1. Christmas in October as Amazon, US rivals fight for bargain shoppers’ attention: “Online will be important for the big retailers over the holidays, just much less so than it has been the past couple of years. Consumers are coming back to stores.” – Read More on S&P Global

2. TikTok chases Amazon with plans for U.S. fulfillment centers: The move signifies TikTok’s commitment to e-commerce as its next major revenue stream, following the explosive growth of its ads business. – Read More on Axios

3. Real Time in-Store Inventory Data Is the Consumer Hook Big Retail Needs: Amid the inflationary pressures and paycheck-to-paycheck pressures, it may be the case that now, more than ever, Big Data may make all the difference to retailers’ top and bottom lines. – Read More on PYMNTS

4. Proposed New York law aims to protect fashion models from exploitation: The bill, which aims to protect everyone from models to makeup artists, was introduced in spring 2022 and will once again be considered in the 2023 legislative session, which starts in January. – Read More on the Guardian

5. India’s New Rich Fuel Brand Expansion for Tata’s Jewelry Arm: “There is a lot of latent demand for luxury from India and high net-worth individuals are going to explode. This is just the beginning for luxury.” – Read More on Bloomberg