Form follows function with new hair care line | Can you text your way to a great new gig? | Got multiple offers? Consider the total package
June 26, 2017
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Form follows function with new hair care line
Tristan Walker, CEO of health and beauty company Walker & Co. Brands and a Disruptor on The List of People Shaping Retail's Future 2017, has launched a new free-from hair care line for women of color. The line, dubbed Form, includes just 10 products and offers a consultation for women to figure out the best ones for their hair type.
Fast Company online (6/20) 
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Can you text your way to a great new gig?
About 45% of millennials prefer to communicate via text and online chat, and apps like Canvas and Jobr allow recruiters to conduct text-based preliminary interviews. Etiquette questions on emoji use and how long a candidate can take to reply are still evolving.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (6/20) 
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Got multiple offers? Consider the total package
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Medical insurance, paid time off, retirement benefits and other perks can comprise nearly one-third of a job's compensation, writes Susannah Snider. Focus on the total picture, not just the salary, when considering offers.
U.S. News & World Report (6/22) 
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Retailers on the Rise
Kroger is prepared for challenge of grocery competition, exec says
Kroger is prepared for challenge of grocery competition, exec says
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Kroger has been preparing for and is ready to face the competition from German discount grocer Lidl, which has begun opening its hundreds of planned US stores, Chief Financial Officer Mike Schlotman said Wednesday. He also said Kroger is well-positioned to face the future of the Amazon-Whole Foods deal, with its $16 billion in annual natural and organic food sales, which exceeds Whole Foods' total yearly sales.
Supermarket News (free registration) (6/21) 
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How Wayfair's founders made their fortune
The frugality of Wayfair founders Niraj Shah and Steve Conine has paid off, putting the online retail entrepreneurs onto Bloomberg's list of billionaires. The duo, who met as engineering students at Cornell University, launched the online home goods retailer in 2002 and retained a combined 40% ownership after taking it public in 2014.
Bloomberg (6/21) 
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Noteworthy from NRF
Next Generation Scholarship recognizes top retail and business students
Calling all future retail and business leaders! The NRF Foundation and a panel of retail executive judges are seeking high-performing students who demonstrate a passion for retail and a unique, innovative perspective on our industry to apply for the Next Generation Scholarship. Is that you? Learn more.
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Why Myles Powell left his civil engineering job for retail
Myles Powell pursued a career in civil engineering after graduating from college, but it wasn't long before he realized his heart wasn't in it and began exploring his real passion -- food. This is Retail spoke with Powell, founder of gourmet sauce brand 8 Myles, about the career change that led him to retail and what it's like to start a small business from the ground up. Read more.
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