Today's Curated NoPo Headlines - September 12, 2019


American oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, who helped shape the American energy industry, dies at age 91; SmileDirectClub prices IPO at $23/share, valuing company at $8.9 billion; Walmart rolls out unlimited grocery delivery subscription; Apple reclaims status as trillion-dollar company; Anheuser-Busch – slimmed down Hong Kong IPO?; Retail credit cards squeezing financially vulnerable as their delinquency rate rises; Christmas Tree Shops shuttering e-commerce channel to focus on in-store sales (Think: experience); Rare sighting of Harvest Moon happening tomorrow (Friday, the 13th); Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis cooking up secret project in Italy?; The best canned chili you can buy; A 20-pound brisket sandwich ($250; feeds 10); Candy corn-scented Halloween candles; Glitter cranberry sauce w/orange zest and…vodka.


Investing firm trying to capitalize of success of plant-based food craze w/new meatless ETF; Kroger launching own brand of plant-based products; Oracle’s CEO taking medical leave of absence; Liposomal vitamins – trendy supplement worth the hype?; How a tiny European country developed world’s worst drinking problem; What our love of snacks means for our health; The restaurants making tea pairing the new wine pairing; A ranking of cheeses by healthfulness–from feta to American.


California woman hospitalized after using mercury-tainted face cream???; Gap looks to past to find relevance in its 50th year; Rebecca Minkoff launches plus sizes; Asymmetrical jeans…for $462??!!!; A reminder that Target’s 20th anniversary designer collection (featuring Lilly Pulitzer, Anna Sui, Missoni, Hunter, others) goes on sale Saturday – in-store and online; An unexplained medical leave for fashion designer, Virgil Abloh; The little girl who bought the pretty red “yip-tick” from Home Depot (viral video–cute).


Activewear retailers building communities (and tapping into experience economy) w/free fitness classes (Among them: Rhone, Outdoor Voices, and maternity brand, Hatch); Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson throwing fitness lollapalooza next year in Atlanta; More Americans “double dipping” in the morning?? Having second breakfast?; How much you’d have now if you invested $1000 in Lululemon 10 years ago; Why making time for recovery is key to successful exercise plan; An endurance runner who uses vegan diet to fuel long-distance races; A 100-year old ballet teacher on the importance of diet, exercise, optimism…


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