Retail Therapy: Domino's says 'I do' to pizza wedding registry
The fast-food chain serves up cheesy wedding presents and Harambe is reincarnated in the form of a $99,900 Cheeto.
What do you get when you put together a Domino's pizza as a wedding present, celebrity babies-turned-entrepreneurs and a $99,900 Harambe-shaped Cheeto? One crazy week in retail.
This, and more, in this week’s Retail Therapy.
Domino’s says ‘I do’ to pizza wedding registry
With its latest novelty project, Domino’s is targeting experience-seeking, pizza-loving, engagement ring-wearing millennials.
This week, the fast-food chain launched Domino’s Wedding Registry. Because who needs a wedding caterer when you can just open your phone, order your doughy delivery and greet a pizza-dispensing robot at the altar? (No, really — they actually do last-mile delivery by robot.)
"We hear often from customers that Domino's was a part of their big day, from proposals to after-hours meals at their wedding," a spokesperson said in a statement cited by Fortune. "We wanted to make it easier for people to ask for and receive something that they'll really use."
For those who opt to give the gift of cheesy goodness, consumers can sponsor a range of quirky pizzas, from the $60 “2 a.m. Bachelor Party Feast” to the $25 "Post-Honeymoon Adjustment to Real Life" pizza.
Bey-Z and Kimye's kids are already business competitors
One of the world’s fiercest children, 5-year-old Blue Ivy, is already launching her own beauty brand. Her superstar mom Beyonce recently filed a trademark for “Blue Ivy Carter” with the United States Patent and Trademark office. (Blue Ivy was apparently already taken by a Boston wedding planner.)
There are few specifics so far as to what the kid's cosmetics line will hold, although Vanity Fair reports it could include fragrances, hair care, cosmetics or entertainment, all potentially for the children's market.
But Blue Ivy wasn’t the only entrepreneurial toddler to make headlines this week: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter North was featured on her mom’s Snapchat styling an upcoming kids' clothing collection. In the short video, North shows off a sequined yellow dress, a pair of high top sneakers and a jacket that closely resembles the jackets from Yeezy Season 4, Kanye’s latest fashion collection.
It’s still too early to tell who will come out on top in this battle of the celebrity entrepreneurial toddlers.
Target drops the ball
A two-ton red ball rolled into a Target parking lot this week in Paramus, NJ after being hit by a pickup truck. The ball, which was part of a concrete barrier emulating the retailer’s logo, was caught on film crashing into another car, reportedly causing thousands of dollars of damage, ABC7NY reports.
Eventually, a man and his dog got out of their cars to stop the out of control ball. But fear not, dear readers — Target has since safely secured the calamitous object.
Harambe the gorilla lives on through coveted Cheeto
Harambe the gorilla may be dead, but he is not forgotten. A Cheeto resembling the gorilla, who was tragically shot and killed in 2016 after a toddler fell into his pen at the Cincinnati zoo, was just sold on eBay for $99,900.
Yes, you are reading that correctly. But before you roll your eyes, please understand this was no ordinary Cheeto. First of all, it was a Flamin’ Hot Cheeto. And second, this rare, one-of-a-kind snack preserves the life of one of the most beloved zoo animals.
Long live Cheeto Harambe!
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