Crafts retailer Joann said it has gained 8 million new customers during the pandemic and grew revenue 24.3% in the first three quarters of 2020, according to regulatory filings. The retailer's efforts to modernize and build a digital presence to court younger consumers began even before the outbreak, and they paid off last year as loyal customers shifted their shopping online and new patrons seeking fabric to make masks found other reasons to return... A group of investors that collectively control a 9.5% stake in Kohl's has proposed nine new members for the retailer's 12-member board of directors, according to multiple media reports. The group is pushing to add more directors with retail experience to drive sales and shore up profit margins, and the investors also are reportedly urging Kohl's to trim inventories and make it easier for shoppers to access pro-motions and discounts...