In leaving behind a year to be remembered for its various cultural and political technological blunders, it remains unclear what technology’s role in society should be — and will be — in the future.
We’re saying farewell to 2016, a year when clothing stores were suddenly teeming with off-the-shoulder tops; when restaurant menus filled with dishes featuring ghost pepper and other sriracha successors; and when gaming geeks went mad for the old-school-style Nintendo NES consoles that reminded them of their childhoods.
Supermarket chains dominated a list of hottest retailers in 2015, according to information released by the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) STORES magazine.
The trend is reflective of “grocers moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach and adopting new practices that focus more on their brands and shoppers,” according to NRF.
Adidas Wednesday announced it is expanding its relationship with hip-hop star and fashion designer Kanye West with a co-branded effort dubbed “adidas + KANYE WEST” that the company calls “a Yeezy branded entity creating footwear, apparel and accessories for all genders across street and sport.” An Adidas spokeswoman speaking to Reuters declined to disclose the financial terms of the deal and how long it may last.
For whatever reason, summer is the prime time of year when Americans pull up roots—and find new places to plant them again. This moving season is shaping up as one of the busiest in memory. As the economy continues to improve, job markets are opening wide, the sun is shining on folks’ financial prospects, and people are on the move.