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From Casper to Glossier, these 12 new brands transformed the world of retail in the last decade
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From Casper to Glossier, these 12 new brands transformed the world of retail in the last decade

In the last ten years, the way we shop, eat, and exercise has transformed drastically. Direct-to-consumer brands have taken over in the last 10...

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Lowe's workers say that the home-improvement giant's new scheduling policies are leaving some employees feeling like they're 'walking on eggshells'
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Lowe's workers say that the home-improvement giant's new scheduling policies are leaving some employees feeling like they're 'walking on eggshells'

Lowe's store employees say that the company's new scheduling policies are driving down morale. In October, Business Insider spoke to 17 current and...

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JCPenney surges 23% after its 3rd-quarter earnings report wasn't as bad as analysts thought it'd be
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JCPenney surges 23% after its 3rd-quarter earnings report wasn't as bad as analysts thought it'd be

JCPenney reported fiscal third-quarter 2019 earnings on Friday that weren't as bad as Wall Street expected. Shares of the retailer rose as much as...

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Amazon is set to open 'Amazon's first grocery store' in 2020
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Amazon is set to open 'Amazon's first grocery store' in 2020

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to...

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6 major ways malls have changed over the last decade
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6 major ways malls have changed over the last decade

More than 9,100 stores are expected to close in 2019 as the retail apocalypse ravages the US. Mall vacancies were at a seven-year high in October...

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The rise and fall of Gap, one of the most iconic and beloved American retailers
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The rise and fall of Gap, one of the most iconic and beloved American retailers

Gap, the largest specialty retail company in the US, was once one of America's most beloved apparel retailers, known for its laid-back basics and...

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A popular liquid-filled toy is bursting in Target and Walmart stores after the toy company produced a batch with a quality issue
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A popular liquid-filled toy is bursting in Target and Walmart stores after the toy company produced a batch with a quality issue

A liquid-filled toy called the Super Squishy Blob Ball is bursting in store aisles. Eight former and current employees in Target stores in...

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50 haunting photos of abandoned shopping malls across America
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50 haunting photos of abandoned shopping malls across America

American malls are closing all over the US. A report done by Credit Suisse in 2017 estimated that 20% to 25% of malls would shutter between 2017...

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Leaked Sears document reveals how store managers broke news to workers about layoffs and closures
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Leaked Sears document reveals how store managers broke news to workers about layoffs and closures

An internal Sears document reveals how store managers were instructed to inform employees of upcoming closures and layoffs. The document contains a...

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We went to Barneys right after liquidation sales began and saw the measly discounts that have prompted complaints from shoppers
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We went to Barneys right after liquidation sales began and saw the measly discounts that have prompted complaints from shoppers

Barneys New York began liquidation sales this week, both in its seven remaining stores and online, after the company was sold to Authentic Brands...

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Barneys shutting down is 'surreal' but 'not surprising,' says the millennial CEO at the head of a luxury eyewear brand that Jeff Bezos and Brad Pitt have been spotted wearing
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Barneys shutting down is 'surreal' but 'not surprising,' says the millennial CEO at the head of a luxury eyewear brand that Jeff Bezos and Brad Pitt have been spotted wearing

Garrett Leight, the founder, CEO, and Creative Director of luxury eyewear company Garrett Leight California Optics, used to sell his products in...

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Sears is closing 96 more stores, leaving only 182 stores left in the US. Here's the full list of the ones closing.
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Sears is closing 96 more stores, leaving only 182 stores left in the US. Here's the full list of the ones closing.

Sears is closing 96 more Sears and Kmart stores in the US by February 2020, a press release from the retailers' parent company announced Thursday....

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The Popeyes chicken sandwich might be even more popular the second time around as restaurants report long lines and soaring sales
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The Popeyes chicken sandwich might be even more popular the second time around as restaurants report long lines and soaring sales

Popeyes relaunched its wildly popular chicken sandwich on Sunday after selling out of the menu item in August. The relaunch was so popular that...

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I went to Starbucks' futuristic new pickup-only store and saw how it could transform the way people buy their coffee
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I went to Starbucks' futuristic new pickup-only store and saw how it could transform the way people buy their coffee

On Tuesday, Starbucks opened its first-ever Starbucks Pickup store, a pickup-only location that lets customers order ahead through the chain's...

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I just went to Wegmans for the first time, and now I see why the grocery chain has such a massive cult following
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I just went to Wegmans for the first time, and now I see why the grocery chain has such a massive cult following

Wegmans, a family-owned grocery store chain on the East Coast, has one of the most loyal followings in retail. Fans travel from far and wide to...

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9 department stores that once thrived a decade ago but that no longer exist
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9 department stores that once thrived a decade ago but that no longer exist

The retail apocalypse this decade claimed the lives of several major department stores, which shuttered their doors alongside popular mall brands...

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Barneys officially sells to Authentic Brands Group in a deal that is expected to close most of the luxury chain's remaining stores, leaving 2,000 jobs in uncertainty
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Barneys officially sells to Authentic Brands Group in a deal that is expected to close most of the luxury chain's remaining stores, leaving 2,000 jobs in uncertainty

Barneys officially sold its remaining assets to Authentic Brands Group on Friday. The deal is expected to shutter most of its remaining stores and...

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Here are the holiday return policies for 31 popular retailers, including Best Buy, Apple, and Amazon
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Here are the holiday return policies for 31 popular retailers, including Best Buy, Apple, and Amazon

Holiday shopping is hectic enough as is, and that's not even considering the returns you'll eventually have to make. Luckily, many retailers extend...

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Meet the Wegmans fans who waited for hours in the rain to be the first shoppers at the grand opening of the cult-favorite grocer's new store in Brooklyn
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Meet the Wegmans fans who waited for hours in the rain to be the first shoppers at the grand opening of the cult-favorite grocer's new store in Brooklyn

Wegmans, a regional grocer with a cult-like following in New England and the mid-Atlantic, just opened its 101st store in Brooklyn, New York. More...

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For the first time in recent memory, people are lining up outside a store to buy headphones — Apple's new $250 AirPods Pro
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For the first time in recent memory, people are lining up outside a store to buy headphones — Apple's new $250 AirPods Pro

Apple's $250 AirPods Pro were released on Wednesday, and some Apple Store locations had lines of people waiting to buy or try them. Lines aren't...

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Silicon Valley retailers are running out of black turtlenecks, and it could be because people are going as Elizabeth Holmes for Halloween
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Silicon Valley retailers are running out of black turtlenecks, and it could be because people are going as Elizabeth Holmes for Halloween

Halloween can be an opportunity for party-goers to break out their most culturally relevant costumes, such as VSCO girls and Area 51 aliens. One...

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Kroger is working with UPS, USPS, and FedEx to lure more shoppers to stores
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Kroger is working with UPS, USPS, and FedEx to lure more shoppers to stores

Kroger is working with UPS, USPS, and FedEx to bring package-delivery services to its stores, Business Insider has learned. Kroger plans to test...

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LVMH just offered to buy Tiffany & Co — here's a look at 17 of the most iconic brands the French luxury giant owns
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LVMH just offered to buy Tiffany & Co — here's a look at 17 of the most iconic brands the French luxury giant owns

Luxury conglomerate LVMH has announced interest in buying jewelry retailer Tiffany and Co. As Reuters reported, the deal could be worth $14.5...

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An Oregon Dollar Tree was fined $1,900 after a rodent infestation that caused safety issues for workers — and it's part of a horrifying trend gripping dollar stores across the country
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An Oregon Dollar Tree was fined $1,900 after a rodent infestation that caused safety issues for workers — and it's part of a horrifying trend gripping dollar stores across the country

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fined Dollar Tree $1,900 on October 10 after a rodent infestation led to workplace...

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Amazon's online retail business has been reinvigorated by its shift to free one-day Prime shipping
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Amazon's online retail business has been reinvigorated by its shift to free one-day Prime shipping

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to...

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Popeyes braces for the return of the chicken sandwich after the original launch sparked chaos and left workers exhausted
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Popeyes braces for the return of the chicken sandwich after the original launch sparked chaos and left workers exhausted

Popeyes' chicken sandwich is returning to menus on Sunday, November 3. Franchisees are hiring more workers to staff stores, with one employee...

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The grand opening of the new Wegmans store in Brooklyn drew a crowd of more than 25,000 people, many waiting for hours in the rain. See what happened when the cult-favorite grocer came to town.
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The grand opening of the new Wegmans store in Brooklyn drew a crowd of more than 25,000 people, many waiting for hours in the rain. See what happened when the cult-favorite grocer came to town.

Wegmans, a regional grocer with a cult-like following in New England and the mid-Atlantic, just opened its 101st store in Brooklyn, New York. More...

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Nordstrom's massive new flagship is a gamble in an age of retail doom and gloom
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Nordstrom's massive new flagship is a gamble in an age of retail doom and gloom

Nordstorm opened its seven-floor New York City flagship this week, but experts are cautiously optimistic about what such a massive investment might...

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A massive 3 million-square-foot megamall begins its grand opening Friday as more than 8,600 stores close in 2019. A retail expert explains why American Dream could defy the grim trends rocking the retail world.
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A massive 3 million-square-foot megamall begins its grand opening Friday as more than 8,600 stores close in 2019. A retail expert explains why American Dream could defy the grim trends rocking the retail world.

The 3 million-square-foot American Dream complex is opening to the public on Friday in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The complex will be one of the...

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Struggling Nordstrom is going all-in on New York City in a major turnaround attempt — but the market doesn't seem to care (JWN)
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Struggling Nordstrom is going all-in on New York City in a major turnaround attempt — but the market doesn't seem to care (JWN)

Nordstrom opened its new flagship New York City women's store on Thursday. Shares sank as much as 2.24% by mid-morning. Wall Street reactions to...

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