1. Go where the customer is: Nordstrom brings its revolutionary Local service emporiums to more Los Angeles neighbourhoods and soon, New York City.
2. Starbucks will chuck plastic straws in hopes of reducing ocean waste
Those days of searching for the correctly sized straw for your giant iced drink at a Starbucks counter will soon come to an end, as the company has announced it intends to fully ditch plastic straws by 2020.
3. Alibaba rethinks retail with a new Guess store in Hong Kong