Behind Victoria’s Secret’s Extreme Brand Turnaroun...
Fashion - Health & Beauty - Retail

The Victoria’s Secret Angels, those avatars of Barbie bodies and playboy reverie, are gone. Their wings, fluttery confections of rhinestones and feathers that could weigh almost 30 pounds, are gathe...

The New York Times
June 17, 2021

Fred Segal: Opportunities for Retail Activations & Partne...
CPG - Electronics - Fashion - Health & Beauty - Influencers

Fred Segal has brought its "L.A. Cool" to brands for over 60 years, enabling partners to capture the optimism, inclusion and love that makes it a unique staple in the retail world. The brand's Road...

Faisal Hussain
June 17, 2021

Best Buy Enters Outdoor Market; Adds Grills, Ovens, Heaters, E...
Electronics - Fashion - Retail

Best Buy is betting on Americans continuing to invest in their homes — and that includes their backyards — and gearing up for trips now that restrictions have been mostly lifted. The chain said o...

StarTribune
June 16, 2021

Five Below Q1 Tops Expectations; On Track to Open 170-180 Stor...
Retail

Five Below got off to a strong start in fiscal 2021, with sales and earnings that topped analysts’ expectations. The tween and teen value retailer opened 67 net new stores during the quarter, for a...

Chain Store Age
June 16, 2021

Whole Foods Teams Up with The Weather Channel for Rain-Related...
Retail

The Rainy-Day Redo campaign provides Whole Foods an opportunity to potentially boost shopper engagement and collect customer data as the grocer looks to rebound from ​lackluster physical store sales...

Grocery Dive
June 16, 2021

Adidas Adds Leak-Proof Activewear to Help Those Who Menstruate
Fashion - Retail

Today, we are unveiling our latest product innovation designed to keep more menstruators in sport: the new TechFit Period Proof tights, featuring an absorbent layer to help protect against leaks when ...

Adidas
June 16, 2021

The Big Oil Instagram Influencers Are Here
Influencers - Online - Retail

Compared to some other brands, Big Oil has made relatively small forays into the world of Instagram marketing—but if history is any indication, they’re just getting started. Cherrie Lynn Almonte ...

Gizmodo
June 16, 2021

Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Invest in Digital Expansion
Fashion - Retail

In the retail battle for digital growth and reimagination, department stores are turning up the volume. New investments in digital expansion by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Saks show that large forma...

Footwear News
June 16, 2021

Stater Bros. to Launch Online Grocery Platform Under its Own B...
Online - Retail

Stater Bros. is casting its relationship with Mercatus as a way for the grocer to connect with people through its online channels and tap the equity it has built with customers over more than 80 years...

Grocery Dive
June 16, 2021

Priceless Picasso Painting on Exhibit in a Supermarket Near th...
Attractions - Retail

A Picasso painting is on display in an unlikely place -- a supermarket. The supermarket in Essonne, France, is hosting works from the National Museum of Modern Art in an effort to provide more people ...

ABC News
June 16, 2021

IRONMAN | The Vitamin Shoppe
Attractions - Live Entertainment - Partnerships - Retail

IRONMAN partnered with The Vitamin Shoppe to make Vitamin Shoppe an official partner of the IRONMAN U.S. Series.  The IRONMAN U.S. Series of fitness races teamed with The Vitamin Shoppe to mak...

IRONMAN | Vitamin Shoppe
June 16, 2021

Target’s New Store Model Unveiled
Retail

A key item on Target’s 2021 to-do list: Ramping up our investment in the easy, inspiring Target shopping experience our guests expect. It all starts in our stores, and in 2021, we’re giving about ...

Target
June 15, 2021

Walgreens & Uber Team for Same-Day Delivery
Retail - Tech

Walgreens and Uber are expanding their partnership to offer same-day delivery. Starting Tuesday, US customers can order the retailers' products -- including health and wellness, household essentials a...

CNET
June 15, 2021

CVS Adds New Perks to Its Rewards Program
Retail

CVS announced significant changes in its loyalty plan by improving its already successful ExtraCare program with added benefits and more frequent rewards. In the U.S. market, nearly 1 in 4 people are ...

Forbes
June 15, 2021

Amazon Opens First Full-Size, Cashierless Grocery Store
Retail - Tech

Got social anxiety after more than a year of quarantining at home? Well, those who live in Seattle will soon be able to pick up all their groceries without interacting with anyone. Amazon announced on...

PYMNTS
June 15, 2021

Amazon Will Overtake Walmart as the Largest U.S. Retailer in 2...
Online - Retail

Amazon’s U.S. retail business is the “fastest growing at scale,” according to the company’s analysts. Between 2014 and 2020, Amazon’s U.S. gross merchandise volume, or GMV — a closely watc...

CNBC
June 14, 2021

Chobani Leans into Demand for Healthier Foods with No-Sugar Yo...
CPG - Health & Beauty - Retail

The company said Chobani Zero Sugar, shipping to retailers this month, is the first nationally distributed product in the U.S. yogurt aisle that has no trace of sugar. Each serving has 60 calories, us...

FoodDive
June 14, 2021

Hudson’s Bay Partners with Forever 21
Fashion - Retail

Forever 21 is popping up in an unexpected place — department stores in Canada. Hudson's Bay announced a partnership with Forever 21, where the fast-fashion retailer will have full-line collections a...

RetailDive
June 14, 2021

Restaurants (McD’s, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Others) ...
Dining - Online - Retail - Tech

The loyalty program wars are coming. Starbucks, Panera Bread and Domino’s Pizza paved the way, while Chipotle Mexican Grill launched its own version in 2019. But the last year has brought even more ...

CNBC
June 14, 2021

11 Brand Campaigns That Blend Pride With Purpose
Beverages - Branding - CPG - Dining - Fashion

How Reebok, Ugg and other marketers incorporate inclusivity and COVID relief. Pride Month has arrived, and brands are showing their support in full force. Many had to postpone or rework Pride campaig...

Industry Dive
June 14, 2021

Netflix’s New Online Store Could Help it Take on Disney
Online - Retail - Streaming

Netflix opened an e-commerce site where you can buy things like caps, necklaces, hoodies, and, yes, underwear—much of it branded with popular Netflix movies and TV series. The move is part of a larg...

Fast Company
June 11, 2021

MasterCard: Back-to-School Sales to Top Pre-Pandemic Levels
Finance - Retail

The 2021 back-to-school shopping season is expected to be a strong one as more kids head back into classrooms and social events return. Back-to-school sales in the U.S. are expected to grow 5.5% from...

Chain Store Age
June 11, 2021

How Retailers & Brands Overcome ‘Green’ Skepticism?
Branding - CPG - Retail

A new survey finds U.S. consumers want to make more environmentally-friendly choices when shopping for apparel, but many are held back by a lack of availability and trustworthy information on what mak...

Retail Wire
June 11, 2021

Facebook & Instagram Launch Influencer Affiliate Tool for...
Fashion - Health & Beauty - Influencers - Online - Retail

Creators have always used Instagram to share products they love, and people trust their favorite accounts for inspiration and new products. Today, select creators can tag products from the brands they...

Facebook
June 10, 2021

GameStop Taps Amazon Vets as CEO & CFO as Online Sales Pi...
Gaming - Retail

Following the announcement in April that GameStop CEO George Sherman would be stepping down, the retailer has appointed a new head in former Amazon lead Matt Furlong. Furlong joins GameStop after two...

IGN
June 10, 2021

Wawa to Mark ‘Mare of Easttown Day’ with New Cheesesteak
Dining - Retail - Streaming - Television

For all the love Wawa has gotten thanks to the HBO hit TV show “Mare of Easttown,” the popular Pennsylvania convenience store chain is giving a little back. To celebrate its newest store opening ...

Associated Press
June 10, 2021

Starbucks’ Ingredient Shortage Affects 25 Menu Items
Beverages - Dining - Retail

Social media is full of complaints from people voicing their frustration about not being able to order their favorite drinks at Starbucks, including popular summer drinks like Peach Green Tea Lemonade...

Today
June 9, 2021

Meijer is Planning a New Grocery Store Format
Retail

The new store would focus on foods like produce, deli items and baked goods in addition to beer, wine and liquor, Ashley Mack, real estate manager for Meijer, told the planning commission during the h...

GroceryDive
June 9, 2021

Microsoft is Getting Back into Physical Retail—Sort Of
Retail - Tech

Microsoft is returning to selling products at brick-and-mortar stores, kind of. The software giant will start selling products at its “Experience Centers” in London, New York City, and Sydney next...

The Verge
June 9, 2021

Spirit Untamed | Jazz Apples
CPG - Partnerships - Retail - Theatrical

Universal Pictures partnered with JAZZ Apples on a promotion celebrating the release of DreamWorks Animation's SPIRIT UNTAMED.  The partnership consisted of JAZZ Apples working with Universal ...

Walmart to Distribute GNC Products in Stores & Online
Health & Beauty - Online - Retail

Select GNC products will be sold at Walmart stores and on the retailing giant's website under the terms of a new agreement. The new relationship would give the Pittsburgh company's products exposure t...

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC
Music - Online - Retail - Streaming - Tech

The star of the show at WWDC, as expected, was iOS. The software that powers the iPhone gets refreshed every fall, and today Apple gave its first look at the top-level enhancements coming to iOS 15. ...

Wired
June 8, 2021

New ‘Space Jam’ Themed Pop-Up Opens at Bloomingdal...
Attractions - Fashion - Retail - Streaming - Tech

Entitled "It's Game Time," the Carousel pop-up features items that basketball court-inspired fashion for all ages to playful outdoor entertaining finds and more. The pop-up will be open within the sto...

amNY
June 8, 2021

SodaStream Releases Limited Edition & Partners with Laver...
Beverages - Non-Profit - Retail

In celebration of Pride Month, SodaStream is also releasing Limited Edition 'Rainbow Story' Sparkling Water Maker kits. The 'Rainbow Story' machine features a sleek matte black design and comes with a...

PRNewswire
June 8, 2021

Moana | Dooney and Bourke
Fashion - Partnerships - Retail - Streaming - Theatrical

Walt Disney Studios partnered with fashion accessory  brand Dooney and Bourke to celebrate the beloved Disney film, MOANA. The partnership consisted of Disney collaborating with Dooney an...

Fossil to Launch New Android-Powered Smartwatch
Fashion - Retail - Tech

The upcoming wave of Android-compatible watches will be entirely new, with new chips focused on faster performance and better battery life. These watches will also offer LTE cellular options globally,...

CNET
June 7, 2021

Pinterest Adds a Shopping List Feature to Round Up Your Saved ...
Online - Retail

The new Pinterest Shopping list feature saves all your Product Pins in one place, so when you’re ready to purchase you won’t have to hunt around through your saved Pins and Boards to find the prod...

TechCrunch
June 7, 2021

Walmart Joins Target in Thanksgiving Store Closures
Retail

The decision is part of Walmart's overall effort to keep an eye on its associates' mental health and well-being throughout the pandemic. The company said it gave employees expanded access to no-cost c...

RetailDive
June 7, 2021

Instacart to Offer ButcherBox Meats for Delivery
CPG - Online - Retail

Instacart, the nation’s largest online grocery delivery platform, has partnered with the ButcherBox brand of high-quality protein to make grass-fed beef and other meats more accessible to Americans ...

Supermarket News
June 7, 2021

Tesla is Exploring a Restaurant Concept
Automotive - Dining - Retail

Tesla drivers may soon have a new way to multitask while charging their vehicles. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based electric vehicle automaker filed a trademark application last week under restaurant servi...

Commercial Observer
June 4, 2021

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