As a well-known retailer who has built its foundation and upstanding reputation on the values of wellness, fitness and the great outdoors, it only makes sense that eco-friendliness would be at the forefront of REI’s brand vision. As it turns out, the co-op has been quietly yet meticulously compiling an updated set of sustainability standards for the past two years, covering issues from chemical uses to animal welfare and beyond.
B.GOOD is sprouting up at The Market at Springwoods Village in Spring, TX — the eatery’s first Texas location. Currently in 11 states and three countries with roughly 60 locations, the farm-to-table, mission-driven, fast-casual eatery utilizes locally sourced and health-focused ingredients. Its tagline follows suit: ‘food with roots.’
Just because Nordstrom has remained one of the leading upscale American department stores for over a century, doesn’t mean they won’t continue to reach new levels to stay above the fold. Enter their newest release: a Manhattan-based mecca for custom products, convenience and cocktails.
In an effort to contribute to a more sustainable future and in partnership with RiverRoad Waste Solutions, Chipotle Mexican Grill has set a goal to divert half of its restaurant waste from landfills by 2020.
Claiming the top spot yet again on Brand Finance’s Top 50 list for brand value worldwide, athletic enterprise Nike (currently valued at $2.8 billion) beat out its major competitor, Adidas ($1.4 billion), who took the fourth spot behind fast fashion retailers H&M ($1.8 billion) and Zara ($1.7 billion.) While the number one spot doesn’t exactly come as a shock, it’s a victorious undertaking after a particularly tough year, specifically facing some unprecedented setbacks in the North American teenage market.
In today’s Western society, where gender identity stereotypes are becoming increasingly frowned upon, the “shock factor” related to gender fluidity and its many nuances seems to be on a steady decline. But for even the most progressive of thinkers, the latest buzzword in parenting might pose a conundrum. According to The Cut, the upbringing of the “theyby” — also known as a baby born and raised free of the constraints of gender designation — is on the rise.
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For fashion enthusiasts in today’s modern world, Uniqlo is likely a familiar name. Founded in Japan in 1984, the quality yet affordable casual wear brand has become a top contender in the global fast fashion market. In a matter of 20 years, the brand has expanded to more than 1,300 stores across 15 countries in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
Each year, Fishbowl, a leading restaurant data, marketing & analytics agency, rolls out a list of the industry’s up-and-coming restaurants who are well on their way to the top. Vetting through annual assessment data including customer return rates and reviews from food-focused corporations like Yelp and Trip Advisor, Fishbowl prides itself on its ability to predict the industry’s soon-to-be best.
In the constantly evolving arena of social media, curating engaging content is not a simple feat — but it is one that the folks at Urban Outfitters seem to have mastered.
To the outside eye, Kang Nam Tofu House is simply a Korean restaurant tucked away in a California strip center. But diners are granted an experience unlike most when they learn that their server will be accompanied by a robot. Owned by John Ha, co-founder of tech startup Bear Robotics and former Google engineer, the restaurant is the first in the world to use the robot-turned-server’s assistant.