How Stitch Fix built a culture of silence among stylists

Stitch Fix has long maintained that its business model is a blend of art and data science, with its stylists, who represent the artistic side of the company, ultimately deciding which clothes to send to clients. But 11 current and former stylists Modern Retail spoke with said they felt like the artistic side of the company has been devalued, following the announcement earlier this month that Stitch Fix was laying of 1,400 of its California stylists between now and the fall.

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Why outdoor seating doesn’t make sense for some restaurants

To help restaurants get back on their feet, a host of US states have permitted restricted reopening, making use of outdoor space. While it may be easy for some, it's impossible for others. And while such limited reopenings are a good start, they won’t suffice to keep many eateries afloat,

Amazon and Google are increasingly cracking down on counterfeits

Platforms like Google and Amazon have made new moves to crack down on fake product listings. This isn't a new problem, but that both are taking it on now show that they're trying better foster brand trust. The question remains whether or not these moves are enough for companies to feel protected from bad actors.

How one open-air mall is preparing to drive shoppers back over the summer

As malls prepare to welcome back shoppers, the types of experiences that they are willing to step out of the house for has changed. Rather than spending hours rifling through racks of clothing, some shoppers are turning to curbside pickup. Instead of spending a Saturday at the movie theater, they may stop by a restaurant that's open for outdoor dining. And that means some malls may have to reconfigure their space to make way for new types of attractions. 

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  • Lululemon is acquiring connected fitness company Mirror for $500 million, the activewear company announced on Monday. Lululemon was previously an investor in Mirror, which had raised $72 million to date.
  • Vox has a new report out about how Amazon warehouse workers feel about how the company has responded to the coronavirus. While workers said they feel warehouse working conditions have improved since March, they are unhappy with how the e-commerce giant has cracked down on employees who have spoken out.
  • CVS will start selling a new cosmetics line for men in about 2,000 of its stores. “Men’s grooming has seen incredible growth during this stay-at-home period,” CVS said in a statement announcing the news, and that “men are a top customer focus at CVS Beauty.”
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Number of masks Amazon said it has supplied across its fulfillment center network since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.


United Sodas’ playbook for launching a new brand

United Sodas of America unveiled its line of 12 flavors of low-calorie soda last May, which came after two years of development. At the most...


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