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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.