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December 2


Kroger Hikes Forecast After Stronger Grocery Sales Top Estimates

Adidas Sticks to World Cup Sales Outlook Despite Germany’s Exit

 


November 30


Kroger, Albertsons CEOs Defend Grocery Tie-Up, Say Deal Won’t Hurt Competition

 

Doordash Is Laying Off 1,250 Employees and Sounding the Alarm on the Food Delivery Industry

 


November 25


Walmart Overtakes Amazon in Shoppers' Search for Black Friday Bargains
 
Thanksgiving Sales Overcome Inflation Gloom, Hit Record $5.3 Billion

 


November 23


Covid-Hit Hong Kong Loses Luxury Shopping Crown to New York

Nike Scores Critical Win in Sweeping Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

 


November 18


Goldman Sees Holiday Sales Creating Volatility in Retail Stocks

Gap Beats on Third-Quarter Revenue, but Tempers Expectations for Holiday Season

 


November 16


Retail Sales Surged by 1.3% In October as Consumers Continue to Spend Despite Inflation

Walmart Is Crushing Target by Luring Wealthier Shoppers and Dominating Groceries

 


November 11


All Sobeys-Owned Stores, Pharmacies Functional Again After Computer Problems


Gyms and At-Home Fitness Battle for Prominence This Holiday Season

 


November 9


Adidas Warns of Big Earnings Hit After Ending Ye Partnership


Peloton Co-founder John Foley Launches Business Selling Custom Rugs Directly to Consumers

 


November 4


Carvana Stock on Pace for Worst Day Ever as Outlook Darkens for Used Vehicle Market


U.S. Holiday Sales to Slow as Inflation Tests Consumer Resilience

 


November 2


A Resale ‘Revolution’: Affluent Shoppers Embrace Secondhand Shopping


Walmart Is Testing ‘Cute’ Tiny Stores In Vacation Spots Far From Big Boxes

 


October 28


Foot Locker Suffers A One-Two Punch As It Cuts Ties With Yeezy And Nike Pulls Back


Walmart, Disney Among Top 12 Employers That Laid off Thousands During the Pandemic, House Inquiry Finds


October 26


Sneaker Resellers See Dollar Signs In Kanye’s Split With Adidas

Troubled Retailers Hunker Down for Holiday Stress Test

 


October 21

 

Big Bargains Will Dominate the Holiday Season, but Shoppers May Not Be Sold

 

Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and at Least 15 Other Retailers Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving This Year — See the List

 


October 19

 

U.S. Retailers Fill Store Shelves with Leftover Holiday Inventory

 

How the Warehouse Boom Devoured America's Workforce

 


October 14

 

These Retail Chains May Not Survive a Recession

 

US Retail Sales Stagnate as Inflation, Rates Hit Consumers

 


October 12

 

Retailers' Stockpiles Mean Deep Holiday Discounts Starting Now

 

One-Third Vacant, Massachusetts Mall Shows Why Regional Operators Are in a Bind

 


October 7

 

Adidas Says Its Relationship With Kanye West Is Under Review

 

Retail Real Estate Is Enjoying Its Biggest Revival in Years

 


October 5

 

Amazon Freezes Corporate Hiring in Its Retail Business

 

Peloton Will Put Bikes in Every Hilton-Branded Hotel in the U.S.

 


September 30

 

Rite Aid Loss Hits $311 Million As Inflation Pressures Rise

 

Nike Is Getting Ready to Discount Product Across North America, But The Company Expects to Finish Before the Holidays 

 


September 28

 

What Kroger, Walmart, Target Learned From China's Alibaba About Grocery's Future

 

Bed Bath & Beyond Aspired to Be the Next Target. But Strategic Mistakes Made It the Year's Biggest Retail Train Wreck

 

 


September 23

 

Canada Retail Sales Rebound After Mid-Summer Spending Slump

 

Bed Bath & Beyond’s Merchandise Problems Will Make it Hard to Pull Off a Turnaround This Holiday Season

 

 


September 21

 

Peloton Adds $3,195 Rowing Machine to Fitness Equipment Lineup

 

Nordstrom Adopts Poison Pill After Mexican Retailer Buys Stake

 

 


September 16

 

Billionaire No More: Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company

 

Bed Bath & Beyond Releases List of 56 Stores it Plans to Close 

 

 


September 14

 

Buzzy DTC Brands Are Getting a Major Reality Check

 

Eco-Conscious Buyers Are Shifting Consumer Trends, Here’s How Retailers Are Responding

 

 


September 12

 

Retailers Brace as 70% Of Us Consumers Skip Retail Purchases To Buy Groceries and Gas

 

5 Key Trends to Watch in Modern Retailing

 

 


September 7

 

Retailers Embrace 'Inclusive Sizing'

 

Food Retailers Are Navigating ‘Extreme Obstacle Course,’ FMI Survey Finds

 

 


September 5

 

Bed Bath & Beyond CFO Falls to Death Days After Company Announces Massive Closures and Layoffs

 

Kohl’s Launching New Retail Focus That Competes With Target

 

 


September 1

 

The Top Five Trends for Luxury Retail in 2023

 

2022 Key Trends in Brick-and-Mortar Business

 

 


August 29

 

IoT Is Changing Retail: 5 Trends You Should Leverage in 2022

 

New York’s Soho Is the Place for Metaverse Fashion Retail

 

 


August 24

 

Pandemic Recovery Spawns New Shopping Trends

 

Security Trends for Start-Up Retailers To Drive Better Customer Experience & Business Intelligence

 

 


August 21

 

Sustainability Trends Dominating the Retail Industry

 

The Top Beverage Alcohol Tech Trends in 2022

 

 


August 18

 

Shopify Lays Off 1,000 Employees Amid Shifting Retail Trends

 

Retail and Metaverse: Virtual Showrooms Are the Future of Retail Industry

 

 


August 15

 

In-Store Experience: 7-Eleven’s Evolution Store

 

Solutions & Innovations: E-Commerce & Beyond

 

 


August 10

 

With Magic Mushrooms, Small Businesses Lead, Hoping Laws Will Follow

 

How This Company’s Organic Bed Helped It Survive the DTC Mattress Wars

 

 


August 7

 

The Biggest Food & Beverage Trends: Retail And Foodservice

 

Why Is Maybelline Closing Its Brick-and-Mortar Stores in China?

 

 


August 3

 

10 Trends Shaping the Future of Consumer Engagement

 

The State of Retail Media

 

 


August 1

 

Even as Retail Sales Drop, Amazon and Walmart Have Created Thriving Ad Businesses

 

Metaverse and Retail:  Why Consumers Will Be Looking at the Metaverse as the Next Big Shopping Venue

 

 


July 27

 

Meet Tory: The Robot Kmart Is Using To Manage Inventory at Its Stores

 

The Role of AI in Robotics

 

 


July 25

 

PWC Analysis: How the Metaverse Is Changing Retail and Consumer Goods Industry

 

Retail Trends: Hype Brands Learn To Get Retail Real

 

 


July 20

 

These Consumer Trends Are Defining the Future of Brick and Mortar

 

Toys ‘R’ Us Is Coming Back. Soon, It’ll Be Almost Everywhere

 

 


July 18

 

U.S. Retail Sales Top Forecast in Boost From High Inflation

 

From Pizza Earrings To Tie-dyed Scrunchies: Inside Claire’s Remarkable Turnaround

 

 


July 13

 

Omnichannel Drives Opportunities for Pet Food

 

How Retail Media Is Powering Smarter Contextual Marketing

 

 


July 11

 

eBay’s Resurgence in Recommerce Is Being Led by Gen Z Shoppers

 

Activation Gallery: In-Store Technologies 2.0

 

 


July 6

 

3 Trends to Watch as Retailers Prep for Back-to-School, Holiday Shopping

 

NRF: 2022 Top 100 Retailers

 

 


July 1

 

Why Private Label Brands Are Having Their Moment

 

Will a Looming Recession Sink the Cannabis Industry, or Will It Stay Afloat?

 

 


June 30

 

Rising Retail Inventories Point to Discounts Ahead

 

Four Exciting Technologies for Fashion Retail

 

 


June 27

 

Just Keep Your Returns: Stores Weigh Paying You Not To Bring Back Unwanted Items

 

The Retail Industry is Facing a Potential Wave of Bankruptcies – Here’s Why

 

 


June 22

 

Fashion Retailers Rebalancing Childrenswear’s Gender Mix

 

Amazon E-Commerce: More Losses Ahead

 

 


June 20

 

Juneteenth Merchandise Turns off Some Shoppers

 

Her Dog Died Suddenly. Then a Chewy Delivery Brought a Surprise.

 

 


June 15

 

U.S. Retail Sales Stumble as Inflation Bites

 

Probing Reality and Myth in the Metaverse

 

 


June 12

 

Gen Z Shopping Habits

 

The Biggest Mall Owner in the U.S. Hopes To Create a New Sales Holiday as Inflation Surges

 


June 8

 

Target Inventory Warning Portends Retail Bloodbath

 

Zara Now Charges for Some Returns. Will Other Retailers Follow?

 

 


June 3

 

What Retail Inventory Misses and Markdowns Signal About the Market’s Fight Against Inflation

 

How Fashion Brands Are Targeting the Emerging Metaverse

 

 


June 1

 

Using Design Elements to Make Shop-in-Shops ‘Pop’ — or Not

 

Starbucks and Nestle Refresh Retail PackagingWhat Retail Inventory Misses and Markdowns Signal About the Market’s Fight Against Inflation

 

 


May 29

 

Using a Blended Mix of Bricks and Clicks To Drive Retail 2.0

 

New Database Opens Up Wine Retail

 

 


May 25

 

Walmart Apologizes for Selling Juneteenth-Themed Ice Cream

 

China's Gen Z Has the Power to Make or Break Western Brands

 

 


May 20

 

Analysis: ‘Retail Apocalypse’: Wall Street Shaken by Inflation-induced Earnings Hits

 

Fashion Brands Are Launching In-House Secondhand Programs. Here’s Why

 

 


May 9 

 

The Future of Retail Has Never Been Murkier

 

Meta’s First-Ever Retail Store Just Opened in the Bay Area. Here’s What it’s Like.

 

 


May 4

 

American Dream Mall Reveals It Has Landed A Retail Prize - An Apple Store

 

The Premium Inventory Opportunity Amid the Retail Media Surge

 


April 27

 

Retail and Consumer IPOs, Deals Tail Off as More Businesses Set Their Sights on 2023

 

How Retail Media Ad Platforms Are Rewriting The Walled Garden Playbook

 

Google Will Open A New Retail Store In Williamsburg

 


April 22

 

American Eagle is Pitching a ‘Frenemy Network’ of Vertical Logistics to its Retail Peers — And it’s Paying Off

 

UK Cost of Living Crisis Dents Retail Sales and Service Sector

 

Apple Workers in Atlanta Become Company's 1st Retail Workers to File to Unionize


 

April 20

 

NYC Apple Retail Workers Want a $30 Minimum Wage

 

Up to 50,000 More Retail Stores Will Close in the Next 5 Years, Forecast Says

 


 

April 14

 

Retail Sales Rose Slightly in March Even as Gas, Food Prices Spike

 

UBS Expects 50,000 Store Closures in the U.S. Over the Next 5 years After Pandemic Pause

 

‘The Mall is Not Dead’ Amid Rise in Online Shopping, Retail Expert Says

 


 

April 13

 

Goodbye, Minimalism: How Gen Z Is Reshaping Retail Product Design

 

Meta Plans to Take a Nearly 50% Cut on Virtual Asset Sales in Its Metaverse

 

 


 

April 8

 

Retail Crime Is Hurting Companies and Making Inflation Worse. What Investors Should Know.

 

4 Retail Lessons From Top Brands

 

Lucky is Bringing Brands, Retailers Together with its Take on Product Merchandising

 

     


    April 6

     

    3 Supply Chain Challenges Impacting Retail in 2022

     

    How Retail is Using Digital Twins

     


    April 1

     

    Boomerang Employees Returning to Arts, Education, IT, Healthcare and Retail Jobs

     

    As Energy Price Hikes Bite, Retailers Look To Sustainability To Cut Costs

     


    March 25

     

    As Western Retail Brands Exit, Russia Looks East for Replacements

     

    One of Europe’s Largest Retailers, Still in Russia, Angers Its Ukraine Workers

     

    U.S. Plant-Based Food Retail Sales Reach $7.4B