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We went to Amazon Go and saw why 7-Eleven should fear the e-commerce giant's convenience store of the future
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We went to Amazon Go and saw why 7-Eleven should fear the e-commerce giant's convenience store of the future

Amazon opened its first Amazon Go store in January 2018. The cashierless store of the future is changing the game for prepared food and convenience...

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A secret internal memo reportedly outlined Amazon's plans for a new grocery-store chain that could thrive in areas where Whole Foods struggles (AMZN)
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A secret internal memo reportedly outlined Amazon's plans for a new grocery-store chain that could thrive in areas where Whole Foods struggles (AMZN)

Amazon hasn't gobbled up its fill of the grocery business just yet. The New York Times reported that a memo signalling the retailer's plans to open...

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Wal-Mart's artificial intelligence-powered 'store of the future' might sound like hype, but AI has big potential for retailers big and small
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Wal-Mart's artificial intelligence-powered 'store of the future' might sound like hype, but AI has big potential for retailers big and small

Walmart's "the store of the future" generates hype, but the retailers are focusing on achieveable outcomes for applying AI, including customer...

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Amazon just unapologetically said one-day shipping could help crush its already reeling retail rivals
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Amazon just unapologetically said one-day shipping could help crush its already reeling retail rivals

Amazon's one-day Prime shipping service has been an expensive investment for the company so far, but it's betting that if it can help it crush the...

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Costco is making it easier for members to shop in its stores, and it could help it to win over millennial shoppers (COST)
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Costco is making it easier for members to shop in its stores, and it could help it to win over millennial shoppers (COST)

Costco announced in a Thursday Instagram post that shoppers in the US and Canada can now register for a digital membership card. In the past,...

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All eyes are on Starbucks' earnings as multiple fast-food restaurants smash expectations (SBUX)
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All eyes are on Starbucks' earnings as multiple fast-food restaurants smash expectations (SBUX)

Starbucks is the latest fast-food restaurant expected to post an earnings win after Chipotle and Darden Restaurants, which owns Olive Garden, beat...

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Amazon is reportedly eyeing the former Lord & Taylor flagship store as it looks for office space in New York City. Here's what the iconic store looked like before it closed its doors.
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Amazon is reportedly eyeing the former Lord & Taylor flagship store as it looks for office space in New York City. Here's what the iconic store looked like before it closed its doors.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Amazon is in talks to lease the former Lord & Taylor flagship store as it continues its quest for...

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6 furniture-store chains that aren't around anymore
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6 furniture-store chains that aren't around anymore

The furniture business can be tough. Changing tastes and economic downturns can prove toxic to unlucky furniture retailers. From Levitz Furniture...

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5 toy stores that aren't around anymore
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5 toy stores that aren't around anymore

Plenty of toy stores have been relegated to the proverbial retail attic over the years. Here are a few familiar names that might have delighted you...

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Levi Strauss falls to a record low as Goldman Sachs sounds the alarm on US apparel makers (LEVI, PVH, RL)
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Levi Strauss falls to a record low as Goldman Sachs sounds the alarm on US apparel makers (LEVI, PVH, RL)

Levi Strauss & Co. sank to a record low on Wednesday after Goldman Sach's issued a warning about the US apparel sector. Goldman downgraded Levi's,...

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15 products to buy at Dollar General — and 13 you should skip every time
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15 products to buy at Dollar General — and 13 you should skip every time

Dollar General offers low prices on thousands of products, but that doesn't mean everything the franchise sells is a good buy. It makes sense to...

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8 mind-blowing facts about Lowe's' business (LOW)
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8 mind-blowing facts about Lowe's' business (LOW)

Lowe's says it's the world's second largest home-improvement retailer by net sales. Business Insider reviewed the company's filings with the US...

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Taco Bell upgraded its iconic beachfront location with a fireplace, booze, and a surfboard parking section (YUM)
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Taco Bell upgraded its iconic beachfront location with a fireplace, booze, and a surfboard parking section (YUM)

Taco Bell revamped its gorgeous beachside location in Pacifica, California. The location has been upgraded to the chain's Cantina model, serving...

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We visited Nike and Adidas flagship stores to see which brand is better at serving women. The winner was obvious.
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We visited Nike and Adidas flagship stores to see which brand is better at serving women. The winner was obvious.

Nike and Adidas are the two leading athletic brands, and they're in tight competition. Nike said in 2019 that the year would bring more products...

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This massive $2.5 billion building in Times Square has a plan to transform the 'most trafficked corner in the Western Hemisphere'
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This massive $2.5 billion building in Times Square has a plan to transform the 'most trafficked corner in the Western Hemisphere'

Construction is well underway on TSX Broadway, a massive forthcoming venue in the heart of Times Square. In addition to boasting a hotel, theater,...

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Home Depot execs reveal why the retailer is doubling down on home decor, how it built billion-dollar brands, and what it got wrong about millennials (HD)
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Home Depot execs reveal why the retailer is doubling down on home decor, how it built billion-dollar brands, and what it got wrong about millennials (HD)

Home Depot is seeking to become a one-stop shop by enhancing its online decor selection. Business Insider spoke with merchandising EVP Ted Decker...

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We visited a ModCloth store to see why Walmart reportedly plans to sell the company just 2 years after acquiring it (WMT)
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We visited a ModCloth store to see why Walmart reportedly plans to sell the company just 2 years after acquiring it (WMT)

Walmart is expected to sell ModCloth by the end of 2019, just two years after acquiring the e-commerce clothing company in a deal that was...

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We shopped at TJ Maxx and Saks Off 5th to see which store is better for discount shopping — and the winner was obvious (TJX)
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We shopped at TJ Maxx and Saks Off 5th to see which store is better for discount shopping — and the winner was obvious (TJX)

Shoppers these days are eager to score a good deal. Saks Off 5th — the discount branch of Saks Fifth Avenue — has a huge selection of designer...

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We compared the shopping experience at Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th, and there was a clear winner (JWN)
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We compared the shopping experience at Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th, and there was a clear winner (JWN)

Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue each have their own discount clearance stores: Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th, respectively. Both offer designer...

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'Stranger Things'' new season features a slew of iconic stores that no longer exist
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'Stranger Things'' new season features a slew of iconic stores that no longer exist

The third season of "Stranger Things" features a nostalgic look back at retailers of old. Much of the show's action takes place in the fictional...

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We went shopping at American Eagle Outfitters and Hollister to see which teen-centric store offered a better experience — and the winner was clear
News 1 month ago
We went shopping at American Eagle Outfitters and Hollister to see which teen-centric store offered a better experience — and the winner was clear

American Eagle Outfitters has done well in the young adult sector. It reported a 6% increase in same-store sales for the first quarter of 2019....

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Direct-to-consumer brands and other retailers are mining Facebook Groups to get ideas for new products
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Direct-to-consumer brands and other retailers are mining Facebook Groups to get ideas for new products

Some direct-to-consumer brands and some retailers are using Facebook Groups to get ideas for new products. The adoption of Facebook Groups comes as...

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The world's biggest video game retailer, GameStop, is dying: Here's what led to the retail giant's slow demise (GME)
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The world's biggest video game retailer, GameStop, is dying: Here's what led to the retail giant's slow demise (GME)

GameStop is, by far, the world's largest video game retailer. The company had been in steady decline for years, but the bottom has dropped out of...

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UBS skewers Nordstrom as a 'no-growth retailer' that's suffering from a 'cultural shift' in shopper behavior
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UBS skewers Nordstrom as a 'no-growth retailer' that's suffering from a 'cultural shift' in shopper behavior

UBS said in a new analysis that Nordstrom is a "no-growth retailer" with "very poor" investor sentiment. Nordstrom is suffering from a "cultural...

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Home Depot is charging into Target's home-decor territory, but the home-improvement retailer refuses to copy one of its winning strategies (HD, TGT)
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Home Depot is charging into Target's home-decor territory, but the home-improvement retailer refuses to copy one of its winning strategies (HD, TGT)

Home Depot is ramping up its home decor offerings. Business Insider spoke with merchandising EVP Ted Decker and merchandising SVP Jeanine Huebner...

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Revolve, the Instagram-friendly millennial retailer, gets a boost after Wall Street analysts shower praise (RVLV)
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Revolve, the Instagram-friendly millennial retailer, gets a boost after Wall Street analysts shower praise (RVLV)

Shares of online retailer Revolve soared Tuesday after analysts initiated positive coverage of the company. The data-driven millennial retailer has...

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4 ways Showfields is bringing experiential retail from 'the age of creators' to 'the age of curators'
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4 ways Showfields is bringing experiential retail from 'the age of creators' to 'the age of curators'

Showfields, a new four-story retail concept store located in New York City, is experimenting with a model that strategically blends physical and...

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Gen Z is likely photographed more often than anyone else — and it’s fueling big changes in how they shop
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Gen Z is likely photographed more often than anyone else — and it’s fueling big changes in how they shop

Generation Z has grown up never knowing a time without social media. Many have had their entire lives documented in photos and videos on Facebook,...

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We shopped at American Eagle and Urban Outfitters to see why one teen retailer is outperforming the other. The answer was clear.
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We shopped at American Eagle and Urban Outfitters to see why one teen retailer is outperforming the other. The answer was clear.

American Eagle outperformed its competitors in the first quarter of 2019 — its undergarments brand, Aerie, is largely responsible for the success....

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Rent the Runway is fixing one of its customers' biggest complaints
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Rent the Runway is fixing one of its customers' biggest complaints

Rent the Runway launched a new tool that makes it easier for customers to cancel or pause their subscriptions on Monday. The clothing rental...

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