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Why Etsy dropped $1.6 billion on Depop

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The death of the department store and the American middle class

The collapse of America’s middle class crushed department stores. Amazon and the pandemic are the final blows.

Did Amazon lie to Congress? Top antitrust lawmakers want to know.

Nike’s breakup with Amazon is a lose-lose situation for everyone — including you

Buying Ring surveillance cameras saves Amazon money on stolen packages

Amazon’s one-day shipping Prime offer is an attempt to suck you in for life

A giant new investment will make StockX the first billion-dollar sneaker reseller

The erectile dysfunction pill company Hims will be worth $1 billion

Amazon wants brands to advertise Alexa voice shopping — essentially for free

Resy is winning newer, cooler restaurants away from OpenTable

Brandless wants to create the next great consumer packaged goods brand — but it hasn’t built customer loyalty yet

Trump’s latest China threat could crush the $8 billion Amazon competitor Wish. Here’s its plan to fight back.

Michael Rubin’s ShopRunner plans to acquire the e-commerce startup Spring

‘We launched with a pretty mediocre product’ — how two direct-to-consumer startups iterated to success

Emily Weiss wants Glossier to own the online beauty conversation

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he would consider going public — but won’t sell to an industry giant

Stores and Stories: How two successful consumer startups find their customers

Amazon’s new small-business product ‘feels like a trap,’ says Shopify’s CEO

Amazon is stuffing its search results pages with ads — and they seem to be working

Target’s CEO says the consumer environment is ‘perhaps the strongest’ in his career — and he’s not alone

A fifth of professional Amazon merchants sell more than $1 million a year — double the share from last year

Why Walmart bought Flipkart — in five charts

Walmart has confirmed it is buying a majority stake in India’s Flipkart for $16 billion

Michael Zeisser has left as Alibaba’s top U.S. dealmaker

Uber Eats is the fastest-growing meal delivery service in the U.S.

E-commerce companies don’t pay local sales taxes. They need to get serious about fixing that.

HelloFresh is now bigger than Blue Apron in the U.S.

HelloFresh’s sales are growing five times faster than Blue Apron’s

Amazon is bringing free Whole Foods delivery to Prime members in San Francisco and Atlanta

Amazon’s Ring buy gives it the same number of acquisitions this year as Apple or Google

Amazon, Walmart and Target are squeezing traditional grocery chains on price

Smartphone users are spending more money each time they visit a website

Amazon is now worth more than 2.5 Walmarts

Nearly half of American online shoppers pay for streaming-media services and 15 percent have e-commerce box subscriptions

The Supreme Court could soon clear the way for states to impose new online sales taxes

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Digital ads weren’t paying the bill for Jack Conte. Now his Patreon is making real money for online artists.

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Doug Mack and Fanatics have created a new breed of retailer

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Peter Szulczewski’s Wish has the attention of Amazon, Alibaba, eBay and Walmart

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Tuft & Needle’s JT Marino and Daehee Park play nice with Amazon

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Jennifer Hyman pushed the idea of a clothing rental subscription toward the mainstream