Thanks to an article in the Times about its business structure that is as elaborately researched as it is grimly depressing, consumers are being forced to take a closer look at Amazon and ask themselves, “How do I feel about supporting a hellscape?”
Orange Coast Magazine has a profile about Lynsi Snyder, the 31-year-old president of the much beloved In-N-Out Burger chain, and it’s filled with a bunch of interesting tidbits about the family that founded the company in the 1940s and how it has remained profitable and popular even as competitors like McDonald’s saw a sudden rise, and other beloved chains like Five Guys entered the market.
According to The Washington Post, Walmart is threatening to pull out plans to build three stores in Washington D.C. if the city’s living wage bill for major retailers becomes law. D.C.’s minimum wage is $8.25 an hour but the City Council’s bill would require retailers with corporate sales of $1 billion or more and operating in spaces 75,000 square feet or larger to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour. The bill would also affect retailers like Costco, Macy’s and Home Depot (Costco, as we’ve learned, already pays it’s hourly workers an average of $20.89 an hour).
Fast Company takes a look at how companies use colors to trigger specific emotions out of people. I mean, Oreos™ are pretty dependable!