value retailers such as Matalan, New Look, and George at Asda put pressure on price reductions for fashion retailers. To maintain a competitive advantage, Topshop handed its reins over to a lady hailed as the “most influential person on the British high street” during the mid-1990s, Jane Shepherdson. Shepherdson has been credited with democratizing women’s style and changing the way they buy and wear fashion. Under her reign, the brand was transformed into a style mecca, creating well-designed, style-savvy clothing. … [Read more...] about Where Topshop went wrong
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The comedy business, like so many others, has a diversity problem. Phoebe Robinson believes that the only way to fix it is to start at the beginning. The podcaster, author, and TV host, who got her start in stand-up before joining fellow comedian Jessica Williams to create the 2014 podcast 2 Dope Queens, is working to develop a fresh wave of talent via her new production company, Tiny Reparations, and a book imprint of the same name under Penguin Random House. Finding diverse writers and producers “is not going to work if you’re only looking for white guys named Scott!” she says. “No offense to all the Scotts out there.” Robinson recently debuted an advice podcast, Black Frasier (after the TV psychiatrist), and her new Comedy Central show, Doing the Most With Phoebe Robinson, airs next year. … [Read more...] about Phoebe Robinson Talks about ‘Doing the Most,’ and More
Frequently, the insults become gender-based and cross a line into sexual harassment—or outright threats. Natasha is sometimes called a “whore,” which she’d expect from drunken clubbers in her past jobs, “but not from somebody at, like, 6 p.m. on a Tuesday.” Two-fifths of workers reported they’ve noticed an increase in unwanted sexualized comments. According to the report, surveyed workers have received remarks including “Pull that mask down so I can see if I want to take you home later,” “I’ll take your mask off and stick my tongue down your throat,” and “I don’t wear a condom; I sure as hell aren’t going to wear a mask!” … [Read more...] about ‘Maskual harassment,’ angry customers, and no tips: The life of restaurant workers during COVID-19
As viewers around the country tune in for hours-long sessions digesting complex electoral math, it’s likely they’ll be seeking some gastronomic solace. Around the country, it appears that nibbles on the more calorific side are the eats of choice for the night—and one voter didn’t even wait until the evening to stock up. At 11 a.m., ice cream fanatic Joe Biden reportedly made a purchase of ice cream sandwiches and a Dr Pepper. … [Read more...] about What is America likely to eat on election night?
Crisis Point: The Pandemic Has Taken A Toll On Working Mothers At Every Level. Here’s A Look Salesforce, which is renowned for its progressive political stances—in the past, the company has threatened to boycott states hostile to LGBTQ rights—responded to the pandemic by allowing working parents to take six weeks of paid time off. They can also be reimbursed for backup childcare five days a month, at up to $100 per day. At the same time, public schools in San Francisco, where Salesforce is headquartered, remain closed until at least January 2021; learning hubs established by the district to provide parents with childcare have the capacity to serve just 3.3% of students. … [Read more...] about Why “flexibility” may be the least helpful thing companies can offer working parents right now