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What happens when a historic theater becomes a store?

Apple’s new downtown L.A. Tower Theatre Store (Credit: Apple)


TREND MILL

After the devastating impacts of the pandemic, retail is being forced to redefine the role of the brick-and-mortar store

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With values soaring to the moon, card collectors are starting to get violent

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Trend Mill

The pandemic has hit checkout-aisle impulse purchases hard

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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


Number Crunch

The reviews are fake, but the money is very real

Number Crunch logo next to an illustration of a magnifying glass hovering over 5 star ratings, with the text “$10,950: The cost of 1,000 fake Amazon reviews”
Number Crunch logo next to an illustration of a magnifying glass hovering over 5 star ratings, with the text “$10,950: The cost of 1,000 fake Amazon reviews”


Off Brand

The chain continues to deliver in hurricanes, pandemics — and now energy grid disasters

H-E-B Grocery Store and parker cars in front, Texas
H-E-B Grocery Store and parker cars in front, Texas
Photo: Tony Webster via flickr/CC BY 2.0


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For the creator of one- and two-day delivery, shipping dominance is worth almost any risk

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America’s favorite supermarket discovered its retail formula in booze

A photo illustration of a Trader Joe’s supermarket aisle with a tiki-print surfboard in the middle of the aisle.
A photo illustration of a Trader Joe’s supermarket aisle with a tiki-print surfboard in the middle of the aisle.
Illustration: Rob Dobi

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