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Trump loves to hate Bezos, but he ‘needs a strong Amazon,’ analyst says

President Donald Trump has been tough on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in the past, but the economy needs a company as strong as Amazon, D.A. Davidson's Tom Forte told CNBC on Friday.

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Westfield veteran to direct retail marketing at CBRE

Heather Almond has been promoted to national director of consumer and retail marketing at CBRE.






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People are burning their Nike gear in response to the Colin Kaepernick ad

Nike's new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick has been angering pro-flag Nike customers across the country, with some so outraged that they are posting videos of Nike shoes in flames to Twitter, USA Today reports. 






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Tempur-Pedic accuses rival Mattress Firm of conspiracy

Mattress Firm has been selling a product marketed as “Therapedic,” “copying the look and feel of the entire Tempur-Pedic brand and consumer experience,” according to court papers, USA Today reports. 






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Bankrupt Brookstone lands $35M bid from Authentic Brands

ABG has been on the hunt for opportunities like this one, and the gift and gadget retailer would expand its stable of mostly apparel brands. 






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Target earnings: $1.47 a share, vs $1.40 EPS expected

Target has been focused on investing back into its business ever since it laid out a strategy at the start of last year to pour $7 billion into expanding its e-commerce platform and remodeling stores.






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Nike criticized for selling ‘menacing’ $92 balaclava

Nike has been denounced for selling a balaclava that looks “menacing,” and which critics say could incite gang violence. 






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Why a lawsuit against Nike could change everything — or nothing

The athletics retailer has been in the spotlight since March for sexual misconduct allegations, but having a strong brand could protect it from any lasting damage.






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Ascena names new heads for Loft, Ann Taylor

Merchandising has been a weakness across Ascena's portfolio, and the conglomerate promoted two merchandisers to lead its premium segments.






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Under Armour’s collaboration with Dwayne Johnson tops list of the best celebrity endorsements

Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson's endorsement deal with Under Armour has been ranked as the best-matched celebrity-brand partnership in the fashion and retail sectors. 






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