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Amazon quietly started promoting a new kind of store after pulling the plug on its pop-up kiosks (AMZN)
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Amazon quietly started promoting a new kind of store after pulling the plug on its pop-up kiosks (AMZN)

Amazon appears to have quietly launched "Presented by Amazon" kiosks in four malls around the country. It's unclear when these kiosks opened, but...

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I’m a member of both Costco and BJ's. Here's why Costco beats its rival hands down.
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I’m a member of both Costco and BJ's. Here's why Costco beats its rival hands down.

Costco and BJ's Wholesale are two very similar members-only warehouse stores. I'm a member at both stores, which is generally worth the extra price...

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An avalanche of store closures 'bigger than anything we've seen' is sweeping across the US — and Trump has the power to slow it down
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An avalanche of store closures 'bigger than anything we've seen' is sweeping across the US — and Trump has the power to slow it down

Store closures are hitting record highs. "What we're seeing right now is already bigger than anything we've seen over the last 20 years," UBS...

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Walmart and Target are inching in on department stores' turf (WMT, TGT)
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Walmart and Target are inching in on department stores' turf (WMT, TGT)

Analysts say that Walmart and Target are increasingly taking market share from department stores. These stores have ramped up their apparel and...

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Trump's tariffs could send shoppers into the arms of discount stores such as TJ Maxx and Marshalls (TJX)
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Trump's tariffs could send shoppers into the arms of discount stores such as TJ Maxx and Marshalls (TJX)

The CEO of TJX Companies — the retail giant behind TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods — said in a recent earnings call that these brands could...

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Another discount department store announced a new partnership with Amazon
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Another discount department store announced a new partnership with Amazon

Stein Mart, a discount department store chain, announced on Tuesday it would be rolling out Amazon Lockers to more than 200 locations. The Amazon...

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Home Depot is doubling down on tool rentals in a bid to win over pro builders and drive sales (HD)
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Home Depot is doubling down on tool rentals in a bid to win over pro builders and drive sales (HD)

Home Depot CEO Craig Minear emphasized the company's tool rental option in an earnings call on Tuesday. The rental program is part of a bid to...

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H&M is part of one of the biggest fashion retailers in the world. Meet the other brands it owns.
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H&M is part of one of the biggest fashion retailers in the world. Meet the other brands it owns.

H&M Group is one of the largest fashion retailers in the world. While the namesake brand is well-known globally, its sister brands are not. Despite...

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How Supreme went from a small skateboarding store in New York to an $1 billion streetwear company with a cult-like following among teens
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How Supreme went from a small skateboarding store in New York to an $1 billion streetwear company with a cult-like following among teens

Supreme was once a small skateboarding store in New York City. Now, it's a billion-dollar company well known for its presence in the fashion...

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Walmart is breaking ground on a new 300-acre campus inspired by McDonald's, Apple, and Stanford amid a cutthroat war for talent — here's what it will look like (WMT)
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Walmart is breaking ground on a new 300-acre campus inspired by McDonald's, Apple, and Stanford amid a cutthroat war for talent — here's what it will look like (WMT)

Walmart is breaking ground in July on a 300-acre corporate campus in Northwest Arkansas. Walmart is in dire need of a new home. The company's more...

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Lidl is opening 25 new stores and closing 2 — see if it's coming to your hometown
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Lidl is opening 25 new stores and closing 2 — see if it's coming to your hometown

Lidl is opening 25 stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Lidl will also close two...

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Discount chain Fred's is closing 104 more stores in 13 states — here’s the full list
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Discount chain Fred's is closing 104 more stores in 13 states — here’s the full list

Fred's is closing 104 stores and beginning liquidation sales. The stores are spread across 13 states, mostly in the southeastern United States....

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I went to an Apple store for a repair and was blown away by how disorganized it is now (AAPL)
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I went to an Apple store for a repair and was blown away by how disorganized it is now (AAPL)

Apple's retail stores are all over the world - the international brand ambassador for Apple products. In recent years, Apple stores have abandoned...

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China's retaliation against US tariffs will force retailers to make tough choices
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China's retaliation against US tariffs will force retailers to make tough choices

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence E-Commerce Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story...

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Experts say these retailers could be worst hit by the trade war with China
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Experts say these retailers could be worst hit by the trade war with China

The US-China trade war has escalated dramatically over the past few days as the US and China have imposed fresh tariffs on billions of dollars'...

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Angela Ahrendts was one of Apple’s highest-paid executives during her 5 years at the company — here are the 3 biggest lessons she learned on the job (AAPL)
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Angela Ahrendts was one of Apple’s highest-paid executives during her 5 years at the company — here are the 3 biggest lessons she learned on the job (AAPL)

Former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts recently left the company after five years, and she revealed the three biggest lessons she learned during...

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Party City is closing 45 stores amid a global helium shortage — here's the list
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Party City is closing 45 stores amid a global helium shortage — here's the list

Party City is closing 45 of its 870 stores this year, the company said Thursday. The company typically closes 10 to 15 stores annually. Party City...

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Amazon Go opened in New York City — and it takes cash (AMZN)
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Amazon Go opened in New York City — and it takes cash (AMZN)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence E-Commerce Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story...

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A startup is making it easier for Amazon's sellers to fulfill orders, and it's a hint at how one-day shipping could become a reality (AMZN)
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A startup is making it easier for Amazon's sellers to fulfill orders, and it's a hint at how one-day shipping could become a reality (AMZN)

Deliverr, a third-party service that helps merchants fulfill and sell goods across retail marketplace websites, has just added Amazon to its...

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Walmart is testing a new employee structure with fewer in-store managers who will be paid more (WMT)
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Walmart is testing a new employee structure with fewer in-store managers who will be paid more (WMT)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence E-Commerce Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story...

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11 'Amazon-proof' businesses that are defying the retail apocalypse (AMZN)
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11 'Amazon-proof' businesses that are defying the retail apocalypse (AMZN)

Despite its considerable resources, Amazon may have trouble breaking into some industries. Amazon's enormous ambitions have led it to expand from...

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THE IN-STORE CHECKOUT REVOLUTION: How payments companies can take advantage of a $21 billion opportunity
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THE IN-STORE CHECKOUT REVOLUTION: How payments companies can take advantage of a $21 billion opportunity

This is a preview of The In-Store Checkout Report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all E...

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Nordstrom Local is coming to New York City (JWN)
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Nordstrom Local is coming to New York City (JWN)

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CVS Health just closed 46 stores — here's the list (CVS)
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CVS Health just closed 46 stores — here's the list (CVS)

CVS Health closed 46 underperforming stores in 16 states in April, the company told Business Insider. The pharmacy chain, which is the largest in...

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Take a look inside Mark Zuckerberg's secret $22 million Lake Tahoe estate (FB)
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Take a look inside Mark Zuckerberg's secret $22 million Lake Tahoe estate (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg secretly purchased two adjacent properties on Lake Tahoe, a popular vacation destination for Bay Area residents,...

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Marriott is challenging Airbnb with its own home rental offering (MAR)
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Marriott is challenging Airbnb with its own home rental offering (MAR)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence E-Commerce Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story...

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Amazon just made Prime even harder to cancel (AMZN)
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Amazon just made Prime even harder to cancel (AMZN)

Amazon announced during an earnings call on Thursday that it is transitioning its two-day Prime shipping guarantee to be a one-day guarantee. The...

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In-store cameras mean more data collection — and greater privacy concerns for customers (KR, WBA, WMT)
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In-store cameras mean more data collection — and greater privacy concerns for customers (KR, WBA, WMT)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence E-Commerce Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story...

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Forget one-day shipping: same-day is the 'real battleground' where Amazon, Walmart, and Target, are sparring (AMZN, WMT, TGT)
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Forget one-day shipping: same-day is the 'real battleground' where Amazon, Walmart, and Target, are sparring (AMZN, WMT, TGT)

Amazon said Friday that it would shorten its two-day Prime shipping promise to one day. Walmart and Target shares were hammered as Wall Street...

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The pace of store closures is on track to accelerate after hitting record highs. This map shows where Americans are feeling the most pain.
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The pace of store closures is on track to accelerate after hitting record highs. This map shows where Americans are feeling the most pain.

Hundreds of thousands of workers have lost their jobs over the last decade as a result of the retail apocalypse. More than 6,100 stores have been...

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