The real Prime day was the friends we made along the way
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YEEZY v. Walmart. The two are at it again. This time Kanye West is suing Walmart, claiming his sales have been affected by their knock off Adidas YEEZY Foam Runners, which Ye says is an “unauthorized exact copy.”
More Business News. Amazon’s 48-hour Prime Day sales soared past $11 billion this year, more than last year’s Cyber Monday sales. And Google delayed its cookie blocking plans until 2023.
The future lies in the past. At least according to Louis Vuitton. The luxury retail brand is certain that the digital experience for retail will always be just “a complement to the physical experience.”
Making a Spectacle. Warby Parker is the latest DTC brand to go public. The eyewear brand announced its confidential filing on Tuesday.
Fraudulent footlongs. Subway is in hot saltwater, after lab tests on 60 inches of their tuna sandwiches revealed no actual tuna DNA. The test results were inconclusive regarding the actual concoction of species present between the buns. We should have seen this coming though, right? When dining experiences can be measured in units of length, surely something fishy is to be expected.
Drop the Plant-Based Naked Chalupa. Not the most catchy marketing phrase. Nonetheless, Taco Bell is testing out a plant-based Naked Chalupa at a single location in Irvine, California, to continue their tradition of being a “food disruptor.” Do we want to approach the topic of the disruption we normally feel after eating at Taco Bell, or should we leave that one alone?
Now hiring—everywhere. There has always been unrest among retail workers, but now they are leaving their jobs in droves and the pandemic seems to have charged this shift. April revealed the largest exit on record in a single month in over 20 years, as workers opt for less stressful and higher paying positions. The industry has responded in small ways, but many still say they are not addressing the underlying issues enough. “We’re seeing a wider understanding that these were never good jobs and they were never livable jobs,” says professor of labor studies at Rutgers, Rebecca Givan.