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Diane von Furstenberg optimizes omnichannel operations
News 11 hours ago
Diane von Furstenberg optimizes omnichannel operations

A luxury fashion brand is streamlining order management and customer service with iPhones. Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) will implement the NewStore...

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Analysis: Penney has the right captain, but the ship she inherited has holes
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Analysis: Penney has the right captain, but the ship she inherited has holes

There's no nice way of saying it: J. C. Penney was one of the losers over the holidays. Sales continue to be eroded significantly, with total...

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Lowe’s swings to Q4 profit; physical stores drive sales growth
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Lowe’s swings to Q4 profit; physical stores drive sales growth

Lowe's Cos. efforts to a profit in the fourth quarter amid ongoing efforts to accelerate its online business. The home improvement retailer...

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VC firm’s new ‘retail fund’ aims to help online brands enter brick-and-mortar
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VC firm’s new ‘retail fund’ aims to help online brands enter brick-and-mortar

A real-estate focused venture capital firm closed a $100 million vehicle that aims to invest in emerging brands and retail concepts to accelerate...

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New York & Co. parent seeks online transformation with cloud-based AI
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New York & Co. parent seeks online transformation with cloud-based AI

RTW Retailwinds is putting some wind behind its digital sales. RTW, the parent company of specialty women's apparel retailers New York & Company,...

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Opinion: Macy’s still failing on retail 101
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Opinion: Macy’s still failing on retail 101

The best thing that can be said about Macy's fourth-quarter results is that they won't be as bad as some other players in the department store...

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Experts weigh in on Amazon's new grocery store
News 2 days ago
Experts weigh in on Amazon's new grocery store

Amazon's surprise opening of Amazon Go Grocery, an urban grocery store modeled on Amazon Go, drew lots of industry attention. The store, which...

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Target cracks ranking of top 10 U.S. e-commerce retailers
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Target cracks ranking of top 10 U.S. e-commerce retailers

Target's increased focus on building its e-commerce business is paying off. The discounter, which used to rank No. 11 in the U. S. in e-commerce...

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Verizon: Retailers see significant mobile security threat
News 3 days ago
Verizon: Retailers see significant mobile security threat

The new Verizon Mobile Security Index reveals that retailers hold numerous mobile security concerns. According to the 2020 edition of the Index, 83...

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Your biggest competitor may not be Amazon
News 6 days ago
Your biggest competitor may not be Amazon

Every retailer is developing strategies to compete with Amazon, but another rival lurks in the background. In the late '90s and early '00s,...

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Bob’s Discount Furniture in store expansion mode
News 6 days ago
Bob’s Discount Furniture in store expansion mode

Bob's Discount Furniture is having a busy February. The furniture chain is celebrating the grand opening of four new stores. New Bob's stores have...

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Study reveals mixed retailer view of AI
News 6 days ago
Study reveals mixed retailer view of AI

Retailers see high potential value in artificial intelligence (AI), but also a number of challenges. According to retailer-specific findings of the...

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Inclusive Retail: How to welcome everyone (and avoid being cancelled)
News 6 days ago
Inclusive Retail: How to welcome everyone (and avoid being cancelled)

As society becomes more diverse, we see a shift in people's attitudes toward each other - and in the language they consider appropriate. Businesses...

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Product discovery wars 2020: Google, Amazon and your retail business
News 6 days ago
Product discovery wars 2020: Google, Amazon and your retail business

Google's recent revamp of its product discovery tool is designed to fend off competition in the U. S. from Amazon in the $55 billion search...

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How Sprouts Plans to Avoid 'BankruptcyGate'
News 6 days ago
How Sprouts Plans to Avoid 'BankruptcyGate'

It looks like Sprouts Farmers Market's value proposition and business model are helping the grocer avoid the fate of bankrupt specialty competitors...

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Report: Amazon keeps pace with Walmart in grocery fulfillment
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Report: Amazon keeps pace with Walmart in grocery fulfillment

Amazon's new grocery store format will reportedly include advanced technology to streamline in-store fulfillment of online orders. According to the...

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Victoria’s Secret sold at $1 billion valuation; Wexner to step down
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Victoria’s Secret sold at $1 billion valuation; Wexner to step down

Victoria's Secret is going private. And the retail industry is losing its longest-serving chief executive. L Brands confirmed it is selling the...

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Instacart wants to hear from shoppers
News 1 week ago
Instacart wants to hear from shoppers

Instacart is introducing a virtual community for its customers. The on-demand grocery delivery platform is launching Shop Talk, a virtual community...

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Pier 1 files for bankruptcy; pursuing a sale
News 1 week ago
Pier 1 files for bankruptcy; pursuing a sale

After several years of trying to right its business, Pier 1 Imports faces an uncertain future. The struggling home goods retailer filed for Chapter...

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The Need for Speed: Overcoming the Final Hurdles to Faster E-commerce Deliveries
News 1 week ago
The Need for Speed: Overcoming the Final Hurdles to Faster E-commerce Deliveries

Retailers, in general, can feel good about the 2019 holiday shopping season. According to MasterCard, holiday e-commerce sales in the U. S. rose 18...

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Commentary: Retailers will need to work a lot harder to generate growth in 2020
News 1 week ago
Commentary: Retailers will need to work a lot harder to generate growth in 2020

The year 2020 has started with modest growth in pure retail, where sales rose by 2.7%. However, this slower growth is not caused by economic...

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Wegmans loves New York – with delivery
News 1 week ago
Wegmans loves New York – with delivery

Wegmans Food Markets is giving Manhattan customers seamless access to products in its Brooklyn, N. Y., store. The grocery retailer, which opened a...

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Rent the Runway adds former Amazon logistics execs to leadership, board
News 2 weeks ago
Rent the Runway adds former Amazon logistics execs to leadership, board

Rent the Runway is bringing in fresh but seasoned talent to help it sort out its supply chain challenges and keep up with customer demand. Donato...

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Stage Stores reportedly eyeing bankruptcy
News 2 weeks ago
Stage Stores reportedly eyeing bankruptcy

Stage Stores' transformation into an off-price retailer has hit some snags. The retailer is preparing for a financial restructuring that could...

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Rodd & Gunn in store expansion mode
News 2 weeks ago
Rodd & Gunn in store expansion mode

Rodd & Gunn has its sights set on expanding in the U. S. The additional Northern California locations will bring Rodd & Gunn's total U.S. roster to...

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The Body Shop to make history with ‘open’ hiring policy
News 2 weeks ago
The Body Shop to make history with ‘open’ hiring policy

The Body Shop never been a company that shies away from breaking with tradition, so why start now? The company, best known for pioneering the...

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Simon & Taubman: New-age pressures force marriage of old rivals
News 2 weeks ago
Simon & Taubman: New-age pressures force marriage of old rivals

Simon's 2003 attempt to take over Taubman Centers, a failed bid that set the big mall owners at odds ever since, has culminated in a merger forced...

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Does Yelp drive store traffic? Denny’s is finding out
News 2 weeks ago
Does Yelp drive store traffic? Denny’s is finding out

A casual-dining chain is utilizing a tool that measures how much online Yelp activity helps drive customers to stores. Denny's is leveraging Yelp...

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Simon to buy Taubman Centers in all-cash mega-deal
News 2 weeks ago
Simon to buy Taubman Centers in all-cash mega-deal

The nation's largest mall operator is getting bigger. Simon Property Group Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Taubman Centers in a deal...

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CSA Exclusive: Anthropologie digs into roots of event marketing
News 2 weeks ago
CSA Exclusive: Anthropologie digs into roots of event marketing

A trendy lifestyle retailer is ensuring its in-store marketing events make a splash. Anthropologie, part of the URBN retail group which also...

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