Revenue for the U.S. paper mill industry has declined in recent years. E-commerce, though, has stirred a boom in cardboard packaging.
After years selling on Etsy, Mimi Striplin of The Tiny Tassel in South Carolina saw a "need to create a space for people that looked like me.”
Retail apps like Instacart are valued more and more for their consumer data — and advertising possibilities.
Retailers like Walmart and Best Buy are cutting staff as consumers pull back on discretionary spending.
While growth in e-commerce is not as strong as it was at the height of the pandemic, shoppers are still going online to look for good deals.
“It essentially changes the DNA of your business,” said Lindsay McCormick, CEO of personal care products company Bite.
Under pressure from the contractors who actually do a lot of the deliveries, the company will stop delivering on Sunday primarily in rural areas.
“Sometimes my husband jokes that I’m running a gelato non-profit, and it certainly does feel that way,” said Uli Nasibova, owner of Uli’s Gelato.
For Los Angeles e-retailer Patty Delgado, the stress of running her first business inspired her to take a different approach with the launch a second.