Given the low unemployment rate, the restaurant industry is getting creative in an attempt to retain its hourly workforce. Restaurants have been adding benefits for workers, including paying for college (Starbucks, McDonalds, Aramark), offering extended parental leave (sweetgreen, Noodles & Co), and additional performance bonuses (Chipotle). With close to 1 million job openings in the food service and accommodation industries, hourly restaurant workers are finding themselves with the upper hand.

Prime Day made Christmas in July a thing again, but Kohl’s is taking it a step further by starting it’s holiday hiring push this month. While other retailers are trying to make sure their HVACs don’t go out, Kohl’s is trying to staff up 500 stores ahead of its rivals, which traditionally don’t start holiday hiring efforts until August. By starting early, Kohl’s may be able to snag the hard-to-come-by available workforce. Even so, they will have to retain them through the holiday season—a feat which has proven difficult for some.

Loyalty programs are meant to drive customer retention, but confusion can lead to the opposite effect as evidenced by Nordstroms recent Nordy Club backlash. The multi-brand retailer built a somewhat confusing, tiered loyalty program originally meant to address the inequity in more exclusive membership programs. The issue is that members in the “Icon” tier, which is invitation only and seemingly without a spend minimum, gain access to the anticipated Anniversary Sale first and deplete the inventory for the other members. Allowing the Icon members to essentially jump the line upset those in the “Ambassador” tier, who spend a minimum of $5,000 per year with the retailer. Nordstrom needs to make a decision about the accessibility of its membership program and potentially create a more inclusive offering.

Ecommerce Bra and Underwear brand, ThirdLove, has announced it will open its first “experiential retail store concept” in NYC this month. ThirdLove plans to bring its unique fitting test to life by allocating 60% of the sales floor to different types of fitting rooms. It is certainly not the first in the category to open retail stores—both Lively and Lunya opened up their stores last summer—but it might be the most deliberate. Using the majority of its space to gather data around the brand’s most successful online conversion tool, its Fit Finder quiz, is smart if it uses the learnings to inform future store design and experience.