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Leveraging nostalgia: How retailers can build on the warmth of holiday shopping
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Leveraging nostalgia: How retailers can build on the warmth of holiday shopping
Source Retail Dive

There is something about the holiday season that can unexpectedly turn all of us into sentimental mush. We are going about our daily routine and a...

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Losing to win: Why major retailers need to close more stores
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Losing to win: Why major retailers need to close more stores
Source Retail Dive

It's been a banner year for store closing sales. At first, that didn't seem likely. While retail closures were rife in 2017, that "slowed...

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Le Tote completes Lord & Taylor acquisition
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Le Tote completes Lord & Taylor acquisition
Source Retail Dive

Lord & Taylor's locations, the 45 or so that are left after several closings in recent years, gives Le Tote a brick-and-mortar presence for the...

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Sears disappearing act rolls on with nearly 100 new closures
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Sears disappearing act rolls on with nearly 100 new closures
Source Retail Dive

Sears is something of a mathematical paradox. It continues to liquidate at a dizzying pace, without ever disappearing entirely. A decade ago, Sears...

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Express debuts DTC brand UpWest
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Express debuts DTC brand UpWest
Source Retail Dive

While a smattering of pure-play e-commerce brands are moving into brick-and-mortar stores, an increasing number of traditional retailers are...

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Sally Beauty expands AI try-on tech to 500 stores
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Sally Beauty expands AI try-on tech to 500 stores
Source Retail Dive

Beauty retailers are focusing on digital features to attract consumers, and Sally Beauty seems to know exactly what its customers want with its...

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Debtwire: Papyrus considers store closures as it negotiates with landlords
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Debtwire: Papyrus considers store closures as it negotiates with landlords
Source Retail Dive

Papyrus was founded in 1950, in a kitchen, and opened its first store in 1973. Its founders, Marcel and Margrit Schurman, "had a vision for...

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Walmart overtaking Amazon? Not so fast
News 6 days ago
Walmart overtaking Amazon? Not so fast
Source Retail Dive

These numbers seem bad for Amazon, and really good for Walmart. "Amazon is no longer the only game in town when it comes to free, fast shipping and...

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CVS will shutter 75 stores next year
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CVS will shutter 75 stores next year
Source Retail Dive

CVS - which years ago decided on a medical care focus that has entailed dropping lucrative tobacco sales, acquiring health insurer Aetna and...

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Walgreens reportedly mulling massive private equity buyout
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Walgreens reportedly mulling massive private equity buyout
Source Retail Dive

Walgreens may be seeking shelter from a skeptical market for its stock in going private, but the massive debt it would likely take on in a private...

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Where does Barneys go now?
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Where does Barneys go now?
Source Retail Dive

On Friday, Barneys New York opened a new chapter as a license-able brand with global aspirations, rather than the edgy department store it once was...

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Pier 1 appoints Robert Riesbeck CEO
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Pier 1 appoints Robert Riesbeck CEO
Source Retail Dive

Following the departure of Alasdair James in December 2018, Bachelder was appointed to serve in the chief executive role in the interim. Now, after...

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How to get on Gen Z's wish list this season
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How to get on Gen Z's wish list this season
Source Retail Dive

While most of Gen Z isn't yet in the workforce, they - and their future spending power - have been on brands' minds for years. According to Hana...

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Barneys Madison Avenue gets a new lease on life
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Barneys Madison Avenue gets a new lease on life
Source Retail Dive

The 11th hour save of the iconic Barneys Madison Avenue store, however temporary it may turn out to be, demonstrates the endurance of the brand....

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More than half of holiday shoppers plan to buy gifts for themselves
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More than half of holiday shoppers plan to buy gifts for themselves
Source Retail Dive

Given that more than a third of consumers are looking to save money during the holidays, it's not surprising that Amazon is the top retailer for...

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Debtwire: David's Bridal prepares for lender talks
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Debtwire: David's Bridal prepares for lender talks
Source Retail Dive

David's Bridal went into Chapter 11 a little over year ago, using the court process efficiently to turn over ownership to its lenders and remove...

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Lululemon invests in tech fitness startup Mirror
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Lululemon invests in tech fitness startup Mirror
Source Retail Dive

Lululemon continues to get comfortable at the intersection of apparel, fitness, and lifestyle, and this investment could signal what's coming next....

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Retail Therapy: Tiffany wants to add a little $112K sparkle to the holidays
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Retail Therapy: Tiffany wants to add a little $112K sparkle to the holidays
Source Retail Dive

It's been another weird week in retail. Tiffany aims to add a little $112,000 sparkle to consumers' lives, The Fresh Market wants to take care of...

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B8ta snaps up $50M from investors, including Macy's
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B8ta snaps up $50M from investors, including Macy's
Source Retail Dive

The funding round appears to be aimed at expanding b8ta's footprint among retailers. The startup opened new stores under the Toys R Us banner and...

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Price wars, investment costs dampen Moody's outlook on retail
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Price wars, investment costs dampen Moody's outlook on retail
Source Retail Dive

This year has been hard-fought for retail after it made gains in 2018. As the Moody's analysts tell it, "[R]etailers have been locked in a battle...

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Half of shoppers would give up low online prices for personalized service
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Half of shoppers would give up low online prices for personalized service
Source Retail Dive

Young millennials and Gen Z shoppers are a major area of opportunity for retailers with brick-and-mortar locations this holiday season. Coldwell...

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6 numbers that explain the fate of department stores
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6 numbers that explain the fate of department stores
Source Retail Dive

Department stores were the 20th century's marvelous shopping destination. Retailers that were filled with varied and often unique merchandise,...

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The DTC brand execs shaping retail
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The DTC brand execs shaping retail
Source Retail Dive

Over the past several years, Retail Dive has sat down with the leaders of digitally native brands. Here are the stories of people we're following....

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Mapping the physical locations of DTC brands
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Mapping the physical locations of DTC brands
Source Retail Dive

New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles were the top three cities where digital-first retailers open their first physical locations. At this point,...

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Moody's downgrades Nordstrom
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Moody's downgrades Nordstrom
Source Retail Dive

Wednesday's UBS note wasn't the first gloomy assessment of Nordstrom from those analysts. In July, Sole's team deemed the department store a "no...

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New Sears looks to sell DieHard brand, WSJ reports
News 2 weeks ago
New Sears looks to sell DieHard brand, WSJ reports
Source Retail Dive

The new Sears is starting to look a whole lot like the old Sears: closing stores, selling assets and borrowing money from owner-chairman Eddie...

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Jenny Craig to arrive at 100 Walgreens stores next year
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Jenny Craig to arrive at 100 Walgreens stores next year
Source Retail Dive

Given drugstore retail's growing emphasis on healthcare services (not just medicine and bandages), this tie-up makes sense, and helps fulfill a...

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Amazon's one-day shipping stokes sales but drains profits
News 2 weeks ago
Amazon's one-day shipping stokes sales but drains profits
Source Retail Dive

Amazon stock took a hit Thursday and remained down 6% in premarket trading Friday. But investors with a long-term view - which includes Amazon...

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Flip Fit aims to make e-commerce social
News 2 weeks ago
Flip Fit aims to make e-commerce social
Source Retail Dive

The company suggests that one of its main goals is to solve a cumbersome challenge for retailers: returns. Previous research has found that...

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Can Amazon ever compete on quality?
News 2 weeks ago
Can Amazon ever compete on quality?
Source Retail Dive

Top-drawer, lovely, unique, stunning - even genuine - don't seem like the adjectives that push shoppers to Amazon to buy something. "Inexpensive"...

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