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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.

Hudson Reveals Updated Store Design, Mobile App For 2020

Hudson Reveals Updated Store Design, Mobile App For 2020

December 10 // Written by Bryan Wassel

Rent The Runway Checks Into The Hotel Business

Rent The Runway Checks Into The Hotel Business

December 06 // Written by Bryan Wassel

CVS Adds Text Alerts To Rewards Program

CVS Adds Text Alerts To Rewards Program

December 05 // Written by Bryan Wassel

Macy’s President Departs To Become CEO Of Tractor Supply
Report: Lord + Taylor To Open Holiday Pop-Up In NYC

Report: Lord + Taylor To Open Holiday Pop-Up In NYC

December 03 // Written by Bryan Wassel

Glossier Pops Up In Seven Nordstrom Stores

Glossier Pops Up In Seven Nordstrom Stores

December 03 // Written by Glenn Taylor

Toys ‘R’ Us Canada Updates E-Commerce Platform

Toys ‘R’ Us Canada Updates E-Commerce Platform

November 25 // Written by Bryan Wassel

Old Navy Partners With Postmates For Last-Minute Holiday Deliveries

  • Published in News Briefs
Seeking to give last-minute holiday shoppers a less stressful buying experience, Old Navy is offering on-demand delivery for shoppers using its buy online/pick up in-store (BOPIS) capability. The retailer is partnering with Postmates to offer a new service that will deliver BOPIS orders directly to customers' front doors. Shoppers in…
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Moody’s Cuts Department Store Outlook Again, Projects 20% Operating Profit Decline In 2019

Despite a variety of efforts to revitalize their store footprints through new partnerships and experiential offerings, department stores continue to struggle — and according to one report, the financial hit has been worse than expected. Moody’s Investors Service is now calling for department stores’ operating profits to be down 20%…
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ShopFulfill Introduces Anchor Shops To Help Online Retailers Launch Their First Physical Storefront

  • Published in News Briefs
ShopFulfill has launched Anchor Shops, a vertically integrated retail storefront and distributed network designed to help e-Commerce pure plays launch their first forays into brick-and-mortar. As part of the venture, Anchor Shops will help its digitally native partner brands handle logistics and hire associates in its space. The first Anchor…
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Macy’s Spotlights Female Entrepreneurs With SoGifted Pop-Ups

  • Published in News Briefs
Seven Macy’s stores around the country will host pop-up shops featuring gifts produced by a wide range of female-led small businesses. The SoGifted shops, which will be open through January 31, 2020, will be powered by b8ta, operator of the Ark Marketplace platform, which allows brands that haven’t traditionally operated…
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Kendra Scott, Vineyard Vines Adopt Digital Gift-Sending Platform

  • Published in News Briefs
Kendra Scott,Movado and vineyard vines have upgraded their e-Commerce offerings with new gift recommendation software. Shoppers can now send electronic versions of gifts that let the recipients alter their size, color or style, or exchange them for a same-priced item with no hassle. The sender isn’t charged, and the item…
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Rent The Runway Checks Into The Hotel Business

  • Published in News Briefs
Rent The Runway and W Hotels recently announced a partnership that allows travelers to choose up to four items from Rent The Runway for $69, with the clothes delivered to a hotel for the traveler’s arrival. It’s the latest example of how the retail and hospitality industries can integrate their offerings…
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CVS Adds Text Alerts To Rewards Program

  • Published in News Briefs
Members of the CVS Pharmacy ExtraCare Rewards program now can receive information on offers and deals via text message. Text alerts sent to shoppers who opt in can include exclusive offers and deal reminders that can be sent directly to a connected ExtraCare card by tapping and visiting the link within…
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Macy’s President Departs To Become CEO Of Tractor Supply

  • Published in News Briefs
Hal Lawton, President of Macy’s, will resign, effective Dec. 6, and become CEO of Tractor Supply on Jan. 13, 2020. He will succeed current Tractor Supply CEO Greg Sandfort, who previously announced his plans to retire after 12 years with the company. Lawton has been with Macy’s since September 2017,…
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Amazon Pilots Temporary Warehouse Storage Service For Faster Holiday Deliveries

  • Published in News Briefs
Amazon is testing a new inventory storage service, designed to help meet holiday demand and its next-day shipping commitment without overcrowding its warehouses or running out of products. The service, known as Amazon Storage and Replenishment, enables Amazon merchants to stage inventory in temporary locations close to Amazon’s delivery facilities…
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Report: Lord + Taylor To Open Holiday Pop-Up In NYC

  • Published in News Briefs
Lord + Taylor will return to New York City with a holiday pop-up, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The 2,400-square-foot store is scheduled to open in mid-December in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood, and will (by necessity) feature a much more curated selection than the former 676,000-square-foot flagship that…
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Glossier Pops Up In Seven Nordstrom Stores

  • Published in News Briefs
Glossier is entering its first retail partnership, opening temporary shops in seven Nordstrom stores, including the new Nordstrom flagship location in Manhattan, from Dec. 3 through Feb. 16, 2020. The pop-up shops will sell the direct-to-consumer beauty brand’s popular “Glossier You” fragrance, which debuted in October 2017 and has since…
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Destination Maternity Would Close All Stores If $50 Million ‘Stalking Horse’ Bid Wins Out

  • Published in News Briefs
Destination Maternity has approved Marquee Brands as the leading “stalking horse” bidder of several remaining assets of its business. Under a proposed $50 million sale, Destination Maternity would shutter its remaining 235 stores, while Marquee Brands, a brand licensing firm, would acquire the retailer’s e-Commerce sites, intellectual property and its…
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Mars Wrigley, Standard Cognition Team Up To Study Impulse Buying In Cashierless Stores

  • Published in News Briefs
Standard Cognition, an AI-powered solution provider that offers autonomous checkout technology to brick-and-mortar retailers, has partnered with Mars Wrigley in an effort to learn how to keep “impulse shoppers” buying when there is no checkout. The Standard Cognition solution is designed to let consumers shop and pay for goods without waiting in…
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Toys ‘R’ Us Canada Updates E-Commerce Platform

  • Published in News Briefs
Toys ‘R’ Us Canada has relaunched its ToysRUs.ca and BabiesRUs.ca sites with the help of digital commerce agency Astound Commerce. The agency was tasked with helping Toys ‘R’ Us Canada re-platform its online e-Commerce technology after the retailer was acquired by Fairfax Financial Holdings in April 2018.
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