Thrasio, the Amazon rollup firm, is replacing its CEO and laying off employees, according to an internal company email obtained by Insider. Founded in 2018, the Massachusetts-based company is one of the most high-profile Amazon aggregators, a trendy type of startup that acquires and consolidates Amazon marketplace merchants and other online sellers. The rollup model took off during the...
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