Customer Experience
Meijer Introduces In-Store Sushi & Craft Beer Bar
Meijer has introduced a sushi and craft beer bar – in collaboration with Hissho Sushi – at a store in Brighton, Mich. “With this new concept, Hissho Sushi is redefining the experience of a customer’s evening at their local grocery store,” Dan Beem, CEO of Hissho said. “This is a great opportunity to provide customers another option to consider while shopping our stores,” said Becky Bronkema, director of merchandising at Meijer. “We offer fresh to-go options, including pizza, sandwiches and sushi, at most of our stores already, so we envision the in-store restaurant concept to allow local neighbors to meet friends, have a quick business meeting or just grab a quick snack while checking grocery shopping off their list of to-dos.”
 
Ravens Gameday Experience Ranked Among the NFL’s Best
The Ravens and M&T Bank Stadium ranked No. 2 overall among all teams in 2019 in the NFL's annual Voice of the Fan survey – a poll that rates gameday experience satisfaction of fans. Baltimore earned No. 1 ratings for stadium technology, video board content, gameday staff, pregame concourse activities/fan fests outside stadium, instant replays/in-game highlights, highlights from around the NFL, and in-game and fantasy stats. The Ravens also were No. 2 in overall gameday entertainment and food and beverage, and No. 4 in fan arrival and tailgate experience.
 
 
Innovation
Stitch Fix officially launches ‘Shop Your Looks’
Stitch Fix’s “Shop Your Looks” now is available to all customers in the United States, a spokesperson told Retail Dive. Stitch Fix CEO Katrina Lake announced in October the company was testing the service, which allows customers to choose items that would go well with pieces they own. Lake stated in December the beta test was expanded to about a third of its female clientele and it would extend to men. “She also said then that those using the feature interacted with the company multiple times and that it boosted sales,” according to Retail Dive.
 
 
Corporate Social Responsibility
Congratulating the First Class of Live Better U Graduates
After starting a partnership with Guild Education less than two years ago to offer Walmart associates a path to a debt-free college degree through the Live Better U program, the first group of more than 30 associates has earned either associate’s or bachelor’s degrees. Walmart says it has more than 12,000 associates currently pursuing degrees, and the company will be celebrating graduates every month going forward.
 
 
Retail
Kohl’s to cut about 250 positions in corporate restructuring
Kohl's will be eliminating approximately 250 positions in a restructuring the company said will improve efficiency. According to a USA Today article, Kohl's Senior Vice President of Communications Jen Johnson said in a statement that the eliminated positions are across the organization at the corporate level. “The departures include removing a layer of regional store leadership roles and positions, restructuring teams in our merchant organization and changes to other positions in our corporate offices,” Johnson said.

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