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ThredUp shares jump nearly 43% in first day of trading at CNBC. “Based in Oakland, Calif., ThredUp is an online resale marketplace where consumers can buy and sell secondhand clothing, shoes and accessories. The website features about 2.4 million listings from over 35,000 brands at any given time.” Read more


Amazon started a Twitter war because Jeff Bezos was pissed at Recode. “Amazon has long been at odds with Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren over their criticisms…Recode has learned that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos expressed dissatisfaction in recent weeks that company officials weren’t more aggressive in how they pushed back against criticisms of the company…” Read more


Dick’s to open new experiential store at The Motley Fool/USA Today. “Dick’s just opened its first “experiential” store in Rochester, New York. The store will be called Dick’s House of Sports, and it will focus on giving customers a hands-on shopping experience. The store will include an outdoor field for sporting events, a rock-climbing wall, and indoor wellness spaces. It’ll also give consumers an opportunity to seek advice from fitness experts…” Read more


Amazon-backed Deliveroo cuts IPO target range after investor backlash at CNBC. “…it will now sell shares for £3.90 ($5.40) to £4.10 each instead of £3.90 to £4.60 each. As a result, Deliveroo’s market cap will be between £7.6 billion and £7.8 billion, instead of between £7.6 billion and £8.8 billion.” Read more


Prathibha Rajashekhar, SVP of sourcing and private brands at Sam’s Club, speaks at Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce event at Talk Business. “We’re looking to grow, but we don’t measure growth the way you may think,” Rajashekhar said. “Success for Member’s Mark will be measured in a way to ensure we’re constantly surprising and delighting members with quality products at an incredible value. We know that if we get that right, we will continue to be a strong asset to the overall Sam’s Club business.” Read more


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The Story of Plug Power – Amazon’s Fuel-Cell Supplier – Explains This Crazy Market at Wall Street Journal. “In return for spending $600 million on fuel cells and other kit to meet pandemic demand, (Amazon) gained the right to buy Plug Power shares for approximately $900 million less than they were worth when vested. Plug only took a paper charge related to the cost of issuing the stock of $438 million, but that was still enough to more than wipe out revenue from all sources last year.” WSJ subs.


Investors flock to European e-commerce start-ups hoping to take on Amazon at CNBC. “While Amazon is huge in the U.S. and many other countries, it isn’t as well established in some corners of Europe and large swathes of Asia. In fact, the tech giant only has dedicated online stores for around 17 countries worldwide.” Read more


Stitch Fix relied on flexibility to ride out the pandemic. CEO Katrina Lake says those changes are here to stay at Fortune. “What advice would you offer about how to be a young woman in this sort of public company CEO job, whether to Whitney or the next person who comes along? The fact that there’s not a lot of women doing this right now—you almost get licensed to lead in your own way…” Q&A


Lil Nas ‘Satan’ shoes stir new political controversy at The Hill. “The footwear includes a bronze pentagram, an inverted cross and a drop of human blood from one of the members of the MSCHF team, a spokesperson told CNN. The blood is included in the shoe’s bubble sole, which has 60 cubic centimeters of red ink.” Read more


Anchorage Costco customers say ravens are stealing their groceries in the parking lot at Fox Business. “Matt Lewallen told Anchorage Daily News that two ravens took a short rib from his cart after he said he walked only a few feet away from it…“They’re very fat, so I think they’ve got a whole system there,” he told the newspaper…Another woman said one tried to make off with a mini-melon.” Read more


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