American Eagle Outfitters has seen nine consecutive quarters of same-store revenue growth. Strong sales of jeans and the popularity of its Aerie lingerie brand put the teen retailer in a strong position heading into the peak of back-to-school season.
Designer and former MTV reality celebrity Lauren Conrad has expanded her LC Lauren Conrad line for Kohl's with plus sizes up to 3X. Conrad will also launch her third capsule collect at New York Fashion Week next month, and the new mother also wants to start designing fashions for children, she said.
Hourly employees at Amazon's fulfillment centers are entitled to the same amount of paid parental leave as salaried staff at the company's corporate offices. The e-commerce giant retooled its policies on parental leave in 2015, and benefits now include 20 weeks of paid leave for new moms who work more than 30 hours per week.
Kroger is teaming with vendor The Grocery Runners to test a home delivery service for grocery shoppers in its home market of Cincinnati. The service, which includes a fee for users, is among several delivery tests the retailer has participated in as Kroger works to find its best fit for a grocery delivery model.
Meijer will streamline and reorganize its information technology services team in a bid to better position the retailer in the competitive retail market and increase efficiencies, Senior Director of Communications Frank Guglielmi said. The move comes as Meijer works to increase its efforts in grocery e-commerce and adjust to changing shopper preferences.
Organic foods are now mainstream in the US market, as about 82% of shoppers purchase organic foods on a regular basis, and the focus in the organic market has shifted to lower prices, bulk buying and convenience, according to data from Ekowarehouse.
German discount supermarket chain Lidl booked UK sales growth of 18.9% in the quarter ending 13 Aug., making it Britain's fastest-growing grocery chain. Lidl now commands a 5.2% share of the UK grocery market, according to Kantar Worldpanel, putting it on the list of the country's seven largest grocers.
New York-based perfumery Le Labo is releasing its city-exclusive fragrances worldwide for the month of September, bringing scents like Paris' Vanille 44 and London's Poivre 23 to customers around the globe. The company will also reintroduce Aldehyde 44 to its collection this fall and add a fragrance called Mousse De Chene 30.
An eMarketer report forecasts that Snapchat will have the most US users in the coveted 12-to-17 and 18-to-24 age groups by the end of 2017 and will increase its US social-network market share to 40.8%. Instagram is predicted to see growth of 23.8% in overall US monthly users, with users under 12 growing 19% and users ages 12 to 17 growing 8.8%.