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    Best Buy launches in-house media company

    The electronics retailer seeks to turn 3 billion annual interactions into insights and opportunities for brands looking to reach consumers.

    By Chris Kelly • Jan. 5, 2022
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    10 retail trends to watch in 2022

    Last year upended some trends and accelerated others. What will 2022 bring for retailers?

    By , , , , , Jan. 4, 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
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    The Backroom: Our traditional interview with the retail prophet, Doug Stephens

    While the pandemic isn't over, 2021 seemed to show that physical locations remain important to retail. But each store must have something to offer.

    By Dec. 30, 2021
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    Albertsons pilots AI-driven salad bars

    The grocer has added the internet-linked self-service counters across various stores in Washington, D.C., Maryland and New Jersey.

    By Sam Silverstein • Dec. 23, 2021
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    Forever 21's metaverse venture lets Roblox users customize virtual fashion stores

    Players and fashion influencers can design, own and manage stores as they try to become the "top shop."

    By Nina Lentini • Dec. 21, 2021
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    J.C. Penney taps DoorDash for same-day delivery just ahead of holidays

    The department store retailer is building out its omnichannel capabilities as it tries to secure a lasting turnaround after last year's bankruptcy. 

    By Dec. 20, 2021
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    The next step in FedEx's automation journey: Handling the largest and smallest packages

    Executive Ted Dengel details how the company tackles the two ends of the "package bell curve" to keep up with the surge in volume.

    By Max Garland • Dec. 20, 2021
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    Feds increase scrutiny of buy now, pay later

    Concerned over consumer debt, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is demanding information from five of the biggest players in the BNPL space.

    By Lynne Marek , Jonathan Berr , Caitlin Mullen • Dec. 17, 2021
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    Chico's to offer same-day delivery through Walmart GoLocal

    As GoLocal's first fashion client, speedy delivery for its namesake brand, White House Black Market and Soma, is now available in select markets.

    By Dec. 17, 2021
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    Rebag raises $33M, plans more stores for 2022

    The company will use the funding to grow its physical footprint and improve its technology.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 16, 2021
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    Nike, Etsy's mobile apps were 'climbers' this holiday season: report

    More than half of mobile shoppers downloaded at least one new shopping app ahead of the holiday season, according to Digital Turbine.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 16, 2021
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    E.l.f. goes long form for meme-heavy holiday 'movie' native to TikTok

    Breaking with the app's snackable focus, "Big Mood, Big e.l.f.ing City" nods to 2021 trends like the Couch Guy and a viral salmon bowl recipe.

    By Peter Adams • Dec. 16, 2021
  • True Religion touts 'record' Cyber Week sales

    The company is leaning into a DTC transformation after filing for bankruptcy in 2020.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 15, 2021
  • Alibaba launches grant program for US entrepreneurs

    The e-commerce giant announced its first group of 50 recipients, who will receive $10,000 each. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 15, 2021
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    Klarna debuts browser extension to enable installment payments for all online retailers

    The tool also lets customers use coupons and cashback rewards, save products, receive price drop notifications and create one-time use Visa cards.   

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 15, 2021
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    Nike acquires virtual sneaker company Rtfkt

    The purchase comes on top of several others Nike has made to improve its digital capabilities, including data integration platform Datalogue.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    Walmart teams with TalkShopLive as social commerce ramp up continues

    Following efforts on Twitter and TikTok, the partnership is the retailer's latest move to bridge content with commerce.

    By Chris Kelly • Dec. 14, 2021
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    Microsoft shoppers get another buy now, pay later option

    The tech giant tapped Citizens Bank to offer consumers more choices for spreading out their purchases.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Dec. 14, 2021
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    Gen Zers relied on buy now, pay later during the holidays. It's time to pay up.

    What may be a beneficial feature to retailers poses risks to young consumers who've increasingly flocked to installment services.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Know thy customer: 3 actionable customer insights retailers can get from a lease-to-own partner

    Data retailers can use lease-to-own data to attract and connect with a whole new customer base.

    Dec. 13, 2021
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    GameStop adds inventory, execs, tech offices and millions in losses

    The company has opened offices in Seattle and Boston and made more than 200 senior hires as it pursues a vaguely outlined transformation.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Belk, Afterpay partner on buy now, pay later service

    The announcement comes amid a holiday season that is seeing a dramatic increase in BNPL spending. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 9, 2021
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    Walmart to build a high-tech fulfillment center in Tennessee

    The facility will use AI software and robots to support associates in shipping goods to consumers quickly.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 9, 2021
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    Zippin brings checkout-free tech to JFK airport store

    The tech startup has plans to bring its cashierless technology to nearly 100 stores in train stations and airports by the end of 2022. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 9, 2021
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    'Consumers crave experiences': How AR has evolved beyond mere try-ons

    Dynamic activations are increasingly vital during the pandemic as people connect with brands on mobile — and they're likely key to future metaverse environments.

    By Robert Williams • Dec. 8, 2021