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A couple of weeks ago, Pattern Brands, formerly known as Gin Lane, announced it was pivoting from launching its own brands to acquiring them. Now, there's a new entrant in the acquisition game: OpenStore. OpenStore is taking the Shopify holding company approach and supercharging it, by placing automated bids on Shopify brands. This will likely intensify the mad dash to to acquire as many small Shopify brands for cheap  -- interest that was already intensifying thanks to the success of Amazon-focused holding companies.

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