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    Retail sales up 7.7% in February, as prices ease in some categories

    But volumes are down, and sales declined from January, as consumers prioritize experiences and essentials.

    Updated March 15, 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.

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    GNC’s chief executive officer left in January, won’t be replaced

    Josh Burris, who joined the supplement retailer in 2019, took over as CEO two years ago just after it exited bankruptcy with new ownership.

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    Walmart launches clean beauty platform with most products under $10

    Clean Beauty at Walmart includes products formulated without more than 1,200 ingredients and will expand over time. 

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    REI names chief people officer

    The retailer also announced the internal promotions of a new chief merchandising officer and a vice president of Co-op Brands.

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    The Honest Company to raise prices amid growing losses

    The brand saw its Q4 net loss increase by about 40% year over year and it projects fiscal 2023 revenue to be flat with 2022. 

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    Purple sets sights on premium customer

    Helped by its September acquisition of Intellibed, the DTC brand is positioning itself within the $5,000 and up mattress market.

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    Boxed considers filing for bankruptcy

    The e-commerce company, which sells bulk-sized pantry items and runs a fresh grocery delivery business in the New York City area, is facing tension with lenders amid a tightening cash position.

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    Vanessa Hudgens’ Know Beauty relaunches on Amazon

    The brand initially launched in 2021, aiming to tackle consumers’ entire skin care regimes. Now, it’s prioritizing one product at a time.

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    Lime Crime launches makeup into Sally Beauty

    Lime Crime CEO Andrea Blieden discusses the value Sally’s unique customer base offers as the brand rapidly expands its wholesale presence.

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    Kohl’s marketplace gives Lands’ End a much-needed boost

    Amid a raft of declines, revenue from third-party sellers was up year over year, and the brand will soon add Macy’s marketplace to the roster.

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    Five Below to expand higher-priced Five Beyond concept to 400 stores

    The retailer will also open 200 locations this year as it looks to expand its shop-in-shop of products over $6.

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    ‘An existential threat’: Brands react to Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse

    SVB was closed on Friday and taken over by federal regulators, leaving some brands in the dark about how they would access their capital.

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    Why Funko is destroying at least $30M worth of toys

    The company faced high storage costs and inefficiency in its fulfillment operations as surplus stock piled up.

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    Yardbird to open 11 new showrooms

    While its parent company Best Buy experiences declining revenue, the outdoor furniture brand is nearly doubling its showroom footprint.

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    Peloton manufacturer announces layoffs, North Carolina facility closure

    The retailer acquired Precor in 2020 as a manufacturing subsidiary, but has been exploring the unit's sale as it restructures.

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    Over half of Gen Alpha watch shopping content: report

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

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    What can The Container Store learn from Sephora?

    CEO Satish Malhotra joined two years ago, and he’s using his experience at the beauty company to freshen up the home retailer’s strategy.

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    Shopify execs say Deliverr is key in building fulfillment network distinct from Amazon

    An asset-light network of warehouse partners will help the company build its capabilities for merchants in a more cost-effective manner, its CFO said.

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    Burberry poaches CFO from McLaren

    The British luxury fashion house continues to reshape its C-suite after naming a new CEO last year.

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    What to watch in the DTC space in 2023

    Increased competition, layoffs and shifting channels are a few challenges direct-to-consumer brands are facing this year.

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    "Big Lots" by Mike Mozart is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    Big Lots reports furniture shortages after largest supplier abruptly closes

    The shutdown of vendor United Furniture Industries pressured the discount retailer's e-commerce sales.

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    Home Depot names new head of merchandising

    Billy Bastek, who has been with the retailer for 33 years, replaces Jeff Kinnaird, who has left the company.

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    How Overstock is wooing new suppliers and weathering retail’s inventory torrent

    While 2022’s discounting frenzy cost the online retailer market share, the CEO said it’s looking to grow through new categories and brands. 

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    Glossier revamps executive team with new chief commercial officer

    The beauty brand also promoted two executives to chief creative director and chief marketer roles.

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    Reebok to develop exclusive products in expanded partnership with Macy’s

    With a new owner steering the brand, Reebok has been forging partnerships with a number of retailers seeking to grow their product assortments.