Dolce & Gabbana Racist Campaign + 6 Other Biggest Retail Scandals, Closings and Takeovers of 2018

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It is time to sum up all of the greatest scandals, takeovers, and closings that happened in 2018. And, believe us, there were a lot.

Nexter.org prepared you a list of top 7.

Dolce & Gabbana

This November Dolce & Gabbana released a super racist campaign. This is a where a Chinese model struggles to eat spaghetti with chopsticks.

And because of this , thousands of D&G’s goods were pulled from China’s biggest shopping websites.

Nike

Nike’s campaign with Colin Kaepernick was immediately met with hashtags like #BoycottNike and #JustBurnIt.

Papa John

Source: Mashed

This July the legendary “papa” from Papa John’s was forced to resign as chairman because he used a racial slur during one of his business phone calls.

Starbucks

Source: HuffPost

Howard Schultz, a longtime leader of Starbucks, who played a big role in turning a little coffeehouse into a huge company, resigned as executive chairman.

Walmart

Source: Business Standard

In May, Walmart bought 77 percent stake in Flipkart, a leading online shopping site in India, for $16 billion. This is its biggest deal ever.

Amazon

Source: The Verge

Amazon finally opened its cashier-free convenience store “Amazon Go”. Was it worth the wait, though?

Toys “R” Us

Source: The Denver Channel

Toys “R” Us are officially closed now. Even though this news is not a surprise, it is a great representation of a retailer’s fall.

Which one do you find to be the most surprising?


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