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Abercrombie & Fitch wants to go upscale

Abercrombie & Fitch Executive Chairman Arthur Martinez thinks shoppers have tired of fast fashion and are willing to spend more for a quality product.

Uniqlo focused on US stores

Fast Retailing Co. is looking to revamp U.S. operations for its Uniqlo stores as the retailer struggles to gain traction with American shoppers.

Twitter backs away from commerce

Twitter is backing away from social commerce development and has dissolved its commerce group and ceased development of a buy button.

Fovo has a new way for women to shop: by shape, not size

There's a revolution afoot in women's apparel, one that embraces women of all sizes. More than a few retailers are catering to this trend and one startup, Fovo, is letting women shop by shape rather than size.

Saks to close Short Hills store

Saks Fifth Avenue is closing its lone remaining store in New Jersey at The Mall at Short Hills. The Hudson's Bay Co. owned banner announced plans to open a new flagship in the state at the now under-construction shopping and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands.

Tesla drives mall sales

Malls where automaker Tesla has showrooms generate more sales than those without, creating a halo effect for other tenants.

Walmart phasing out price matching

Walmart has quietly revised its price-matching policy, restricting the practice to its Savings Catcher mobile app at 500 locations, according to Consumerist.

Spotlight: Walmart could close dressing rooms

Walmart could be phasing out dressing rooms in Canada. The initiative is being tested in select stores there and would allow the retailer to reallocate more floor space to merchandise.

Sears could sell Kenmore, Craftsman

Sears Holdings is exploring strategic partnerships and the potential sale of its best-known brands: Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard.

Sam Edelman expands footprint

Sam Edelman is growing its chain of lifestyle stores with a new addition in Dallas, where the footwear brand has opened a 2,773-sq.-ft. shop in NorthPark Center.

Canada Goose to open first stores

Arctic apparel brand Canada Goose is expanding into physical retail with its first stand-alone stores in Canada and New York City.

Spotlight: Kroger's $4B expansion

Kroger plans to spend more than $4 billion this year on new stores, renovations and upgraded technology. It's part of the company's bigger plan to grow through acquisitions and infrastructure enhancements.

True Value, Amazon and O'Reilly Auto are tops for customer service

True Value ranks as the No. 1 retailer for customer service, beating out Amazon and O'Reilly Auto Parts, which tied for second place in the 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings.

Whole Foods 365 officially open

Whole Foods debuted its new 365 by Whole Foods Market today in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. It's the first in what the grocer hopes is a new chain better positioned to capture price-sensitive millennials.

Toys R Us adds technology officer

Toys R Us has named Lance Wills to the newly created role of chief technology officer to assist in boosting the company's digital strategy and performance.

Amazon to expand Fresh to new markets

Amazon plans to expand its Fresh grocery delivery service to new markets including Boston and the U.K., according to Recode.

Regional grocers hop on delivery platform

Regional grocers in three states are now offering online ordering, in-store pickup and delivery through a third-party e-commerce site.