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Lightspeed ceo and founder Dax Dasilva pushing the button to open trading, joined by the Lightspeed team.

Financial

Lightspeed’s IPO Soars Out of the Gate

Lightspeed’s initial public offering is expected to rank as one of the top 10 technology IPOs on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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Consumers shopping online.

Technology

Pitney Bowes’ Latest Solution Aims to Make All the Right Connections

The company’s “Consumer Connect” platform aims to improve the post-purchase shopping experience.

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Financial

Burlington Looks to Bolster Women’s, Active Sales

But the off-price retailer plans to make a comeback with activewear.

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Jeremy King, center, has been with Walmart for seven years.

Human Resources

On Staff: Walmart’s CTO Talks Behavioral Scientists, Robots and Poaching Silicon Valley’s Finest

Jeremy King explains how the retail giant’s new hires in tech — both humans and robots — are helping the company compete in the Amazon era.

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Retail

Doneger Group Taps Michelle Evans as Merchandising Exec

The executive vice president role is a new one at the advisory firm.

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A Charlotte Russe storefront.

Financial

Charlotte Russe Closing, Liquidation Sales Begin Today

The teen retailer is just one of many retailers to announce store closures this year.

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Technology

As Facial Recognition Technology Expands, Consumers Remain Wary

The technology is being used to improve shopping experiences, but also prevent crime.

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Karl Lagerfeld on the runway after the Chanel Pre-Fall 2006 Show in New York.

Business Features

Think Tank: Designers May Go, but Fashion Houses Are Forever

Celia Friedman, partner at Oliver Wyman, shares her insights about what sustains the legacy of fashion brands.

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Retail

Facing What Matters at Retail

Retailers need to sharpen their focus in stores, and consider technologies such as facial recognition to boost sales and conversions.

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Diesel jeans.

Financial

Diesel USA Files for Bankruptcy in Thriving Denim Cycle

The company blames online shopping and burdensome store leases as the culprit, despite the enormous appetite for jeans right now.

clock March 7, 2019Kellie Ell

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Financial

Store Closures Ramping Back Up

It might only be the beginning of March, but the sector has already seen a plethora of store closure announcements this year.

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Fashion Features

Dress Up Time: Buyers Embrace the Paris Trend

A fresh wave of tailoring swept through the collections.

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The Aerie concept store in New York.

Financial

American Eagle Plans More Aerie Stores

The company has plans to open between 60 and 75 new Aerie stores in the coming year.

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Chico's store

Human Resources

Chico’s Is Hoping Nordstrom Veteran Can Help It Win Back Customers

The women’s specialty chain has hired Karen McKibbin as president of the Chico’s brand, replacing Diane Ellis, who departed in November.

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Marketing and Promotion

Survey Shows Millennials are ‘Least Loyal Shoppers’

The Brightpearl report also revealed “turns offs” to online shopping experiences.

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