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After Covid-19, big retailers now own 90% of the online pet food market. Can a new organization help small pet shops hang on?

An illustration of a pack of dogs surrounding and growling at two dogs. One dog is a doberman wearing a collar with the Chewy logo, the other dog is a bulldog wearing a collar with the Amazon logo. The two dogs are sitting on top of a mountain of dog treats.
An illustration of a pack of dogs surrounding and growling at two dogs. One dog is a doberman wearing a collar with the Chewy logo, the other dog is a bulldog wearing a collar with the Amazon logo. The two dogs are sitting on top of a mountain of dog treats.
Illustration: AJ Dungo for Marker


Metropolis

With the rise of remote work, cities like Tulsa and Tucson are offering big bucks to lure talent untethered by an office

Photo illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Getty Images


Gastro-nomics

With a Super Bowl ad, a massive Starbucks deal, and a public offering on the way, Oatly is suddenly everywhere. Just don’t call it milk.

Two cartons of Oatly milk and a cup of cappuccino floating above a pedestal with the letter “G” engraved.
Two cartons of Oatly milk and a cup of cappuccino floating above a pedestal with the letter “G” engraved.
Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Getty Images, Oatly


As remote workers return to their buildings, iconic elevator maker Otis grapples with a product everyone’s suddenly terrified of

Raphaelle Macaron for Marker


Everyday Design Icons

Why the symbol of corporate creativity will survive the remote-work era

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Money Talks

Welcome to the new tragedy of the commons

Illustration: Julia Moburg/Medium; source: Getty Images


The private club chain was saddled with debt. Now it’s prepping for a hedonism boom—and plans to IPO

Photos: Jeff Schear/Stringer; Jennifer Graylock/Stringer; Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty


No Mercy No Malice

The economic flood gates are about to open wide

A huge ocean wave breaks along the coast.
A huge ocean wave breaks along the coast.
Photo: Luis Ascenso/CC BYY 2.0


Number Crunch

A global study conducted by Microsoft’s Work Trend Index found that 41% of respondents were considering leaving their jobs


A live music venue with shuttered doors. Old concert posters are taped up and a health mask is fluttering in the wind. There are graffiti markings over the closed pull down garage doors.
A live music venue with shuttered doors. Old concert posters are taped up and a health mask is fluttering in the wind. There are graffiti markings over the closed pull down garage doors.
Jimmy Simpson for Marker

And it’s going to be total chaos

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