Bankrupt fast fashion brand Forever 21 is planning to reopen select stores. Executive Vice President (and daughter of the chain’s founders) Linda Chang said the brand will listen to its customers more on key concerns like sustainability. On this front, Chang admitted there’s still “a lot of progress that needs to be made” and that it’s aiming to launch clothing recycling later this year. Competitors H&M and Zara already have sustainability programs in place and Forever 21 should look to expedite its efforts lest it falls behind before it even begins—again.

Trendy Sweetgreen plans to double its retail footprint in the next three years. To do this, it’s looking at doing something its core customers may find offensive—expanding outside of salads to “greenless bowls” and maybe even (gasp!) sandwiches. This is a smart and necessary move that allows the chain to gain new customers in different markets throughout the country. Diversifying its menu could also allow the brand to offer lower priced items—one salad is currently double the price of a BigMac. Offering healthy non-salad options will drive scale while allowing Sweetgreen to stay committed to wellness.

Casper quietly conducted a small round of layoffs last month. The brand laid off about 30 people as part of a restructuring effort to better align with business goals. Layoffs happen with some frequency in all industries, but Casper’s is newsworthy because of its rumored IPO and its highly publicized plans to open more stores. Considering its opened 50 stores in the past two years (with 150 left to go), we hope its strategy also includes enough corporate support to sustain its retail growth.