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There's a knockoff Dunkin' Donuts chain called Duffin Dagels — and it's hilariously similar to the real thing
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There's a knockoff Dunkin' Donuts chain called Duffin Dagels — and it's hilariously similar to the real thing

Duffin Dagels is a Spanish knockoff of Dunkin' Donuts, and it's strikingly similar to the international chain. Duffin Dagels is almost exactly the...

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Dollar General is defying the retail apocalypse and opening 1,000 stores — here's what its like to shop there
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Dollar General is defying the retail apocalypse and opening 1,000 stores — here's what its like to shop there

Dollar General is opening 900 stores this year, remodeling 1,000 locations, and relocating 100 stores. In the most recent quarter, the retailer's...

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We went to a Goodwill store and saw how it's 'overrun' with stuff millennials and Gen Xers refuse to take from their parents
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We went to a Goodwill store and saw how it's 'overrun' with stuff millennials and Gen Xers refuse to take from their parents

Many millennials are waiting until later to buy their first homes, which means they often don't have the space for the heirlooms their parents are...

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These photos reveal why women are abandoning Victoria's Secret for American Eagle's Aerie underwear brand
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These photos reveal why women are abandoning Victoria's Secret for American Eagle's Aerie underwear brand

Victoria's Secret customers are complaining on Facebook that its ads, which feature scantily dressed models, are targeted more towards men than...

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I went White Castle's reservation-only Valentine's Day dinner and discovered why many people are obsessed
News 6 days ago
I went White Castle's reservation-only Valentine's Day dinner and discovered why many people are obsessed

White Castle hosted their 27th annual Valentine's Day dinner this year at locations across the country. Each store was fully decorated, offering...

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J.C. Penney is closing 8 stores — here's where they will shut down
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J.C. Penney is closing 8 stores — here's where they will shut down

J.C. Penney is closing eight stores in states from New Jersey to California. The retailer also revealed this week that it was closing a...

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One customer is so angry L.L. Bean changed its return policy that he's suing the company
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One customer is so angry L.L. Bean changed its return policy that he's suing the company

L.L. Bean just changed its return policy to cover items unconditionally for one year only. Previously, items could be brought in for a refund at...

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Nordstrom made a change that encourages theft and that Wall Street hates — but it's great for business
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Nordstrom made a change that encourages theft and that Wall Street hates — but it's great for business

Nordstom stopped locking its fitting room doors in November.  The move makes shopping easier for customers, but it has led to increased rates of...

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Millennials have a new attitude about weddings — and it's sending bridal stores into a downward spiral
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Millennials have a new attitude about weddings — and it's sending bridal stores into a downward spiral

David's Bridal has been downgraded by Moody's as sales have fallen. Moody's said the chain is suffering from a trend towards more casual, lower...

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Walmart is taking a direct shot at Amazon Prime with a new perk for Sam's Club members
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Walmart is taking a direct shot at Amazon Prime with a new perk for Sam's Club members

Sam's Club is rolling out free shipping to shoppers with its "Plus" membership, which costs $100 annually. The move comes one month after Sam's...

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This new workout chain is taking advantage of the retail apocalypse to offer unlimited classes for $99
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This new workout chain is taking advantage of the retail apocalypse to offer unlimited classes for $99

FitHouse is a new workout studio chain that offers unlimited classes for $99 a month. The first studio opens in New York in February, and 11 more...

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The CEO of Arby's has begun turning around newly acquired Buffalo Wild Wings with a simple first step
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The CEO of Arby's has begun turning around newly acquired Buffalo Wild Wings with a simple first step

This post is part of Business Insider's ongoing series on Better Capitalism. Inspire Brands CEO Paul Brown is tasked with turning around the...

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Walmart is cutting more store managers after raising wages
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Walmart is cutting more store managers after raising wages

Walmart is cutting two department manager positions. The cuts come one month after Walmart said it was removing 3,500 salaried co-managers and...

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Trump's Blue Apron-style food boxes for the poor could slash spending at Walmart and dollar stores
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Trump's Blue Apron-style food boxes for the poor could slash spending at Walmart and dollar stores

The Trump administration is proposing to replace cash benefits for food with boxed groceries, which would reduce low-income families' food spending...

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Macy's is capitalizing on a massive market most retailers ignore — but some customers are furious (MACYS)
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Macy's is capitalizing on a massive market most retailers ignore — but some customers are furious (MACYS)

Macy's has launched a new collection of modest clothing targeted at Muslim women. This includes hijabs.  The collection has led to some backlash...

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Amazon's Whole Foods delivery service is off to a roaring start — and it's a huge threat to Instacart
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Amazon's Whole Foods delivery service is off to a roaring start — and it's a huge threat to Instacart

Amazon is now offering two-hour deliveries from select Whole Foods stores through its Prime Now service. Amazon couriers are already outnumbering...

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Walmart revamps app to bolster the in-store experience (WMT)
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Walmart revamps app to bolster the in-store experience (WMT)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know,...

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An unlikely company has the most to gain if Sears closes all its stores
News 1 week ago
An unlikely company has the most to gain if Sears closes all its stores

Buy will get the biggest lift in same-store sales of any retailer if Sears closes all of its stores, according to a report by UBS analysts. Other...

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L.L. Bean just changed its return policy — but there's a huge loophole for some customers
News 1 week ago
L.L. Bean just changed its return policy — but there's a huge loophole for some customers

L.L. Bean has announced it is changing its famous return policy. From now on, items will only be guaranteed for one year, unless they're defective....

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A hot online sneaker brand that banks on classic styles is opening its first store
News 1 week ago
A hot online sneaker brand that banks on classic styles is opening its first store

Online sneaker brand Greats is opening its first store. It will be located in Venice, California. The full range of Greats styles will be available...

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What it's really like inside Amazon's new no-line grocery store.
News 1 week ago
What it's really like inside Amazon's new no-line grocery store.

Amazon Go has no checkout lines, cashiers, or registers. The store is located in Seattle, right near Amazon's campus. They sell prepared foods and...

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Look inside the most luxurious mall in America, where the rich do their shopping and stores have to wait for a coveted spot
News 1 week ago
Look inside the most luxurious mall in America, where the rich do their shopping and stores have to wait for a coveted spot

Despite the fact that thousands of shopping malls are closing their doors, some luxury shopping centers are still hot spots for an affluent...

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The Amazon-Whole Foods delivery service may actually be a good thing for other grocers (AMZN, KR, SFM, WMT)
News 1 week ago
The Amazon-Whole Foods delivery service may actually be a good thing for other grocers (AMZN, KR, SFM, WMT)

Amazon said it's testing a two-hour grocery delivery service with the recently-acquired Whole Foods Market. Shares of major grocery stores fell on...

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Lululemon needs a new CEO, and analysts say there's a clear frontrunner for the job
News 1 week ago
Lululemon needs a new CEO, and analysts say there's a clear frontrunner for the job

Lululemon's CEO abruptly resigned Monday. The company released a statement suggesting he had engaged in poor conduct. It is now searching for a...

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Here's where Amazon and Whole Foods stand seven months in
News 1 week ago
Here's where Amazon and Whole Foods stand seven months in

Amazon acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion on June 16, 2017, and now, over seven months later, the purchase has appeared on Amazon’s annual...

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We went to Trader Joe's and the store that Whole Foods launched to compete with it — and it's clear who does it better
News 2 weeks ago
We went to Trader Joe's and the store that Whole Foods launched to compete with it — and it's clear who does it better

Whole Foods recently opened its seventh Whole Foods 365 grocery store. It's part of a new chain of budget-oriented grocery stores with a focus on...

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Google is reportedly dropping $2 billion on Chelsea Market, a food mecca and office building in NYC — here's what it's like inside
News 2 weeks ago
Google is reportedly dropping $2 billion on Chelsea Market, a food mecca and office building in NYC — here's what it's like inside

Google is reportedly buying Chelsea Market, where it already leases 400,000 square feet of office space....

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We visited the flagship stores of Nike and Adidas in New York City — and the winner was obvious
News 2 weeks ago
We visited the flagship stores of Nike and Adidas in New York City — and the winner was obvious

I visited Nike and Adidas' flagship stores in New York City. Nike's displays were confusing, and the store didn't do enough to highlight the...

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Amazon is tightening its 'iron grip' online
News 2 weeks ago
Amazon is tightening its 'iron grip' online

Amazon's latest earnings report shows just how dominant it is online. With revenues that beat Wall Street estimates and a dominant holiday...

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Alibaba sets new revenue record
News 2 weeks ago
Alibaba sets new revenue record

Alibaba reported its earnings for its fiscal Q3 2018 (ended December 31, 2017), which showed that its revenue grew 56% year-over-year (YoY) to $12...

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