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1. What’s bothering US consumers? Even absent highly restrictive new measures related to the spread of the virus, delayed return-to-office plans, mask mandates in schools, and potentially altered travel plans all serve as reminders that the virus remains with us. – Read More on Yahoo

2. Amazon Vs. Walmart: The Epic Battle of the Retail Kings Gets Hot. Each company has its own set of advantages. Walmart, the behemoth of brick-and-mortar discount stores, has the most outlets of any retailer. About 90% of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart. On the other hand, Amazon, the giant of online shopping, owns about 40% of the e-commerce market. – Read More on Investors

3. Shenzhen tells local ‘made in China, sold on Amazon’ vendors it will stay neutral in their disputes with the US e-commerce giant: While questionable practices like paying for positive reviews often go unchecked on Chinese e-commerce platforms, Amazon kicked off in May an extensive clean-up campaign targeting such activities. The crackdown has affected thousands of merchants. – Read More on SCMP

4. RETRO READ: In an Already-Crowded Trademark Landscape, Amazon Sellers Are Changing Game. In 2014, Amazon enabled China-based entities to sell directly to its members in the West, and in the process, grew its sales by a whopping 20 percent in a single year, prompting its total revenues to blaze past the $100 billion mark for the first time. – Read More on TFL

5. What role will our clothes play in adapting to a warming planet? The apparel and footwear sectors produce more than 8% of total global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a 2018 Quantis report, with emissions projected to increase by more than 60% by 2030. – Read More on Fashionista