Styling service Stitch Fix told employees yesterday in an internal message that the company would be making changes to when stylists can work -- changes that stylists have to accept in the next two weeks, or resign. Three stylists told Modern Retail that they felt the changes were one of many ways that the stylist role had gotten less flexible over the years -- though flexibility has long been a selling point as Stitch Fix has tried to recruit stylists.
After a record-year of sales for its merchants, Shopify is overhauling its merchant platform, dubbing it Online Store 2.0. In an interview, Vanessa Lee, Shopify’s director of product for storefronts, spoke to Modern Retail about the e-commerce company's updated storefront tools and how it hopes to give brands more room for customization.
In an email announcing the layoffs, which was obtained by Modern Retail, Glossier CEO Emily Weiss, said “We have made the incredibly tough decision to part ways with over 80 members of our Glossier team.”
Instacart just announced that Seth Dallaire is its new chief revenue officer. Dallaire is an Amazon advertising veteran, who helped build the company's now multi-billion dollar business. His track record points to new horizons for the grocery delivery company.
Amazon’s second-quarter sales for 2019 saw net sales increase 20%, to $63.4 billion, compared to $52.9 billion over the same period last year. Jeff Bezos, in remarks to investors, attributed the sales growth to a positive customer response to Amazon’s push to one-day Prime shipping.
With Delivery Unlimited, Walmart is adding another option to its suite of delivery services that get orders to customers on a same-day basis, upping competition against Amazon and Target, as well as cross-retailer services like Instacart. It’s the latest in a string of additions to Walmart delivery options.
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