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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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

Commerce

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

Commerce

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

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2020 Was a Watershed Year for Retail Bankruptcies

Data & Insights

2020 will go down in history for many dubious distinctions, including retail bankruptcies. There have been more than three dozen bankruptcy filings by national and regional chains as stores were [...]

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

Commerce

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

Brand Marketing

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 [...]