Retail Roundup—Amazon, Calvin Klein open holiday pop-ups; Bon-Ton to shutter 40 stores

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Lululemon steps into footwear sales.

Amazon, Calvin Klein partner in holiday pop-ups

Amazon is partnering with Calvin Klein to launch pop-up stores for the holiday season. The stores will sell exclusive Amazon-only underwear and Amazon Echos that can answer questions about the products and adjust the music and lighting in dressing rooms. Customers will be able to make purchases on the Amazon app and request embroidery in the stores. (Business Insider)

Lululemon launches footwear line

Lululemon has launched its first footwear line in partnership with Athletic Propulsion Labs. Introducing a three-style sneaker collection with exclusive colors, the collaboration gives Lululemon an edge into the $44 billion shoe category. (Racked)

Bon-Ton to shutter 40 locations

Struggling retailer Bon-Ton Stores has announced it will close at least 40 stores in 2018. The brand, which operates 260 department stores across 24 states, said the locations would probably be smaller leased stores that are not making a profit. (Indianapolis Business Journal)

E-commerce boosts Smart & Final sales

Third-quarter sales were better than expected at Smart & Final due in part to a boost from e-commerce and click-and-collect sales. In-store comparable sales were also up 1.5%, and the company projects a 2.5% to 2.75% lift in the fourth quarter. (Supermarket News)

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