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Lucky Brand files for bankruptcy with plan to sell itself

Lucky Brand Dungarees is hoping that a new owner will help revive its sagging fortunes.

Uber acquires Postmates for $2.65 billion

The U.S. on-demand food delivery market has seen its second mega-merger in less than a month.

J.C. Penney has revealed more details about its store closing plans.

Amazon is reportedly delaying its annual Prime Day online sales extravaganza an additional month, from September to October.

Jill Standish

Several months since the COVID-19 pandemic began, consumers are still coming to terms with their new reality.

RPAI CEO Steven Grimes

Delayed April and May rent payments are starting to come in at one of the nation’s largest owners of open-air and mixed-use centers.

Retailers want all state governors to mandate face mask wearing in their respective states.

Uber is moving forward in its partnership with grocery delivery startup Cornershop.

Hat Club is supporting customers in searches for highly specific product styles.

Gap Inc. is going national with a new business-to-business division selling face masks. 

Retail inventory valuations bounced back quickly to surprising health levels quickly in May and June.

Weis Markets, Smart & Final, and Piggly Wiggly Midwest will be the first grocers to leverage the new Mercatus digital advertising solution.

Amazon is opening a fulfillment center and a delivery station in chief rival Walmart’s home state.

Amazon is number one in many categories, but not in worldwide downloads of its shopping app.

Walmart will reportedly introduce a new annual membership program by the end of July.

Raley’s has opened a specialty store concept focused on organics, nutrition and education — and sustainability.

Janet Hayes

Crate & Barrel has named a new chief executive — its fourth in six years.

The COVID-19 pandemic is fast-tracking infection control technologies and products in public restrooms.

DHL Express is taking its services on the road.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the ability to deliver on in-store health and safety efforts the most important aspect of the customer experience — and experts predict it will remain so for some time.

Levi Strauss & Co. swung to a second-quarter loss as its stores and most wholesale doors were closed for most of the period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amazon is making more inroads into physical retail.

CVS is providing a little extra for participants in its ExtraCare loyalty program.

The U.S. companies with the best customer service include retailers in the luxury, quick-service restaurant, specialty outdoor, grocery, and online bridal/maternity verticals.

Online sales growth is set for another big gain this year, boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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