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Rent the Runway to sell used garments through Nordstrom Rack
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Rent the Runway to sell used garments through Nordstrom Rack
Source Retail Dive

In an ever-expanding partnership with Nordstrom, Rent the Runway's latest move would bring some of its products to Nordstrom Rack stores for...

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Shoppers want to use mobile payment in stores
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Shoppers want to use mobile payment in stores
Source Retail Dive

Improving digital payment capabilities is important for retailers as it creates a more seamless checkout process and can boost loyalty. According...

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Papyrus to close stores around the country
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Papyrus to close stores around the country
Source Retail Dive

Stationery retailer Papyrus is closing stores around the U. S., with liquidation sales already underway. The company has not announced the closures...

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Belk harnesses AI to manage inventory
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Belk harnesses AI to manage inventory
Source Retail Dive

NEW YORK - Inventory management - let's call it inventory mismanagement - has emerged as an Achilles heel for department stores. Those retailers,...

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Payless is out of bankruptcy — again — as it eyes US market
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Payless is out of bankruptcy — again — as it eyes US market
Source Retail Dive

Some of the main threads of the current period of consolidation in retail can be told through the story of Payless. After underperforming for years...

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Moody's warns department stores to brace for another tough year
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Moody's warns department stores to brace for another tough year
Source Retail Dive

After enjoying some momentum in 2017 and 2018, and despite share given up by bankrupt players like Sears and Bon-Ton, department stores stalled and...

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'It's happening in a big way': The future of re-commerce in retail
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'It's happening in a big way': The future of re-commerce in retail
Source Retail Dive

NEW YORK - The circular economy, which includes resale and rental services, disrupted several categories of the industry in 2019 and remains top of...

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Walmart opens cashierless store in Florida
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Walmart opens cashierless store in Florida
Source Retail Dive

Walmart has faced some challenges with its Neighborhood Market format, shuttering a number of locations during the past few years, including eight...

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Express cuts 10% of corporate workforce
News 2 days ago
Express cuts 10% of corporate workforce
Source Retail Dive

Express, formerly part of the Limited stable now known as L Brands, is playing catch-up as rivals like Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle have...

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Security is key for retailers. But it can't stand in the way of efficiency, CIO says
News 2 days ago
Security is key for retailers. But it can't stand in the way of efficiency, CIO says
Source Retail Dive

Security is often seen as a barrier for innovation, and Santimaw, who previously served as the retailer's VP of security, ran into similar issues....

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New research exposes a gap in retailer-brand partnerships — and how to fix it
News 3 days ago
New research exposes a gap in retailer-brand partnerships — and how to fix it
Source Retail Dive

"Who is your favorite retailer?" But retailers are not the only ones facing this challenge. Now, only one in ten smartphone users are sure of a...

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Crate and Barrel halts holiday TV ads for the first time
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Crate and Barrel halts holiday TV ads for the first time
Source Retail Dive

NEW YORK - In 2019, for the first time Crate and Barrel didn't run holiday spots on television, CEO Neela Montgomery said during a panel discussion...

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Walmart expands robots to 650 additional stores
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Walmart expands robots to 650 additional stores
Source Retail Dive

Walmart is expanding its robotics fleet to more stores. A Walmart spokesperson noted in an email that the expansion will allow associates "to focus...

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Sephora, Rent the Runway aim to unlock social's growing commerce opportunity
News 3 days ago
Sephora, Rent the Runway aim to unlock social's growing commerce opportunity
Source Retail Dive

NEW YORK - Instagram's debut of in-app checkout last year felt like a game-changing move, one that could convert the platform's reputation for...

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Kohl's CEO: 'Amazon is working'
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Kohl's CEO: 'Amazon is working'
Source Retail Dive

NEW YORK - In 2019, Kohl's appeared to go all-in on its Amazon tie-up when it announced it would expand the partnership to accept returns from the...

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Party City fills CFO slot with retail vet as it tries to rebound from sluggish 2019
News 5 days ago
Party City fills CFO slot with retail vet as it tries to rebound from sluggish 2019
Source Retail Dive

Vogensen will need to help the East Hanover, New Jersey-based retailer regain its footing after a disappointing 2019, and a particularly disastrous...

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Target launches private label activewear line
News 1 week ago
Target launches private label activewear line
Source Retail Dive

Target seemed to take direct aim at some of the largest and priciest athletics apparel makers with the launch of All in Motion. "Wellness may be...

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Pier 1 downgraded by Moody's
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Pier 1 downgraded by Moody's
Source Retail Dive

Moody's downgrades come just days after Pier 1 announced major store closure plans amid disappointing third quarter results. The troubled home...

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5 predictions for the future of retail
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5 predictions for the future of retail
Source Retail Dive

The retail industry is transforming through a period of unprecedented change. Emerging technologies continue to drive digital disruption, and...

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Walgreens centers strategy on cost cuts
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Walgreens centers strategy on cost cuts
Source Retail Dive

Walgreens is centering a recovery on cost savings, which the company said on Wednesday is on track to yield some $1.8 billion by 2022. But, despite...

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Kohl's shares downgraded by Cowen as it faces sales, margin pressures
News 1 week ago
Kohl's shares downgraded by Cowen as it faces sales, margin pressures
Source Retail Dive

Unlike some department store rivals - think Sears and J. C. Penney - Kohl's carries far less baggage than many of its peers. Its balance sheet is...

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Macy's says it will close 29 stores
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Macy's says it will close 29 stores
Source Retail Dive

A year ago, Macy's embarked on the store segmentation strategy a spokesperson referred to on Wednesday, which entails flagships (including its...

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The future of retail: What 2020 and beyond will bring to the industry
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The future of retail: What 2020 and beyond will bring to the industry
Source Retail Dive

Doug Stephens' expertise is grounded in the past: Behind him are two decades of executive experience and two books, "The Retail Revival: Re...

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Pier 1 to close up to 450 locations
News 1 week ago
Pier 1 to close up to 450 locations
Source Retail Dive

While Pier 1 plans to close nearly half of its stores and make cuts, it may not prove to be enough for the struggling home goods retailer. Pier 1...

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Almost all retail apps leak personal data, security firm warns
News 1 week ago
Almost all retail apps leak personal data, security firm warns
Source Retail Dive

After uncovering such a high level of insecurity among commonly used e-commerce apps, NowSecure advises consumers to delete all retail apps from...

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Retail Therapy: The retail moments we left in 2019
News 1 week ago
Retail Therapy: The retail moments we left in 2019
Source Retail Dive

Another weird year in retail has just passed. Because we're all looking for excuses to delay the New Year's resolutions we'll inevitably give up,...

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Nordstrom rises as JP Morgan boosts stock target
News 1 week ago
Nordstrom rises as JP Morgan boosts stock target
Source Retail Dive

Nordstrom was already closing out the year by separating from the department store pack, and the J. P. Morgan upgrade served to make that all the...

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'Shocking' discounts may make 2019 the most promotional holiday since the Great Recession
News 2 weeks ago
'Shocking' discounts may make 2019 the most promotional holiday since the Great Recession
Source Retail Dive

Analysts have been expecting plenty of discounts during the fourth quarter. Moody's analysts warned in December that the six fewer selling days...

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Majority of consumers want retailers to offer a digital receipt option
News 2 weeks ago
Majority of consumers want retailers to offer a digital receipt option
Source Retail Dive

Retailers that want to appeal to environmentally conscious consumers have a new frontier: receipts. The shift away from paper use comes as...

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Will Gap really spin off Old Navy?
News 2 weeks ago
Will Gap really spin off Old Navy?
Source Retail Dive

Retail Dive was all set to give Gap Inc.'s plan to spin off Old Navy its "Deal of the Year" Dive Award, in light of the huge implications for both...

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