Retail

It will be an uncertain season, but brands can connect with consumers via nostalgia for Halloweens of yore. Kacy Burdette

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Ghost Kitchens Have Their Moment Amid the Pandemic

Food & Beverage

The once fledgling industry is booming as restauranteurs chase off-premise dining to salvage sales and expand their businesses.


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JCPenney Avoids Liquidation, but Hard Work Remains

Data & Insights

Department store agrees to be sold to real estate groups Simon and Brookfield.

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Another Report Questions Product Safety on Amazon—This Time, It’s Private Label Goods

Amazon

The ecommerce giant fired back, saying it uses "industry best practices."

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Neiman Marcus Puts Digital Transformation at the Center of Its Bankruptcy Emergence Plan

Ecommerce

The luxury retailer is replacing its print magazine with a digital campaign this fall that will serve as the hub for its ecommerce efforts.

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Walmart Adds Drones to Its Delivery Repertoire

Emerging Tech

It's a fast way to get seven hamburgers on a sunny, wind-free day.

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Road to Brandweek: Walmart’s Janey Whiteside on Adapting to a Pandemic and Connecting With Consumers

Brandweek

Customer shopping habits underwent five years of changes in five weeks this year.

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Target Nabs Wingstop Marketer as New SVP of Marketing

Retail

Maurice Cooper joins the company on Sept. 14.

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Selena Gomez Launches Her ‘Feel Good’ Rare Beauty Brand

Retail

Debut campaign focuses on building community to drive sales despite pandemic slump.

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Retailers Prioritize Contactless Shopping Over Cashierless Tech

Adapting to Crisis

Curbside pickup and digital payments are the immediate focus.

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Retail Has Seen Some Growth, but There Are Still Looming Obstacles to Clear

Life After Lockdown

The retail loan default rate could climb to 25% by the end of the year, especially if major players like Belk and Jo-Ann Stores both default.

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Why Walmart+ Is Kind of a Letdown

Retail

Analysts are underwhelmed by the program’s pitch.

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Labor Day Advertising Is Way Up—but Americans Aren’t Planning to Shop Much

Retail

New survey shows consumers won't be as likely to take advantage of this year's sales.

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Walmart+ Is Finally Here (Almost)

Retail

The retailer says it’s about Walmart customers, not Amazon.

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No Matter How You Pronounce It, Jif Is a Kitchen Staple—Especially for Choosy Moms

Retail

Peanut butter lovers are notoriously loyal to their brand of choice.

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The Craze Over Hill House Home’s Nap Dress Is a Masterclass in Branding

Fashion

How deep consumer understanding created the summer's hottest fashion item.

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Controversial Product Listings Continue to Plague Amazon

Amazon

Fringe sellers on Amazon continue to circumvent the rules when it comes to controversial listings and content.

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Amazon Gets FAA Approval to Test Drone Deliveries

Amazon

The ecommerce giant is one step closer to 30-minute deliveries.

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Retail Leveraged Loan Default Rate Hits Record 18.9% in August

Data & Insights

Credit rating agency Fitch warns the figure could reach as high as 25% by year's end.

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Amazon Halo Isn’t Just Monitoring Your Health—It’s Judging You

Amazon

It also rewards and deducts points for physical activity, or lack thereof.