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Staying on top of breaking news in the retail industry is a commitment Retail TouchPoints editors take seriously. Each day, we publish the latest information in this retail news section. Up-to-the-minute stories cover retail implementations, new product announcements, financial updates, executive appointments and overall global updates affecting every aspect of the retail industry.

H&M Launches Afound, A Discount Omnichannel Retailer
Sears Expands Amazon Tire Partnership To 118 Stores

Sears Expands Amazon Tire Partnership To 118 Stores

June 13 // Written by Bryan Wassel

Home Depot Opening 170 Distribution Facilities By 2023
ModCloth Expands Store Presence Across The U.S.

ModCloth Expands Store Presence Across The U.S.

June 08 // Written by Bryan Wassel

Zalando Expands Operations To Ireland, Czech Republic
Alibaba Pledges Major Retail Investments For Beijing
Macy’s Taps Staff For Their Influencer Clout

Macy’s Taps Staff For Their Influencer Clout

June 01 // Written by Bryan Wassel

$550 Million Google Investment Opens U.S. Sales Channel For JD.com

Google will invest $550 million in cash in Chinese e-Commerce giant JD.com. By combining JD.com’s supply chain and logistics with Google’s technology, the two companies will collaborate to develop retail infrastructure designed to better personalize the shopping experience and reduce friction in several markets, including Southeast Asia. As part of…
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Sears Expands Amazon Tire Partnership To 118 Stores

  • Published in News Briefs
Sears Holdings has expanded its Sears Auto Center partnership with Amazon across the U.S., reaching 118 stores in 21 states. The collaboration lets shoppers order tires from Amazon and have them shipped to a Sears auto shop, where they can be installed for a small fee.
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Home Depot Opening 170 Distribution Facilities By 2023

Home Depot plans to spend $1.2 billion over the next five years to improve its delivery and supply chain capabilities, according to The Wall Street Journal. The retailer will open 170 distribution facilities across the U.S., allowing it to reach 90% of the population in one day or less. The…
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ModCloth Expands Store Presence Across The U.S.

ModCloth, a Walmart-owned e-Commerce clothing retailer, will open five stores in 2018 after years of operating only one location, according to Business Insider. The retailer’s second shop opened June 8 in San Francisco, with additional openings slated for New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.
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Zalando Expands Operations To Ireland, Czech Republic

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Zalando, a European online fashion retailer, unveiled plans to expand to Ireland and the Czech Republic, bringing the number of European countries currently covered by the company to 17. This is Zalando’s first expansion into a new market since 2013, adding a potential 15.4 million customers to its nearly 24…
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Alibaba Pledges Major Retail Investments For Beijing

Alibaba has signed a strategic partnership with Beijing to turn the capital into a “city of new retail,” according to KrASIA. Alibaba will apply technologies including big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and online mapping across the municipality. Beijing will serve as a test bed for several of Alibaba’s…
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Hudson’s Bay Sells Gilt To Rue La La, Vacates Lord & Taylor NYC Flagship Store

Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), which acquired Gilt Groupe for $250 million only two years ago, agreed to sell the flash sale business to Rue La La for less than $100 million. Gilt, which was once valued at more than $1 billion, has seen its value plummet as much of the enthusiasm tied to flash sales sites continues to wane. Rue La La plans to hire 150 employees to run the Gilt business following the close of the deal, which is expected at the end of July.

Macy’s Taps Staff For Their Influencer Clout

Macy’s is turning its store associates and personal stylists into social media brand ambassadors, allowing the retailer to exert more control over its influencer network, according to Glossy. Employees are now eligible to apply to the Macy’s Style Crew program, which has them share promotional posts on their social media feeds…
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