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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Brands Tap This Startup for Greater Representation at the College Recruitment Stage

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As Black Lives Matter protests reached a fever pitch last year following the death of George Floyd, it wasn’t long before the conversation turned to the lack of diversity, equity [...]

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Chipotle’s Burrito Is a Hero in First-Ever Super Bowl Ad

The Big Game

The 30-second spot attempts to answer the question "Can a Burrito Change the World?

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Digital Marketplace Mercari to Air Its First Super Bowl Spot

The Big Game

The ad continues reseller platform's "Hello, Goodbye" campaign.

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How Retailers Were Forced to Modify Their Playbooks for Handling Crises

Commerce

The months-long stress test may leave them better prepared for the future.

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Retailers Walk a Fine Line on Vaccine

Coronavirus

What message will satisfy shoppers?

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Dollar General to Pay Hourly Workers to Receive Vaccine

Coronavirus

Dollar General said its top priority during the Covid-19 pandemic was and is to ensure the health and safety of its employees, customers and local communities, and incentivizing employees to [...]

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Ikea’s New U.S. App Bridges At-Home and In-Store Shopping

Digital Transformation

Among the new features is more options for delivery and pickup.

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Bombas Adds Underwear Line With Ambitions to be a Multi-Product Brand

Product Innovation

The intent was to solve a pressing problem by creating a sustainable business, no matter if that resulted in a company with $20 million in sales or $200 million in [...]

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Retail M&A Grew in 2020, With More Deals Expected in 2021

Commerce

Total value of 2020 deals outstripped 2019, and there's plenty of liquidity among major players.

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CVS Names Michelle Peluso Its First Chief Customer Officer

Leadership & Talent

The marketing veteran, who brings 25 years of experience, was most recently CMO of IBM.