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  • Lit-up store windows show mannequins wearing apparel, including dresses on the left and jeans and a jacket on the right. The banner name "J.Jill" is above and to each side of the door.
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    J. Jill pays $60M toward debt, announces quarterly dividend program

    The retailer said in a preliminary earnings statement that it expects net sales of $160 million for the first quarter. 

  • Walmart storefront sign.
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    Walmart confirms hundreds of corporate layoffs

    The retailer also said “the majority” of remote workers and those at offices in Dallas, Atlanta and Toronto, must relocate — mostly to its Arkansas headquarters.

  • Close-up of a person browsing Costco products on Uber
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    Photo illustration: Costco; Getty Images

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    Uber takes on Instacart with expanded Costco partnership

    The club retailer is now available on Uber Eats in several unspecified locations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Japan, with more to come.

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    7-Eleven testing new financial services in stores

    The retailer will add terminals to 3,000 Speedway locations and test services like cryptocurrency purchases with ATM solution provider FCTI.

  • Clothing sitting on shelves in a store, while some hangs in the background.
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    Buck Mason opens second Chicago store

    The Los Angeles-based clothing company now has 32 retail locations and sees potential to continue growing its physical footprint.

  • A two-story Gap clothing store, with a GAP sign in white letters on a blue square.
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    Gap Inc. selects Omnicom as media agency of record, reorganizes key media functions

    The apparel marketer created a Marketing Shared Services organization to unite core media functions as it works to revitalize its brands.

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    Foxtrot’s assets sold for $2.2M in what one attendee called a ‘completely ramrodded’ auction

    The virtual sale on Friday seemed to leave people with more questions than answers after organizer JPMorgan Chase didn’t describe the lot for sale and only entertained one bid.

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    Amazon’s latest shopping event is a book sale

    The e-commerce giant has produced a series of themed discount shopping days going into the summer. 

  • Person wearing a pink blazer and gray shirt and sunglasses with arms outspread.
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    Destination XL marketing campaign focuses on ‘clothes that actually fit’

    The multichannel effort, which is being tested in three markets, focuses on “simplicity, quality, and fit,” CEO Harvey Kanter said. 

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    The Container Store faces delisting as Q4 sales plunge

    The retailer continues to struggle, especially with general merchandise. But margins expanded and losses narrowed for the quarter and full year.

  • The storefront of Sam Ash Music in Manhattan in New York City
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    Music retailer Sam Ash files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    The retailer is evaluating a potential sale of its e-commerce operations, related intellectual property and wholesale business.

  • Lulus and Levi's team roll out new capsule to be sold at Lulus
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    Lulus partners with Levi’s on new collection

    The denim-inspired capsule will be sold at Lulus’ Los Angeles store and is part of the brand’s curation strategy.

  • Digital images of Reebok shoes as part of Reebok Impact.
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    Reebok launches custom AI sneaker experience on Instagram

    With Reebok Impact users can share a photo memory on the social media platform to generate a digital shoe.  

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    Instacart sees smart carts as key growth driver

    The company expects to deploy thousands of its screen-equipped carts in grocery stores by the end of 2024, CEO Fidji Simo said.

  • Five pieces of clothing, with a cardboard box to the right that says "Stitch Fix."
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    Stitch Fix chief merchant is out

    Loretta Choy, who also led client services, left the company. The e-tailer has said it’s working on major changes to its merchandising and customer experience.

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    Home Depot sales fall in Q1 on soft housing market

    The company is continuing to lean in on capturing more market share with professional customers.

  • Hilma added to Walmart's health aisle for digestive relief
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    Hilma expands wholesale reach with Walmart deal

    Three of the DTC brand’s products are available at Walmart, as the retailer bolsters similar deals with Target and Walgreens.

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    Consumers ‘trading down’ to cheaper goods online: report

    Even as e-commerce spend in the first four months of the year grew to nearly $332 billion, shoppers are buying cheaper goods across categories. 

  • A bright-red mall entrance to a clothing store.
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    Simon Property Group would put up no capital to buy Express

    That price could explain why the mall REIT is willing to jump back into ownership of retail tenants after scaling back over the past several months.

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    Purple Innovation posted 33.1% growth in wholesale, while DTC stayed flat in Q1

    The sleep brand is targeting five areas of improvement as softness in the home furnishings industry persists.

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  • A large warehouse surrounded by a a parking lot and trucking lot.
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    Walmart streamlines fulfillment with third consolidation center

    The center’s tech aims to benefit shippers through streamlined purchase order fulfillment, shorter lead times and faster delivery to customers.

  • Amazon is rolling out 50 Volvo heavy-duty VNR Electric trucks in California.
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    Amazon to roll out 50 heavy-duty electric trucks in California

    Heavy duty trucking is a difficult area to decarbonize, "which makes us all the more excited to have these vehicles on the road today," an Amazon exec said.

  • A brand image of Crocs takeback program with used shoes.
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    Crocs expands takeback program

    Used footwear from the brand can be dropped off at collection boxes or mailed in, with customers earning 10% off for returning old shoes.

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  • A worker stands in the distance as plant-based patties come down the line at a Beyond Meat factory
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    Beyond Meat CEO sees 2024 as a ‘pivotal year’ despite grim Q1 results

    The plant-based pioneer had its eighth straight quarter of revenue declines and is raising prices as it seeks to recapture margins.

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  • A Bed Bath & Beyond label scar is seen on a beige storefront with a blue sky.
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    Former Bed Bath & Beyond sues Hudson Bay investors for $300M

    The lawsuit states that the hedge fund reaped a short-swing profit weeks before the retailer's bankruptcy. Hudson Bay disputes the claims.