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‘It’s the price of admission’: How Levi’s is trying to build a hybrid workplace

Levi Strauss & Co chief human resource officer Tracy Laney spoke with Modern Retail about WFH policies, mental wellness in the workplace and DEI efforts.

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Modern Retail Research: Brands and retailers are focusing less on e-commerce modernization

Brands and retailers are retaining their resources and keeping the tech stacks they have. That's according to a recent survey of brands and retailers from Modern Retail and Glossy. The respondents were asked if they've updated their e-commerce platforms in the last year, and many said they hadn't

Q&A

'It's the price of admission': How Levi's is trying to build a hybrid workplace

Levi Strauss & Co chief human resource officer Tracy Laney spoke with Modern Retail about WFH policies, mental wellness in the workplace and DEI efforts.

'The category will continue to grow': EyeBuyDirect CEO Sunny Jiang on staying competitive with Warby Parker

EyeBuyDirect has been around since 2005 and its primary focus has been on value: a pair of frames from EyeBuyDirect can be as cheap as $6. This week on the Modern Retail Podcast, CEO Sunny Jiang spoke about the company's trajectory and how she's been steering the ship.

Other news to know

  • Warby Parker cuts its forecasts at its second-quarter earnings report. The company said it expects revenue to rise 8%-10% this year, as opposed to the initial forecast of 20%-22%.
  • McDonald’s is planning on reopening some of its locations in Ukraine. Before shutting down all of its restaurants in the region due to the ongoing war, the fast-food chain had 109 locations.
  • It’s tough out there for pharmacies looking for pharmacists. According to the Wall Street Journal, Walgreens is offering as much as a $75,000 sign-on bonus for pharmacists in some regions.
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Amazon Briefing: Aggregators search for growth in other marketplaces with a selective deal strategy

Amazon Briefing: Aggregators search for growth in other marketplaces with a selective deal strategy

The market for aggregators grew swiftly during the pandemic. But this year, aggregators have hunkered down and shifted focus to staff reduction and consolidation as record-high inflation and a potential recession has led to softening consumer demand. 

Why Omsom rebranded its packaging for its retail debut

With more direct-to-consumer brands entering retail, they face the challenge of standing out on a shelf instead of social media feeds. That's why DTC brand Omsom, known for its East Asian and Southeast Asian sauces, rethought its packaging and look for its first major retail debut at Whole Foods.

Wayfair's AllModern collaborates with designer Jason Wu to drum up decor sales

Wayfair's AllModern collaborates with designer Jason Wu to drum up decor sales

The collaboration signifies the latest designer collaboration from Wayfair, an online furniture mega marketplace that’s struggled to stay profitable in its 20-year history and is currently aiming to woo customers with designs at all price points.

Capri Holdings sales rise as luxury goods show signs of resilience

The company’s growth was largely driven by the consistent demand for luxury goods from high-income shoppers. Experts said shoppers of luxury goods aren’t as easily swayed by inflationary pressures. As a result, the company has remained optimistic about its long-term potential.

DTC Briefing: How attribution became the hot new battleground for e-commerce startups

DTC Briefing: How attribution became the hot new battleground for e-commerce startups

While e-commerce startups are still struggling with the fallout from last year’s iOS14 update, it’s been a boom for attribution vendors, who are increasingly finding themselves in demand.  In particular, two early-stage attribution startups: TripleWhale and Northbeam have commandeered a lot of interest from younger brands. They, along with more established multitouch attribution vendors like nine-year-old Rockerbox, say that they’ve seen an uptick in new clients last year.

As supply chain woes persist, brands' inventory management strategies are evolving

In the second half of the year, retailers continue to deal with price prices for raw materials as well as volatile transportation and shipping costs. As a result, many brands are tweaking their inventory management strategies by cutting SKUs or changing promotions.

Japanese-inspired discount stores Miniso and Daiso are eyeing the U.S. market

The Japanese-inspired discount store concept has been making inroads in the United States, amid soaring consumer costs and more real estate vacancies. Experts said this environment has created the perfect timing for discount stores to take a share of the U.S. market.

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