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Walmart has added a section for licensed sports products
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Walmart has added a section for licensed sports products

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Amazon unveiled a new set of plans to win over New Yorkers to HQ2 as both sides dig in (AMZN)
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Amazon unveiled a new set of plans to win over New Yorkers to HQ2 as both sides dig in (AMZN)

Amazon representatives tried to assuage the fears of New York City council members during the second hearing discussing the company's HQ2 project....

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Inside the career of Brian Cornell, who ran Sam's Club before becoming Target's first-ever outsider CEO (TGT)
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Inside the career of Brian Cornell, who ran Sam's Club before becoming Target's first-ever outsider CEO (TGT)

Target CEO Brian Cornell had decades of retail experience under his belt by the time he took the reins at the Minneapolis-based retailer. In 2014,...

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Walmart's newest virtual mall addition reveals a hidden strategy to attack one of Amazon's biggest strengths (WMT, AMZN)
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Walmart's newest virtual mall addition reveals a hidden strategy to attack one of Amazon's biggest strengths (WMT, AMZN)

Walmart has added Fanatics, an online sports apparel shop, to its list of stores in its online virtual mall. It's the latest move in the retailer's...

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H&M's US president reveals the retailer's plan for the future — and it includes a lot less discounting
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H&M's US president reveals the retailer's plan for the future — and it includes a lot less discounting

H&M has struggled in recent years as more nimble online stores take market share. Business Insider recently spoke to Martino Pessina, the newly...

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Kohl's is closing stores in malls to fend off the curse of the retail apocalypse (KSS)
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Kohl's is closing stores in malls to fend off the curse of the retail apocalypse (KSS)

Kohl's is closing four stores that are either based in or close to malls this year. It described these stores as "lower performing" locations. Kohl...

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If you bought anything from these 10 companies in the last year, your data may have been stolen
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If you bought anything from these 10 companies in the last year, your data may have been stolen

Data breaches are becoming common for all kinds of businesses, including retailers. Since January 2018, at least 10 retailers and consumer...

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Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will quickly transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree
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Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will quickly transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree

While Amazon fulfillment centers and other warehouses are full of technology, not all logistics executives and managers are gung-ho about all the...

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FedEx’s new service delivers online orders hours after they’re placed — and it shows that Amazon Prime isn’t special anymore (FDX)
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FedEx’s new service delivers online orders hours after they’re placed — and it shows that Amazon Prime isn’t special anymore (FDX)

Most online orders are placed after 4 p.m. FedEx's months-old Extra Hours service delivers goods ordered online as late as 2 a.m. for next-day...

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Amazon will soon lose the biggest reason to pay for Prime (AMZN)
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Amazon will soon lose the biggest reason to pay for Prime (AMZN)

Amazon's Prime membership program offers a lot of benefits, but the most important one is free two-day shipping on more than 100 million items. The...

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We compared Whole Foods stores in the city and in the suburbs — and the loser was clear
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We compared Whole Foods stores in the city and in the suburbs — and the loser was clear

Whole Foods has nearly 500 locations across North America and the United Kingdom. We visited Whole Foods locations in Darien, Connecticut, and New...

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Computer vision could help Walmart offer a cashierless shopping experience (WMT, AMZN)
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Computer vision could help Walmart offer a cashierless shopping experience (WMT, AMZN)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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'There is no way Sears is going to survive': Sears may live on, but some say failure is inevitable (SHLD)
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'There is no way Sears is going to survive': Sears may live on, but some say failure is inevitable (SHLD)

Sears' chairman, Eddie Lampert, has won a bankruptcy auction to keep the 126-year-old retailer from liquidating. But its future remains in doubt,...

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Whole Foods is ending its cheaper 365 format — here's why it was my favorite grocery store (AMZN)
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Whole Foods is ending its cheaper 365 format — here's why it was my favorite grocery store (AMZN)

The entrance to the market in the new 365 store. Whole Foods will not open more of its lower-priced 365 stores, according to a leaked email...

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Sears avoids liquidation as Eddie Lampert wins bankruptcy auction (SHLD)
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Sears avoids liquidation as Eddie Lampert wins bankruptcy auction (SHLD)

Sears' chairman, Eddie Lampert, has reportedly won a bankruptcy auction to keep the 126-year-old retailer from liquidating. Lampert's bid will keep...

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In order to stave off extinction, Sears will decimate its stores until only about 400 remain (SHLD)
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In order to stave off extinction, Sears will decimate its stores until only about 400 remain (SHLD)

Sears will likely live to fight another day, but its survival plan would still include decimating its store count and workforce. When the company...

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A googly-eyed robot is coming to 172 grocery stores across America
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A googly-eyed robot is coming to 172 grocery stores across America

Giant Food Stores announced on Monday it will be introducing a robot called Marty to its 172 stores in the United States. Marty is a googly-eyed...

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The NRF's Big Show focused on how stores can renew their relevance (TGT)
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The NRF's Big Show focused on how stores can renew their relevance (TGT)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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The UK online grocer that's helping Kroger battle Amazon blew up the biggest misconception about delivering groceries to Americans
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The UK online grocer that's helping Kroger battle Amazon blew up the biggest misconception about delivering groceries to Americans

Ocado is a United Kingdom-based online supermarket that's helping Kroger push back Amazon with robot-powered grocery warehouses. David Hardiman...

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Walmart exec reveals why it canceled its Amazon Go-like cashierless program in stores — and what the company is working on instead (WMT)
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Walmart exec reveals why it canceled its Amazon Go-like cashierless program in stores — and what the company is working on instead (WMT)

In 2017 and 2018, Walmart pilot tested a program called "Scan & Go" in 125 stores. The program let customers use a smartphone or handheld device to...

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Gymboree is reportedly planning to close all 900 of its stores
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Gymboree is reportedly planning to close all 900 of its stores

Gymboree is reportedly planning to file for bankruptcy protection and close all 900 of its stores. The company filed for bankruptcy as recently as...

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Build-A-Bear declares 'Pay Your Age Day' deal that plunged stores into chaos a massive success 'bigger than anyone could have possibly imagined' (BBW)
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Build-A-Bear declares 'Pay Your Age Day' deal that plunged stores into chaos a massive success 'bigger than anyone could have possibly imagined' (BBW)

Build-A-Bear is celebrating its explosive "Pay Your Age Day" deal as a game-changing success. In July, stores were plunged into what some customers...

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Target thrived during the holidays (TGT)
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Target thrived during the holidays (TGT)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Shoppers love Costco's Kirkland Signature brand, and it's turned into the retailer's biggest asset (COST)
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Shoppers love Costco's Kirkland Signature brand, and it's turned into the retailer's biggest asset (COST)

Sales of Costco's Kirkland Signature private-label brand grew to $39 billion in 2018, up from $35 billion the previous year, the retailer reported...

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Whole Foods halts growth of its cheaper '365' stores as the CEO cites pricing problems (AMZN)
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Whole Foods halts growth of its cheaper '365' stores as the CEO cites pricing problems (AMZN)

Amazon-owned Whole Foods is halting growth of its smaller, cheaper chain of stores called 365 by Whole Foods Market. In an internal email, Whole...

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Macy's is closing eight stores early this year — here's the full list (M)
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Macy's is closing eight stores early this year — here's the full list (M)

Macy's is closing eight stores in early 2019 as part of planned closures announced over two years ago. In August 2016, Macy's said that it would...

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Amazon Go could see $4.5 billion in store sales by 2021 (AMZN)
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Amazon Go could see $4.5 billion in store sales by 2021 (AMZN)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the...

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Dollar General is growing at a rate that is 'unthinkable' in retail, but there's a key reason why it probably won't fall into the same trap as its rivals
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Dollar General is growing at a rate that is 'unthinkable' in retail, but there's a key reason why it probably won't fall into the same trap as its rivals

Dollar General is on a path to dominate America. It is on track to open 900 stores in fiscal 2018 and a further 975 in fiscal year 2019, which...

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Jeff Bezos and his family own at least 6 massive properties across the US. Here's a look at the homes, from a sprawling Seattle estate to a set of historic NYC condos
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Jeff Bezos and his family own at least 6 massive properties across the US. Here's a look at the homes, from a sprawling Seattle estate to a set of historic NYC condos

Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie are filing for divorce. Bezos owns a sprawling Seattle estate, a Texas ranch, four NYC condos, and more. Jeff...

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Macy's and JCPenney are kicking off 2019 with a string of store closings (M, JCP)
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Macy's and JCPenney are kicking off 2019 with a string of store closings (M, JCP)

JCPenney and Macy's kicked off the year with store closings. The two department-store chains are looking to trim down on expensive real estate to...

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