REI held a trunk show last week dubbed "Less Labels, More Sizes," as part of an effort to improve its outdoor gear and workout wear offerings for larger-sized women. The event included a discussion led by writer and marathon runner Mirna Valerio, where women opened up about the challenges they face in finding proper-fitting athletic wear.
A&W Canada will start selling plant-based burgers from Beyond Meat at all of its restaurants beginning July 9, making it the first chain in the country to offer the burger. A&W Canada is the country's second-largest burger chain, and the deal marks Beyond Meat's biggest foodservice contract thus far.
A cherry pitter is an essential summer tool for people who love eating and making dishes with the fruit because it decreases the time it takes to pit cherries, according to chef Stephanie Izard.
Angela Ahrendts loved her job as Burberry CEO and had doubts five years ago when Apple CEO Tim Cook asked her to lead the tech company's growing retail division, but her gut ultimately told her to go for it. "To young girls: to thyself be true. And use your instincts, and don't let anybody ever tell you that you can't, you shouldn't ... not in this day and age," she said.
People respond better to feedback that affirms their contributions, says author Tim Irwin. "When a person senses criticism, it engages a 'negativity bias' in our brains and generally shuts down the parts of our brains responsible for creativity and problem solving," he says.
The US House on Thursday passed a farm bill that proposes substantial changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, including added work requirements. The Senate is readying its own bill that includes no SNAP overhaul.
Hudson's Bay Co. shareholder Jonathan Litt is urging the Toronto-based parent of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor to look to Macy's as a model for maximizing the value of its real estate. The company is currently negotiating to sell its Vancouver flagship and it has a deal to sell its high-profile Lord & Taylor store in New York City.
Luxury brands are offering new experiences to court millennials, including Prada-owned Miu Miu, which recently created a pop-up disco made for social media sharing at the Lane Crawford department store in Hong Kong. Chanel also got creative with a temporary concept, the Coco Game Center, where visitors could play updated versions of iconic arcade games.
OneMarket, a tech startup created by mall operator Westfield, has created a platform that malls and retailers can use to stay competitive. The platform lets retailers send interactive digital receipts to shoppers via Facebook Messenger, tracks online purchases and recognizes license plate numbers to automatically charge for parking at malls where parking isn't free.