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Lululemon's Founder Has More Controversial Things to Say
Lululemon Founder:
'You Don't Want
Certain Customers
Coming In'
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Lululemon Founder: 'You Don't Want Certain Customers Coming In'

Chip Wilson hasn't been officially affiliated with the brand for years

(Newser) - The founder of Lululemon has once again gotten himself into the "foot in mouth" yoga pose. Chip Wilson, who started the "athleisure wear" company after taking his first yoga class in 1998, is no longer actively involved with the brand—he stepped down as CEO in 2013 after...

Lululemon Sues Peloton Over Clothing Line

Patent infringement filing seeks triple damages

(Newser) - Lululemon and Peloton once had a co-branding agreement, which they ended this year. Peloton said the breakup was friendly, but you wouldn't know it from the court filings. On Monday, Lululemon filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Peloton over five of its products, the New York Times reports. Lululemon...

Virus-Themed Shirt Gets Top Lululemon Staffer Fired

Trevor Fleming had promoted 'Bat Fried Rice' design by California artist

(Newser) - Lululemon has fired its senior global art director after he shared a coronavirus-themed shirt design widely panned as racist. The $60 shirt titled "Bat Fried Rice" from California artist Jess Sluder featured chopsticks and a Chinese takeout box marked with bat wings and the words "no thank you"...

Slack Messages Doom CEO of Luggage Startup
Startup CEO's 
Slack Messages
Did Her In
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Startup CEO's Slack Messages Did Her In

Steph Korey stepping down from luggage company Away after 'Slack bullying' revealed in Verge report

(Newser) - Last week, an explosive expose by the Verge focused on Away, a luggage startup that ex-employees claimed hid a "toxic work culture," despite a cheerful public-facing message of travel and inclusion. In this "cutthroat culture," workers were said to work "exceedingly long hours" and pressured...

Unarmed Thieves Make Off With $30K in Apple Merch in Store Full of Shoppers

Similar thefts are hitting Lululemon stores as well

(Newser) - A Costa Mesa, Calif., Apple store was packed with customers Monday night when a group of men ran in and, with no weapons, managed to rip nearly $30,000 worth of iPads and iPhones off the display tables before fleeing the store. "I don’t understand how you could...

Lululemon CEO Abruptly Leaves Over Misconduct

Laurent Potdevin is out after unspecified problems

(Newser) - Yoga-wear company Lululemon made the surprise announcement Monday that it was looking for a new CEO. But the reason why Laurent Potdevin abruptly stepped down wasn't spelled out in detail by the Canadian company, notes Bloomberg . “Lululemon expects all employees to exemplify the highest levels of integrity and...

The Best Companies to Work for in 2018

According to Glassdoor

(Newser) - Glassdoor has ranked the 100 best large companies and 50 best small and medium companies to work for in 2018 using employee feedback collected between Nov. 1, 2016 and Oct. 22, 2017. Here are the top 10 in each category:

Lululemon: Our Hoodies Can Hurt You

Dangerous drawstrings prompt major recall

(Newser) - Lululemon's pants are now testicle-friendly , but many of its tops are face-unfriendly, according to a recall notice . The Consumer Product Safety Commission says seven injuries to the face or eye have been reported by people who wore the company's hoodies or jackets and were hurt when the elastic...

Lululemon's Pants Now Testicle-Friendly

Sales of 'anti-ball crushing' pants soar in Q4

(Newser) - After offending some of its female customers , Lululemon has begun branching out into menswear. Or as CBC News plainly puts it, the Canadian company has "shifted its focus from butts to balls." For the past eight months, Lululemon has been marketing "anti-ball crushing" pants for men, made...

Lululemon Marketing Misfire Ticks Off Buffalo

Company apologizes after message doesn't 'land well'

(Newser) - Lululemon pored over two years of market research and came up with an interesting way to woo Buffalo shoppers: Twist a dagger into their very souls as they walk into the store. The yoga-accessory maker thought it would be a swell idea to have the words "Wide Right" and...

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