MEASUREMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY
Since the start of the initiative, we have seen marked improvement in the diversity of our in-store staff. We continue to work at this and other aspects of our initiative, but here are a few key facts as of April 30th, 2010 that we are proud of.
In order to drive the initiative forward each and everyday, a number of our associates – at Home Office, across stores and in our Distribution Center – are actively involved in leading the work.I didn't know "people of color" made up 50% of America. Pretty soon A/F will look like the post office. Perhaps A/F is already preparing for future demographic shifts? I don't shop at A/F because it is overpriced and unfashionable. In addition, the stench of perfume that emanates from every store is nauseating. I was coming up from a subway station once when I identified the A/F smell and sure enough there was one 800 yards away. I do, however, like to wear Hollister jeans (until they redesigned them this year with buttons instead of the zipper, BAD IDEA that I attribute to "increasing diversity"). The majority of my shopping is done at Uniqlo, which needs to stop doing the conservative Japan thing and start opening stores in all major US cities instead of concentrating efforts in NYC. I just can't wear Uniqlo Jeans since they are clearly not intended for use by people with muscular legs.