The logo on Target's new private-label workout wear line was originally created in 1968 for Dayton's, the retailer's predecessor. The All in Motion line's designers rediscovered the logo while searching for an image that represented collective movement and forward motion, spokeswoman Courtney Foster said.
Colorado-based Lucky's Market plans to shut down 32 of its 39 stores, including all of its Florida locations with the exception of a single store in Melbourne, according to multiple reports. While LUcky's officials declined to comment, the closings come in the wake of a recent announcement by Kroger that it would divest its stake in the retailer.
The latest survey from the Human Rights Campaign showed that Walmart, Kroger and Ahold Delhaize USA all earned perfect marks on the group's 2020 index for Corporate Equality. The study looked at workplace protection against discrimination as well as domestic partner benefits, health care that is transgender-inclusive and engagement with the LGBTQ community.
The Fresh Market has debuted an online store and corresponding mobile app, which allows customers to browse online in a variety of ways, including the option to shop by department, by collections or by dietary need. The new digital offerings are geared toward helping The Fresh Market build on its partnership with Instacart, and the grocer is also starting to offer curbside pickup at select locations.
Virtual reality is helping students with autism at Prior's Court School in England adapt to challenging situations by using headsets that present scenarios such as flying on a plane or shopping in a mall. "The VR sets allow them to experience new realities and probably help them transition when they have to face a new place," says the school's computing instructor, Nuno Guerreiro.
UK-based luxury brand Burberry will take its Fall 2020 show to Shanghai this spring, weeks after debuting it at London Fashion Week. The show will be the first time the brand, which has 61 stores in China, will present a full collection there, including styles designed specifically for the Chinese market.
PureWow's food editor adores many of Nordstrom's kitchenwares. Her top picks are the Nordstrom At Home large wood serving bowl, Le Creuset Signature 7 1/4-quart French/Dutch oven, Wusthof Classic Ikon 4 1/2-inch utility knife, Rosti Mepal Cirqula storage bowl set and Dansk Kobenstyle 2-quart saucepan with lid.
A Spanish winemaker's picnic spread for guests included bottles of white wine kept cool with the help of Vacu Vin Active Wine Coolers -- koozie-style, gel-filled bottle wraps that are pulled out of a freezer as needed. "Though it was a blissfully sunny day, the wine was crisp and just cold enough," Dana McMahan writes, noting that "it's such a small thing ... with such a big impact."
Reverse logistics will increasingly become its own business with its own space and technological solutions as the number of product returns continues to rise, writes Florence Haag. Third-party logistics providers and resale platforms -- both in the US and overseas -- are also growing as they help manage returns.
For-hire truck tonnage increased for the 10th consecutive year in 2019, up 3.3%, but that's much less than the 6.7% growth in 2018, according to the American Trucking Associations. "The overall annual gain masks the very choppy freight environment throughout the year, which made the market feel worse for many fleets," said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello.
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