State of the Art: In Whole Foods, Bezos Gets a Sustainably Sourced Guinea Pig

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Spread the loveTweet Amazon almost certainly doesn’t know yet how exactly Whole Foods will fit into its long-term plans. You can expect it to make few dramatic changes to Whole…


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Condé Nast Closes Style.com Months After Its Debut

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Spread the loveTweet With increased competition from blogs, newsletters and other web-native publications over the last decade, alongside an industrywide plunge in advertising spending, traditional magazine publishers have had to…


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Entrepreneurship: How Much Did That Zipper Cost? With Transparency Pricing, You Know Everything

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Spread the loveTweet For instance, a black organic cotton print T-shirt, advertised as vegan, organic and skin-friendly, costs about $110 (in the European Union, a price that includes the value-added…


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What if Your Environmentally Correct Shoes Were Also Cute?

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Spread the loveTweet Having watched their wives fret over finding the perfect “out for the day” footwear, the men decided — and why not? — to pursue shoe design. More…


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Amazon Sets Up Shop in the Heart of the Publishing Industry

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Spread the loveTweet Now, Amazon is bringing its experimental, data-driven approach to physical retail to Midtown Manhattan, the heart of the publishing industry. On Thursday, Amazon will open a store…


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Movie Ticket Sales Sagging? Time to Bring Out the Toys

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Spread the loveTweet Ms. Lifford, described by License Global magazine as “savvy, seasoned and supercharged,” credits toy-ready movies that were already in Warner’s pipeline, like the Potter prequel “Fantastic Beasts…


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Walmart, With Amazon in Its Cross Hairs, Posts E-Commerce Gains

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Spread the loveTweet Walmart’s latest strategy, put in place by its current chief executive, Doug McMillon, has several parts: expand the number of products available online, better leverage its huge…


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Profits From Store-Branded Credit Cards Hide Depth of Retailers’ Troubles

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Spread the loveTweet The reliance on profits from store cards is stark at some retailers. At Macy’s, the money from branded credit cards accounted for 39 percent of the company’s…


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How Sephora Is Thriving Amid a Retail Crisis

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Spread the loveTweet Ms. Grant estimates that two out of five women between ages 18 and 54 wear five or more makeup products every day. “It defines the selfie-obsessed, image-driven…


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As Department Stores Close, Stitch Fix Expands Online

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Spread the loveTweet Should Stitch Fix go public, it would be the biggest retail offering since Etsy two years ago. Perhaps more important, it would be a Silicon Valley rarity:…


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