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Shein’s expanding its US distribution centers in an effort to expand its American market. That’s good news for US customers, who currently wait up to 15 days for deliveries from the Chinese brand.

Naver sets its sights on the US with Poshmark acquisition: The South Korean tech giant plans to use its resources and ecommerce capabilities to create a “socially responsible and sustainable shopping experience.”

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss the reasons Chinese fast-fashion giant Shein has been so successful as of late. Then for "Red-Hot Retail," our analysts give us their very specific—and potentially risky—predictions about the future of Shein. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Sky Canaves and Jasmine Enberg.

Plant-based meat sales are declining: While rising prices are causing some consumers to trade down to cheaper proteins, there’s still plenty of interest in alternatives to animal products.

Amazon’s second shopping event for Prime members will take place October 11 and 12. The event, called the Prime Early Access Sale, will be virtually the same as Amazon’s Prime Day held earlier this year.

Walmart’s holiday messaging focuses on convenience and value: The retailer introduces three new returns options and price rollbacks in key categories.

Stitch Fix ended its 2022 fiscal year on a less-than-stellar note.

High-end luxury is having a moment. Consumers in this category haven’t been hurt by inflation the same way the average US consumer has, so brands need to elevate to hold onto them.

On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss how to define luxury retail, how much luxury brands can raise their prices, and how they are elevating themselves. Then for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank the top four examples of luxury brands that are expanding their reach. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Sky Canaves and Zak Stambor.

The top product category for US luxury buyers is footwear, followed by handbags and leather goods, cosmetics and beauty products, and fragrance. Less than one-third of these shoppers bought accessories such as eyewear, jewelry, and watches in the past year.

The average US social buyer will spend $518 via this channel in 2022, up 26.9% from last year. Annual spend will increase by $419 per buyer over the next three years, reaching $937 in 2025.

It seems like everyone is getting in on the nonfungible token (NFT) trend these days, and New York Fashion Week (NYFW) was no exception.

Shein plans to open three large US distribution centers: The investment will dramatically cut its shipping times by up to 75%.

Rent the Runway increased its revenues 64% in the second quarter to $76.5 million but ended with a lower active subscriber count than expected.

Technologies like digital clienteling tools and NFTs have created avenues for online engagement that can appeal to luxury consumers while maintaining a sense of exclusivity distinct from the typical public-facing website.

Nearly 50 million people are still working from home as of July, according to The NPD Group. But many companies are calling their employees back to the office.

Grocery ecommerce has permanently accelerated and will approach 10% penetration in 2022. Ecommerce may still be a minor channel for food and beverage sales at 5.5% penetration, but the broader grocery market includes major sub-categories like pet products (36.0%) and health and personal care (16.5%), where ecommerce is a critical channel.

While Amazon Prime Day was bigger than ever this year, one key category took a hit. Electronics sales decreased by 5% from last Prime Day, while growth shot past 25% in home, garden, and tools, as well as in beauty and health.

Value-based care for seniors and Medicare members helps Walmart keep pace with Walgreens and CVS.