McDonald's has spent years monitoring staff connected to groups such as Fight for $15, which aims to raise the minimum wage, Motherboard reported.
Costco is raising its minimum wage to $16 per hour, the CEO announced in a congressional hearing on Thursday.
In this week's Insider Retail, we're looking at some major drive thru problems, an iconic doll's comeback, and the food tech startups to watch.
NPR said it reviewed documents by One Medical leadership advising practitioners that the company is "not policing" who gets vaccines.
Tiffany & Co. will end its stay at a Trump-owned building on East 57th Street next year, leaving five stories vacant, according to a new report.
Amazon workers told Vice they feel higher-ups directed them to mail ballots at the mailbox to "monitor us and gauge how many people are using" it.
Home Depot was given a price-target upgrade by Bank of America, which pointed to consistent double-digit same store sales as one driver.
Amazon says that its push for a $15 minimum wage is good business. Experts say it is also a new weapon against Walmart.
Gucci, the Trump Tower's biggest commercial tenant, has extended its lease for the building beyond 2026, The New York Times reported.
Scentre profits have swung $5 billion into the red in the space of 12 months after downgrading the value of its Westfield centres. As a result, the retail empire produced a $3.7 billion loss for the full year to December. Rents also took a hit, with rents falling to just […]
GameStop CFO Jim Bell will likely depart the company in March with an exit package that's worth about $30 million, according to Bloomberg.
Alex Faherty is the cofounder of the clothing brand Faherty. The company weathered the pandemic due to its diversified business model. It also went on a hiring spree to bring on writers who could develop the storytelling of the brand. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In […]
Until enough people have received the COVID-19 vaccine and further studies show whether those immunized can carry the virus, masks will be needed.
Over the past few weeks, NFT sales have taken off. Crypto art pieces can sell for millions of dollars online and the market is valued at $100 million.
Chick-fil-A had a 45% market share of online chicken sandwich orders in December, with Popeyes in a distant second with only 17%.
Early on, Faherty focused on diversifying the company's business model, so that it did not depend too much on one medium for revenue or profits.
Dominion Voting Systems sued MyPillow and its CEO, Mike Lindell, seeking $US1.3 billion in damages. The defamation lawsuit claims Lindell boosted sales for his business while pushing false claims. Lindell told Insider he actually expected boycotts to cost him tens of millions of dollars in sales. Visit the Business section […]
Macy's is betting on vaccine rollouts allowing customers to return to its department stores to shop after the pandemic slows down.
Ramsay, who owns 35 restaurants worldwide, said the three lockdowns in the UK have caused "utter devastation" and have been "incredibly costly."
Home Depot posted $132.1 billion in total sales for the 2020 fiscal year - a jump of 19.9% year-over-year.
Peloton is launching a $2,495 treadmill in May, which will be smaller than its current Tread+ treadmill, but $1,800 cheaper.
Shake Shack is launching a chicken sandwich in Houston in March. The dish is part of a series of collaborations between Shake Shack and local chefs. Other exclusive launches are planned for New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Shake Shack is […]
Dominion filed a lawsuit against Lindell seeking $1.3 billion in damages and claiming he used election-fraud claims to turbocharge MyPillow sales.
Taco Bell is introducing a chicken sandwich taco. It will launch in Tennessee and North Carolina in March ahead of a nationwide rollout. Several fast food chains have introduced chicken sandwiches to compete with Chick-fil-A and Popeyes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Taco Bell is becoming […]
Business owners across America are complaining about Chick-fil-A’s massive drive-thru lines. Three business owners in three states sued Chick-fil-A in 2020, saying the lines hurt business. “We’re a small mum-and-pop shop,” one manager said. “So I feel like nobody really cares about us.” Visit the Business section of Insider for […]
The chain has long been beloved in Texas and referred to as the state's "moral center." Fans say this is more true than ever after devastating storms.
The dish is part of a partnership series the chain announced called "Now Serving: A Collab Series by Shake Shack."
Several fast food chains have introduced chicken sandwiches to compete with Chick-fil-A and Popeyes.
Three business owners in three states sued Chick-fil-A in 2020, saying that out-of-control drive-thru hurt business.
The art form requires costly materials and an intensive process. Just one of these works can take months to create.
Activist investors with a 9.5% stake in Kohl's have nominated nine people to the department store chain's 12-person board, the WSJ reported.
Caroline Bui is the founder and owner of ‘The Birkin Fairy,’ a luxury consignment shop for Hermès products. After working at Hermès for 12 years, she launched the online shop and has since sold nearly $US2 million of used Hermès items. This is her story, as told to freelance writer […]
Smashburger plans to open more than 40 new restaurants in 2021. This includes more drive thru, collection, and delivery options – like food lockers. Smashburger’s president also discussed why its shunning ghost kitchen in favour of prime real estate. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Fast-casual chain […]
"Kroger believes that less than 1% of its customers, specifically customers of Kroger Health and Money Services, have been impacted," the company said
In 1970 alone, Pan Am carried 11 million passengers to 86 countries worldwide. But after decades of financial turbulence, Pan Am went bust.
Caroline Bui, the Birkin Fairy, worked at Hermès for 12 years. After having two kids, she wanted more flexibility in her schedule and launched her own luxury consignment shop.
Each piece of Bidri art is handmade in an eight-step process. Artisans use a special soil that can only be found in a 15th-century fort in Bidar, India. Only a handful of Bidri workshops remain there today. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.
Chick-fil-A relies on employees to work outside at drive-thrus, even in intense weather conditions. The chain has introduced winter coats and heated canopies to keep employees safe and comfortable. Four employees told Insider about what it’s really like at the beloved fast-food franchise. Visit the Business section of Insider for […]
Chick-fil-A is eliminating bagels and hot decaf coffee from menus this spring. The chain will also consolidate sizing options on other parts of the menu. Many fast food chains have slimmed down menus in the last year to keep wait times short and deal with supply issues. Visit the Business […]
To make Bidri crafts, artisans in India use special soil only found at one 15th-century fort. The future of the 600-year-old tradition is murky.
Workers have to fill out an internal form and provide proof of vaccination to receive the gift cards.
Three Chick-fil-A employees told Insider about what it's really like to work at the beloved fast food franchise.
Many fast food chains have slimmed down menus in the last year to keep wait times short and deal with supply issues.
Massive retailers have stayed mostly quiet about minimum wage regulation. But, they have more to say when it comes to taking shots at the competition.
Chrissy Teigen ordered a $US30 feather-lined robe online in several colours. When the order finally arrived, the robes looked different from the retailer’s photo. In a video showing her team trying on the robes, she said they looked like “trash birds.” Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Chrissy Teigen showed […]
TikTok users say Just Bare chicken chunks taste just like Chick-fil-A nuggets. The frozen chicken chunks are only available at Costco. Just Bare says the comparison was unexpected but flattering. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Just Bare chicken at Costco has gone viral on TikTok over […]
In 2018, Walmart‘s board of directors approved a bold plan to scale to 4,000 clinics by 2029. The timeline laid out a net investment of $US3 billion, not counting profits from the clinics, and a rollout strategy, according to a February 2019 presentation to the board obtained by Insider. The […]
"Kroger's bullying tactics will not work because the people of Seattle stand in solidarity with our frontline workers," Seattle City Council President M. Lorena González said.
The estimate accounts for lost wages, damages to businesses and homes, and cleanup costs across the region.
TikTok users say Just Bare chicken chunks taste just like Chick-fil-A nuggets, and they're only available at Costco.
In 2018, Walmart's board signed off a plan to build 4,000 health clinics across the US. Now the strategy is in flux.
Hand-harvested Icelandic sea salt could cost you more than 30 times the price of table salt. So what makes it So Expensive?
Popeyes is giving away 500 codes for free chicken sandwiches. McDonald’s just dropped $US5 passes to be the first to taste its new chicken sandwiches. Popeyes bought URLs close to McDonald’s drop to find customers who misspelled. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Popeyes is offering free […]
Burger King introduced its first rebrand in 20 years in January. Two designers told Insider that the design successfully incorporates the brand’s original look. The new logo uses shapes and colours to suggest the look of a whopper. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Burger King announced […]
Walmart announced it would raise pay for some workers, while maintaining an $US11 starting wage. CEO Doug McMillon said the raises would help the company create a “ladder of opportunity.” He added that a $US15 minimum wage should be paced in a way that benefits the US economy. Visit the […]
Atari is auctioning off 5 digital collectibles and a physical “Centipede” arcade game. The gaming brand is making pushes to stay relevant, with forthcoming hotels and a cryptocurrency. The “Centipede” winner also gets an autograph and phone call from the game’s creator. Visit the Business section of Insider for more […]
Popeyes bought URLs close to McDonald's website to find customers who misspelled it - and gave them free sandwiches as a reward.
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Designers told Insider that Burger King's new look successfully incorporates the brand's original design while appealing to modern sensibilies.
Chief Executive Doug McMillon said the company would not be able to help employees move up through the company if a $15 minimum wage went into effect.
The gaming brand is making pushes to stay relevant, with forthcoming hotels and a cryptocurrency.
Walmart's increasingly important e-commerce arm posted a 69% leap in sales, the smallest increase since the pandemic hit the US in spring 2020.
The new battlegrounds include tipped minimum wage, joint employment, and opposing "hero pay" regulation.
Some associates will receive pay boost to at least $13, but Walmart's $11 minimum wage will not change.
Walmart's online sales rose 69% in the fourth quarter and its same-store sales grew by 8.6%, but the retailer expects sales growth to slow this year.
Bonnie Jacobson, formerly of the Red Hook Tavern, told the New York Times she wanted to see more data on the vaccine's impact on fertility.
McDonald’s is selling $US5 chances to try its new chicken sandwiches before they officially debut. The fast-food chain is releasing three variations of chicken sandwiches on February 24. The capsule comes with a vinyl track and McDonald’s hoodie. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. McDonald’s latest release […]
A Black McDonald’s franchisee in charge of 14 stores filed a lawsuit against the chain for racial discrimination. McDonald’s put Black franchisees in charge of stores in poorer communities, meaning they made less profit, the suit said. “McDonald’s began to dismantle my life’s work,” Herbert Washington, a former baseball pro, […]
James Jebbia established Supreme in 1994 in New York. Since then, it's gone from a small skateboarding store to a billion-dollar fashion brand.
The fast food chain is releasing three variations of chicken sandwiches on February 24, but buyers can test them out one day earlier.
The "non-half assed" chicken sandwich will be available spicy or non-spicy, with or without lettuce and tomatoes.
Nestle is selling the water brands to One Rock and Metropoulos & Co. so it can double down on Perrier, S.Pellegrino, and Acqua Panna, it said.
Herbert Washington, a former Major League Baseball player, was once McDonald's largest Black franchisee in the US.
Amazon sued New York last week in an unusual attempt to stop the state from bringing its own lawsuit over the company's pandemic response.
Adidas said Tuesday it plans to divest from its Reebok brand. The German company bought Reebok in 2006 for $US3.8 billion, but Reebok’s sales have fallen since. Adidas plans to focus its efforts on its core brand. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. German apparel company Adidas […]
As contractors, drivers say they can't get companies to provide PPE or pay for the time it takes to clean their cars. A new law could change that.
CVS posted $US268.7 billion in total revenues for 2020 – a 4.6% rise year-over-year. Its fourth-quarter revenue also rose, but its net income plummeted by more than 40%, partly because of the pandemic. CVS said its staff had administered more than 3 million coronavirus vaccines across the US so far. […]
Fast-food will strike on Tuesday for a $US15 minimum wage and better COVID-19 safety measures. Care workers will also protest in support of the wage rise. Doubling the minimum wage to $US15 is part of Biden’s $US1.9 trillion stimulus proposal. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Fast-food […]
Walmart said it closed more than 500 locations, while General Motors and Ford halted production in Southern plants.
After years of sluggish sales, the German sportswear brand has decided to divest from Reebok, which it acquired in 2006.
Many of the Walmart closures are concentrated in Texas, which has been battered by a winter storm that hit the region last week.
Arne Sorenson, who became CEO of the hotel chain in 2012, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2019.
CVS posted a 4.6% rise in total revenues for 2020, but its fourth-quarter net income plummeted by more than 40% thanks in part to the pandemic.
Smashburger plans to open more than 40 new restaurants in 2021 with food lockers, a range of delivery aggregators, and a focus on suburban locations.
McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's workers in cities including Atlanta, Detroit, and Houston will strike on Tuesday, the Fight for $15 group said.
Fake Amazon reviews are being sold to help merchants boost their products' ratings, a consumer-rights group found. These reviews can drive up sales.
Costco opened its first warehouse store in Seattle in 1983. Before that, there was Price Club, which opened in 1976. The two big-box stores merged in 1993 and became PriceCostco. Watch the video above to see what Costco looked like 40 years ago. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Following is […]
People are pursuing a boycott of the grocery chain Publix over donations by Julie Jenkins Fancelli. Fancelli is said to have contributed money for the January 6 rally that preceded the Capitol riot. Fancelli isn’t a Publix employee but is an heiress to the founding family’s fortune. Visit the Business […]
Mint-flavored Shamrock Shakes are back on the menu at McDonald’s. The chain brings the shakes out each year for a limited time around St. Patrick’s Day. McDonald’s continues to attract customers despite the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Shamrock Shake is finally back on […]
Publix heiress Julie Jenkins Fancelli's donation to the January 6 Trump rally was the last straw for many loyal customers, The Guardian reported.
AB InBev accused Constellation of violating a licensing agreement that allowed the US beer-maker to produce Corona beer, but not hard seltzer.
The chain brings the green and festive shakes out each year for a limited time around St. Patrick's Day.
Top Democrats have proposed gradually phasing out the $US2.13 baseline wage for tipped workers. TGI Fridays CEO Ray Blanchette told Insider raising the tipped minimum wage would be “just optics.” Raising the federal minimum wage to $US15 would end up helping tipped workers, he said. Visit the Business section of […]
Food brands are emphasising delivery options on Valentine’s Day specials this year. Delivery has seen huge growth for groceries, takeout, and even flowers. Brands like Krispy Kreme are encouraging customers to send treats to loved ones. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Valentine’s Day stereotypically evokes the […]
Most Valentine’s Day flowers in US grocery stores come from farms in Colombia. Roses, daisies, and other flowers have as little as 48 hours to be cut and flown to Miami. In Miami, workers with Customs and Border Protection inspects the flowers for harmful bugs and diseases. Visit the Business […]
Lunar New Year is usually the busiest time of year for the biggest restaurant in New York City’s Chinatown. But the pandemic has left Jing Fong’s dining hall empty this year, so chefs are preparing dim sum kits for delivery. The 43-year-old restaurant has lost 80% of its revenue during […]
Fresh roses and flowers have as little as 48 hours to get cut in Colombia and flown to Miami to be inspected by customs before they wilt.
The 43-year-old restaurant Jing Fong has lost 80% of its revenue during the pandemic, so its dim sum chefs are getting creative.
A viral TikTok claims that McDonald’s sells sheet cakes for under $US10. While it’s true some locations do have cakes, only a small number sell them to customers. The cakes come in vanilla and chocolate and are used for birthday parties. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. […]
Many banks are moving toward replacing horizontal credit cards with vertical ones. Tap-to-pay and chip readers have made a vertical orientation more convenient for users. PayPal’s VP of Design cited apps like TikTok as an inspiration for vertical card design. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Credit […]