Photo: Jay Reed
Target ruled the retail news world the entire beginning of the week as it’s special Lily Pulitzer collection sold out on Sunday morning in the matter of hours. Customers were outraged, accusing Target of being unable to handle such a collection. But this is the way the ball bounces with a limited collection, although it was intended to last for weeks, it was successfully sold out.
2. Popeyes Fires Pregnant Woman After She is Robbed by Gunpoint in Store
Houston employee claims to have been fired from Popeyes for not repaying the Franchise owner the 400 dollars robbed by gunpoint out of the register during her shift. HR reps have come back saying that she was fired for not following protocol and having too much money in the register at once. After a sea of bad press the Popeye’s CEO requested that the franchise owner call the employee personally to apologize and offer her job back, which he did. The lady does not know if she wishes to return.
3. Sorry Ladies, No More Eye Candy
Photo by: Don
Abercrombie and Hollister have announced that they are dropping the jail bait. It was discussed in fourth quarter, with the very sudden departure of the CEO Mike Jefferies this past December. Allot of change is coming for the dwindling teen retailer as this will not only target their models but they are also no longer to hire based off of appearance. This will lead to expanding their customer range by including plus size clothing and relaunching their Anti-Bullying campaign.
4. Preparing the People for the Minimum Wage Debate this Election
Democrats push for minimum wage to raised raised to $12 an hour by 2020. Although 73% of Americans (including 53% of Republicans) all agree that $10.10 is an appropriate raise to bring back the living wages of minimum wage. But $12 would grant minimum wage workers the “purchasing power” that minimum wage carried in the sixties. I’m curious, what’s your vote on the matter? How much of a raise is adequate while still securing jobs?
5. Girl Scout Cookies from Home?!
Photo Credit: Brian
Satisfy that Girl Scout Cookie sweet tooth year round! That’s right, the Girl Scouts have released their cookies and their oven in Easy Bake form for children. I can tell you exactly what my daughter will definitely be receiving for her birthday this year. It will even be released with tools so that your child too can create their own cookie empire in your front yard, get ready Aislyn, Mommy will make you a shopgirl yet! 😉