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These are the brands that Gen Z shops at most, according to a survey of more than 1,800 young Americans
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These are the brands that Gen Z shops at most, according to a survey of more than 1,800 young Americans

Generation Z is becoming a big focus in the retail space. Business Insider recently surveyed more than 1,800 Americans between the age of 13 and 21...

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10 sneaky ways Walmart gets you to spend more money (WMT)
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10 sneaky ways Walmart gets you to spend more money (WMT)

Walmart employs subtle strategies to encourage shoppers to spend more money. Most retailers use layout, signage, and other tactics to get people in...

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Kylie Jenner's makeup brand gave Ulta a massive win as lip kits fly off the shelves at the beauty retailer (ULTA)
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Kylie Jenner's makeup brand gave Ulta a massive win as lip kits fly off the shelves at the beauty retailer (ULTA)

Kylie Jenner's makeup brand, Kylie Cosmetics, excelled in its first quarter on Ulta's shelves. The brand has seen very strong sales since Ulta...

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7 things Walmart still does better than Amazon (WMT, AMZN)
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7 things Walmart still does better than Amazon (WMT, AMZN)

Amazon has given countless brick-and-mortar retailers a run for their money since it burst onto the scene in the early 1990s. Walmart is one...

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Wall Street thinks the FDA's latest crackdown on e-cigs might actually be good news for Juul
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Wall Street thinks the FDA's latest crackdown on e-cigs might actually be good news for Juul

On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration's outgoing chief announced moves that would crack down further on flavored versions of e-cigarettes...

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These haunting photos reveal the retail apocalypse ripping through America
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These haunting photos reveal the retail apocalypse ripping through America

The retail apocalypse is ripping through America. More than 5,300 store closures have been announced so far in 2019. These photos reveal the impact...

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US retail sales bounced back in January
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US retail sales bounced back in January

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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We went shopping at Victoria's Secret, Pink, and Aerie and saw the huge divide in the lingerie market firsthand (LB, AEO)
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We went shopping at Victoria's Secret, Pink, and Aerie and saw the huge divide in the lingerie market firsthand (LB, AEO)

The women's underwear market is undergoing rapid transformation in the US. Longtime industry leader Victoria's Secret is increasingly finding...

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Philadelphia banned stores from refusing to accept cash, and it's a troubling trend for Amazon (AMZN)
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Philadelphia banned stores from refusing to accept cash, and it's a troubling trend for Amazon (AMZN)

Stores that do not accept cash are on the rise, from quick-service lunch spots to Amazon's Go stores. Not accepting cash can speed up lines and...

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Amazon is closing all US pop-ups (AMZN)
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Amazon is closing all US pop-ups (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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These 9 retailers have filed for bankruptcy or liquidation in 2019
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These 9 retailers have filed for bankruptcy or liquidation in 2019

It's only March, but a number of major national retailers have already filed for bankruptcy. Not all of these companies will cease to exist - some...

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I quit fast fashion a year ago and discovered 9 reasons to never go back
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I quit fast fashion a year ago and discovered 9 reasons to never go back

Fast fashion uses cheap materials to churn out clothing quickly at stores like H&M, Uniqlo, and Zara. Buying fast fashion often ends up costing...

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Walmart US CEO tells rivals Amazon, Aldi, and Lidl to 'bring it on' as he offers a rare look inside the company's competitive strategies (WMT, AMZN)
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Walmart US CEO tells rivals Amazon, Aldi, and Lidl to 'bring it on' as he offers a rare look inside the company's competitive strategies (WMT, AMZN)

Walmart US CEO Greg Foran compared Walmart to the biblical figure Goliath, and said there are several "Davids," or competitors, that the company...

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Charlotte Russe is closing all its stores
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Charlotte Russe is closing all its stores

Charlotte Russe has filed for liquidation and will close its remaining 416 namesake stores and 10 Peek Kids stores. Sales at these stores will...

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We went to JCPenney to see why sales are sinking — and it revealed why giant mall-based department stores are dying (JCP)
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We went to JCPenney to see why sales are sinking — and it revealed why giant mall-based department stores are dying (JCP)

JCPenney CEO Jill Soltau said last week that the company is failing to adequately deliver on some fundamentals of "good retail." We visited two...

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We visited a Charlotte Russe store the day after the company filed to liquidate, and it's clear the retail apocalypse is in full swing
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We visited a Charlotte Russe store the day after the company filed to liquidate, and it's clear the retail apocalypse is in full swing

Charlotte Russe filed to liquidate its assets on Wednesday and said it would close its remaining 416 namesake stores and 10 Peek Kids stores. The...

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More than 1,100 stores closures were announced in a single day as fallout from the retail apocalypse picks up steam
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More than 1,100 stores closures were announced in a single day as fallout from the retail apocalypse picks up steam

Charlotte Russe, Family Dollar, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Chico's announced more than 1,100 store closings in total over the course of 24 hours this...

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9 times when Costco is better than Amazon (COST, AMZN)
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9 times when Costco is better than Amazon (COST, AMZN)

Costco is known as one of the few retailers to successfully stave off the threat of Amazon. The warehouse shopping club beat out Amazon in a survey...

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Here's what Costco looked like when it first opened in 1983 (COST)
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Here's what Costco looked like when it first opened in 1983 (COST)

Costco has existed in some form since 1976. That's because the modern-day company is the product of a 1993 merger between Costco and Price Club....

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Dollar Tree to close 390 Family Dollar stores in 2019 (DLTR)
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Dollar Tree to close 390 Family Dollar stores in 2019 (DLTR)

Dollar Tree announced Wednesday that it is closing as many as 390 Family Dollar stores in 2019. This follows 85 closings during the fourth quarter...

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Sam's Club CEO explains why it closed 6 stores last year and turned them into 'e-clubs'
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Sam's Club CEO explains why it closed 6 stores last year and turned them into 'e-clubs'

Sam's Club closed 63 stores in 2018, the equivalent of about 10% of its total footprint. It has turned at least six of those closed stores into...

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Walmart US CEO says half his store visits make him 'grumpy' — and he's turning up the heat on managers
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Walmart US CEO says half his store visits make him 'grumpy' — and he's turning up the heat on managers

Walmart US CEO Greg Foran said Wednesday that some of the company's stores are failing to meet his standards. "I get out to stores every single...

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Meet the Albrechts, the highly secretive heirs to the Aldi fortune, who are worth $38.8 billion, own Trader Joe's, and have kept a famously low profile for decades
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Meet the Albrechts, the highly secretive heirs to the Aldi fortune, who are worth $38.8 billion, own Trader Joe's, and have kept a famously low profile for decades

After World War II, brothers Theo and Karl Albrecht found their mother's corner grocery store in Germany still standing - so they ran with it,...

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Walmart is eliminating one of the biggest frustrations with returns (WMT)
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Walmart is eliminating one of the biggest frustrations with returns (WMT)

Walmart shoppers will soon be able to return purchases with a "customer host" located at store entrances. "You’re soon going to be able to do a...

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Amazon is closing all 87 of its pop-up stores, reportedly laying off all employees
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Amazon is closing all 87 of its pop-up stores, reportedly laying off all employees

Amazon is closing all 87 of its pop-up stores and discontinuing the program. The retailer will instead expand its Amazon 4-star and books concepts....

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'Let the disruption continue': American Eagle exec says the brand is primed to capitalize on the recent wave of store closings (AEO)
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'Let the disruption continue': American Eagle exec says the brand is primed to capitalize on the recent wave of store closings (AEO)

American Eagle reported Q4 2018 and full-year earnings results after market close on Wednesday. Same-store sales were up 6% for the quarter and 8%...

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Abercrombie soars to a 7-month high after delivering strong earnings; plans to close up to 40 stores this year (ANF)
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Abercrombie soars to a 7-month high after delivering strong earnings; plans to close up to 40 stores this year (ANF)

Abercrombie & Fitch shares surged early Wednesday after the company delivered quarterly profits that topped expectations and offered robust full...

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One stat in Target's earnings proves stores are still the biggest defense against Amazon
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One stat in Target's earnings proves stores are still the biggest defense against Amazon

Target said in its latest earnings report it fulfilled nearly three out of every four digital orders through its stores in some way, contributing...

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Kohl's is shrinking its stores and adding Planet Fitness gyms
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Kohl's is shrinking its stores and adding Planet Fitness gyms

Kohl's is bringing Planet Fitness gyms to as many as 10 of its stores. The gyms will fill empty space next to Kohl's stores that are getting...

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The 7 richest retail billionaires in the world (AMZN, WMT, LVMHY, ITX)
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The 7 richest retail billionaires in the world (AMZN, WMT, LVMHY, ITX)

There's a fortune to be made in retail. Forbes' 2019 ranking of the 20 richest people in the world features seven individuals who owe their...

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