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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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Pizza and Chicken Sandwiches Remain the Stars of Fast Food in the Pandemic

Food & Beverage

Papa John's and Popeyes continue to comfort us in lockdown.


Debt and Changing Trends Spelled Doom for Retailer Tailored Brands


It's the latest apparel company to declare bankruptcy during the pandemic.

With a Breakfast Boost, Wendy’s Posts Encouraging Quarterly Results

Food & Beverage

Could Wendy's be winning the breakfast wars? The company cited breakfast as a driver of growth during its second quarter.

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Apple Names Greg Joswiak as Its New Marketing Head

Brand Marketing

Apple announced today that it has named Greg Joswiak as its svp of Worldwide Marketing, replacing company veteran Phil Schiller.

What’s Next for Lord & Taylor Following Bankruptcy Filing

Data & Insights

Lord & Taylor is the latest venerable retailer to succumb to the pandemic.

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Domino’s Pizza Promotes Art D’Elia to EVP and CMO

Brand Marketing

Domino's Pizza, the world's largest pizza chain based on retail sales, promoted Art D'Elia to CMO and evp, the company announced Thursday.

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Fast-Food Chains Report Improving Sales on a Monthly Basis, but There’s Ground to Make Up

Food & Beverage

Quarterly results for some of the largest fast-food operators show improvement but overall, chains continue to take a hit.

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DSW’s #TooManyShoes TikTok Challenge Generates 1.7 Billion Views in a Few Days

Data & Insights

DSW's first TikTok hashtag challenge launched on Saturday, generating some 1.7 billion views as of Wednesday.

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BurgerFi Has Big 2020 Ambitions: New Stores and Going Public

Food & Beverage

Even in the midst of a pandemic, premium burger chain BurgerFi has ambitious plans for 2020 as it eyes new locations and going public.

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Walmart Sees Ecommerce Grow 74% During Pandemic


For Walmart, it has been a dramatic past few months as the legacy brick-and-mortar continues to invest in its digital operations.

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Seeing Success With Coffee Subscriptions, Panera Wants to Be More Like Netflix

Food & Beverage

Panera Bread saw success with a subscription for unlimited hot tea and coffee over the summer, and looks to expand into other areas.

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Arby’s Innovates to Produce New Ads, Using Animation and Reworking Old Footage

Food & Beverage

Arby’s still has 'the meats,' but is taking a slightly unorthodox approach to how it produces its ads in response to the pandemic.

Authentic Brands’ Sparc Inks Stalking Horse Agreement for Brooks Brothers

Data & Insights

Brooks Brothers joins a list of acquisitions in recent months by Authentic Brands that includes Barneys New York and Forever 21.

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Ascena Retail Group Files Bankruptcy, Citing Covid-19 as the Main Culprit

Adapting to Crisis

Ascena plans to reduce debt by $1 billion and close stores while under bankruptcy protection.

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Shake Shack Is Building a Digital Community to Get Through the Pandemic

Food & Beverage

Shack Camp and other online initiatives aim to keep it connected with fans.