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    H&M tests smart mirrors at COS stores in a bid for a more personalized experience

    Fitting room mirrors can identify products, including the size and color, and provide customized product or styling recommendations.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 7, 2022
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    Apple joins buy now, pay later boom

    Apple Pay Later will let users split the cost of an Apple Pay purchase into four equal payments over a six-week period, with no interest or fees. 

    By Jonathan Berr • June 7, 2022
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    How marketplaces are evolving

    From regulation and counterfeits to the launch of new platforms, here's where marketplaces are cropping up in retail.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Tommy Hilfiger expands Roblox partnership

    The company joins other retailers who have worked with the platform, despite surveys showing not all consumers fully comprehend the metaverse yet.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 6, 2022
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    Sponsored by LivePerson

    The power of more Curiously Human™ digital experiences in retail

    LivePerson’s AI-powered Conversational Cloud™ helps brands build meaningful relationships with their consumers, while delivering real business outcomes.

    June 6, 2022
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    The unmissable retail impact of leveraging the right PropTech solution

    See how Aspire's iEstate solution helped an iconic fashion retailer to digitalize leasing processes.

    June 6, 2022
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    The Honest Company hires EVP of operations, R&D

    The DTC brand has hired new executive leaders to steer future growth following its 2021 IPO.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 3, 2022
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    Pinterest to acquire AI shopping platform The Yes

    The Yes, which was founded by former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein, furthers Pinterest's goal of being a personalized shopping destination.

    By June 3, 2022
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    Fashionphile opens authentication center, showroom in NYC

    The 60,000-square-foot space allows consumers to shop in person, and also houses procurement offices for customers looking to sell.

    By June 2, 2022
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    What Trunk Club's demise says about apparel subscriptions

    Customers who engage with Nordstrom's stylists, online or in stores, spend more time and money at the retailer. So it's going outside the box.

    By June 2, 2022
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    Foot Locker hires first chief strategy and transformation officer

    Neil Bansal brings experience in digital, innovation and strategy, as the retailer focuses on diversifying its brands and integrating recent acquisitions.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 2, 2022
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    Prada plans monthly product, NFT drops

    The brand will host 24-hour online events, starting June 2, where shoppers in select areas can buy limited-edition items and receive accompanying NFTs.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 1, 2022
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    Gucci opens persistent digital space on Roblox

    With Gucci Town, the luxury brand is demonstrating its commitment to the metaverse with a hub that will evolve over time.

    By Chris Kelly • May 31, 2022
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    Dollar General piloting self-checkout-only stores

    The test will involve about 200 of the discount retailer's 18,000-plus locations and run throughout 2022, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Owen said. 

    By Sam Silverstein • May 31, 2022
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    GameStop launches digital wallet for cryptocurrency, NFTs

    The video game retailer is officially expanding into a new business category following its disappointing Q4 earnings report in March.

    By May 26, 2022
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    Pacsun opens metaverse store, auctions NFTs

    The retailer is venturing into cryptocurrency and the metaverse to attract Gen Z shoppers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 26, 2022
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    Google reimagines search beyond '10 blue links'

    At its Marketing Live event, the tech giant expressed a desire to steer digital advertising toward more interactive features, including AR shopping ads in search results.

    By Peter Adams • May 26, 2022
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    Snapchat users can now share eBay listings

    The integration allows eBay sellers to promote products on Snapchat, adding to the social platform's e-commerce features.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 26, 2022
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    Chatbot startup Zowie raises $14M in Series A funding

    The company will use the funds to hire more employees and expand its product.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 25, 2022
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    Walmart is building capacity to deliver 1M packages a year by drone

    DroneUp and the retailer aim to have delivery hubs set up at 34 facilities by the end of 2022.

    By Max Garland • May 25, 2022
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    Joining the luxury trend, Tag Heuer accepts crypto as payment

    The announcement continues a race between major fashion houses LVMH and Kering as both expand into crypto and the metaverse.

    By May 24, 2022
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    Buy now, pay later player Zilch expands to US

    Instead of collecting fees from retailers to move merchandise from their shelves, Zilch is linking with brands like Sephora and Nike to lure consumers looking to finance their purchases through installment payments. 

    By Jonathan Berr • May 23, 2022
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    The Weekly Closeout: Kohl's considers packaged foods and Target partners with Tabitha Brown

    The department store looks into new categories as profit takes a hit, and the author and actress created four collections for the mass merchant.

    By Retail Dive Staff • May 20, 2022
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    Mastercard to launch biometric checkout tool for retailers

    The company plans to try out facial recognition and hand scanning technology in multiple countries.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 19, 2022
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    David's Bridal acquires custom wedding dress startup Anomalie

    However, Anomalie will no longer create custom gowns and will instead "build tools that fulfill the mission of helping brides." 

    By May 18, 2022
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    Gap sets up shop in Roblox to boost teen inclusion, self-expression

    Inspired by its summer ad campaign, the retailer's Club Roblox Boutique is in line with Gen Z preferences around the nascent metaverse space.

    By Chris Kelly • May 18, 2022