FierceRetail http://www.fierceretail.com The latest retail industry news from FierceRetail en-us Ulta Beauty releases branded credit card http://www.fierceretail.com/story/ulta-beauty-releases-branded-credit-card/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Ulta Beauty has partnered with Alliance Data Systems Corporation to create a private label and co-branded credit card for the beauty retailer.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/ulta-beauty-releases-branded-credit-card/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alliance Data Business Strategy Ulta Beauty Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:46:51 +0000 32686 at http://www.fierceretail.com Ulta Beauty releases branded credit card http://www.fierceretail.com/story/ulta-beauty-releases-branded-credit-card/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Ulta Beauty has partnered with Alliance Data Systems Corporation to create a private label and co-branded credit card for the beauty retailer.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/ulta-beauty-releases-branded-credit-card/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alliance Data Business Strategy Ulta Beauty Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:46:51 +0000 32686 at http://www.fierceretail.com Ulta Beauty releases branded credit card http://www.fierceretail.com/story/ulta-beauty-releases-branded-credit-card/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Ulta Beauty has partnered with Alliance Data Systems Corporation to create a private label and co-branded credit card for the beauty retailer.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/ulta-beauty-releases-branded-credit-card/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alliance Data Business Strategy Ulta Beauty Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:46:51 +0000 32686 at http://www.fierceretail.com Abercrombie unveils new, fully clothed look http://www.fierceretail.com/story/abercrombie-unveils-new-fully-clothed-look/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Abercrombie &amp; Fitch has released its first clothing ads and catalog since it revamped its image. The struggling teen retailer, known in the &#39;90s and &#39;00s for its half-naked clothing ads, made a promise last year to start a&nbsp;less sexualized marketing strategy.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/abercrombie-unveils-new-fully-clothed-look/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abercrombie & Fitch Business Strategy Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:20:47 +0000 32681 at http://www.fierceretail.com Abercrombie unveils new, fully clothed look http://www.fierceretail.com/story/abercrombie-unveils-new-fully-clothed-look/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Abercrombie &amp; Fitch has released its first clothing ads and catalog since it revamped its image. The struggling teen retailer, known in the &#39;90s and &#39;00s for its half-naked clothing ads, made a promise last year to start a&nbsp;less sexualized marketing strategy.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/abercrombie-unveils-new-fully-clothed-look/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abercrombie & Fitch Business Strategy Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:20:47 +0000 32681 at http://www.fierceretail.com Abercrombie unveils new, fully clothed look http://www.fierceretail.com/story/abercrombie-unveils-new-fully-clothed-look/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Abercrombie &amp; Fitch has released its first clothing ads and catalog since it revamped its image. The struggling teen retailer, known in the &#39;90s and &#39;00s for its half-naked clothing ads, made a promise last year to start a&nbsp;less sexualized marketing strategy.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/abercrombie-unveils-new-fully-clothed-look/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abercrombie & Fitch Business Strategy Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:20:47 +0000 32681 at http://www.fierceretail.com Stories from around the web http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss &gt;&gt; <a href="http://nypost.com/2016/07/27/claires-banking-on-back-to-school-sales-to-avoid-bankruptcy/">Claire&#39;s counting on BTS sales to avoid bankruptcy</a> (NY Post) &gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-dash-stick-arrives-in-the-uk-for-amazonfresh-customers-2016-7">Amazon customers in UK can use a Dash stick to verbally order food via Amazon Fresh</a> (Business Insider) &gt;&gt;...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:10:20 +0000 32676 at http://www.fierceretail.com Stories from around the web http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss &gt;&gt; <a href="http://nypost.com/2016/07/27/claires-banking-on-back-to-school-sales-to-avoid-bankruptcy/">Claire&#39;s counting on BTS sales to avoid bankruptcy</a> (NY Post) &gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-dash-stick-arrives-in-the-uk-for-amazonfresh-customers-2016-7">Amazon customers in UK can use a Dash stick to verbally order food via Amazon Fresh</a> (Business Insider) &gt;&gt;...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:10:20 +0000 32676 at http://www.fierceretail.com Stories from around the web http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss &gt;&gt; <a href="http://nypost.com/2016/07/27/claires-banking-on-back-to-school-sales-to-avoid-bankruptcy/">Claire&#39;s counting on BTS sales to avoid bankruptcy</a> (NY Post) &gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-dash-stick-arrives-in-the-uk-for-amazonfresh-customers-2016-7">Amazon customers in UK can use a Dash stick to verbally order food via Amazon Fresh</a> (Business Insider) &gt;&gt;...<p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/stories-around-web/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:10:20 +0000 32676 at http://www.fierceretail.com Lacoste to expand footprint, new concept in US http://www.fierceretail.com/story/lacoste-expand-footprint-new-concept-us/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>French brand Lacoste is strengthening its U.S. retail presence through renovations and the unveiling of larger-format stores.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/lacoste-expand-footprint-new-concept-us/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lacoste Store Expansions Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:55:49 +0000 32671 at http://www.fierceretail.com Lacoste to expand footprint, new concept in US http://www.fierceretail.com/story/lacoste-expand-footprint-new-concept-us/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>French brand Lacoste is strengthening its U.S. retail presence through renovations and the unveiling of larger-format stores.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/lacoste-expand-footprint-new-concept-us/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lacoste Store Expansions Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:55:49 +0000 32671 at http://www.fierceretail.com Lacoste to expand footprint, new concept in US http://www.fierceretail.com/story/lacoste-expand-footprint-new-concept-us/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>French brand Lacoste is strengthening its U.S. retail presence through renovations and the unveiling of larger-format stores.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/lacoste-expand-footprint-new-concept-us/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lacoste Store Expansions Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:55:49 +0000 32671 at http://www.fierceretail.com Walgreens to shut down two digital properties http://www.fierceretail.com/story/walgreens-shut-down-two-digital-properties/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Walgreens announced it will shut down two of its digital properties: drugstore.com and beauty.com. The chain acquired drugstore.com in 2011 for $429 million, and beauty.com in the same year.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/walgreens-shut-down-two-digital-properties/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> beauty.com Business Strategy Drugstore.com Walgreens Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:37:28 +0000 32666 at http://www.fierceretail.com Walgreens to shut down two digital properties http://www.fierceretail.com/story/walgreens-shut-down-two-digital-properties/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Walgreens announced it will shut down two of its digital properties: drugstore.com and beauty.com. The chain acquired drugstore.com in 2011 for $429 million, and beauty.com in the same year.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/walgreens-shut-down-two-digital-properties/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> beauty.com Business Strategy Drugstore.com Walgreens Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:37:28 +0000 32666 at http://www.fierceretail.com Walgreens to shut down two digital properties http://www.fierceretail.com/story/walgreens-shut-down-two-digital-properties/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Walgreens announced it will shut down two of its digital properties: drugstore.com and beauty.com. The chain acquired drugstore.com in 2011 for $429 million, and beauty.com in the same year.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/walgreens-shut-down-two-digital-properties/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> beauty.com Business Strategy Drugstore.com Walgreens Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:37:28 +0000 32666 at http://www.fierceretail.com BTS sales to rise more than 3% http://www.fierceretail.com/story/bts-sales-rise-more-3/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Back-to-school sales are expected to rise between 3.2 and 3.7 percent this year from July through September. This lift is in part due to 59 percent of parents and 40 percent of college students who say they are extremely confident or very confident with their own financial situation.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/bts-sales-rise-more-3/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> back to school Consumer Trends Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:29:22 +0000 32661 at http://www.fierceretail.com BTS sales to rise more than 3% http://www.fierceretail.com/story/bts-sales-rise-more-3/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Back-to-school sales are expected to rise between 3.2 and 3.7 percent this year from July through September. This lift is in part due to 59 percent of parents and 40 percent of college students who say they are extremely confident or very confident with their own financial situation.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/bts-sales-rise-more-3/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> back to school Consumer Trends Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:29:22 +0000 32661 at http://www.fierceretail.com BTS sales to rise more than 3% http://www.fierceretail.com/story/bts-sales-rise-more-3/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Back-to-school sales are expected to rise between 3.2 and 3.7 percent this year from July through September. This lift is in part due to 59 percent of parents and 40 percent of college students who say they are extremely confident or very confident with their own financial situation.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/bts-sales-rise-more-3/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> back to school Consumer Trends Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:29:22 +0000 32661 at http://www.fierceretail.com Spotlight: Amazon sales up 31% in Q2 http://www.fierceretail.com/story/spotlight-amazon-sales-31-q2/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Amazon reported a net sales increase of 31 percent for the latest fiscal quarter, bringing in $30.4 billion. Net income was $857 million in the second quarter, compared with $92 million in the second quarter 2015.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/spotlight-amazon-sales-31-q2/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Prime Day Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:24:15 +0000 32656 at http://www.fierceretail.com Spotlight: Amazon sales up 31% in Q2 http://www.fierceretail.com/story/spotlight-amazon-sales-31-q2/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Amazon reported a net sales increase of 31 percent for the latest fiscal quarter, bringing in $30.4 billion. Net income was $857 million in the second quarter, compared with $92 million in the second quarter 2015.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/spotlight-amazon-sales-31-q2/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Prime Day Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:24:15 +0000 32656 at http://www.fierceretail.com Spotlight: Amazon sales up 31% in Q2 http://www.fierceretail.com/story/spotlight-amazon-sales-31-q2/2016-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Amazon reported a net sales increase of 31 percent for the latest fiscal quarter, bringing in $30.4 billion. Net income was $857 million in the second quarter, compared with $92 million in the second quarter 2015.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/spotlight-amazon-sales-31-q2/2016-07-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Prime Day Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:24:15 +0000 32656 at http://www.fierceretail.com Spotlight: Selfridges launches shoppable social media app http://www.fierceretail.com/story/spotlight-selfridges-launches-shoppable-social-media-app/2016-07-28?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Selfridges has announced the launch of a shoppable, social media-friendly app. The app, created with the help of NN4M, allows consumers to browse products via an embedded Instagram feed.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/spotlight-selfridges-launches-shoppable-social-media-app/2016-07-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> apps Selfridges Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:41:21 +0000 32651 at http://www.fierceretail.com Spotlight: Selfridges launches shoppable social media app http://www.fierceretail.com/story/spotlight-selfridges-launches-shoppable-social-media-app/2016-07-28?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Selfridges has announced the launch of a shoppable, social media-friendly app. The app, created with the help of NN4M, allows consumers to browse products via an embedded Instagram feed.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/spotlight-selfridges-launches-shoppable-social-media-app/2016-07-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> apps Selfridges Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:41:21 +0000 32651 at http://www.fierceretail.com Spotlight: Selfridges launches shoppable social media app http://www.fierceretail.com/story/spotlight-selfridges-launches-shoppable-social-media-app/2016-07-28?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Selfridges has announced the launch of a shoppable, social media-friendly app. The app, created with the help of NN4M, allows consumers to browse products via an embedded Instagram feed.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/spotlight-selfridges-launches-shoppable-social-media-app/2016-07-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> apps Selfridges Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:41:21 +0000 32651 at http://www.fierceretail.com Walmart launches app in Canada, adds incentives http://www.fierceretail.com/story/walmart-launches-app-canada-adds-incentives/2016-07-28?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Walmart announced it will launch its retail app in Canada, and will also add on an incentive for first-time users in the United States.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/walmart-launches-app-canada-adds-incentives/2016-07-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> apps Apps Walmart Walmart Canada Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:19:46 +0000 32646 at http://www.fierceretail.com Walmart launches app in Canada, adds incentives http://www.fierceretail.com/story/walmart-launches-app-canada-adds-incentives/2016-07-28?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Walmart announced it will launch its retail app in Canada, and will also add on an incentive for first-time users in the United States.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/walmart-launches-app-canada-adds-incentives/2016-07-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> apps Apps Walmart Walmart Canada Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:19:46 +0000 32646 at http://www.fierceretail.com Walmart launches app in Canada, adds incentives http://www.fierceretail.com/story/walmart-launches-app-canada-adds-incentives/2016-07-28?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Walmart announced it will launch its retail app in Canada, and will also add on an incentive for first-time users in the United States.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/walmart-launches-app-canada-adds-incentives/2016-07-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> apps Apps Walmart Walmart Canada Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:19:46 +0000 32646 at http://www.fierceretail.com Dollar General moves into 41 former Walmart Express stores http://www.fierceretail.com/story/dollar-general-moves-41-former-walmart-express-stores/2016-07-28?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Dollar General announced plans to relocate 40 stores and enter one new market after purchasing 41 former Walmart Express locations. The move comes just months after Dollar General announced it would&nbsp;increase its smaller store base.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/dollar-general-moves-41-former-walmart-express-stores/2016-07-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dollar General Store Expansions Walmart Express Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:27:00 +0000 32641 at http://www.fierceretail.com Dollar General moves into 41 former Walmart Express stores http://www.fierceretail.com/story/dollar-general-moves-41-former-walmart-express-stores/2016-07-28?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Dollar General announced plans to relocate 40 stores and enter one new market after purchasing 41 former Walmart Express locations. The move comes just months after Dollar General announced it would&nbsp;increase its smaller store base.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/dollar-general-moves-41-former-walmart-express-stores/2016-07-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dollar General Store Expansions Walmart Express Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:27:00 +0000 32641 at http://www.fierceretail.com Dollar General moves into 41 former Walmart Express stores http://www.fierceretail.com/story/dollar-general-moves-41-former-walmart-express-stores/2016-07-28?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=rss <p>Dollar General announced plans to relocate 40 stores and enter one new market after purchasing 41 former Walmart Express locations. The move comes just months after Dollar General announced it would&nbsp;increase its smaller store base.</p><p><a href="http://www.fierceretail.com/story/dollar-general-moves-41-former-walmart-express-stores/2016-07-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dollar General Store Expansions Walmart Express Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:27:00 +0000 32641 at http://www.fierceretail.com