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  • Children shop at Build-a-Bear
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    Why Build-A-Bear is pushing checkouts to tablets

    The tools let associates better serve and personalize shopper journeys while providing customers with faster checkout options.

    By Bryan Wassel • Feb. 13, 2024
  • Picture of Hoka One One store in Los Angeles.
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    Hoka taps 17-year Nike vet as brand president

    Robin Green, the activewear giant’s global vice president of Men’s Running and Fitness, is tasked with driving growth and innovation at Hoka.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    The direct-to-consumer landscape in retail

    More mature brands are pursuing exit strategies and expanding their reach, while traditional retailers are increasingly shifting to a DTC model.

    By Retail Dive staff
  • A green store banner says "Dollar Tree" against a hazy blue sky.
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    Dollar Tree expands COO role

    Mike Creedon will add leadership of Dollar Tree and Family Dollar merchandising and supply chain to his scope.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 12, 2024
  • The Children’s Place scrambles to shore up liquidity, mulls ‘strategic alternatives’

    The specialty retailer has retreated from the mall somewhat and boosted e-commerce, but its declines are poised to continue, analysts say.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Zulily’s inventory is up for sale as it winds down

    After ceasing operations in December, the e-tailer’s warehouse equipment and $85 million worth of remaining products are being liquidated.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Macy’s continues private label push with State of Day

    The new restwear, sleepwear and innerwear collection is part of a larger owned brand strategy — one new CEO Tony Spring says he has confidence in.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
  • 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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    Is Kohl’s real estate attracting investors?

    Various funds, including one owned by the Singapore government, have taken stakes in recent days as rumors swirl about activist pressure.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
  • Two people model black wedding dresses in front of a castle.
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    The Weekly Closeout: Disney turns to villains for bridal inspiration, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. cuts a role

    The company looked to Ursula and Maleficent for a collection with Allure Bridals, while the specialty retailer eliminated its global brands president position.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Feb. 9, 2024
  • Julie Legrand, Puma's director of global brand strategy.
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    Puma taps H&M vet to lead global brand strategy

    Julie Legrand, who also held senior brand and marketing positions at Procter & Gamble, joins the athletics retailer with 20 years of experience.

    By Howard Ruben • Feb. 9, 2024
  • A collage of various dolls and doll accessories, mostly in shades of pink, with the words "Barbie The Movie" in the center.
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    After ‘milestone year’ Mattel targets $200M in cost savings

    The toy manufacturer named a new chief strategy officer and rolled out a business optimization plan to drive further profitability as Q4 sales grew 16%.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
  • Shoppers walking by an Under Armour store.
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    Under Armour CEO on sportstyle pivot: ‘We’re not trying to be anything other than authentically Under Armour’

    Stephanie Linnartz talked about the evolution of the company’s product offering as revenue fell 6%.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
  • A yellow cab drives past a traffic cop as people walk near a big 19th century building.
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    "Bergdorf Goodman" by ajay_suresh is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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    Bergdorf Goodman to run its own e-commerce as parent Neiman Marcus Group drops Farfetch

    But the luxury e-commerce platform, now owned by Coupang, continues to be a minority investor in the iconic New York department store.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
  • An digital sign for a purse, listing price and other color options, with a retail store in the background.
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    Why ‘pay-by-bank’ faces adoption hurdles in US retail

    Pay-by-bank has been catching on slowly, and it’s a particularly long shot for showing up at the point-of-sale anytime soon.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • Feb. 8, 2024
  • Costco storefront.
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    Costco taps former Kroger finance chief to serve as CFO

    Gary Millerchip is taking over from Richard Galanti, who is leaving the club retailer after nearly 40 years.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Feb. 7, 2024
  • A closeup of a person's shoes, pink and red Vans with checkered shoelaces.
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    VF Corp launches strategic review of brand assets, CFO steps down

    The company’s largest brands saw double-digit revenue declines in Q3, while overall company revenue dipped 16% for the period.

    By Laurel Deppen • Feb. 7, 2024
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    Simon Property Group trims stake in Forever 21, Brooks Brothers brand-management firm Authentic

    The mall REIT is unwinding some of its investment into the retail business, which CEO David Simon has acknowledged is more volatile than real estate.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
  • The Feed, a US-Based Sports Nutrition Retailer, is Installing 48 Brightpick Autopicker Robots
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    Sports gear retailer deploys autopicker robots

    The Feed expects that the robots will enable the warehouse to fulfill 5,000 orders per day, and plans to complete integration by the end of March.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Feb. 7, 2024
  • The interior of Garnet Hill's Dedham, Massachusetts, store
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    Garnet Hill opens first full-price location

    The Qurate Retail Group-owned brand will offer women’s apparel and home textiles in the store.

    By Howard Ruben • Feb. 7, 2024
  • A Marley Spoon box.
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    Marley Spoon to sell US fulfillment, production facilities in $24M deal

    FreshRealm will acquire the assets and fulfill customer orders, while the meal kit company will handle front-end operations.

    By Max Garland • Feb. 7, 2024
  • Foot Locker COO Elliott Rodgers and Future Insights Network CEO Maria Villablanca speak at Manifest Vegas 2024 on Tuesday, Feb. 6.
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    Foot Locker COO names 4 skills crucial to supply chain leaders

    Global awareness was one skill Elliott Rodgers highlighted during remarks at Manifest Vegas 2024.

    By Edwin Lopez • Feb. 7, 2024
  • Natura & Co. explores separation from Avon

    If approved, the move would create two separately managed, publicly traded beauty companies.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
  • A person in a denim shirt and jeans stands with arms crossed, smiling.
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    Courtesy of Gap Inc., photo credit Mario Sorrenti
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    Zac Posen is Gap Inc.’s latest hire in a long line

    The designer, known for his women’s dresses, joins a team tasked with “brand reinvigoration and greater cultural relevance,” the company said.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
  • A Spanx storefront
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    "Spanx Store" by Mike Mozart is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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    Spanx names CEO

    Cricket Whitton, who was most recently the company’s chief growth officer and helped lead its digital transformation, will step into the role.

    By Howard Ruben • Feb. 6, 2024
  • A group of people sitting around a Solo Stove fire pit.
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    Solo Brands appoints Vitamin Shoppe exec as new CFO

    The leadership swap comes after Solo replaced its CEO and lowered its revenue guidance for 2023 following disappointing sales.   

    By Grace Noto • Feb. 6, 2024
  • Estée Lauder to cut up to 5% of positions in restructuring plan

    The layoffs come after sales fell 7% in the second quarter and as the beauty company refocuses around driving sustainable profitability.

    By Feb. 6, 2024