented reality to help retail partners visualize merchandise displays in their stores.

    By Stephanie Berman, Vice President of Retail, The Hershey Company • March 11, 2024
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    Ōura launches on Amazon

    The tie-up with the e-commerce giant follows a partnership with Best Buy formed last year as the wearable tech brand builds out its wholesale presence.

    By Howard Ruben • March 8, 2024
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    Walmart adds early morning delivery option

    As operational competition with Target and Amazon heats up, the big-box retailer is expanding on-demand delivery to start at 6 a.m. 

    By Tatiana Walker-Morris • March 8, 2024
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    Basma now sells its TikTok-approved cosmetics at Sephora

    The beauty brand entered the color category with a cream blush its social media community helped “co-create.” 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 7, 2024