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AMC Entertainment Inc.

The incredible story of the company that leveraged a Reddit-fueled runup in its stock price to raise a bunch of money and avert its impending bankruptcy for a little while longer. Remember, this is not wall street vs the little […]

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Main street ecommerce

“New online platform ‘Nearby’ wants to help small businesses compete with Amazon.” I hope they succeed! | learn more

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From plastic bottle to stretchy leggings

Content marketing is on my mind these days, and here’s a great example of a consumer brand driving great internet content to talk about their product. “Companies like Girlfriend Collective advertise leggings made out of recycled material like plastic water […]

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Marc Lore steps down as Walmart’s head of e-commerce

This began as the most expensive acquihire ($3.3 billion for Jet.com) I’ve ever seen and appears to have ended successfully. He’s leaving them in great shape as a credible competitor online. “Walmart CEO Doug McMillon credited Lore in a companywide […]

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The original home shopping frenzy

All about Sears! “As they branched out into other product lines, including sewing machines, bicycles and even cars, their catalogue steadily increased in size. By 1908 it offered more than 100,000 items over 1,400 pages, weighed four pounds and was […]

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An oral history of the world’s biggest coupon

This was fun to read! “Bed Bath & Beyond’s plus-size mailer, known as Big Blue, has made it to TV, eBay, even a mobster’s kitchen drawer. “The poor mailmen,” the company’s former marketing V.P. said, “what we did to them.”” | learn […]