“A microcosm for what’s happening in retail”
Nov 16, 2022

“A microcosm for what’s happening in retail”

Target announced disappointing Q3 numbers and warned of a soft holiday season. What does that mean for retailers? Plus, what a week with no Zoom meetings is like.

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What Target's poor third-quarter results say about the retail sector

Nov 16, 2022
The company missed profit expectations, and its leadership is warning of a soft holiday season.
“In some ways, Target is a microcosm for what's happening in retail,” says Neil Saunders, managing director at GlobalData, a retail research firm.
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With warehouses full, retailers look to store goods outside

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The “industrial outdoor storage” industry has been booming during the pandemic, as retailers try to find creative places to park their goods — literally.
With warehouse space in high demand, some retailers look to facilities with larger parking lots to store goods outdoors.
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There's a hiring boom for diversity and inclusion managers. And the jobs have high turnover.

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The role has been growing swiftly over the past five years, but there is high turnover in its ranks. With growth comes a learning curve.
Chief diversity officers often lack support, even though changing a company's culture might require a team and take years to achieve.
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Foreign students — who often pay full tuition — are returning to U.S. colleges and universities

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International students are more likely to pay sticker price for a degree.
Students abroad frequently seek out higher education in the  U.S. And American colleges are seeking them out, too.
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Could this meeting be an email?

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One worker’s experience with a meeting-free week.
As an experiment in productivity, software company Zapier canceled all meetings for a week. Above, a cat attends a Zoom session.
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Teaching women and nonbinary folks the art of woodworking

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There aren't enough instructors to keep up with demand at Jess Hirsch's Fireweed Community Woodshop in Minneapolis.
Jess Hirsch turns a bowl from a log, the subject of one of the classes they teach at Fireweed Community Woodshop.
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Music from the episode

Cashmere Session Victim
Goodness Emancipator
French Letter J-Walk
sweet spot Sweeps
J-Boy Phoenix

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer