Industry News

  • Walmart Employees Are Featured in New Spot Set to Enduring Song ‘Lean on Me’
    av Lisa Lacy på 4 april, 2020 vid 18:48

    A new Walmart ad begins airing today featuring its employees singing Bill Withers’ 1972 classic ”Lean on Me” as a message of hope during the coronavirus pandemic. Walmart said it recently became aware of a video posted by one of its stores in Paris, Ill. with employees singing the song. This Facebook video from the… […]

  • Amazon Is Reportedly Delaying Prime Day Until August Due to COVID-19
    av Mónica Marie Zorrilla på 3 april, 2020 vid 21:53

    Amazon is reportedly postponing its summer blowout sales event, Prime Day, until at least August due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. According to internal Amazon executive meeting notes obtained by Reuters, pushing back Prime Day by about two months could result in a $100 million loss from the roughly 5 million devices it may now… […]

  • Pandora Creates Zoom Backgrounds Based on Drake’s ‘Toosie Slide’
    av David Cohen på 3 april, 2020 vid 21:15

    The new single from Drake, ”Toosie Slide,” topped 1 million streams on Pandora in 12 hours, and the streaming service celebrated by releasing several Zoom backgrounds related to the song. Pandora Pandora Pandora Pandora Zoom users can click the arrow next to Stop Video and select Choose Virtual Background, or go to Video Settings and… […]

  • Everlane Workers Were Laid Off at a Busy Time—and Days After Asking for Union Recognition
    av Diana Pearl på 3 april, 2020 vid 20:37

    For the past few weeks, news of staff cuts in the retail sector has been nearly constant, with Sephora laying off its part-time workers while brands including Macy’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond furloughing employees in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. But even among that onslaught, the news that Everlane had laid off the… […]

  • With Rent Due, Leases Don’t Give Retailers and Restaurants an Easy Out
    av Richard Collings på 3 april, 2020 vid 20:37

    For retailers and restaurants opting to not pay rent to their landlords, contractual language in their lease agreements is not likely to provide much relief, according to industry sources who asked for anonymity due to the sensitive nature of negotiations. A number of chains are struggling to pay their bills because their locations are shuttered… […]