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Retail Sales Rebound in August

September 17, 2021

Via: RIS News

U.S. retail sales had a surprise rebound in August, despite concerns over supply chain disruptions and the Delta variant. Retail sales rose 0.7% last month from the previous month, up 15.1% above August 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. […]


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Grocery portal Lollipop aims to give users real-time inventory overviews of your cupboard

September 17, 2021

Via: Charged

Lollipop, a new online meal planner and grocery shopping platform, is hoping to give its users a real-time overview of every product in their kitchen. The AI technology will also let consumers know how much is left in each packet […]


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Asos says 50% of its leadership will be female by 2023 amid ambitious ESG pledge

September 16, 2021

Via: Charged

Asos has become the latest major fast-fashion retailer to announce ambitious sustainability goals as it launches its ‘Fashion With Integrity’ initiative. The online retail giant has unveiled a swathe of new ESG goals ranging from strict emissions reductions, supply chain […]


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Weezy ponders selling its last-mile grocery delivery service

September 15, 2021

Via: Charged

Weezy is considering selling its on-demand grocery business as the industry considers consolidation. The startup, which was founded in 2019, is currently working alongside investment bank Evercore to explore the potential sale of its operation, according to Bloomberg. Weezy recently […]


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5 Retail Technology Trends of the Future

September 15, 2021

Via: Independent Retailer

It is no secret that COVID-19 has directly impacted the way consumers browse, shop, and purchase goods and services. The pandemic accelerated some of the changes that were already underway, such as the digitization of retail processes, the closing of […]


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Nike to lose 160 million pairs of shoes after factory closure in Vietnam

September 14, 2021

Via: Charged

Nike is on the cusp of losing the production of 160 million pairs of shoes after the closure of a factory in Vietnam due to a Covid spike. The sportswear giant announced in July that manufacturing in Vietnam had to […]


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China to disintegrate Alipay in huge blow to Alibaba

September 13, 2021

Via: Charged

China has said it wants to “break up” Alibaba-owned Alipay in replace of a separate app for the company’s highly profitable loans business. Beijing wants Ant Group (the affiliate company that owns Alipay) to turn over all of the user […]


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Shein is now being downloaded twice as much as Amazon

September 9, 2021

Via: Charged

Shein is now being downloaded more than twice as much as Amazon as it solidifies its place as the world’s most popular shopping app. The ultra-fast fashion brand, understood to also be the world’s fastest growing ecommerce company, was downloaded […]


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The Weekly Closeout: Allbirds plans on ‘hundreds’ of stores and Best Buy bets on scooters

September 3, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

It’s been another week with far more retail news than there is time in the day. Below, we break down some things you may have missed during the week and what we’re still thinking about. From Gap promoting Kanye’s latest […]


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Atlanta Apparel Announces Spring/Summer 2022 Trend Report

September 2, 2021

Via: Independent Retailer

Atlanta Apparel’s in-house fashion office has released its semi-annual trend report, previewing the upcoming Spring/Summer 2022 colors, prints, and styles retailers can expect to see while sourcing at the upcoming October Atlanta Apparel, October 12-16, at AmericasMart Atlanta. “These trends […]