Retail News & Headlines
April 21, 2021

Top stories in retail news and the business headlines that interest us today.

Post-Pandemic Spending Spree

Post-Pandemic Spending Spree

“Shoppers are emerging from their cocoons and aspiring to switch it up from sweatpants, stubble and streaming.

With each day, more Americans are getting Covid-19 vaccines. As spring temperatures warm up many parts of the country, consumers are booking plane tripshitting the mall or watching a movie in a theater again.

Retail sales rose 9.8% in March, according to the Commerce Department, as consumers wasted no time spending their $1,400 stimulus checks.”

Whole Foods Hand Scanners

Whole Foods Logo

“The company announced the payment system, called Amazon One, would be available at its Whole Foods store on Madison Broadway on Wednesday. The new system will be available across seven Seattle stores in the coming months.

The payment system works by scanning people’s palms to identify distinguishing characteristics like wrinkles, veins, and bones. An individual’s palm acts as a unique signature that is tied to their credit or debit card at the participating stores.”

Patagonia Ending Custom Logos

Patagonia Logo

“Patagonia is transitioning away from adding additional logos to our products, and we want to be clear about why.”


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