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The blunt truth: Cannabis retail is here
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The blunt truth: Cannabis retail is here
Source Retail Dive

Just a year after legalizing recreational marijuana, Colorado's licensed retailers in 2016 notched nearly a billion dollars in sales, surprising...

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Framebridge steps into brick and mortar with DC store
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Framebridge steps into brick and mortar with DC store
Source Retail Dive

The line between being digitally native and operating brick-and-mortar stores has continued to blur as more brands take note from success stories:...

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Shopko to liquidate
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Shopko to liquidate
Source Retail Dive

A buyer never materialized to save struggling retailer Shopko. In early February, it was Shopko's plan to continue operating physical locations as...

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Michaels losing market share in crafts
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Michaels losing market share in crafts
Source Retail Dive

Michaels is grappling with factors - like the loss of a holiday sales week and costs associated with shuttering and rebranding its Aaron Brothers...

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Macy's to outsource IT unit
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Macy's to outsource IT unit
Source Retail Dive

With the bulk of its massive downsizing behind it - Macy's is in the process of shuttering the last of the 100 or so stores nationwide that two...

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Retail Therapy: Williams-Sonoma interrupts Easter dinner plans
News 6 days ago
Retail Therapy: Williams-Sonoma interrupts Easter dinner plans
Source Retail Dive

It's been another weird week in retail. Williams-Sonoma's covering Easter dinner this year, Hanes unveiled limited-edition trading cards and...

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Sephora launches store-branded credit card program
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Sephora launches store-branded credit card program
Source Retail Dive

Sephora's loyalty efforts took a different turn this week, as the retailer announced store-branded credit card options as another avenue for...

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Showfields debuts brick-and-mortar space for online brands
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Showfields debuts brick-and-mortar space for online brands
Source Retail Dive

One hundred and ten years ago today, Selfridges opened its first department store in London. That's an important historical fact for Nathanel. ...

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Ulta banks on exclusives to fuel growth after earnings beat
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Ulta banks on exclusives to fuel growth after earnings beat
Source Retail Dive

In addition to beating analyst expectations for its fourth quarter, per MarketWatch, Ulta also posted impressive full-year results, with net sales...

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Reuters: Pier 1 takes further steps to manage debt
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Reuters: Pier 1 takes further steps to manage debt
Source Retail Dive

As it mulls its financial options, Pier 1 is also evaluating its store fleet, though executives have said that conversion in stores is healthy once...

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'Old Sears' sues 'new Sears'
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'Old Sears' sues 'new Sears'
Source Retail Dive

The Sears name and stores may have survived bankruptcy, but it's not all greener grass on the other side. The last few weeks have been marred by...

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Markdowns, margins squeeze Dollar General profits
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Markdowns, margins squeeze Dollar General profits
Source Retail Dive

Investors punished Dollar General Thursday morning as earnings and guidance missed estimates as detailed by Investor's Business Daily. But in a...

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Lush demos visual search app and fresh 'digital packaging' at SXSW
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Lush demos visual search app and fresh 'digital packaging' at SXSW
Source Retail Dive

AUSTIN, TEXAS - In its debut appearance at the South By Southwest conference this week, cosmetics and beauty brand Lush transformed two recycled...

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Charting a course to omnichannel fulfillment
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Charting a course to omnichannel fulfillment
Source Retail Dive

To meet the demands of shoppers who expect to be able to buy in the channel of their choice and receive the merchandise wherever they prefer,...

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Amazon caves on seller pricing
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Amazon caves on seller pricing
Source Retail Dive

As Amazon has assiduously moved its retail activity onto its Marketplace, it has touted its value to customers and small businesses while enforcing...

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WSJ: Modell's Sporting Goods hires restructuring adviser
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WSJ: Modell's Sporting Goods hires restructuring adviser
Source Retail Dive

While it's far from certain whether or not Modell's will file for bankruptcy, the reasons for its financial troubles are not unique. Modell's is in...

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Neiman Marcus swings to a loss as Hudson Yards store debuts
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Neiman Marcus swings to a loss as Hudson Yards store debuts
Source Retail Dive

Neiman Marcus wants to become a luxury customer platform, and that means serving "all luxury customers' desires," CEO Geoffroy Van Raemdonck said...

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Walmart CFO: online grocery is 'a great brand halo'
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Walmart CFO: online grocery is 'a great brand halo'
Source Retail Dive

As Walmart's grocery business continues to surge, the retail giant is witnessing a change in the way customers perceive its business. The company's...

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Meijer adds Shop & Scan service to 23 locations
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Meijer adds Shop & Scan service to 23 locations
Source Retail Dive

Meijer's expansion of its Shop & Scan feature is in line with an industry-wide trend of using technological innovations to make grocery shopping a...

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Moody's: 2019 will be another tough year for department stores
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Moody's: 2019 will be another tough year for department stores
Source Retail Dive

Department stores will continue to face major challenges in 2019, at a time when the economy seems to be slipping somewhat and threatening to...

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Conversational Commerce: Here's what retailers are talking shop about in 2019
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Conversational Commerce: Here's what retailers are talking shop about in 2019
Source Retail Dive

From fire throwers and tap dancers to panels on using storytelling and data to build brands, this year's Shoptalk conference was full of unique...

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Is home goods the next retail sector ripe for disruption?
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Is home goods the next retail sector ripe for disruption?
Source Retail Dive

Over the last several years, the home goods sector of retail has grown and developed, changing the way consumers shop for furniture. Retail giants...

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Sephora to open 35 US stores in 2019
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Sephora to open 35 US stores in 2019
Source Retail Dive

Sephora already has a large footprint in the U. S. - the specialty retailer has more than 460 stores in the Americas, as well as 660 locations...

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Rue21 to launch BOPIS in over 700 stores
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Rue21 to launch BOPIS in over 700 stores
Source Retail Dive

Rue21's BOPIS launch follows a survey from Doddle that found 68% of consumers had used a retailer's BOPIS offering multiple times. As a retail...

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10 top retail executives on the state of the industry
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10 top retail executives on the state of the industry
Source Retail Dive

"The historical model was: build a mall, tons of traffic, expensive rent and make it up in low conversion but highly productive traffic. The secret...

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Target's digital strategy evolves from 'folding table setup' to enviable organization
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Target's digital strategy evolves from 'folding table setup' to enviable organization
Source Retail Dive

The earnings revealed the best traffic and sales since 2005 for the retailer, with digital initiatives at the heart of the growth. Large retailers...

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West Elm teams up with Rent the Runway for home decor rental
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West Elm teams up with Rent the Runway for home decor rental
Source Retail Dive

The partnership between millennial-focused brands Rent the Runway and West Elm taps into an idea made famous by Rent-A-Center's rent-to-own model,...

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Philadelphia becomes 1st US city to ban cashless stores
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Philadelphia becomes 1st US city to ban cashless stores
Source Retail Dive

Bans on card-only payments aren't anything new, but they are becoming more prevalent, with retailers shifting to cashless options. Massachusetts...

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Walmart planning new returns process at front of stores
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Walmart planning new returns process at front of stores
Source Retail Dive

The news of this customer service shift came from one comment in a wide ranging discussion, and Foran did not specify when or in how many locations...

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Craftsman brand owner sues Sears over new line
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Craftsman brand owner sues Sears over new line
Source Retail Dive

Two years ago, Sears unloaded the iconic tool brand for more than $900 million. At the time, some retail insiders speculated whether spinning off...

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