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Amazon employee bribes lead to indictments

This sort of enforcement is great for consumers. I hope it discourages other sellers from going this route. “The U.S. Department of Justice has charged six people with bribing Amazon employees and contractors in an attempt to supply third-party sellers […]

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Welcome to your Bland new world

An excellent commentary on the overlap among D2C brands. “Why do disruptive startups slavishly follow an identikit formula of business model, look and feel, and tone of voice? Because it works, sort of.” Fun coincidence: the author Ben Schott wrote […]

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Drop it like it’s hot

Venture firm Starting Line analyzes the economics of a product drop, using a real example from its d2c portfolio company. | learn more

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Joe Rogan is the new mainstream media

“Imagine if I had told you, a dozen years ago, that the former host of “The Fear Factor,” an MMA color commentator who loves cool cars and shooting guns and working out, a guy with a raw interview show featuring […]

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Nike continues closing wholesale accounts

The dynamic between brands and retailers is in flux. For decades, most brands needed retailers to reach consumers. For some time, they just preferred the convenience of selling in bulk to few customers. Now many of them have built enough […]