Marianne Wilson

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  • Jul 21 2017

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  • Jul 21 2017
    Abercrombie & Fitch is setting its sights on Chinese teens in a new partnership with China's online giant.
     
    The retailer will start selling its namesake brand and Abercrombie kids line on Alibaba Group's Tmall website, starting on July 26. Tmall, which is China's largest consumer website for brands and retailers, has carried Abercrombie's Hollister brand since 2014.
     
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  • Jul 21 2017
    Sephora continues to experiment with store formats, and this time it's going smaller.
     
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  • Jul 21 2017
    The search is over. 
     
    The Buckle named Thomas B. Heacock as VP of finance, treasurer and CFO, effective July 20. As CFO, he replaces Karen B. Rhoads, who in May announced her intention to retire. Rhoads will assist in the transfer of her duties and responsibilities to Heacock, and will continue to serve as a member of the company’s board. 
     
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  • Jul 20 2017
    Against all odds, bankrupt RadioShack is still ticking.
     
    An affiliate of Kensington Capital Holdings will acquire RadioShack’s intellectual property after it submitted a $15 million bid, Reuters reported. Kensington is already owned $23 million by the retailer, dating back to a loan it gave the company some two years ago.
     
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  • Jul 20 2017
    Sprint is expanding its growing store network in the Pacific Northwest.
     
    The company plans to open 12 new retail locations throughout Washington by the end of 2017. Currently, Sprint operates more than 107 stores throughout the state.
     
    In Oregon, Sprint plans to open nine stores in the Portland Metro area by yearend. The carrier current has more than 64 locations throughout the market.
     
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  • Jul 14 2017
    Adidas has upped its game with a store that celebrates the heritage and vibe of its Venice Beach, California, locale.
     
    The company has opened a 5,900-sq.-ft. store on Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice Beach, dedicated to its Originals brand. The store combines such classic lines as Stan Smith with new ones such as NMD. The space will also house immersive events and installations on a regular basis in order to encourage localized experiences, create community among streetwear lovers and connect with local culture enthusiasts.
     
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  • Jul 14 2017
    When it comes to energy-efficient refrigeration systems, Sprouts Farmers Market is on the leading edge of technology. 
     
    Hillphoenix said it has installed the first CO2 Booster System with ejector technology in North America at Sprouts' store in Woodstock, Georgia. The supplier is the first manufacturer in North America to introduce the technology as developed by Danfoss in the marketplace.
     
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  • Jul 14 2017
    Visa Inc. is doing its best to usher in the cashless future. 
     
    The credit card giant has announced a new initiative, called the Visa Cashless Challenge, which will incentivize small merchants to move away from cash payments. Using an application-based format, Visa will award approximately $10,000 each to 50 eligible U.S.-based small business food service owners, including food truck owners.
     
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  • Jul 14 2017
    The beginning of summer didn't give a boost to consumer spending as retail sales fell for the second straight month.
     
    Retail sales unexpectedly slipped 0.1% in June after being unchanged in May. Sales were up 3.2% unadjusted from June 2016, according to the National Retail Federation, and 3.9% on a three-month moving average year-over-year. (The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.) 
     
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