Retail Roundup—American Apparel testing new concept; Walgreens' skincare adviser

American Apparel store
American Apparel is reopening one new store to test a new concept. (vmiramontes / CC BY 2.0)

American Apparel tests new store

American Apparel will reopen just one test store in Los Angeles. The opening marks the brand's first foray back into physical retail since it was forced to close after declaring bankruptcy last year. (Los Angeles Times)

Walgreens' online skincare adviser

Walgreens has launched a skincare analysis tool called SkinID to evaluate individual skincare needs. The two build a three-step daily routine through to help users banish breakouts. (Business Wire)

Overstock's texts have 98% open rate most commonly communicates via text with its customers and messages via this channel from customer service have a 98% open rate. This new way to reach customers was launched in December after open rates for emails ranged between the single digits and low teens. (Digiday)

Retail jobs up 49,000 from 2017

Retail jobs in April 2018 were up 3,700 from march and almost 49,999 from 2017. April's increase followed a jump of 5,600 jobs in March, coming to a three-month average of 17,200 jobs. (National Retail Federation)