Online comfy shoe seller steps into brick-and-mortar retail | Ready or not, start searching for the next gig | Desk too distracting? Simplify your space
October 18, 2017
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Online comfy shoe seller steps into brick-and-mortar retail
Joey Zwillinger and Tim Brown turned to merino wool to create footwear that offers comfort to a workforce that's putting in more hours than ever, and they launched digital retailer Allbirds to sell directly to consumers. Allbirds also now operates two stores, in New York and San Francisco, to give consumers a place to try before they buy.
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Ready or not, start searching for the next gig
Start seeking the next rung on the career ladder while you're still content where you are, says HR executive Christie Joseph. Once you're searching, do it tactfully to avoid upsetting your current boss.
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Desk too distracting? Simplify your space
A cluttered work area could be the reason you have trouble focusing at work. Clear your space of distractions including sticky notes and other visual cues, Robin Madell writes.
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Retailers on the Rise
How Ulta's CEO built a collaborative culture
After becoming CEO of Ulta Beauty, Mary Dillon recognized that the culture needed to shift to become more collaborative and less competitive. The transformation has paid off, with Ulta posting double-digit sales growth in recent quarters.
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Theory aims to build new connections with Theory 2.0 plan
Fashion retailer Theory turned 20 with a multi-pronged initiative to boost sales and connect with the next generation of consumers. The initiative, dubbed Theory 2.0, includes sustainability efforts, an educational series for women and new capsule collections designed by Theory employees from different departments.
Glossy (10/17) 
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Recruit new talent at NRF's Virtual Career Fair
Retailers can connect with the industry's latest crop of talent from dozens of universities and colleges at NRF's Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 25, when companies will be able to showcase part-time, full-time and internship roles in customizable virtual booths. The online event is an opportunity to engage in one-on-one conversations and video interviews with highly qualified students and young professionals pursuing majors in business, management, marketing, public relations, merchandising and more. Register now at a discounted rate.
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Nominate an underclassman for the Rising Stars Scholarship
For the third year in a row, the NRF Foundation is offering a scholarship opportunity for freshmen and sophomores pursuing a major relevant to retail to attend the Student Program at Retail's BIG Show, if they have not previously attended. Each NRF University Member can nominate one student by Dec. 16 to receive a travel stipend up to $1,500 to attend the event in New York City. Nominate a student.
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Microsoft builds treehouses to cut stress, boost productivity
Microsoft built two elevated treehouses for employees to use as workspaces and meeting spaces on its Redmond, Wash., campus. The company says studies show being surrounded by nature reduces stress and could increase productivity.
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