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    Shein to debut spring-summer collection in shoppable livestream

    The event, which is available on YouTube, X, Instagram and Facebook, builds off one that the fast-fashion giant held last fall.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 21, 2024
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    BNPL popularity rises among ‘financially fragile’ consumers

    About 60% of that group used BNPL five or more times in the past year, compared to just over 20% of more stable consumers, the New York Fed said.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Feb. 21, 2024
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    What's shaping the e-commerce landscape?

    From recent statistics on e-commerce growth to the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit against Amazon, here are some of the forces impacting online retail.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    RFID has been around for decades. Now it’s becoming retailers’ best crime-fighting tool.

    The tech has long been used for inventory management, but is being affixed to more merchandise and yielding more data.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Walmart to buy Vizio for $2.3B as annual revenue climbs 6%

    The company reported double-digit growth in its advertising unit for the year, while e-commerce sales surpassed $100 billion.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    L’Oréal leans into AI with data in mind

    “AI now transcends many of the things we do,” CEO Nicolas Hieronimus said during the beauty company’s earnings call. 

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • Feb. 20, 2024
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    L’Occitane’s third virtual store celebrates Ramadan

    The experience, created with Emperia, mimics a Middle Eastern-inspired house and features exclusive gift sets and a skin care questionnaire.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Revlon brings lipstick shades to home design game Redecor

    Players will be able to use colors from the beauty brand’s Super Lustrous lipstick collection, with more shades on the way.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 15, 2024
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    4 ways Walmart is working to enhance its growth momentum

    Since the start of the year, the company dropped news regarding employee retention, compensation, store revamps and consumer-facing tech initiatives.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Wish to sell for $173M

    Singapore-based Qoo10 snapped up the struggling marketplace at a discount, considering its $1.1 billion stock market debut.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Athleta launches high-performance Train Collection

    The eight-piece collection features PowerMove, a light, breathable, quick-drying proprietary fabric made with recycled polyester. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 14, 2024
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    Columbia Sportswear heat-reflective fabric to be used on lunar lander

    The activewear brand’s Omni-Heat Infinity technology will be used to provide insulation for an upcoming Intuitive Machines launch.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 13, 2024
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    Why Build-A-Bear is pushing checkouts to tablets

    The tools let associates better serve and personalize shopper journeys while providing customers with faster checkout options.

    By Bryan Wassel • Feb. 13, 2024
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    Pacsun launches creative collective to help shape campaigns, merchandise

    The Pacsun Collective is a group of content creators, photographers, stylists, videographers and other artists selected to co-create the brand’s future.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 12, 2024
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    Wilson debuts 3D-printed airless basketball

    The sporting goods brand will sell a limited number of the basketballs, which don’t need to be inflated, for $2,500 apiece.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 8, 2024
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    E.l.f. Cosmetics launches ‘your best e.l.f’ experience on Apple Vision Pro

    The shoppable app encourages users to unwind through relaxing activities like guided meditations and includes three environments to explore.

    By Jessica Deyo • Feb. 8, 2024
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    Why ‘pay-by-bank’ faces adoption hurdles in US retail

    Pay-by-bank has been catching on slowly, and it’s a particularly long shot for showing up at the point-of-sale anytime soon.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • Feb. 8, 2024
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    Wayfair introduces Decorify app to Apple Vision Pro

    The company is adding new digital tools for customers in the midst of a turnaround.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 8, 2024
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    Alo Yoga debuts immersive shopping app for Apple Vision Pro

    “Alo Sanctuary” offers different immersive environments and spatial audio and allows users to shop featured collections of products.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Sports gear retailer deploys autopicker robots

    The Feed expects that the robots will enable the warehouse to fulfill 5,000 orders per day, and plans to complete integration by the end of March.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Feb. 7, 2024
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    Why AI is driving the retail evolution and how to use it to get ahead

    2024 will be a year of innovation in retail and AI is at the forefront.

    Feb. 5, 2024
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    Move over, Alexa: Amazon launches AI shopping tool ‘Rufus’

    The e-commerce giant beat expectations in the holiday quarter as revenue from advertising and fees grows.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Walmart introduces AR eyewear try-on tech

    The retailer has been enhancing its optical operations and said it will have over 3,000 Vision Centers nationwide by the end of 2024.  

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 1, 2024
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    Amazon’s $1B investment fund eyes last-mile tech, AV startups

    The Industrial Innovation Fund is expanding its scope to include transportation-related investments, according to its director.

    By Max Garland • Jan. 30, 2024
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    Can Stitch Fix’s new transformation team prove its model at last?

    The online clothing-box retailer may have an opportunity to undo its mistakes and take advantage of weakness at rivals, analysts say.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Mango opens virtual store on Roblox

    More brands and retailers have flocked to the online game platform to create digital renditions of their stores and products. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 30, 2024