The first shopping date I ever had with my man was in his living room on a Saturday afternoon. I watched him as he opened the Nordstrom Rack app, proceeded to place roughly 15 (yes, fifteen) button-down dress shirts into his cart, and checkout.
Amazon is bringing its checkout-free experience to Whole Foods, or at least to two Whole Foods locations, meaning shoppers in its upstream grocery store will soon be able to fill their bags and walk out without checking out.
Victoria’s Secret is working hard to rebrand itself. After falling out of cultural relevance over the last several years, the company is finally ready to acknowledge that it is desperately in need of a refresh.
Last week, we described the nearly untenable position retailers find themselves in as they necessarily mandate in-store mask use for locations across the country but do so without a national order in place, leaving them to enforce policies even in states that do not require masks at this time. As we asked last week, how, particularly as the mask divide gets increasingly contentious, are retailers to enforce their policies?
Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, which recently went public and now trades as GO, just keeps on GOing. In their first earnings report, the company posted double-digit sales increases, beat their earnings forecast, and increased same-store sales by 5.8%. They’ve posted fifteen (15!) consecutive years of positive comps, hitting in $1.25 billion in net sales in the first half of 2019, up 11.2% from their $1.13 billion in the previous year.