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National Retail Federation

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It’s not hard to imagine the scenario: A pop star performs on an awards show, debuting a fabulous new makeup look. The next day, fans go in search of product recommendations and application techniques. They just might find them at Dillard’s.

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The rise of ecommerce has shifted the retail landscape significantly over the years, but it’s still taking brands some time to cope with all of the changes. Many of today’s technology offerings focus on the ecommerce space, but “outbound retailing” platform Endear is intended to boost physical stores.

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Port of Los Angeles
Despite fears of offending shoppers with strict return policies, retailers have begun combatting fraud using low-tech solutions like one-time-use tags that stop people from returning expensive items if removed and high-tech computer algorithms that identify serial returners.

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Finding the sweet spot within the intersection of digital and physical retail might be the most urgent priority for the retail industry. But identifying such a place — for instance, where an online customer can maintain a digital persona in or out of the physical store — has not always been easy amid the massive transformation occurring in the industry.

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Trends
Men on the receiving end of a proposal will want to look good while their true love is on bended knee — and every other moment. So male grooming and skin care adds another layer with a slow growth in male makeup.

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While “moderation” may apply to drinking, it’s not the same with sweets. Millennials and Generation Z are also reviving a love of home-baked goods, according to The Atlantic. The magazine recently described a salted chocolate-chunk shortbread cookie that made the rounds of all the hippest potlucks — cribbed from chef Alison Roman’s “Dining In” cookbook.

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When it comes to naming your child, you can follow the pack — or avoid it — with this list of anticipated most popular baby names for 2019. Using data from the Social Security Administration and data from its own site, Names.org suggests these top names will be among the most used.

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NRF News
As executive vice president of loss prevention and global sustainability at Gap Inc., Keith White has a unique title and position: While protecting the company’s people and assets, he also takes care of the planet. White discusses emerging trends in the LP world and how Gap is taking corporate social responsibility to the next level on NRF’s Retail Gets Real podcast.

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Members of Generation Z are becoming more involved with back-to-school purchasing decisions rather than leaving the choices up to mom and dad, according to NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Among K-12 shoppers, teens are expected to spend an average $36.71 of their own money, up from $30.88 10 years ago, while pre-teens are expected to spend $26.40, up from $11.94. View more survey highlights.

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