• Casket Company Holds Black Friday Sale
    Titan Casket is taking a nontraditional route for a funeral industry brand to increase awareness and consideration. "Consumers tend not to shop around for the best deals on coffins or flowers when they are grieving the loss of a loved one," per Fast Company. "But the cofounders of Titan Casket, a direct-to-consumer casket maker that sells coffins online and through Costco and Amazon, want that to change."
  • Disney Enthusiasts Cheer CEO Shift, But Park Changes Are Not A Given
    While Disney enthusiasts were not fans of the company's recently ousted CEO Bob Chapek, the return of Bob Iger doesn't mean changes at the theme parks are a given. "One of the most hated CEOs of the storied entertainment company in recent history, Chapek earned a reputation for cost-cutting, price hiking and just about every Scrooge McDuck-like behavior in the books," per SFGate. "Among his most visible and unpopular moves were in the Disney Parks, where endless cost increases were paired with declines in quality."
  • Kanye West Reportedly Manipulated Yeezy Staff With Porn, Bullying
    Former Yeezy sneakers team members claim that singer-turned-businessman Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, routinely bullied them, according to an exclusive Rolling Stone story about the environment at the former Adidas brand. The story alleges that Adidas execs "turned their moral compass off."  Adidas ended its partnership with Ye last month after the musician's anti-Semitic tirade.
  • Kim Kardashian 'Outraged' Over Balenciaga Holiday Campaign
    Kim Kardashian is not happy about Balenciaga's holiday campaign. The fashion brand has received "backlash for referencing child pornography and featuring child models alongside fetish imagery," per USA Today. "'The reality-television star turned beauty mogul said she was 'shaken' by the campaign’s 'disturbing images.' Kardashian added that she’s currently reevaluating her professional relationship with Balenciaga."
  • Nike Brings 'Rise' Store To The U.S.
    Brick and mortar retail is not dead, if Nike's Rise store concept is any indication. "The athletic apparel and footwear giant has opened the first North American location of Nike Rise, at Aventura Mall, Aventura, Fla.," per Chain Store Age."Similar to the other locations, the newest Nike Rise has an area where shoppers can customize their sneakers and apparel (Nike By You) and plenty of screens displaying local sports, city and athlete data. Two-floor LED screens display real-time sports moments, seasonal brand campaigns and city-specific member data from the Nike Training Club and Nike Run Club apps, so that the community can …
  • 'Tis The Season For Matching Pajamas
    It's time for couples and families everywhere to don their matching evening wear, but it's not formalwear we're talking about. "The tradition of matching pajama sets has been a holiday season staple for families that dates back decades," per The New York Times. "In recent years, however, it has evolved into yet another cuffing season status symbol — a way to hard launch a new relationship on Instagram or simply display their love to the masses."
  • Burberry Aims For Mass Growth
    Burberry is looking to trade in its exclusivity for mass sales. The brand's CEO says the brand will leverage its “Britishness” and connection with British design, craft and culture to increase sales and profits. "The next phase of growth includes plans to broadly double sales of leather goods, shoes and women’s ready-to-wear and grow outerwear to 50 percent in the medium term. He also wants to grow accessories to more than 50% of total sales in the long term," per Sourcing Journal. 
  • Gun Violence At Walmart: A Sobering Scorecard
    Unfortunately, the episode of gun violence at a Chesapeake, Virginia Walmart Nov. 22 in which seven people died was not a one-off. Reuters provides "a partial list" of five other incidents, which occurred from Aug. 3, 2019 to June 8, 2014.
  • Snoop Dogg Launches Pet Line On Amazon
    Snoop Dogg  is launching a pet line, Snoop Doggie Doggs, in partnership with SMAC Entertainment, Little Earth Productions, Inc. and Amazon. Products include pet harnesses, hats, leashes,  jerseys and hoodies. 'For dog lovers who wants their pet to live in the lap of luxury, silver and gold doggy bowls are offered in small and large size," per Billboard. "And for owners whose pup is in need of another toy for their good girl or boy’s collection, three options on the site include a 'Doggie Doobie' blunt shaped toy, a boom box toy that plays audio of Snoop rapping 'bow wow …
  • Fomer CEO Returns To Disney After Brief Retirement
    Bob Iger is back as Walt Disney Co.'s chief executive officer after retiring some 11 months ago, while the company faces huge challenges. "Morale has rarely been lower, people inside the company say, the result of a stock price that has fallen to about $96 from $197 over the last 20 months, devastating the stock options given to some senior Disney executives as part of their compensation," per The New York Times
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