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Pier 1 files for bankruptcy; pursuing a sale

After several years of trying to right its business, Pier 1 Imports faces an uncertain future.

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Walmart Q4 comes up short — and so does outlook

Walmart Inc. reported disappointing holiday results as a shorter shopping season and weak demand for toys, video games and apparel cut into its results.

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Election, shipping among top 10 expectations, retailer challenges for 2020

The overwhelming majority (90%) of retailers will make some changes to how they market in 2020 because of the presidential election.

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Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond has begun to focus on its core assets — and streamline its portfolio — as the company moves to turnaround its ailing business.

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A company that describes itself as the U.K.’s fastest-growing bricks-and-mortar retailer is expanding to the U.S. market.

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Happy Socks has landed in Manhattan’s Union Square.

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Francesca’s Holdings Corp. has ended its search for a permanent chief executive.

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Three retail tech trends we love

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here is some adoration for a few emerging technologies poised to transform retail.

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Democrats could have avoided app meltdown in Iowa by following the ‘5 Ts’

While politics is not (entirely) retail, the industry can learn from the recent mobile app calamity at the Iowa Democratic caucuses.

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Commentary: Retailers will need to work a lot harder to generate growth in 2020

The year 2020 has started with modest growth in pure retail, where sales rose by 2.7%.

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Commentary: The Rippling Effect of Coronavirus Across Retail

To better understand the challenges posed by the coronavirus let’s take a closer look at the rippling effect caused by this health crisis and see how it’s disrupting today’s global economy.

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