Ann-Marie Alcántara is a retail reporter for Adweek, focusing on direct-to-consumer brands and ecommerce. She's cataloged the rise of DTC brands as they disrupt retail and how incumbent brands are fighting back. Previously, Ann-Marie was an assistant tech editor at PopSugar, where she covered consumer tech. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, BuzzFeed and more.
Alexis Ohanian on Why He Invested in DTC Telehealth Provider Ro
Alexis Ohanian on why he believes in what Ro is building and how he’s making sure a good culture is part of it.
How the Stakes to Build—and Fund—a DTC Brand Have Fundamentally Changed
Ben Lerer, one of the premier investors in the DTC and media space, on what’s changed in the industry.
For the Next Wave of DTC Brands, the Path to Success Looks More Complicated Than Ever
This is how the next wave of DTC brands will need to evolve in order to be profitable.
For Rothy’s Next Act, the DTC Shoe Brand Is Expanding Into Bags
The DTC brand has unique advantages as it expands beyond footwear.
Orangina Plots a Comeback in North America, With New Owners and an Old Recipe
Orangina is under new ownership, and with it, the drink returns to its original recipe.
This Lyft Designer Made the Switch From Media to Tech
Chloe Park, design lead at Lyft, started out in journalism but found a new career path in Silicon Valley.
Shopify’s Annual Developer Conference Canceled Amid Coronavirus Fears
It's the latest live event to be scrapped due to health concerns.
Studs, the Flashy Gen Z Substitute for Claire’s, Expands to Hudson Yards
Studs, a new upstart in the piercing space, is expanding to Hudson Yards.
DTC Beauty Brand Winky Lux Is Coming to Target
Winky Lux, a DTC beauty brand, is coming to Target shelves as the retailer continues to scoop up these relationships.
Bark, the DTC Dog Brand, Expands Into Health and Wellness
Bark is entering the health and wellness category for dogs, starting with a dental kit.
Why Secondhand Clothes Are Taking Over the Closets of Every Generation
A new study from Poshmark shows the future of retail is social.
Outdoor Voices, a DTC Athletic Brand, Faces New Headwinds
The company's CEO has stepped down.
Direct-to-Consumer Brands Had a Bad Week, but It’s Not All Doom and Gloom for the Industry
The news has been harsh for the DTC industry this week, but it won’t affect most brands.
After Months of Turbulence, Brandless Is Shutting Down
Brandless, once a bright spot in the DTC industry, is shutting down.
Edgewell Personal Care Backs Out of Harry’s Acquisition
Edgewell Personal Care has rescinded its $1.3 billion acquisition Harry’s, a DTC shaving brand.