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UBS: Tariffs, store closings mean easy pickings for off-price retailers
News 3 days ago
UBS: Tariffs, store closings mean easy pickings for off-price retailers
Source Retail Dive

TJX Companies CEO Ernie Herrman acknowledged this trend on the companies' most recent earnings call last month. "[W]e are seeing phenomenal product...

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Retail Therapy: The one where Ralph Lauren and Rachel Green collaborate
News 3 days ago
Retail Therapy: The one where Ralph Lauren and Rachel Green collaborate
Source Retail Dive

It's been another weird week in retail. Ralph Lauren resurfaced Rachel Green's stylish looks, Balenciaga brought new life to its mannequins and...

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There's a farm in my grocery store: The new rules of retail engagement
News 4 days ago
There's a farm in my grocery store: The new rules of retail engagement
Source Retail Dive

Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods two years ago may have spooked grocery store chains. But it's what the company is doing today that should make all...

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What is it about Tmall?
News 4 days ago
What is it about Tmall?
Source Retail Dive

Brands and retailers like Fenti Beauty, Chanel, Tory Burch and H&M are selling goods via Tmall, the online marketplace owned by e-commerce giant...

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Madison Reed to open 600 stores by 2024
News 4 days ago
Madison Reed to open 600 stores by 2024
Source Retail Dive

As with many direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands, Madison Reed is turning to brick-and-mortar retail for continued growth. But while many DTC brands...

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Toys R Us, Candytopia partner for experiential pop-ups
News 4 days ago
Toys R Us, Candytopia partner for experiential pop-ups
Source Retail Dive

The revived Toys R Us is still very new and will only have a nominal footprint open for this year's holiday season, but it has already gone a long...

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Gen Z's worries about emotional health affect shopping habits
News 5 days ago
Gen Z's worries about emotional health affect shopping habits
Source Retail Dive

Gen Z, generally described as the demographic group born between 1995 and 2015, shows several significant differences from older generations in...

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Stein Mart introduces BOPIS at all its locations
News 5 days ago
Stein Mart introduces BOPIS at all its locations
Source Retail Dive

Stein Mart acknowledged in its announcement that efforts to modernize its omnichannel capabilities are meant to distinguish itself from its...

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Stage Stores to nix department stores, go all-in on off-price
News 5 days ago
Stage Stores to nix department stores, go all-in on off-price
Source Retail Dive

The full transformation of Stage Stores into an off-price retailer is a rapid acceleration of a strategy it has already tested with success. CEO...

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Holiday sales growth could top 5%
News 6 days ago
Holiday sales growth could top 5%
Source Retail Dive

Early prognostications of holiday retail sales are coming in fairly bullish, but some are accompanied by asterisks. For one thing, the relatively...

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Amazon announces Chicago tech hub expansion, 400 new hires
News 6 days ago
Amazon announces Chicago tech hub expansion, 400 new hires
Source Retail Dive

As Amazon expands its presence in the Windy City, other retailers are creating their own tech hubs and innovation centers to bolster retail...

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Bluemercury founders to depart Macy's
News 6 days ago
Bluemercury founders to depart Macy's
Source Retail Dive

When they founded their company 20 years ago, the Becks sought the same kind of disruption of the traditional department store beauty counter that...

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Can J.C. Penney's Jill Soltau pull off the ultimate retail Hail Mary?
News 1 week ago
Can J.C. Penney's Jill Soltau pull off the ultimate retail Hail Mary?
Source Retail Dive

J. C. Penney executives used some variant of the word "focus" 22 times on the retailer's quarterly conference call with analysts in August. It was...

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Charming Charlie IP sold for $1.1M in bankruptcy
News 1 week ago
Charming Charlie IP sold for $1.1M in bankruptcy
Source Retail Dive

Charming Charlie's IP sale is a reminder that there is still value in the brand of a defunct retailer. Peress said in court papers that Hilco had...

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More than 7K stores have closed in 2019
News 1 week ago
More than 7K stores have closed in 2019
Source Retail Dive

The famed "retail apocalypse" of 2016 and 2017 never really ended. Hyperbolic as the term may have been, it described a very real period of...

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Neighborhood Goods raises $11M, plots third store
News 1 week ago
Neighborhood Goods raises $11M, plots third store
Source Retail Dive

Neighborhood Goods, which opened its first store in November last year, curates its product selection and includes items from a number of direct-to...

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Retail Therapy: Neiman Marcus' new arrivals, frankly, miss the mark
News 1 week ago
Retail Therapy: Neiman Marcus' new arrivals, frankly, miss the mark
Source Retail Dive

It's been another weird week in retail. Neiman Marcus attempted to feed consumers' appetites with its new releases, Supreme dropped more products...

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Things Remembered upgrades store experience with personalization bars, iPads
News 1 week ago
Things Remembered upgrades store experience with personalization bars, iPads
Source Retail Dive

The retailer's decision to modernize its stores comes after the brand, burdened by a reported $120 million in debt, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...

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H.H. Gregg returns to brick and mortar with NJ store
News 1 week ago
H.H. Gregg returns to brick and mortar with NJ store
Source Retail Dive

Even as H. H. Gregg's new owner touted the freshly opened store and others to come as essential to its future, the announcement also chronicled the...

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Is your order-ahead and pickup living up to its promise? (You might be losing shoppers if not)
News 1 week ago
Is your order-ahead and pickup living up to its promise? (You might be losing shoppers if not)
Source Retail Dive

Admit it: we all love an "inside look" at how things really work, don't we? That's why Rakuten Ready recently conducted "mystery shopper" research...

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Warehouse robotics companies raise hundreds of millions in VC funding
News 1 week ago
Warehouse robotics companies raise hundreds of millions in VC funding
Source Retail Dive

Large e-commerce companies have been among the most interested in robotics technology. Amazon acquired Kiva Systems in 2012 and renamed it Amazon...

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Fred's files for bankruptcy, plans to liquidate
News 2 weeks ago
Fred's files for bankruptcy, plans to liquidate
Source Retail Dive

Fred's has been frenetically closing stores and cutting costs this year to try to bring expenses in line with shrinking sales. But those moves...

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Target taking free loyalty program nationwide
News 2 weeks ago
Target taking free loyalty program nationwide
Source Retail Dive

Target is going nationwide with its free loyalty program as holiday shopping ramps up. It's good timing for the retailer, which has seen a spike in...

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The downside of tradition at Dillard's
News 2 weeks ago
The downside of tradition at Dillard's
Source Retail Dive

Dillard's, a relatively youthful department store at 81 years old compared to many of its peers founded in the 19th century, is a Southern...

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Retail Therapy: Cheetos 'Flaming Haute' bid to take on NYFW
News 2 weeks ago
Retail Therapy: Cheetos 'Flaming Haute' bid to take on NYFW
Source Retail Dive

It's been another weird week in retail. Cheetos goes for a "Haute" look at New York Fashion Week, luxury brands transition to fall and while the...

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Lululemon plans expansion of self-care line
News 2 weeks ago
Lululemon plans expansion of self-care line
Source Retail Dive

Two quarters into its five-year plan, things so far are going well for Lululemon. Women's same-store sales were up 13% in the quarter, but men's...

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M.M.LaFleur opens first concept store
News 2 weeks ago
M.M.LaFleur opens first concept store
Source Retail Dive

M. M.LaFleur was once known solely as an e-commerce apparel styling service and retailer. Then it moved into showrooming experiences where shoppers...

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Nordstrom Local opens in New York
News 2 weeks ago
Nordstrom Local opens in New York
Source Retail Dive

This opening represents the intersection of two bets Nordstrom is making these days: the expansion of its Local concept and its push into New York...

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After 'bleak' Q2, prospects dim for department stores
News 2 weeks ago
After 'bleak' Q2, prospects dim for department stores
Source Retail Dive

Department stores can't blame their troubles solely on the economy or broader industry trends. The department store business itself is troubled. Q2...

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One-third of convenience stores want to upgrade customer loyalty tech
News 2 weeks ago
One-third of convenience stores want to upgrade customer loyalty tech
Source Retail Dive

The convenience store sector has set its sights on faster service for some time now, and consumers have an interest in technologies that will speed...

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