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Richard Collings

Richard Collings is a retail reporter at Adweek. He previously reported on retail and consumer products at publications such as The Deal and The Street.

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Eyeing Growth in 2021, Overstock Could Tie Up With a Physical Retailer

Ecommerce

With the various vaccine rollouts underway, companies are beginning to contemplate the post-Covid-19 retail future. In Overstock's case, that means the company may consider new ventures, such as its first [...]

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E.l.f. Hopes to Recreate Its Viral TikTok Success on Triller

Marketing Innovation

Rather than releasing one song, it dropped an entire Christmas album on the music video platform.

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After Making Baby Food Healthier, Entrepreneur Is Targeting Toxins in Diapers

CPG

As an encore to selling Happy Family to Danone, Shazi Visram has launched baby care brand Healthynest.

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KFC’s CMO Dishes on How Its Mario Lopez-Led, ‘Authentic’ Lifetime Mini-Movie Came Together

Marketing Innovation

The first question that popped into your mind when you heard of KFC teaming up with with Mario Lopez for a Lifetime “mini-movie” may have reasonably been: How do you [...]

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Sycamore Got a Bargain For Ann Taylor and Loft, But Is Now Tasked With a Turnaround

Data & Insights

For all four brands, the good news is that they have the debt wiped from their balance sheets due to the bankruptcy and the vast financial resources of its new [...]

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Sephora Will Open Shops Inside Kohl’s, Ending a Long Partnership With JCPenney

Customer Experience

"Kohl's has made the very smart move of jumping aboard the beautifully packaged, wonderfully scented Sephora train."

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Stephen Curry’s Brand Could Usher In a New Era at Under Armour

Data & Insights

The Curry brand may be even more significant for Under Armour than for the athlete himself.

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With Ecommerce Boom, Lands’ End Thrives as the Apparel Category Struggles

Ecommerce

While some of the apparel industry’s most venerated names including Neiman Marcus, J.Crew and Brooks Brothers have struggled mightily in 2020, Lands’ End doubled its net income in the third quarter to [...]

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Fast-Food Chains Are Growing Again, With a Few Exceeding Pre-Pandemic Trajectories

Food & Beverage

Chains that reported double-digit growth include Papa John's, Domino's, Jack in the Box and Popeye's.

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Guitar Center’s Bankruptcy Adds to Toll on Retail

Data & Insights

Apparel, jewelry and accessories also continue to get beaten up, in part due to shoppers continuing to shelter in place, resulting in less of a need for replacement items in [...]