Lauren Thomas is a reporter for CNBC covering all things retail. When she's not writing about Walmart and Target, she's following up-and-coming brands like Glossier, Outdoor Voices, Casper and Allbirds. She's written a lot about how shopping malls are changing as part of a broader evolution in the retail industry. And she continues to follow Amazon's forray into fashion. Lauren graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in business journalism. She grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, where her family and four younger siblings still live today.
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