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Burlington exits e-commerce to focus on brick and mortar
News 2 months ago
Burlington exits e-commerce to focus on brick and mortar
Source Retail Dive

The closure of Burlington's online store is more symbolic than substantive. It represented just 0.5% of the retailer's sales, according to O...

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Walmart regrets everything it ever purchased
News 2 months ago
Walmart regrets everything it ever purchased
Source Retail Dive

The one where a big-box retailer goes on a shopping spree, purchases a bunch of companies, then decides to drop them all. Retailers. They're just...

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DVF, Mastercard team up for in-store tech
News 2 months ago
DVF, Mastercard team up for in-store tech
Source Retail Dive

Do consumers prefer to receive guidance from their smartphones or a store associate? The answer to that question depends on who you ask. A 2020...

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SKU'd: Walmart regrets everything it ever purchased
News 2 months ago
SKU'd: Walmart regrets everything it ever purchased
Source Retail Dive

The one where a big-box retailer goes on a shopping spree, purchases a bunch of companies, then decides to drop them all. Retailers. They're just...

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Richard Baker to take over as Hudson's Bay CEO
News 3 months ago
Richard Baker to take over as Hudson's Bay CEO
Source Retail Dive

Storch's departure and Foulkes' arrival as chief executive a couple of years ago were widely seen as a power maneuver by Baker; now Baker takes...

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How Stage Stores stumbled in its off-price blitz
News 3 months ago
How Stage Stores stumbled in its off-price blitz
Source Retail Dive

On page 11 of its annual financial report for investors, Stage Stores includes this reminder about the inherent risk in retail's seasonality: "Our...

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Target plans 6K-square-foot store as it ramps up small format expansion
News 3 months ago
Target plans 6K-square-foot store as it ramps up small format expansion
Source Retail Dive

In 2017, amid talk of the "retail apocalypse" and "Amazon effect," Target outlined a strategy that ran counter to mainstream and Wall Street logic....

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Wi-Fi tracking: A data gold mine or privacy nightmare?
News 3 months ago
Wi-Fi tracking: A data gold mine or privacy nightmare?
Source Retail Dive

Omnichannel retailing has become the gold standard for success in the retail environment, providing a seamless, continuous customer experience...

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New ModCloth owner talks post-Walmart rebound plans
News 3 months ago
New ModCloth owner talks post-Walmart rebound plans
Source Retail Dive

Go Global says the brand will close FitShops and its online outlet, and will instead fashion a turnaround dependent on deep knowledge of apparel...

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The running list of 2020 retail bankruptcies
News 3 months ago
The running list of 2020 retail bankruptcies
Source Retail Dive

Papyrus' parent company and home goods retailer Pier 1 are the first major filings this year. Last year sent 17 major retailers into bankruptcy....

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Target's same-day services fuel 11th quarter of digital gains
News 3 months ago
Target's same-day services fuel 11th quarter of digital gains
Source Retail Dive

CEO Brian Cornell noted that Q4 marked Target's 11th straight quarter of positive comparable sales growth. In the release, he said that the company...

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7-Eleven expands Evolution Store concept
News 3 months ago
7-Eleven expands Evolution Store concept
Source Retail Dive

The latest iteration builds on the beta store in Dallas, expanding to categories like beauty and electronics, which will be available for purchase...

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Stage Stores' latest planned closures top 200
News 3 months ago
Stage Stores' latest planned closures top 200
Source Retail Dive

Last fall, Stage Stores outlined a bold plan to convert its remaining department stores to its off-price Gordmans banner by the end of fiscal 2020....

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Foot Locker plans 20 new power stores and 125 remodels in 2020
News 3 months ago
Foot Locker plans 20 new power stores and 125 remodels in 2020
Source Retail Dive

Foot Locker is going all-in on store improvements in 2020. Executives talked about creating more power stores - a concept described as a "hub for...

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Retail 'in real life'
News 3 months ago
Retail 'in real life'
Source Retail Dive

E-commerce is always in focus at eTail West, but it's clear that these days even digital natives are in search of ways to meet customers face to...

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Why retailers need to embrace renewable energy in 2020
News 3 months ago
Why retailers need to embrace renewable energy in 2020
Source Retail Dive

We're constantly being pummelled by bad climate news. Despite the efforts of individual countries and international organizations, a November 2019...

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VC firm Fifth Wall debuts $100M fund to help DTC brands enter stores
News 3 months ago
VC firm Fifth Wall debuts $100M fund to help DTC brands enter stores
Source Retail Dive

Accounting and consulting firm BDO found that retailers had announced more than 7,000 store closures in the first half of 2019. By December 2019,...

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Bath & Body Works expansion plans rattle some nerves
News 3 months ago
Bath & Body Works expansion plans rattle some nerves
Source Retail Dive

L Brands' fourth quarter report itself revealed few surprises - that was accomplished last week when the company announced that Sycamore is...

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Walmart merges store and online buying after decades of siloed operations
News 3 months ago
Walmart merges store and online buying after decades of siloed operations
Source Retail Dive

The move to unify buying across delivery channels demonstrates that omnichannel options are widely available to the consumer, but organizations are...

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J.C. Penney Q4 sales down 7.7%, to close 'at least' 6 more stores
News 3 months ago
J.C. Penney Q4 sales down 7.7%, to close 'at least' 6 more stores
Source Retail Dive

J. C. Penney's Q4 was not as bad as analysts feared, but it it was still marked by significant sales declines and widening losses. CEO Jill Soltau...

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TJX's tear continues as Q4 sales rise 10%
News 3 months ago
TJX's tear continues as Q4 sales rise 10%
Source Retail Dive

Another quarter, another tale of divergent paths for department stores and off-price retailers. Even some of the strongest department store players...

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BREAKING: Stage Stores cuts staff, closes dozens of stores
News 3 months ago
BREAKING: Stage Stores cuts staff, closes dozens of stores
Source Retail Dive

Dozens of locations under the Gordmans banner, which the retailer has staked its future on, are closing as the company tries to rein in its...

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Modell's to close 19 stores, offer up minority stake
News 3 months ago
Modell's to close 19 stores, offer up minority stake
Source Retail Dive

After months of conversation about financial struggles at Modell's, and maneuvering with landlords and vendors to avoid bankruptcy, the retailer...

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Target poised to be a top e-commerce player in 2020
News 3 months ago
Target poised to be a top e-commerce player in 2020
Source Retail Dive

In the release, eMarkerter noted that Target's investments in its digital operations have been "paying off," with Target's estimated digital sales...

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Macy's beats low expectations for Q4
News 3 months ago
Macy's beats low expectations for Q4
Source Retail Dive

Macy's not-as-bad-as-feared Q4 comes shortly after the company revealed blueprints for its latest business overhaul. The retailer's ambitious...

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Inside Amazon Go Grocery
News 3 months ago
Inside Amazon Go Grocery
Source Retail Dive

The e-tailer's newest store is a separate grocery brand that utilizes checkout-free tech across a full assortment of 5,000 products. SEATTLE -...

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Forever 21's new owners face a slowdown in fast fashion
News 3 months ago
Forever 21's new owners face a slowdown in fast fashion
Source Retail Dive

The retailer, with rivals Zara and H&M, revolutionized apparel sales. Now they must change. Forever 21 has a new lease on life thanks to the...

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Companies face a 'paradox' between digital personalization and data privacy
News 3 months ago
Companies face a 'paradox' between digital personalization and data privacy
Source Retail Dive

Episerver's report further outlines the growing importance of mobile commerce, a factor retailers have been paying attention to for some time. A...

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Next 100: Sephora's head of stores talks expansion
News 3 months ago
Next 100: Sephora's head of stores talks expansion
Source Retail Dive

Jeff Gaul shares how the retailer chose its next wave of locations to open and what it was like redesigning Sephora for a smaller format. In 2019,...

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Guitar Center downgraded as gains fail to reduce debt load
News 3 months ago
Guitar Center downgraded as gains fail to reduce debt load
Source Retail Dive

Underneath its debt, Guitar Center appears to be a fairly healthy company for a specialty retailer in a changing and fragmented market. Profits...

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