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The Purge is Upon Us
A dramatic shift that upends the longstanding relationships between Amazon.com Inc. and many of its longtime suppliers may be coming soon, said Fahim Naim, founder and CEO of eShopportunity, a consultancy that helps brands sell via Amazon.com Inc., on Tuesday at the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition @ RetailX in Chicago. The move will likely mean that many small merchants that sell in bulk directly to Amazon, will have to shift to selling directly to consumers on Amazon’s marketplace.
The World’s Biggest Online Beauty Supply Store. Are Traditional Beauty Supply Stores Doomed?
Anchored by large operator Sally Beauty Holdings and proliferated across the country by thousands of independently owned businesses, the segment catering to salon and spa professionals has weathered diversion of its merchandise to big box stores, customers flocking to specialty retailers like Ulta Beauty and Sephora, and competition from cheap and counterfeit goods on Amazon.