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How Main Street retailers are out-pivoting big-box giants


Small, independent store owners have been perpetually hit by waves of disruption: from malls to big box stores to e-commerce giants. But Max Rhodes, co-founder and CEO of the $12 billion online wholesale marketplace Faire, argues that Main Street retailers are actually better positioned right now to navigate today’s stormy shopping landscape than the competition. Max digs into how Faire is using technology and data to help stores maximize their advantages — nimbleness, adaptability, and smaller inventories — and combine them with the scale benefits enjoyed by the likes of Amazon and Target.


“Max Rhodes has inside access to on-the-ground retail trends in a way few others do — in a holiday season where shopping has become a key barometer of the changes rippling through our economy.”