Richard Collings

Richard Collings

Retail Reporter
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.

Home Improvement Retailers Boast Sales Growth, Reaping Rewards From Tech Investments

The retail landscape as a whole is not a wasteland, with leading home improvement retailers reporting a strong first quarter.

L Brands Will Close 250 Victoria’s Secret Stores and Proceed With Spin-Off

The retail group moves forward with its plan to separate Victoria's Secret after terminating a deal to sell a majority stake to Sycamore.

Antimicrobial Material Could Become a Bigger Part of Apparel’s Future

One provider, Noble Biomaterials, is rebranding its self-cleaning fibers as consumers seek health products.

Retail M&A Returns to Life as Stores Reopen

After the initial shock of the pandemic, dealmaking is in the air again.

JCPenney Files for Chapter 11 as Part of Plan to Reduce Debt

Department store chain JCPenney filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy under which debt will be reduced by several billion dollars.

JCPenney Makes Interest Payment as It Weighs Options

The retailer, which also owns brands such as Liz Claiborne and St. John's Bay, suffers from liquidity issues.

e.l.f.’s Chipotle Collaboration and New CBD Line Fend Off Pandemic Blues

Cosmetics brand taps into two major trends expected to continue after Covid-19.

Pandemic Will Accelerate Growth of Fashion’s Resale Market, Rebag CEO Predicts

Luxury handbag reseller's latest fundraising round brings in $15 million.

While the Number of Distressed Retailers Grows, Only a Handful Are at Risk of Near-Term Default

While the major credit rating agencies have expanded their watch lists, few of those are in immediate danger of default.

Stage Stores Files for Bankruptcy and Launches Sale Process

It is the latest retailer to file during the pandemic, following J.Crew and Neiman Marcus.