Corporate Mergers and Consolidations Are Erasing Culture. Or Are They Actually Fueling It?

JD Sports is buying DTLR Villa. ASOS is buying Topshop. Are there any independents left?

This morning it was announced that JD Sports is acquiring DTLR Villa for $495 million after acquiring Shoe Palace just a few weeks ago. It was also announced that ASOS will acquire Topshop and its subsidiaries, Topman, Miss Selfridge, and HIIT, for somewhere around £295 million. In a world where every single action taken by every single person, brand, a…

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