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Ascena Retail selling Ann Taylor, Loft and other brands for $540 million

Ascena Retail Group has entered into a deal that will greatly boost Sycamore Partners’ retail portfolio.

The digital edition of Chain Store Age’s November/December issue is now live!

Find out what 2021 has in store for retail in the November/December issue of Chain Store Age.

Longtime, visionary CEO of Zappos dies

The recently retired CEO of online footwear and accessories retailer Zappos has died at 46 after sustaining injuries in a house fire.


Traffic plunged in stores on the official start of the holiday shopping season even as it set new records online.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has named John Welling as senior VP, merchandise planning, allocation & operations, effective immediately.

Stonewall Kitchen has opened up shop in Boston.

Target is running its largest-ever Cyber Week digital sales event through Saturday, Dec. 5. 

J.C. Penney is offering live digital shopping for holiday merchandise on Facebook, YouTube, and its e-commerce site.

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Black Friday weekend will be different this year, but retailers dismiss it at their peril.


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Don’t Leave Shoppers Out in the Cold This Winter

Brick-and-mortar stores have been facing significant challenges in recent years, but 2020 has introduced challenges that no one could have ever predicted.


Industry’s New Reality: Embracing Contactless Payments, Curbside Pickup

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the retail industry, compelling businesses to innovate their models for survival.

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