Retail – Karolingische Klosterstadt Mon, 15 Aug 2022 18:03:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Retail – Karolingische Klosterstadt 32 32 Apple receives approval for $30 million retail settlement Mon, 15 Aug 2022 18:03:00 +0000

Last year, Apple agreed to pay California retail employees $30 million to settle a lawsuit over its bag check policy. This settlement has now been approved by a US District Court judge and will see the workers receive an average payout of $1,328 while the attorneys in the case will reap $10 million.

It’s been an incredibly long lawsuit, with employees first filing the class action lawsuit against Apple in 2013. According to employees, Apple forced retail workers to search before they left for the day, including including searches of their bags, purses, backpacks, briefcases and personal Apple devices.

Apple said the searches were necessary to make sure employees weren’t stealing products. Employees, however, said they often had to wait up to 45 minutes after their shift for this search to be completed, and they would not be paid for that time.

Notably, the lawsuit found that Tim Cook was largely unaware of the policy and when two employees complained directly to Cook about the issue, he forwarded the email to his human resources managers, asking “Is it true?”

A California judge dismissed the class action lawsuit in 2015, but that decision has been appealed. The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals then asked the California Supreme Court to clarify the law. In February 2020, the California Supreme Court ruled that Apple must pay for its retail work for this period.

The $30 million settlement, which Apple agreed to in November, has now been approved by US District Court Judge William Alsup, as reported Bloomberg Law. The class in the lawsuit includes 12,000 current and former employees of Apple stores in California.

The Settlement is in all respects fair, reasonable, adequate and appropriate, and in the best interests of the Settlement Class Members. In reaching this conclusion, the Court considered a number of factors, including: (1) the strength of the plaintiffs’ claims; (2) the risk, expense, complexity and likely duration of further litigation; (3) the amount offered in settlement; (4) the extent of the discovery made and the stage of the proceedings; (5) the experience and opinions of Class Counsel and Defense Counsel; and (6) the reaction of Settlement Class Members to the proposed Settlement.

The Court finds that the Settlement provides significant monetary recovery to all participating Settlement Class Members and concludes that such recovery is fair, reasonable and adequate when weighed against the risk of litigation related to damage.

You can read the judge’s full decision here.

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Heartland star opens store in Turner Valley Sat, 13 Aug 2022 23:30:00 +0000 Amber Marshall, who plays Amy Fleming in the TV series Heartland, recently opened a country lifestyle-themed retail store in Turner Valley.

Amber Marshall, who plays Amy Fleming in the CBC series Heartland, has opened a county lifestyle-themed retail store in the town of Turner Valley.

Marshall’s County Store, located at 146 Main Street, offers men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, gifts and home décor items with a distinctive country-chic style.

Local artisans are featured, along with clothing and other items from the Amber Marshall collection.

On July 30, fans and supporters gathered outside the store for a grand opening celebration.

“Welcome to Amber Marshall’s first-ever brick-and-mortar store, Marshall’s Country Store,” Marshall told those in attendance.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held during the inauguration and a video was posted on YouTube. In the video, Marshall thanked those in attendance and said she was overwhelmed with support.

“I really appreciate all the support from all of you who came out today and made this even more special than it already is,” she said.

She then cut the red ribbon with a pocket knife, officially opening the store to cheers from the crowd.

Heartland, the award-winning series that premiered in 2007, is now in its 16th season. Much of the filming for the series is done in the Foothills area.

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Crypto and FOMO attract retail investors, ASIC says Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:41:03 +0000

Additionally, ASIC found that around 25% of investors said crypto was their only investment. And crypto trading platforms were among the most popular trading platforms after bank-owned platforms.

The research was conducted in late 2021, before the crypto markets collapsed and amid increased retail investor activity.

“Despite changes in economic conditions since the research was conducted, retail market activity has generally remained elevated this year compared to pre-pandemic levels,” ASIC noted.

The apparent popularity of crypto with retail investors has alarmed the regulator, he said.

“We are concerned about the number of respondents who reported investing in unregulated and volatile crypto-asset products,” ASIC Chairman Joe Longo said in a statement.

“According to the survey, only 20% of cryptocurrency owners viewed their investment approach as ‘risk-taking,’ raising concerns that investors don’t understand the risks of this asset class,” he said. he declared.

“ASIC is also concerned that there are limited protections for investments in crypto-assets given that they have become increasingly mainstream and are heavily advertised and promoted. There are strong arguments for crypto-asset regulation to better protect investors,” he added.

In addition to the popularity of crypto, the report found that retail investors use a variety of digital channels and social media platforms to find investment information, with 41% citing social media including YouTube, Facebook, podcasts and “finfluencers” as sources, and 34% rely on Google searches.

“It’s encouraging to see more people, especially younger investors, engaging in the market,” Longo said. “A third of all investors surveyed said they were ‘long term’. However, half of those surveyed admitted to investing in things because they didn’t want to miss out.

“This, coupled with more complex and opaque financial product and service offerings, as well as the speed and reach of marketing and distribution through digital channels, may expose investors to new risks or levels higher existing risks,” he said.

How retail leaders are moving from response mode to mission mode Tue, 09 Aug 2022 17:57:16 +0000

The retail industry has faced many upheavals over the past two years. There will be more to come. The business outlook remains highly uncertain, with supply chain and labor disruptions in particular keeping executives up at night.

Conference rooms have to get used to a period of significant and rapid change, with no obvious end in sight. As such, the challenges facing their businesses are vastly different than they were just a few years ago.

In fact, it’s no longer enough to just focus on running a retail business. Leaders must now consider, understand and make informed predictions on a range of issues that go beyond their traditional remit – from foreign affairs and environmental factors to public policy and social issues.

Moreover, they face a rate of change that has not been seen for a generation. The level of business uncertainty created by the pandemic has put retailers in a constant state of “response mode”. There was no time to debate business decisions at length – it was a matter of “just doing it” in the face of each new disruption.

But in the years since, this fast and furious pace of change has not slowed. Consider how quickly consumer priorities and behaviors have shifted this year. Until recently, personal health concerns trumped economic concerns in the minds of consumers.

Now more people are concerned about their finances – a significant turnaround from last year. In fact, 80% of consumers rank inflation and the cost of living as their top economic concerns.

At the same time, companies must redefine their workforce models for a labor market that looks very different from a few years ago. Meeting changing customer and employee expectations requires a much more adaptive workforce – a digital, empowered, flexible and diverse workforce.

Retailers must also explore new ways to serve the consumer, as the emergence of new technologies and channels drives rapid advances in consumer automation and personalization.

The metaverse, for example, is a fertile space for retail to explore. But it requires a culture of cutting-edge experimentation and consumer-driven innovation – qualities that many companies still need to reinforce.

What does all this complex change mean for retail leaders? This requires a new kind of CEO skill set – a passionate, entrepreneurial leadership style combined with an innovative “outside-in” mindset to drive growth.

This new breed of leaders will be mission-driven, focused on achieving specific goals rather than general management. They will also have to operate in dual mode, focusing on business and operations on the one hand, while paying particular attention to the macro level (consumers, geopolitics, climate change, etc.) on the other.

For these reasons, we should expect to see the next generation of retail leaders from broader backgrounds – fields such as venture capital, serial entrepreneurship and law.

This new blood will need to be passionate about the purpose of their brands and relentlessly focused on related issues such as sustainability. They will need to be data-driven and collaborative, thinking beyond simply defining a business vision and instead seeking to inspire employees and customers with an outward-looking entrepreneurial spirit.

They will also need to move away from the traditional “command and control” approach and start managing the business in a more facilitative and empowering way. This means cultivating an environment of “constant resetting”, constantly questioning, learning and reinventing business practices.

It also means understanding the importance of taking thoughtful risks, while protecting the core business. It is not easy. Leaders need to be as focused on deep analysis and thoughtful decision-making as the previous generation was on motivation and expression.

More than anything, as five great forces continue to sweep across all industries – the metaverse, shifts in talent, technology, sustainability and business reinvention – the next generation of leaders will be those who create companies that can sense , to shape and respond to market conditions. in near real time.

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A Retail Incubator – Times Gazette Fri, 05 Aug 2022 21:52:19 +0000

Shops can be accessed from Posey Plaza in downtown Greenfield. The event space is visible in the back of the photo.

Photo by Angela Berger

Posey Plaza, Greenfield’s new incubator space at 228 Jefferson St., was officially welcomed into downtown Greenfield on Wednesday.

Owner Misty Posey, who also owns Phase 2 next door, said she wanted to open the space as an incubator to help other small businesses start and grow their businesses here in Greenfield.

There are five places, and they are all full. These include Backyard Primitive Design, Sassy Sisters Boutique, Ohio Red Barn, Vibrational Sound Massage and another that will open in the next few months.

There is also event space at the back of the building that can be rented. Currently, a refrigerator is available for use with the space, and there are plans to add a kitchenette, Posey said. Restrooms are also available for those using the space. For more information on space rental, visit Phase 2 during business hours (Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.) and talk to Misty or call 937-763-9829.

There are no particular hours of operation for Posey Plaza, rather the space is open based on individual store owners in the space.

To help celebrate the occasion, Posey received a bag full of items from local businesses including Fifth Third Bank, Community Savings Bank, Merchants Bank, Southern Hills Community Banks, Jetts Pro Embroidery and Junkluggers. The banner used for these welcomes and bearing the words “Welcome to the Village of Greenfield”, was provided by Jetts.

“I love that we have an entrepreneur who built a space that she wasn’t even sure she could occupy,” City Manager Todd Wilkin said Wednesday. “Not only did it fulfill it, but it created opportunities for promising entrepreneurs to grow in downtown Greenfield.”

Angela Shepherd is a correspondent for the village of Greenfield.

Shops can be accessed from Posey Plaza in downtown Greenfield. The event space is visible in the back of the photo.

Posey Plaza is home to five businesses, an event space

Mesquite approves 235 acres of retail and commercial development – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth Thu, 04 Aug 2022 01:48:56 +0000

Mesquite has approved a 235-acre development creating approximately 180,000 square feet of retail and retail space and approximately 3.2 million square feet of industrial, retail and logistics space.

City officials plan to launch the development project in early 2024.

“Our team is extremely excited about working in the City of Mesquite. We see such potential for this area as one of Mesquite’s premier industrial/business parks along Interstate 20 in the county. from Dallas,” said Sergio Izquierdo of 42 Real Estate.

The commercial and industrial developments, Mesquite said, will feature modern design with high-quality building materials and be surrounded by 3,900 new homes in the highly desirable Solterra neighborhood.

These sites will also include the redevelopment of a main road, new sewer and water connections, and create jobs in the area for new residents.

The city said the location includes aspects such as freeway visibility and accessibility to 1,500 miles of freeway connecting Mesquite to Shreveport, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; Atlanta, Georgia; and Columbia, South Carolina.

“Mesquite is delighted to welcome this promising development and I look forward to working with this developer who is committed to high quality construction. This project is full of potential that will benefit the entire community,” said the City Manager for the Town of Mesquite. Cliff Keheley.

Coty and Ant Group enter into a strategic partnership to deploy the Alipay+ solution in the global travel retail industry Tue, 02 Aug 2022 09:14:00 +0000

GENEVA & SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) (“Coty”), a leading global beauty and fragrance company, has officially signed the Global Travel Retail Joint Business Partnership with Ant Group to strengthen cooperation in digitization. The deal means Coty will be the first beauty company to enter into the strategic travel retail partnership to support digital platforms like Alipay and other digital payment methods globally via Alipay+, a cross-border mobile payments suite. global and marketing solutions operated by Ant Group.

Based on this partnership, Coty will continue to grow the travel retail business through the digital operation powered by Alipay+, creating comprehensive and diverse brand campaigns through Alipay and other payment platforms, and delivering a more personalized customer experience with higher quality and efficiency. This strategic partnership will expand from China to the wider APAC region and then to Coty’s global travel retail market.

Over the past year, Coty’s travel retail business has performed exceptionally well. Traffic and sales of brick-and-mortar retail stores in Hainan saw strong growth thanks to the digital operation, and the duty-free business in China recorded triple-digit growth.

The digital operation is a clear strategic focus for Coty Travel Retail to innovate online and offline shopping experiences with a traveler-centric approach. Alipay, as a leading open digital platform operated by over 80 million businesses serving over one billion consumers, is a valued partner for Coty to co-create the future of beauty through innovative marketing capabilities and digital payment solutions. Since 2021, Coty has partnered with Alipay for a series of travel retail activations, including Lancaster Super Brand Day, the annual fragrance award, and launched the “Travel Around World” campaign in June.

“Cooperation with Ant Group in the field of digitization will help us serve our customers better”, Caroline Andreotti, Executive Vice President of Coty’s Global Travel Retail business, remarked during the signing ceremony. “Going forward, Coty and Ant will continue to work together to explore more digital channel opportunities to enhance the consumer experience. We will also aim to provide better services and products to more consumers around the world when of their journey, and to allow them to enjoy a better, more convenient and sustainable future.”

With the signing of this agreement, Coty will move forward hand in hand with Ant Group to accelerate the development of the digital service as well as the travel retail business, and will continue to develop deeper cooperation globally, through precision marketing, omnichannel activations and digital payment solution.

Coty’s travel retail department brings the iconic global brands and regional brands most loved by tourists to the travel retail channels, spanning prestige and mainstream brands, to build a matrix that includes three product categories: fragrances, makeup and skin care. Currently, the brands that Coty’s retail department operates in the Asia-Pacific market include: 2-axis beauty brands (covering makeup and fragrances): Gucci beauty and Burberry beauty; the fragrance category — Chloé, Tiffany, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein; and the skincare category, of which Lancaster, founded in Monaco in 1946, is a representative among iconic premium skincare brands.

The skincare category, in particular, has grown exponentially in Asia and represents a huge growth opportunity for Coty Travel Retail. By launching Lancaster with an Asia-focused product line, Coty aims to become an even stronger global player in skincare. It showcases new merchandising models and offers Asian consumers effective, sophisticated, safe and sustainable personal care products customized to meet their regional needs. The key markets for this new product line are China, Korea, Thailand and India focusing on the category’s key markets in the travel retail industry and a strategic driver of growth for the company.

So far, Lancaster has opened four physical retail stores in Hainan and launched an official mini-program on the Alipay platform, injecting a boost into Coty’s skincare business expansion in APAC.

Through innovative technologies and solutions, Alipay+ offers a simple way to attract digital-first customers and makes it easier for merchants to serve hundreds of millions of users from leading digital payment service providers. In particular, thanks to a unique integration and a simple technical adaptation, merchants can access all existing and later integrated digital payment methods brought by Alipay+. Moreover, Alipay+ can help merchants further expand the reach of potential users with its rich marketing campaign solutions.

Facing the impact and challenges caused by COVID-19, Alipay+ has been working with brands since 2020, to find a way out for the travel retail industry in the post-pandemic era. With its holistic understanding of brand business, Alipay+ strives to strengthen the digital operation and transformation of business partners, and improve consumers’ shopping experience through its payment and marketing solutions.

About Coty, Inc.

Founded in Paris in 1904, Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with a portfolio of iconic brands in fragrances, color cosmetics, and skin and body care. Coty serves consumers around the world, selling prestige and mass market products in more than 130 countries and territories. Coty and our brands allow people to express themselves freely, creating their own vision of beauty; and we are committed to creating our own positive impact on the planet. Learn more at or on LinkedIn and Instagram.

About Ant Group and Alipay+

Ant Group aims to create the infrastructure and platform to support the digital transformation of the service industry. It strives to enable all consumers and small and micro-enterprises to have equal access to financial and other services that are inclusive, green and sustainable.

Ant Group is the owner and operator of Alipay, China’s leading digital platform serving hundreds of millions of users and connecting them with merchants and partner financial institutions that offer inclusive financial services and digital services. daily life such as food delivery, transportation, entertainment. , and health care.

Ant Group further introduced Alipay+, a suite of global cross-border mobile payments and marketing solutions that enables merchants, especially small and medium-sized businesses, to better serve consumers around the world by collaborating with global partners.

]]> OKC’s skyline expands with a mix of 5-story offices and retail Sun, 31 Jul 2022 18:27:05 +0000

One of Oklahoma City’s largest law firms is set to anchor a five-story mixed-use building to be constructed in the heart of Midtown.

Phillips Murrah will occupy the top three floors of the building, which will be along NW 10, west of Hudson Avenue and across from Fassler Hall. Restaurants and shops are planned for the first two floors.

A five-story office and retail building will be built facing NW 10 between Hudson and Walker Avenues, while a garage will be built south facing NW 9.

The 110-employee company has been based in Corporate Tower since 2006. During that time, Midtown has grown from a run-down medical hallway to a thriving mix of housing, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment.

“While we really like the building we’re in right now, we wanted to do something a little different,” said Tom Wolfe, managing partner at Phillips Murrah. “Midtown seems like such a vibrant and growing place. We felt it was a good place for our lawyers and staff. Much of the driving force behind the decision to move was driven by some of the younger people in our business. »

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The company was also considering making significant changes to its current space, Wolfe said.

“We’re getting a fresh start that way,” Wolfe said. “What worked 20 years ago doesn’t work as well today.”

A rooftop patio and restaurant are planned along the east end of a five-story building to be constructed along NW 10 across from Fassler Hall in Midtown.

The planned project provides parking

The 80,000 square foot building is part of a Midtown Renaissance development that will also include a parking garage for tenants and area visitors.

Chris Fleming, a Midtown Renaissance partner, said the garage is designed to fit the district’s approach to “shared parking” to make the most of the parking supply.

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