retail industry

RH shares slide after company lowers its outlook for the year

Jason Kempin | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images High-end furniture chain RH on Wednesday slashed its outlook for 2022 revenue, anticipating consumer demand for its products will continue to soften in the back half of the year. The company now sees annual sales down between 2% and 5%, compared with prior expectations that saw …

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Juul asks court for temporary block on FDA’s ban of its e-cigarettes

Juul brand vape cartridges are pictured for sale at a shop in Atlanta, Georgia. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Juul asked a federal appeals court on Friday to block the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on its e-cigarettes temporarily. The request came less than a day after the health agency told the company that it had …

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Here’s why a multi-million toy business is venturing into the metaverse

When Jackson Aw was introduced to blockchain technology in 2018, he “didn’t get it at all.” “Can someone dumb it down even further for me? Like, can you just tell me what I can get as a consumer?” That was four years ago. Today, Aw, seems to have the answer to that question. The 32-year-old …

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McDonald’s simplifies franchising policies to attract more diverse candidates

The logo for McDonald’s is seen on a restaurant in Arlington, Virginia, January 27, 2022. Joshua Roberts | Reuters McDonald’s is making changes to how it awards franchises in the hopes of attracting more diverse candidates, the latest shakeup in how the burger chain’s management oversees its franchisees. Starting in 2023, the fast-food giant will …

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FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes as US cracks down on nicotine products

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it will ban the sale of Juul e-cigarettes in the US The decision is part of the agency’s broader review of the vaping industry following years of pressure from politicians and public health groups to regulate the segment as strictly as other tobacco products after vaping became …

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Why the retail industry is facing a bankruptcy wave

Revlon makeup products are displayed at a CVS store on August 9, 2018 in Sausalito, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The retail industry is up against a potential wave of bankruptcies following a monthslong slowdown in restructuring activity. There could be an increase in distressed retailers beginning later this year, experts say, as ballooning …

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Franchise Group considers lowering Kohl’s bid closer to $50 a share from $60

People walk near a Kohl’s department store entranceway on June 07, 2022 in Doral, Florida. Kohl’s announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Franchise Group, which is proposing to buy the retailer for $60 per share. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The retail holding company Franchise Group is weighing lowering its bid for …

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