Nordstrom to host Glossier fragrance pop-ups in 7 stores | Lord & Taylor coming back to NYC for the holidays, source says | Retailers adjust staff training to meet changing needs
December 4, 2019
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Nordstrom to host Glossier fragrance pop-ups in 7 stores
Nordstrom to host Glossier fragrance pop-ups in 7 stores
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Digital native beauty brand Glossier is opening temporary "Glossier You" fragrance shops in seven Nordstrom department stores this week. The pop-ups will run through Feb. 16 at stores including the retailer's new New York City flagship.
CNBC (12/3) 
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Lord & Taylor coming back to NYC for the holidays, source says
Lord & Taylor coming back to NYC for the holidays, source says
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Lord & Taylor will open a 2,400-square-foot temporary shop in New York City this month, during the busy holiday shopping season, a source said. The retailer, now owned by Le Tote, closed its century-old New York store earlier this year.
Crain's New York Business (tiered subscription model) (12/2) 
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Retailers adjust staff training to meet changing needs
Walmart, Target and other leading retailers are shifting staffing and retraining employees to ensure prompt fulfillment of in-store pickup and delivery orders as consumers increasingly eschew store visits in favor of online holiday shopping. "I've been with Target for 22 years and this is the largest [staffing] change I've been a part of," says Target executive Ashley Petzold.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (12/1) 
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Choice Market to grow to 3 Denver locations
Choice Market, which recently opened its second store, is planning a third Denver location in April. The concept is a hybrid grocery store, fast-casual restaurant and upscale convenience store with a chef-driven prepared food menu, and the new store will also include gas pumps and electric vehicle supercharging stations.
Winsight Grocery Business (12/2) 
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General Merchandise and Health Beauty Wellness News
Unilever names global marketing lead, North America president
Unilever has announced two changes in its C-suite effective Jan. 1, including the appointment of Conny Braams, a 29-year veteran, as chief digital and marketing officer, which is a new title reflecting the company's increased focus on digital outreach. Fabian Garcia, former Revlon CEO, will assume the position of Unilever North America president.
The Drum (free registration) (12/3),  Ad Age (tiered subscription model) (12/3),  Marketing Dive (12/3),  Reuters (12/3) 
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L'Oreal begins submission period for Women in Science grants
L'Oreal USA has begun accepting applications for the 2020 L'Oreal USA Women in Science program with the submission period closing Jan. 31. The program awards a $60,000 grant, as well as mentoring and other support, to five women postdoctoral scientists to help them advance research in any scientific field.
HAPPI online (12/2) 
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Secret champions female-owned businesses via Instagram
Secret champions female-owned businesses via Instagram
(Procter & Gamble)
Procter & Gamble's Secret brand has launched an Instagram campaign to support "Women-Owned Wednesdays," which features a directory on its Instagram page showcasing 100 female-owned businesses across the US. The push includes pinned Instagram Stories showcasing female-owned businesses in select cities, and shoppable videos encouraging users to buy from women-owned businesses based in Cincinnati, where P&G is based.
Mobile Marketer (12/2) 
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Innovation and Retail Technology
Beauty brands court new shoppers through Bumble
Bumble has teamed up with six beauty brands to offer users daily, weekly and monthly giveaways as part of its annual gift guide. Brands including Becca, True Botanicals and Ipsy will each contribute four items and promote the dating app's giveaways via email and Instagram.
Glossy (tiered subscription model) (12/4) 
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Startup's app lets store staffers incorporate online retail
Boston-based startup NewStore has created a mobile app store staffers can use to get a comprehensive view of inventory in stores and warehouses. If consumers want to buy an outfit, for example, and only some pieces are in stock in the store, they can buy those pieces and order the others for home delivery via the app, CEO Stephan Schambach said.
The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (12/2) 
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Industry and Consumer trends
Mall owners find creative ways to fill vacancies
Mall owners are splitting up large, empty retail spaces to attract smaller businesses, niche retailers, and pop-ups. Virginia's Tysons Corner Center houses braces and teeth aligner seller Candid, while Brooklyn's Kings Plaza mall has filled its former Sears with Primark, Zara, JCPenney and Burlington Stores.
CNN (11/27),  Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)/Pioneer Press (11/26) 
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track and field athlete, Olympic medal winner
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