Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - July 24, 2019

CONSUMER/PERSONAL FINANCE

Amazon shoppers can now begin search for their new house on…Amazon.com? Ut oh, Redfin, Zillow?; Alibaba opens its platform to U.S. small businesses; Tokyo 2020 (one year from today) unveils Olympic medals made from old electronics; Europe braces for another record-breaking heatwave; Coke hits high on new drinks; Snap…back?; Starbucks expanding its delivery program across U.S. through Uber Eats partnership; Cheez-It and a boxed wine company are teaming up; Amanda Knox crowdfunding her space-themed wedding??; McConnell’s new Honey & Cornbread Cookies ice cream; Fruity Pebbles-flavored cashew butter; Baileys Minis.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

‘Poop in the water’ at America’s dirtiest beaches? Is yours on the list??; GNC closing as many as 900 stores (mostly at malls–now filling empty spaces w/health clinics); Arby’s resisting rising tide of veganism and flexitarianism…betting $3.9 billion that its customers don’t want fake meat; Measles cases spreading to more states; Millennials – increasingly seeking AA alternatives to support their recovery?; A new line of CBD-infused edibles from Tilray (per its acquisition of Smith & Sinclair); The questionable postponement of Justin Sun’s private $4.6-million lunch w/Warren Buffett due to…kidney stones.

FASHION/BEAUTY

Barneys now thisclose to filing for bankruptcy–insiders say could happen as soon as this week?; Strong Asian demand buoys sales at Birkin bag maker Hermès; Brooklyn Museum explores Pierre Cardin’s vision of the future (exhibit runs through Jan. 5, 2020); TheRealReal stock inching lower, though analysts mostly bullish – pull trigger at $22’ish?; How athletes are turning arena entrances into fashion shows; Why you’re suddenly seeing green stickers in Target beauty aisle; A simple fix for a red wine spill…on an all-white outfit; An upcoming wedding celebration for Heidi Klum; The return of bubble skirts; And–just what you’ve always wanted, Ron: sneakers that change colors when exposed to sunlight.

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