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Past articles by Marc:

Xi’s crackdown on wealth inequality has luxury investors scared

News of Chinese president Xi Jinping's crackdown on wealth inequality prompted a selloff of luxury stocks amid concerns it could hurt sales among the industry's biggest shoppers. → Read More

With new stores, Amazon is trying to take over as much of retail as possible

Amazon's ambitions have always been bigger than just dominating e-commerce. → Read More

Why Walmart’s e-commerce growth is cooling off while Amazon is still on fire

Walmart's rapid growth helped it stand out as a genuine competitor to Amazon online. → Read More

Shenzhen is paying online businesses to sell somewhere besides Amazon

In the wake of Amazon's ban on Chinese companies over abuses of its review system, Shenzhen is offering businesses cash to set up independent shops. → Read More

Ethical consumption can’t be the burden of shoppers alone

Consumers are often the ones left to police companies through their purchases, but advocates of government regulation say the approach isn't working. → Read More

Reebok has yet another new owner

Adidas said it is selling Reebok to Authentic Brands Group for up to $2.5 billion. → Read More

Fashion resale startups have more potential than profits

While sales rise at The RealReal, Poshmark, and ThredUp, consistent profits remain harder to come by. → Read More

Greta Thunberg is using her Vogue cover to go after fast fashion

Greta Thunberg used her cover turn at Vogue Scandinavia to go after fast fashion for "green washing." → Read More

Levi’s surrenders to the inevitability of yoga pants

Levi's said its purchase of Beyond Yoga allows it to diversify its business and break into the thriving activewear market. → Read More

How LVMH helped make Rihanna a billionaire

Rihanna and LVMH have created a powerful partnership that's made both of them a lot of money. → Read More

Louis Vuitton is the latest luxury brand to make its own video game

To celebrate the 200th birthday of Louis Vuitton—and to reach new audiences—the company has released "Louis 200," a video game for iOS and Android. → Read More

Foot Locker is breaking into Japan’s sneakerhead culture

Foot Locker also said its acquisition of atmos means "potential for Foot Locker, Inc. collaborations." → Read More

Amazon’s service sales are about to eclipse its product sales

Amazon is known for selling a huge range of stuff like books, TVs, diapers, and more, but a growing share of its sales fall into what the company calls services. → Read More

Does Walmart have a future as a tech company?

The move is a way for Walmart to make money from tools it originally built for its own use in its bid to transform its business for the digital era and keep pace with Amazon. → Read More

How Robinhood’s IPO “roadshow” was different from most

The virtual, livestream format of Robinhood's "roadshow" ahead of its IPO sent a message to both existing customers and interested investors. → Read More

The first Olympic gold medal in skateboarding went to a Nike athlete

Japan's Yuto Horigome, sponsored by Nike, beat out competition from Brazil and the US in the street skating competition. → Read More

Video game themes are the soundtrack to the Tokyo Olympics

A medley of themes from popular Japanese video games welcomed the athletes as they entered the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. → Read More

Let the fashion Olympics begin

The US will be wearing Ralph Lauren, Italy will be in Armani, and Canada will wear denim jackets. → Read More

LVMH is giving Virgil Abloh his dream job

LVMH and Virgil Abloh, founder of Off-White, have announced a greatly expanded partnership. → Read More

Is Nike really facing a sneaker shortage?

Some of Nike's supplier factories in Vietnam have closed due to Covid outbreaks, but Nike has a diversified manufacturing base. → Read More