March 17, 2023
CONNECT WITH NRF  LinkedInFacebookTwitter
NRF SmartBrief
Today's top retail newsSIGN UP ⋅   SHARE
Top Story
Dollar General to grow staffing with $100M investment
(Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Dollar General will focus on boosting in-store shopping experience and growing market share with a $100 million investment that will be focused largely on growing staffing levels, CEO Jeff Owen said. Sales at the discount retailer during the quarter ended Feb. 3 rose 17.9%, and the company expects sales to continue to grow as inflation-weary consumers seek bargains.
Full Story: The Wall Street Journal (3/16) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
How to future-proof your tech stack.
Forrester research shows that companies with a future-fit technology strategy grew revenue 1.8 times faster than their peers. Learn why it's time to invest in a composable commerce solution and leave legacy technology behind. Read the whitepaper.
Industry Watch
Reebok jumps into partnerships with Macy's, Foot Locker
(SOPA Images/Getty Images)
Macy's and Reebok have partnered on a line of men's and women's activewear including joggers, sports bras and jackets ranging in price from $25 to $85, which will be sold exclusively at Macy's. Reebok, which was acquired by Authentic Brands in 2021, has been inking partnerships with other retailers including Foot Locker and a deal with international retailer JD Group will put Reebok's products into about 3,000 stores.
Full Story: The US Sun (New York) (3/17) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Designer Brands bets on owned brands to drive growth
(SOPA Images/Getty Images)
DSW parent Designer Brands aims to generate one-third of its total revenue from owned brands by 2026, up from 23% in the most recent quarter ending Jan. 28, while also maintaining strong relationships with brands including Crocs and Birkenstock, President and incoming CEO Doug Howe said. Sales of owned brands, which include both brands the company owns and those it licenses, grew 32.1% in fiscal 2022.
Full Story: Modern Retail (tiered subscription model) (3/17) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Destination XL Group is working to change the perception that men's big and tall offerings should be a mere section of the store, CEO Harvey Kanter said. Fourth-quarter sales at physical stores rose 13.2% and direct business increased 6.2% as the company saw "sustained progress" from a strategy that calls for exclusive styles to make up more than 80% of the merchandise mix.
Full Story: Women's Wear Daily (3/16) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Webinar: "Counterfeiting Brands Across Borders & Beyond"
Join a compelling conversation featuring experts from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Consumer Brands Association about the current state of counterfeiting and what manufacturers, retailers and shoppers can do to stay safe. Register Now for this April 5, 11am EDT webinar.
Retail Trends
Retailers promote sustainable packaging, recycling
Retailers are prioritizing sustainable packaging with Walmart offering paper-based refill cartons from Cleancult in more than 3,000 stores, and the retail giant also partners with TerraCycle to offer recycling for plastic packaging. Target indicates products on its shelves that are designed to be refillable, reusable or compostable, and Meijer offers recycling for plastic flower pots and trays in its garden centers.
Full Story: Progressive Grocer (3/16) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Social Commerce 101: Evolve with consumers
Join industry experts from Square and SmartBrief as they discuss how to take advantage of consumers' shifting shopping habits and tap into social media, especially as Generation Alpha, which views social media as a way of life, increases its influence in retail. Register now.
NRF News
The pandemic brought about seismic shifts in the way consumers live, work and spend, spurring unprecedented retail demand and accelerating innovation. But just three years after the onset of COVID-induced shutdowns, retail sales appear to be headed back toward historical growth rates. Learn if 2023 is set to be a replay of pre-pandemic norms on March 29 at 12 p.m. ET when you register for NRF's virtual State of Retail & the Consumer event.
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Amazon is No. 2 on NRF's Top 50 Global Retailers 2023 list. Source: Kantar.
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
In a year filled with inventory struggles, unpredictable supply chains, labor issues and continued impacts of the pandemic, Walmart stands as the No. 1 retailer on the 2023 Top 50 Global Retailers list followed by Amazon. The rankings, produced by Kantar and NRF, compile the 50 most impactful international retailers based on their operations from the start of 2022 and reflect the revenue of the most dominant players in the global retail industry. Learn more.
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Join NRF | Advocacy | Insights and Trends
Events | Resources | NRF Foundation
Chain Restaurant News
Del Taco has partnered with the Boston Beer Co. to upgrade the beer used in the batter for its crispy fish tacos to Samuel Adams Boston Lager. The Del Taco Beer Battered Crispy Fish Tacos come in two flavors -- original and habanero -- and the switch to a premium beer is part of the chain's ongoing brand promise of Del Taco Better Mex.
Full Story: Restaurant Business (3/16) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
  Software Engineer
WALGREENS - Bellevue, Washington, United States
  Regulatory Compliance Manager
BIG LOTS - Columbus, Ohio, United States
  Senior Accountant, Retail
RALPH LAUREN - Nutley, New Jersey, United States
  Project Analyst (Field Service)
BURLINGTON STORES - Edgewater Park, New Jersey, United States
  Senior Corporate Accountant
  People and Orgs Partner - Corporate
  Sr Manager Market Analysis
TARGET - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  Vice President, Corporate Controller
CRATE & BARREL - Northbrook, Illinois, United States
View More Listings | Post a Job
Who Said It?

The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before.
Betty Friedan or Martha Gellhorn

Check your answer here.
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
SmartBrief publishes more than 200 free industry newsletters - Browse our portfolio
Sign Up  |    Update Profile  |    Advertise with SmartBrief
Unsubscribe  |    Privacy policy
SmartBrief, a division of Future US LLC ©
Full 7th Floor, 130 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036