Let’s Talk About Temu and Shein, The Fast-Rising, China-Based Retailers Threatening U.S. Mainstays

Alex Kantrowitz
2 min readMay 30, 2023

Hi everyone, I’m sharing a quick note this week as we get back in action following Memorial Day weekend.

On Big Technology Podcast, Ranjan Roy and I spoke with New York Magazine contributing editor John Herrman about Temu and Shein, the fast-rising, China-based retailers that are threatening U.S. mainstays including H&M and Amazon.

This conversation illuminates a massive, hidden trend that’s growing just out of sight. I learned a ton, including how online retail is evolving and how serious labor issues lie underneath all the cheap stuff we can find online. We also start the podcast with a conversation about NVIDIA, so you can find the latest about the world’s newest trillion-dollar company.

You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your podcast app of choice.

Also, don’t miss my conversation with Google Bard director Jack Krawczyk, also live in the Big Technology Podcast feed.

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Tomorrow, I’ll be back on the feed with Bobby Allyn of NPR and Ryan Mac of The New York Times. We recorded at NPR in California, and it was a blast. Subscribe to get it first.



Alex Kantrowitz

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