Toyota's assembly facility in Princeton, Ind., educates women about manufacturing through mentorships, community outreach and youth STEM programs, says executive Millie Marshall. "We show what type of work we do, and our very clean and safe facilities," Marshall says.
More than 1,000 college students will head to New York City in January for the NRF Foundation Student Program, where they will network with and learn from retailers including Walmart, Nike, Macy's and Rebecca Minkoff. From tech-focused sessions to retailer-led "tours and talks," Ellen Davis writes about five things to look forward to at the Student Program.
The NRF Foundation will celebrate 25 honorees, which include a wide range of dynamic people impacting retail who will be celebrated at the NRF Foundation Gala on Jan. 13 in New York City. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the NRF Foundation, NRF's nonprofit arm, which is committed to demonstrating retail as an industry of opportunity and creating programs that help people become trained and find jobs in retail. See who's on The List.
During the day leading up to the NRF Foundation Student Program, retailers like Kohl's, FAO Schwarz, Macy's, Nordstrom, The Home Depot and PetSmart are opening their doors to host students for a "Tour and Talk." Student attendees will have the opportunity to have an in-store experience with the retailers, and meet with leaders from their executive teams to learn about retail careers. Learn more.
The Village at Lovell Crossing, a 26,600-square-foot retail and office space, is being planned for Knoxville, Tenn., by Partners Development. The property will feature a restaurant anchor and service-oriented businesses to the growing community.
The Dunes, a fully leased, 233,892-square-foot retail center in Marina, Calif., was sold by Shea Properties to a private investor for $45 million. The property includes Best Buy, Kohl's and Old Navy.
Walgreens Boots Alliance will expand its partnership with FedEx to offer nationwide next-day prescription-drug delivery. The service is similar to offerings from competitors, including CVS Health and Amazon, and builds on other Walgreens services, including same-day delivery in New York City, Chicago and other urban markets.
Workout wear retailer Lululemon is the top retailer to work for heading into 2019, according to a report from Glassdoor that used employee feedback to rank companies. Trader Joe's, H-E-B, Nebraska Furniture Mart and Wegmans Food Markets rounded out the list's top five retail employers.
Kenshoo reports that Cyber Monday was a red letter day twice over for Amazon, with peak ad investments for one day as well as the highest sales of the year. The ad platform says that ads native to Amazon got more than double the amount of spending on Cyber Monday than they did on Prime Day.
Hasbro this year reallocated inventory as needed to retailers that had the highest sell-throughs, as part of the company's response to the Toys R Us bankruptcy, says CEO and Chairman Brian Goldner. Adding to this difficulty is the toy industry's long lead time for products, as well as the need to offload inventory once it's acquired, says Rod Daugherty of Blue Ridge.