A nice, comprehensive piece from Shopify+ on the looming tax implications for retailers in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. The new state-by-state requirements can be daunting. This doc attempts to outline the (considerable) considerations for sellers.
Year-in-review: Glossy takes a look at the trends in the subscription beauty business over the course of 2018.
Goop and Sephora making bets that CBD will be the next big thing in self-care.
A look into Macy’s new retail strategy.
Nashville rising: Lowe’s makes a significant investment in the greater music-city area, pivoting from its former hub and announcing the creation of a large-scale centralized distribution center. At 1.1 million square feet, Lowe’s estimates it will be able to process 100,000 packages / day - and reach 75% of its US customer-base within a two-day ship. A facility in Coopertown, TN would sit strategically between UPS and FedEx transit hubs.
Entrapment? Amazon coordinates with NJ police to stage fake, GPS-enabled packages to catch thieves.
The Hustle peeks at Amazon’s push into toys.
Business of Fashion’s ‘The State of Fashion 2019’ download (Requires email registration)
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