Tech in the Post-Pandemic World

Assessing its future, both the bad and the good.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doordash-mobile-app, #e-commerce, #google-inc, #innovation, #instacart, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #shopping-and-retail, #vaccination-and-immunization

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What Snoop Dogg’s Success Says About the Book Industry

Will the shifts brought on by the pandemic, favoring online retailers over bookstores and established authors over new ones, change publishing forever?

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states, #writing-and-writers

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After Canada’s Marijuana ‘Green Rush,’ Pot Suppliers Struggle

Most marijuana producers in Canada are still reporting staggering losses two and a half years after legalization.

#canada, #canopy-growth-corp, #greenhouses, #marijuana, #shopping-and-retail, #tilray-lafitte-ventures-ltd, #toronto-stock-exchange

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Signs of Economic Hope Are Growing, Some With Superlatives

Soaring retail sales and a sharp drop in jobless claims are the latest reflection of a quickening recovery and suggest a year of remarkable growth.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #consumer-behavior, #consumer-confidence-economic-indicator, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #gross-domestic-product, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #shopping-and-retail, #travel-and-vacations, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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A New ‘Denim Cycle’? After a Decade, Jeans Move From Skinny to Loose

American shoppers are flocking to high-waisted, loosefitting jeans in droves and companies believe they may become a hallmark of the post-pandemic world.

#bergh-charles-v, #fashion-and-apparel, #jeans-apparel, #levi-straussco, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail

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How Working From Home Changed Wardrobes Around the World

It wasn’t all sweats and leggings. A whirlwind tour of how the pandemic affected what we wore, from India to Italy.

#brazil, #fashion-and-apparel, #france, #india, #italy, #japan, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #russia, #senegal, #shopping-and-retail

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NYC Retail Zones: Midtown Has Been Empty, but Other Areas Have Bounced Back

Shopping locally has helped foot traffic in some commercial districts across the city return almost to prepandemic levels.

#bronx-nyc, #downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #flushing-queens-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shopping-and-retail, #staten-island-nyc

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Some Pubs and Shops Reopen in England, Raising Hopes for Economic Recovery

The pandemic has left Britain with deep economic wounds, but “Monday is a really positive start.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #england, #great-britain, #london-england, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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Woman Who Coughed on Pier 1 Shopper Is Sentenced to 30 Days

Debra Hunter, 53, was seen in a widely circulated video last year coughing on a customer who was recording her dispute with employees at a home-goods store in Jacksonville, Fla.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coughs, #florida, #jacksonville-fla, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Amazon Appears to Defeat Union Effort in Alabama

The company’s victory deals a crushing blow to organized labor, which had hoped the time was ripe to start making inroads.

#amazon-com-inc, #black-people, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries

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The Ghosts of Brooks Brothers

After the retailer filed for bankruptcy one couple was left with a warehouse full of abandoned mannequins and a price tag of nearly $250,000 to dispose of it.

#bankruptcies, #brooks-brothers, #fashion-and-apparel, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shopping-and-retail, #simon-property-group-inc, #sparc-group-llc

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Guess Withdraws Its Telfar Lookalike Bag

Copycatting has social media consequences. After the BeyHive and the Rihanna Navy — the Telfar tribe?

#clemens-telfar, #fashion-and-apparel, #guess-inc, #handbags-and-purses, #logos, #radboy-babak, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #telfar-fashion-label, #trademarks-and-trade-names, #your-feed-fashion

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What is Going on with China, Cotton and All of These Clothing Brands?

A user’s guide to the latest cross-border social media fashion crisis.

#burberry, #china, #consumer-behavior, #e-commerce, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #hugo-boss-ag, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #luxury-goods-and-services, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #textiles, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #your-feed-fashion

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Addison Rae and the Beauty of 78.5 Million Followers

How social media stars like Addison Rae gave the cosmetics industry a makeover.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alba-jessica, #beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #digital-brand-architects, #entrepreneurship, #fashion-and-apparel, #fenty-fashion-label, #gomez-selena, #instagram-inc, #jenner-kylie, #mental-health-and-disorders, #online-advertising, #rae-addison, #rihanna, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

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Organizing Gravediggers, Cereal Makers and, Maybe, Amazon Employees

The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union may be one of the most eclectic labor unions in the U.S. And it is on the cusp of breaking into the e-commerce behemoth.

#amazon-com-inc, #appelbaum-stuart, #bessemer-ala, #e-commerce, #hadley-randy, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries

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What to Know About the Colorado Grocery Store Shooting

Ten people were killed in the attack at a supermarket in Boulder, Colo., including a police officer, the authorities said.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #boebert-lauren, #boulder-colo, #colorado, #deaths-fatalities, #firearms, #polis-jared-s-1975, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores

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Sam’s Club C.E.O. on the Company’s High Sales and Low Wages

Kathryn McLay, an Australian who worked for years in finance, wants employees to know “how valued they are.”

#business-roundtable, #executives-and-management-theory, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #sams-club, #shopping-and-retail, #wages-and-salaries, #walmart-stores-inc

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How Amazon Crushes Unions

In a secret settlement in Virginia, Amazon swore off threatening and intimidating workers. As the company confronts increased labor unrest, its tactics are under scrutiny.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #careers-and-professions, #chester-va, #computers-and-the-internet, #e-commerce, #hough-bill-jr-1964, #international-assn-of-machinists-and-aerospace-workers, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #performance-evaluations-labor, #shopping-and-retail, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Livestreaming, Still Niche, Grows as a Tool for Retailers

Amazon Live is a prominent example of how interactive video shopping, popularized by TV networks like QVC, has moved online.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amazon-com-inc, #e-commerce, #granite-matt, #qvc-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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How to Thrift for Vintage Clothing Online

Vanessa Friedman, fashion director of The New York Times, takes reader questions.

#content-type-service, #fashion-and-apparel, #shopping-and-retail, #thrift-shops

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Linda Dresner’s Last Days in Retail

An icon of idiosyncratic fashion has closed her influential store, which treated clothes as modern art.

#birmingham-mich, #content-type-personal-profile, #dresner-linda, #fashion-and-apparel, #manhattan-nyc, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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Coupang, South Korea’s Answer to Amazon, Debuts in I.P.O.

Coupang, a start-up founded by a Harvard Business School dropout, helped transform e-commerce in South Korea, one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for online shopping.

#amazon-com-inc, #coupang, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #initial-public-offerings, #labor-and-jobs, #naver-com, #shopping-and-retail, #south-korea, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Paper Source Files for Bankruptcy, Frustrating Cardmakers

The chain’s vendors, most of them small-business owners, say they are worried they won’t be paid for orders delivered in the weeks just before the filing.

#bankruptcies, #greeting-cards, #paper-source-inc, #park-winnie, #sapling-press, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business, #stationery

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Annmarie Reinhart Smith, Who Battled for Retail Workers, Dies at 61

After nearly three decades with Toys “R” Us, she helped lead a fight by employees for severance pay from the bankrupt company. She died of Covid-19.

#bankruptcies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #employee-fringe-benefits, #reinhart-smith-annmarie-1959-2021, #shopping-and-retail, #toysrus-inc

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Did Black Lives Matter Change the Fashion Industry Yet?

Tracking an industry where Black representation has been rare.

#advertising-and-marketing, #black-history-continued-2021, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #fashion-and-apparel, #magazines, #minorities, #models-professional, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity, #shopping-and-retail, #your-feed-fashion

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Henry Goldrich, Gear Guru to Rock Stars, Is Dead at 88

The owner of Manny’s Music in Manhattan, he brought wah-wah to Hendrix and Clapton and connected musicians with equipment that helped define their styles.

#deaths-obituaries, #goldrich-henry-1932-2021, #manhattan-nyc, #mannys-music-store, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #shopping-and-retail

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Ministry of Supply Sold Office Apparel. It Has Had to Rethink Things.

The start-up had to decide what to do when its merchandise became virtually irrelevant during the pandemic. Revamping its focus was not easy, but the company has survived.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #fashion-and-apparel, #ministry-of-supply, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #suits-apparel, #telecommuting

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Amazon Expands in N.Y.C. as Pandemic Sends Shoppers Online

The e-commerce giant added at least nine new warehouses in the city over the past year as 2.4 million packages a day strained the nation’s largest urban delivery system.

#amazon-com-inc, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #new-york-city, #shopping-and-retail, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc

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Amazon Workers’ Union Drive Reaches Far Beyond Alabama

A vote on whether to form a union at the e-commerce giant’s warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., has become a labor showdown, drawing the attention of N.F.L. players, and the White House.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #national-labor-relations-board, #organized-labor, #retail-wholesale-and-department-store-union, #shopping-and-retail

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Fred Segal, Designer Who Commodified California Cool, Dies at 87

His laid-back style and namesake jeans made him a touchstone of 1960s fashion, drawing celebrities and tourists alike to his stores.

#california, #celebrities, #deaths-obituaries, #fashion-and-apparel, #hollywood-calif, #segal-fred, #shopping-and-retail

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Candy for Grown-ups

When did we become a nation of Willy Wonkas?

#candy, #shopping-and-retail

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The Boredom Economy

The pandemic is terrible. It can also be tedious. And that tedium is shaping what people buy and how productive they are.

#boredom, #gamestop-corporation, #robinhood-financial-llc, #shopping-and-retail, #united-states-economy

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Could Brexit Destroy British Fashion?

Already pushed to the breaking point by the pandemic, designers, manufacturers and retailers claim the newly-negotiated Brexit deal is a disaster.

#british-fashion-council, #burberry, #cameron-david, #cameron-samantha-1971, #christian-dior-sa, #europe, #european-union, #fedex-corporation, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #ilincic-roksanda, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #london-fashion-week, #politics-and-government, #shopping-and-retail, #textiles, #value-added-tax, #your-feed-fashion

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Rose Marcario, the Former C.E.O. of Patagonia, Retreats to the Rainforest

Rose Marcario was riding high at the outdoor apparel manufacturer. Her sudden departure was another abrupt turn for perhaps America’s most unconventional company.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #buddhism, #chouinard-yvon, #content-type-personal-profile, #corporate-social-responsibility, #executives-and-management-theory, #fashion-and-apparel, #marcario-rose, #meati-foods-emergy-inc, #patagonia-inc, #rivian-automotive-llc, #shopping-and-retail

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Don’t Look Away From Amazon Workers’ Latest Union Drive

Americans should contemplate the human cost of speedy delivery.

#amazon-com-inc, #bessemer-ala, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #labor-and-jobs, #organized-labor, #shopping-and-retail

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Stuck at Home, Pastry Chefs Find Freedom. New Yorkers Find Cookies.

At dozens of microbakeries in apartment kitchens, laid-off chefs are flexing their creativity to meet the city’s demand for cheer and calories.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #boy-blue-coffeegoods-store-manhattan-ny-retailer, #chefs, #content-type-personal-profile, #desserts, #entrepreneurship, #joy-cho-pastry-brooklyn-ny-retailer, #kemi-dessert-bar-queens-ny-retailer, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seabird-bakery-brooklyn-ny, #shopping-and-retail, #wrightwoodsawyer-brooklyn-ny-retailer

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Why SoHo Struggles and Indie Shops in Brooklyn Are Doing Fine

Retail chains have failed all over New York City. Is it a surprise that smaller stores can finally breathe?

#boerum-hill-brooklyn-ny, #center-for-an-urban-future, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail

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How the Pandemic Left the $25 Billion Hudson Yards Eerily Deserted

The largest private development in U.S. history has attracted marquee companies, but is struggling with unsold luxury condos and a mall barren of shoppers.

#amtrak, #facebook-inc, #foreign-investments, #hudson-yards-manhattan-ny, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #neiman-marcus-group, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #related-cos, #ross-stephen-m, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls

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What Can You Buy With Bitcoin?

Pornography, patio furniture and an at-home coronavirus test are among the odd assortment of goods and services people are purchasing with the cryptocurrency.

#bitcoin-currency, #shopping-and-retail

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What Is GameStop, the Company, Really Worth? Does It Matter?

The frenzy for the troubled retailer’s stock has been a headscratcher for the analysts who try to determine a company’s value.

#company-reports, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #gamestop-corporation, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shopping-and-retail, #short-selling, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states

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Why Some Suburban Businesses Are Thriving During the Pandemic

A new crop of customers — people who once commuted to the city but now work from home — is helping some businesses stay afloat.

#bronxville-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mamaroneck-ny, #scarsdale-ny, #shopping-and-retail, #small-business, #suburbs, #westchester-county-ny, #westwood-nj

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The GameStop Rebellion

What began as a story about Reddit versus Wall Street has since revealed itself to be something larger. We have an explanation of what happened and what it means.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #gamestop-corporation, #hedge-funds, #reddit-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds

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A 10-Year-Old GameStop Investor Cashed In. His Return? Over 5,000%

Jaydyn Carr of San Antonio made $3,200 on shares from GameStop this week that his mother bought him in 2019 for about $60.

#gamestop-corporation, #personal-finances, #shopping-and-retail, #stocks-and-bonds

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Still Looking for a New Gaming Console? Here’s Why

A month after the holiday season, gamers are still contending with scalpers, bots and immense demand as they hunt for elusive devices.

#computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #microsoft-corp, #playstation-video-game-system, #playstation-5-video-game-system, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #sony-corporation, #xbox-video-game-system

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MyPillow C.E.O.’s Trump Conspiracy Theories Put Company on the Spot

Retailers have stopped carrying its products, though Mike Lindell, the founder and face of MyPillow, blamed “cancel culture” and said he didn’t think it would last.

#dominion-voting-systems-corp, #lindell-mike, #my-pillow-inc, #pillows, #presidential-election-of-2020, #shopping-and-retail, #sleeping-giants-activist-group, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Fashion Trends Are Often Recycled. Now More Clothing Can Be, Too.

Designers and tech start-ups are working to improve sustainability and interrupt the path to the landfill.

#fashion-and-apparel, #leather-and-leather-goods, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #shopping-and-retail, #start-ups, #textiles

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Why T-Shirts Promoting the Capitol Riot Are Still Available Online

Merchandise with phrases like “Battle for Capitol Hill Veteran” could still be purchased on major e-commerce sites, a sign of how the platforms have struggled to remove the goods.

#amazon-com-inc, #conspiracy-theories, #coulter-shannon-1971, #e-commerce, #etsy-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #shopify-inc, #shopping-and-retail

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Retail Sales Drop in December for Third Straight Month

Consumer spending fell 0.7 percent, the Commerce Department reported, as the economic recovery showed signs of stalling.

#commerce-department, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #united-states-economy

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Saying Goodbye to Bird

A high-end boutique that influenced Brooklyn style.

#bird-brooklyn-ny-retailer, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fashion-and-apparel, #mankins-jennifer, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #your-feed-fashion

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A Miami Market Where the Fish Fly

Plaza Seafood is a hub of sounds, sustenance and a sense of community that are more in demand than ever during the pandemic.

#miami-fla, #plaza-seafood-market-miami-fla, #seafood, #shopping-and-retail

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