Kroger announced it will add a line of plant-based products to its popular Simple Truth brand this fall. It joins a growing trend of restaurants and grocery stores trying to appeal to the “flexitarian” consumer—and its timing couldn’t be better. Impossible Foods’ products have yet to appear in grocery stores, though it received FDA approval back in July, and Beyond Meat’s products hit grocery stores earlier this summer—the window of opportunity Kroger needs to beat them to market. Both Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are in high in demand, which could cause their grocery rollout to be slower. If Kroger can use its 2,800 stores to quickly bring its new product to market, it could gain a foothold as the flexitarian brand of choice.

Apparently, Gen Z shoppers like the mall and brands are adjusting accordingly. Mall staples such as Abercrombie and Fitch and American Eagle are shuttering stand-alone flagship stores and instead giving their mall locations a little TLC. Smaller formats and a more curated product assortment have allowed these brands to hire more employees at higher wages and provide a better customer experience. On the opposite side of the spectrum, Lululemon’s new 20,000 square foot store in Chicago is the first of many. This makes us wonder if Lulu, and other retailers pushing the flagship model, are ignoring their future customers in favor of the Gen X yoga mom.

McDonalds has announced a new harassment training program for all franchisees after receiving dozens of employee harassment complaints. Workplace harassment is not a new—nor a McDonalds-specific—problem. A 2016 survey showed that two in five women in the retail industry face sexual harassment at work. While it’s good that companies are offering anti-harassment and anti-bias training, it takes an incident or a series of complaints for the company to finally take action—see Sephora and Starbucks. Brands and retailers across all industries need to take a more proactive approach.

In an effort to maintain a strong growth trajectory, beloved toy brick maker LEGO will focus on opening stores in India and China next year. The shuttering of Toys R Us, combined with a slower holiday season in general, affected the brand’s sales in America last year. The growing middle class and strong Chinese economy is an easy target for growth and LEGO joins a long list of companies looking to China for a boost. Any company looking for revitalization in China will need to beware of a slowing Chinese economy and a volatile trade war with the U.S.