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Avery Hartmans

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Past articles by Avery:

Elon Musk and Grimes' relationship timeline, from how they met, to 2 babies, and their latest split

Here's a timeline of the relationship between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and singer Grimes, including a move to Texas and the birth of two babies. β†’ Read More

Conservative boycotts against Target and Bud Light are working thanks to a 'perfect storm' of social media and culture wars, experts say

Experts say conservative boycotts are increasing due to a "perfect storm" of real-life culture wars and panic-stoking in the media. β†’ Read More

The life of Karl Lagerfeld, the late Chanel designer whose career was honored at this year's Met Gala

At the time of his death, Karl Lagerfeld worked across Chanel, Fendi, and his namesake label and had an estimated net worth of around $200 million. β†’ Read More

Victoria's Secret is resurrecting its famous fashion show in 2023 after a 4-year hiatus and a total brand revamp

Victoria's Secret hasn't aired a fashion show since 2019 following scandals and criticisms of the lingerie retailer. β†’ Read More

Kohl's blamed its rough quarter on a squeezed middle class, but one analyst says it's because stores are a mess

Kohl's CEO Tom Kingsbury said during a call with investors that the company needs to freshen up its stores "to have a more modern feel." β†’ Read More

Meet Gen Zalpha, the powerful combo generation of teens and 20-somethings who are about to have major spending power

Members of Generation Zalpha are young, they're internet-savvy, and marketers are clamoring for both their cash and their expertise. β†’ Read More

Molson Coors needs to stop comparing rivals' light beer to water, regulator says, in a win for Anheuser-Busch

"We believe light beer should taste like beer, not water, and we are well within our right to share that belief," Molson Coors said. β†’ Read More

Neiman Marcus says it's only targeting ultra-wealthy customers who can spend around $27,000 a year at the retailer

The top 2% of the store's customers drive roughly 40% of its total sales, and most of those customers are millionaires. β†’ Read More

I've been renting all my clothes for over a year. Here's what I love about it β€” and what everyone should know before trying it.

In 2021, I began an experiment: Could I give up shopping and rent all my clothes instead? I'm still renting today, but I've learned a lot since then. β†’ Read More

Why thinking of your work as a family can be so toxic and what you can do instead

There's a difference between doing our best at work, challenging ourselves, and being great team players and thinking of work as our whole life. β†’ Read More

How shopping sites are using psychology to trick you into spending more β€” and 3 ways to avoid them

As online sales have grown during the pandemic, retailers have learned to be more persuasive. Nike and Lululemon expertly use FOMO to sell products, according to an expert in consumer shopper behavior. β†’ Read More

The massive wave of layoffs is giving tech workers a brutal wake-up call about the reality of work

Workers in Silicon Valley are learning a lesson about their jobs that their peers on Wall Street have always known: your company is not your family. β†’ Read More

Retail CEO crisis: why the industry's top job is suddenly the hardest to fill

At least 10 large retail companies have lost their CEOs in recent months. Experts say its not a coincidence, but a leadership crisis in the industry. β†’ Read More

Adidas just lost a legal battle with designer Thom Browne over whether it's OK to sell products with stripes

A Manhattan jury returned a verdict in favor of the fashion company Thom Browne in a lawsuit over the company's use of stripes. β†’ Read More

Organized retail crime has ballooned into a $100 billion problem β€” and store employees are dying over it

Organized retail crime isn't as simple as a shoplifter pocketing a product. Criminal groups steal merchandise in bulk and resell it for profit. β†’ Read More

Procrastinators, rejoice: Super Saturday is here and it could bring major discounts to shoppers

Shoppers have more time to buy this year thanks to the calendar. And retailers are swamped with too much inventory and offering major discounts. β†’ Read More

Panic over sex toy sales at CVS and Target is overblownβ€” they've been sold at the retailers for years

Conservative pundits are criticizing stores like Target and CVS for stocking sex toys. But they've been selling these products for years. β†’ Read More

Jeff Bezos doesn't deny reports that he might buy the NFL's Washington Commanders: 'We'll just have to wait and see'

Multiple news outlets reported earlier this month that Bezos plans to team up with music mogul Jay-Z to buy the Commanders, the DC-area franchise. β†’ Read More

The collapse of crypto firm FTX and its superstar founder explained for those who know nothing about crypto

Sam Bankman-Fried and his crypto exchange, FTX, spectacularly imploded this week. Here's what happened, and what it all means. β†’ Read More

Why tech layoffs are happening all at once β€” and why the next few weeks could be the worst of them

Industry experts say the next few weeks are critical: Many tech firms will want to trim payroll, and they're likely to do it before the holidays. β†’ Read More