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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Retail Made a Comeback in May, But Its Future Is Far From Clear

Brand Marketing

Challenges remain as we move into a post-pandemic phase.

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CVS Is Making It Easier to Redeem Loyalty Club Rewards

Customer Experience

It's the first update to the program's core 2% cash-back benefit in its 20-year history.

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MeUndies Is Going Organic

Commerce

Other product launches this year include swimwear and a mashup with Marvel.

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Everything’s Coming Up Mums for William Murray Golf

Commerce

The business is on track to grow 100% year over year as of early June.

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Staples Makes Another Plea to Buy Office Depot

Mergers & Acquisitions

But given competition from Amazon and Walmart, a deal may be too late.

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After Record Store Closures Caused by the Pandemic, Legacy Retailers Look to Open Shops

Commerce

The retail industry's woes last year present opportunities in 2021.

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Cara Sylvester on Embracing Her New Role as Target’s Head of Marketing

Leadership & Talent

She protects a brand that has gained $9 billion of market share in 2020.

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‘Our Table’ is Bed Bath & Beyond’s Latest Private Label

Commerce

It's the sixth of at least eight launches planned for 2021.

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Harry Potter Opens Flagship Store for Muggles in New York

Commerce

From Butterbeer to virtual experiences, the three-story location promises an immersive experience.