Gatorade launches Gx Sweat Patch that measures sweat, hydration levels

Gatorade Gx Scan Patch Source: Gatorade Sports drink maker Gatorade is launching its first ever wearable device, the Gx Sweat Patch. The patch is a one-time-use wearable that analyzes sweat to provide athletes with insights about their athletic performance and hydration levels. It’s Gatorade’s latest product at a time when the sports drink marketplace is …

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IFF & CCI Webinar: Sustainability in Textiles & Fashion – A Choice or a necessity?

Sustainability, along with traceability and transparency has been a key challenge for the textile industry for some time now. The area of sustainability in the fashion and textile industry has been challenged more than ever due to the resources that it uses and the contribution it makes to the economies. The industry produces about 8% …

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Tesla isn’t the only EV stock set for gains this year, says analyst

CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Electric vehicle stocks could climb up to 50% this year, according to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives, who thinks there’s enough room in the market for more than just Tesla. “In my opinion EV stocks could be up another 40- 50% this year, given what we’re …

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Oatly enters Starbucks cafes nationwide as it prepares for a big year

Starbucks will now serve Oatly’s oat milk. Starbucks Oat milk has officially gone mainstream. Starbucks cafes nationwide will carry Oatly’s nondairy substitute starting Tuesday, the coffee chain said Monday. The oat milk will be incorporated into Starbucks’ spring menu through the new Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. For Oatly, coffee shops are a crucial …

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Big Lots could see biggest earnings move in years. How you can trade it

Big Lots could see a big move after earnings this week. The department store operator’s implied volatility — how far up or down its stock could swing after its earnings report on Friday — is higher than it has been in years, Piper Sandler’s Craig Johnson told CNBC last week. Overall, the stock “has a …

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Nordstrom to add Tonal shops in 40 stores to boost fitness offerings

Nordstrom will be opening 40 mini Tonal shops inside its stores, beginning in March 2021. Source: Nordstrom PR Nordstrom is searching for ways to grow its active business, while it also adds more merchandise to its stores beyond dresses, shoes, handbags and makeup. It’s found a new partner in Tonal, a company that sells a …

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7 UX benefits driving retailers to adopt virtual waiting rooms in 2021

Whether it’s been ordering groceries online, registering for a COVID-19 vaccine, or buying the hottest pair of sneakers, chances are you’ve seen a virtual waiting room in the last year.  The concept behind this ecommerce UX trend is pretty simple: if traffic isn’t overwhelming, no shoppers see the waiting room. But if the number of …

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Halfords to repay £10m Covid furlough cash after strong sales | Halfords

Halfords has committed to repaying more than £10m in furlough money it received from taxpayers, thanks to stronger-than-expected sales during the latest Covid lockdown. The cycle and car parts retailer said like-for-like group sales unexpectedly jumped 6.2% in the first seven weeks of 2021. It now expects to report annual pretax profit of between £90m …

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Earthly Matters, a Zero Waste Refill Shop Opens in Carnaby’s Newburgh Street – Retail News – A1 Retail Magazine

Shaftesbury is delighted to announce the opening of Earthly Matters, a new zero waste refill shop located at 5 Newburgh Street in London’s Carnaby. The first of its kind in the neighbourhood, Earthly Matters opens its 844 sq ft space with an extensive range of organic, allergen-free and environmentally friendly products including fresh and dried …

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IKEA to increase sourcing of toys from India: Report

Swedish furniture major IKEA, which has a range of over 1,000 products as part of its children’s range, is looking to scale up sourcing of toys from India for its operations in New Delhi, said a top company official. Besides, IKEA India is also aiming to have around 12 per cent of sales from kids’ range of products …

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