Portrait of Richard Collings

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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Chipotle and e.l.f. Give Fans Another Serving of Menu-Inspired Makeup

Creative Disruption

The beauty brand and fast-casual chain share values—and a target audience.

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After a Year of Record Retail Bankruptcies, Michaels Agrees to Go Private in $5 Billion Deal

Retailing

While the net sales of nonessential retailers suffered during the pandemic, arts and crafts banner Michaels Stores saw double-digit growth in both the second and third quarters of 2020, demonstrating [...]

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Payless Lifts the Curtain on Its US Comeback

Customer Experience

Payless has an ambitious plan to open 300 to 500 stores over the next five years.

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Target Wants to Broaden Its Customer Base With New Apple Shop

Customer Experience

The collaboration is the latest in a series that includes Disney, Levi Strauss and Ulta Beauty.

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NRF Projects Retail Sales to Grow Between 6.5% and 8.2% in 2021

2021 Outlook

Retail sales are expected to grow between 6.5% and 8.2% or $4.3 trillion and $4.4 trillion this year, the National Retail Federation projected Wednesday.

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Spanx’s Sara Blakely on Launching a Billion-Dollar Business During Tough Times

Challenger Brands

The founder offers lessons in resilience and marketing your "why" rather than the product.

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IHOP Appoints Kieran Donahue as New Chief Marketer

C-Suite

Her 20+ years of experience in the hospitality industry include stints at Marriott and Hilton.

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For His Encore, Jet.com Co-Founder Nate Faust Aims to Make Delivery Sustainable

Sustainability

Faust's new startup Olive is an ecommerce platform with hundreds of brands.

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Road to Challenger Brands: Prose Shows Customized Haircare Is Also the More Sustainable Choice

Challenger Brands

Digitally native brand aims to reduce stress on both its customers and the planet.