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    Shoppers find better deals this year as Prime Day fuels record $14.2B across e-commerce

    Consumers avoided big-ticket purchases, but steep discounts drew in back-to-school shoppers and others — and not just at Amazon.

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    VF sells Supreme for $1.5B

    Luxury eyewear company EssilorLuxottica agreed to buy the brand, and the deal is expected to close at the end of the year.

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    Former Five Below CEO to take the reins at Petco

    Joel Anderson, who exited the discount company Wednesday, has been appointed as the pet retailer’s next chief as it looks to reposition itself.

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    Allbirds names Salomon veteran VP of design

    Jason Israel, previously global creative director of the sports equipment company, will report to Chief Design Officer Adrian Nyman.

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    Retail sales up 3.3% in June as consumers respond to deals

    Early back-to-school spending likely helped retailers somewhat, though shoppers continue to avoid big-ticket items.

    Updated July 16, 2024
  • Shedeur Sanders, a football player, is pictured laying on a football field wearing a jacket and pants form Pacsun's new collection. He holds a football.
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    Pacsun steps into men’s activewear category

    The new collection follows last year’s brand expansion of women’s activewear, which included a dedicated storefront.

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    Bassett Furniture temporarily shuts down manufacturing facilities following cyberattack

    Although customers can still place orders and purchase products, the furniture company’s ability to fulfill orders is currently impacted. 

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    The Body Shop acquired out of UK administration

    Investors including Auréa Group, whose portfolio is centered on DTC beauty brands, will acquire the decades-old retailer for an undisclosed amount.

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    Rodan and Fields announces new business model, cuts 100 jobs

    The hair and skin care brand is moving away from a multi-level marketing model and is reconfiguring its corporate structure.

  • An Adidas store stands in Manhattan on October 25, 2022 in New York City.
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    Adidas raises guidance again as Q2 sales surge 9%

    Even without Yeezy, the activewear giant’s sales are trending strongly in the right direction as styles like the Samba gain renewed steam.

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    Rite Aid confirms cybersecurity breach

    The drugstore retailer stated that customer’s Social Security numbers, financial information and patient information was not impacted.

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    Ralph Lauren hires Levi’s exec as new tech chief

    Christopher Conrad is taking over as chief digital and technology officer ahead of Janet Sherlock’s upcoming retirement.

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    Five Below CEO Joel Anderson resigns

    The executive left “to pursue other interests” and will be replaced by COO Ken Bull in the interim. The discount retailer also cut its Q2 guidance.

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    The Weekly Closeout: Von Dutch is acquired and Bath & Body Works partners with Crocs

    The fashion company was sold to WSG Brands, while the shoe collab is all decked out in gingham. 

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    Champs Sports launches brand platform as it works to reposition itself

    As part of the effort, the retailer partnered with the Dallas Cowboys’ Micah Parsons, New York Mets’ Francisco Lindor and Miami Dolphins’ Jaylen Waddle.

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    US online retail sales to reach $1.2 trillion this year: report

    E-commerce is “maturing” and returning to “pre-pandemic normalcy” as it continues to capture market share, according to FTI Consulting. 

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    Deep Dive

    Tractor Supply may have thought it solved a big problem. Now it has a few more.

    The retailer retreated from its diversity and climate goals after an “anti-woke” protest on social media — and ignited a backlash.

  • Swimmer Steele Johnson dives into a poll wearing American flag-themed swim trunks
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    Chubbies signs branded license deal with Team USA, Olympic Heritage

    The multi-year collaboration includes an initial Paris 2024 themed collection with additional capsules to drop later this summer.

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    Macy’s relaunches Epic Threads private label

    The kids apparel and accessories revamp is the latest in the department store’s owned-brand overhaul.

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    The running list of major retail bankruptcies

    Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob's Stores are the latest retailers to file Chapter 11.

    Updated May 17, 2024
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    Amazon rolls out generative AI shopping tool Rufus to all US customers

    CEO Andy Jassy first mentioned the tool in February and said it marked “a significant customer experience improvement for discovery.”

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    Macy’s ends talks with Arkhouse and Brigade, foiling $6.9B takeover

    The firms raised their bid in June, but their financing, tied in part to Macy’s own real estate, was lacking, the department store said Monday.

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    M.M. LaFleur’s CEO on the brand’s evolution and relaunching a store fleet

    It’s been years since M.M. LaFleur shuttered its subscription service and closed all its stores. Now it’s recommitting to both.

  • A brown-brick facade with a white "Kohl's" sign decorates a cream-colored building and main entrance of a store, with small trees in the foreground.
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    Tween brand Limited Too relaunches at Kohl’s

    The department store also recently launched a new assortment from Aéropostale and an expanded assortment from Madden Girl.

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    Back-to-school spending expected to drop from last year: report

    Spending per child is projected to be $586, with overall market spend reaching $31.3 billion, according to a recent survey from Deloitte.