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5 cool online startups that drop new products every single week of the year
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5 cool online startups that drop new products every single week of the year

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10 surprising things you can buy at the Apple Store
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10 surprising things you can buy at the Apple Store

If you're making a trip to the Apple Store, there's a good chance you're looking to buy a new iPhone, get your Mac repaired, or purchase a new...

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We went shopping at Lululemon and Athleta to see which athleisure store was better — and the winner was clear (LULU, GPS)
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We went shopping at Lululemon and Athleta to see which athleisure store was better — and the winner was clear (LULU, GPS)

Lululemon, the Canada-based athletic retailer, continues to impress investors with strong sales. The company reported a 14% increase in same-store...

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Target is doubling down on same-day shipping as Walmart and Amazon spar over one-day delivery (TGT)
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Target is doubling down on same-day shipping as Walmart and Amazon spar over one-day delivery (TGT)

Target is launching same-day shipping through its own website. The retailer will continue to use Shipt, which it acquired in 2017, to fulfill...

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I went shopping at Kleinfeld, the high-end bridal salon where TLC's 'Say Yes to the Dress' is filmed — here's what it was like
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I went shopping at Kleinfeld, the high-end bridal salon where TLC's 'Say Yes to the Dress' is filmed — here's what it was like

Kleinfeld Bridal — the famous New York City wedding dress boutique best known as the setting of TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress" — services more than...

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Pop-up shops are paying off for retailers (AMZN, M)
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Pop-up shops are paying off for retailers (AMZN, M)

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Amazon is launching a new credit card as it battles Walmart for low-income customers (AMZN)
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Amazon is launching a new credit card as it battles Walmart for low-income customers (AMZN)

Amazon has launched a new credit card for people who are trying to rebuild credit. It's a secured card that requires a security deposit, has harsh...

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The US Navy runs a gift store in Guantanamo Bay, where you can buy 'Straight Outta Gitmo' mugs, stuffed toys, and beer koozies. Here's what it's like inside.
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The US Navy runs a gift store in Guantanamo Bay, where you can buy 'Straight Outta Gitmo' mugs, stuffed toys, and beer koozies. Here's what it's like inside.

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is known as being home to the US military detention camp accused of perpetrating human-rights abuses on prisoners. But life...

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8 perks you can get as a car owner at Costco
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8 perks you can get as a car owner at Costco

Costco is most known for its bulk groceries, but the retailer also offers several perks for car owners. The retailer sells hundreds of car...

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Thousands of stores are closing across the country, but analysts say thousands more need to shut down — here's how many, according to store type
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Thousands of stores are closing across the country, but analysts say thousands more need to shut down — here's how many, according to store type

Retailers across all sectors are fighting an uphill battle against falling brick-and-mortar sales. Analysts suggest that in an effort to bolster e...

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Beyond Meat shares fall on report that some grocery stores aren't sure it belongs in the meat aisle (BYND)
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Beyond Meat shares fall on report that some grocery stores aren't sure it belongs in the meat aisle (BYND)

Shares of Beyond Meat fell in early trading Thursday after Reuters reported that grocery stores aren't sure where to place its burgers. The company...

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We went shopping at Forever 21 to see why the retailer is reportedly considering a major turnaround plan
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We went shopping at Forever 21 to see why the retailer is reportedly considering a major turnaround plan

Forever 21 is reportedly considering teaming up with a private-equity firm to finance a large-scale restructuring plan. Though the retailer has...

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8 hidden perks you can get if you're a Costco member (COST)
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8 hidden perks you can get if you're a Costco member (COST)

A Costco membership's primary benefit is access to the warehouse chain's stores. Business Insider reached out to 49 Costco employees to get their...

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More than 20,000 clothing stores need to close by 2026, according to analysts
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More than 20,000 clothing stores need to close by 2026, according to analysts

Clothing retailers could benefit most from increasing the velocity of store closures in order to curtail poor brick-and-mortar store sales and...

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The president of American Eagle's explosive Aerie brand says it is defying the retail apocalypse and 'opening stores as fast as we can' (AEO)
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The president of American Eagle's explosive Aerie brand says it is defying the retail apocalypse and 'opening stores as fast as we can' (AEO)

American Eagle's Aerie brand has achieved explosive success in recent years. On Wednesday, American Eagle reported a 14% increase in same-store...

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Bath & Body Works' sales are soaring — we visited a store to see why (LB)
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Bath & Body Works' sales are soaring — we visited a store to see why (LB)

Though L Brands is mired in slumping sales due to falling perception of its Victoria's Secret brand, Bath & Body Works continues to shine. Bath &...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is reportedly dropping $80 million on a Manhattan penthouse and the 2 apartments below it
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is reportedly dropping $80 million on a Manhattan penthouse and the 2 apartments below it

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is purchasing three New York City apartments, including a penthouse, for an estimated $80 million, according to The Wall...

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Amazon is launching a yearlong “Clicks and Mortar” pop-up initiative in the UK (AMZN)
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Amazon is launching a yearlong “Clicks and Mortar” pop-up initiative in the UK (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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The CEO of the 'Airbnb of retail' reveals his plan to revolutionize stores and why Nike should be an inspiration for brands
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The CEO of the 'Airbnb of retail' reveals his plan to revolutionize stores and why Nike should be an inspiration for brands

Appear Here is a startup that lets businesses rent pop-up space, which has led to it being called the "Airbnb of retail." The London-based startup...

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Dollar Tree plans to sell alcohol at 1,000 of its Family Dollar stores
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Dollar Tree plans to sell alcohol at 1,000 of its Family Dollar stores

Dollar Tree will be selling alcohol at 1,000 of its Family Dollar stores. Management is hoping that this will drive more frequent visits to the...

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Amazon's private brands lag behind the competition on the retailer's own website, except for 2 unexpected products (AMZN)
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Amazon's private brands lag behind the competition on the retailer's own website, except for 2 unexpected products (AMZN)

Amazon's private-label products aren't taking the market by storm yet. A recent report from UBS said that existing brands "are competing more...

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Walmart's curbside grocery pickup is pulling new customers and higher spend (WMT, AMZN)
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Walmart's curbside grocery pickup is pulling new customers and higher spend (WMT, 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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The rise and fall of JCPenney, one of America's largest department stores (JCP)
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The rise and fall of JCPenney, one of America's largest department stores (JCP)

JCPenney is one of the largest department stores in the country, with more than 800 brick-and-mortar locations. After nearly 120 years in business,...

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Macy's is quietly closing stores — see if yours is on the list (M)
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Macy's is quietly closing stores — see if yours is on the list (M)

Macy's is closing 13 stores in total in 2019. Four of these locations were recently announced, while some of the remaining stores have already...

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Sephora will temporarily close all of its stores on June 5
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Sephora will temporarily close all of its stores on June 5

Sephora is closing locations across America on the morning of June 5. The makeup retailer is holding inclusion workshops for employees, in an...

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Abercrombie & Fitch is the latest retailer to cut back on flagship stores (ANF)
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Abercrombie & Fitch is the latest retailer to cut back on flagship stores (ANF)

Abercrombie & Fitch is closing flagship stores in New York, Milan, and Japan. This follows the recent closure of its Hong Kong and Copenhagen...

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Amazon is reportedly looking to boost its office space in New York City months after its HQ2 deal was killed (AMZN)
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Amazon is reportedly looking to boost its office space in New York City months after its HQ2 deal was killed (AMZN)

Amazon is looking to expand its presence in New York City. The New York Post reported that the company is considering opening an additional office...

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Amazon is slowly growing its fleet of stores — but you can't return all online purchases there (AMZN)
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Amazon is slowly growing its fleet of stores — but you can't return all online purchases there (AMZN)

Amazon operates more than 20 stores under the Amazon Books and Amazon 4-star name. These stores accept returns — but only for purchases that were...

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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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