Walmart Inc., Bloomingdale’s Inc. and Abercrombie & Fitch are facing a lawsuit in Northern California federal court claiming a purportedly theft-deterring third-party program for accused shoplifters that they no longer use was little more than extortion.
A trio of unnamed shoppers is taking issue with the retailers’ alleged work with the Corrective Education Company, a privately held Utah-based business offering what it calls “restorative justice” programs and technology to retailers looking to unburden their internal security personnel, as well as reduce calls to local police over shoplifting incidents. Theft from retailers in 2017 accounted for $48.9 billion in lost revenue, or about 1.4 percent of total sales, according to research from the National Retail Federation.
The iconic Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue flagship will have a whole new look come 2021, reports @mistywhitesidell . The 10-story store is being expanded and renovated under the vision of chief artistic officer, Reed Krakoff. #wwdnews
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018