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We shopped at TJ Maxx and Burlington to see which was a better discount store, and the winner was clear for a key reason (TJX, BURL)
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We shopped at TJ Maxx and Burlington to see which was a better discount store, and the winner was clear for a key reason (TJX, BURL)

TJ Maxx and Burlington are both thriving. The variety of products, low prices, and increased demand for off-price products is part of the reason...

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Retailers must be prepared for holiday returns
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Retailers must be prepared for holiday returns

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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J.Crew is said to be cutting the only line of clothing it sells on Amazon after reports surface that former CEO Mickey Drexler didn't support the deal (AMZN)
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J.Crew is said to be cutting the only line of clothing it sells on Amazon after reports surface that former CEO Mickey Drexler didn't support the deal (AMZN)

J.Crew is reportedly shutting down its low-cost Mercantile collection less than three months after it launched on Amazon. In a memo sent to...

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Ikea employees say that changes to the stores are creating a divisive environment where 'nobody is willing to help'
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Ikea employees say that changes to the stores are creating a divisive environment where 'nobody is willing to help'

Ikea US employees say that the furniture chain's pivot to become more customer-centric isn't working out. The international furniture retailer's US...

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We compared Dunkin's first store to its brand-new 'store of the future' — and it showed how far the coffee giant has come (DNKN)
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We compared Dunkin's first store to its brand-new 'store of the future' — and it showed how far the coffee giant has come (DNKN)

Dunkin' Donuts— which is now just Dunkin'— revealed its plans for the "store of the future" in early September, starting with a name change that...

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This could be the last truly cheap Black Friday, thanks to Trump's trade war
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This could be the last truly cheap Black Friday, thanks to Trump's trade war

Black Friday 2018 could be the last truly cheap Black Friday due to incoming tariffs from Donald Trump's trade war with China. 2018 has not seen...

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This is how you can use your Costco membership to rent a car
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This is how you can use your Costco membership to rent a car

Costco gives members access to a variety of car-related services. Costco members can rent cars at discounted prices through Costco Travel. The...

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This Black Friday is set to be the best America has seen in years
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This Black Friday is set to be the best America has seen in years

Black Friday 2018 is likely to be the best America has seen in years. Total spend for Black Friday weekend is estimated to hit $59.6 billion with...

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I visited Target and Best Buy on Black Friday — and I couldn't believe how empty they were (TGT, BBY)
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I visited Target and Best Buy on Black Friday — and I couldn't believe how empty they were (TGT, BBY)

Black Friday isn't as crazy of a shopping day as it once was. Black Friday's decline is in large part due to the rise of online shopping and heavy...

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Macy's flagship store stayed open all night over Thanksgiving, but employees say it isn't worth it (M)
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Macy's flagship store stayed open all night over Thanksgiving, but employees say it isn't worth it (M)

Macy's flagship store in New York City is open through the night over Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Some employees told Business Insider that the...

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Black Friday is projected to be the strongest in years — here's how retail stocks are reacting
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Black Friday is projected to be the strongest in years — here's how retail stocks are reacting

Black Friday 2018 spending was projected to climb by 5.7% versus a year ago, which would be the fastest growth since 2011. Retail stocks were mixed...

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Shoppers using smartphones under the dinner table have made Thanksgiving one of the biggest days for online shopping
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Shoppers using smartphones under the dinner table have made Thanksgiving one of the biggest days for online shopping

Smartphone use for both browsing and shopping online has exploded this Thanksgiving. They have contributed 54.4% of all traffic to retail sites so...

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Lowe's has 'a big window of opportunity' after shutting down its underperforming stores, UBS says (LOW)
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Lowe's has 'a big window of opportunity' after shutting down its underperforming stores, UBS says (LOW)

Lowe's on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings that beat on both the top and bottom lines but saw comparable sales miss Wall Street's estimates....

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See inside Dunkin's first-ever 'store of the future,' complete with cold-brew taps and a new two-lane drive-thru (DNKN)
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See inside Dunkin's first-ever 'store of the future,' complete with cold-brew taps and a new two-lane drive-thru (DNKN)

Dunkin' Donuts— which is now just Dunkin'— revealed its plans for the "store of the future" in early September, starting with a name change that...

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Old Navy is one of the most successful stores in retail right now — but Gap's struggles are raining on its parade (GPS)
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Old Navy is one of the most successful stores in retail right now — but Gap's struggles are raining on its parade (GPS)

Gap is struggling while its sister brands thrive. In its most recent earnings results, reported on Tuesday, same-store sales at the Gap brand were...

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Here’s how consumers say retailers can pull them away from Amazon on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (AMZN)
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Here’s how consumers say retailers can pull them away from Amazon on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (AMZN)

This is an excerpt from Business Insider Intelligence's E-Commerce coverage. Click here to learn how to access the full post. Amazon is online...

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Kate Spade's Frances Valentine brand just opened its first-ever physical store — take a look inside
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Kate Spade's Frances Valentine brand just opened its first-ever physical store — take a look inside

Kate Spade's brand, Frances Valentine, opened its first physical store in Manhattan last week. Kate and Andy Spade started Frances Valentine in...

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IKEA was once touted as one of the best places to work. Now workers are fleeing over a policy they say has backfired spectacularly.
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IKEA was once touted as one of the best places to work. Now workers are fleeing over a policy they say has backfired spectacularly.

Ikea employees are reporting dissatisfaction with the furniture retailer over a policy it introduced across all of its US stores in 2017. Employees...

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The most iconic toy store in the world just reopened after suddenly shutting down 3 years ago — take a look inside
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The most iconic toy store in the world just reopened after suddenly shutting down 3 years ago — take a look inside

FAO Schwarz, the iconic toy retailer that closed its Fifth Avenue flagship store in 2015, reopened its doors at 30 Rockefeller Plaza last week. The...

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David's Bridal has filed for bankruptcy but says its stores will stay open and orders will not be disrupted
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David's Bridal has filed for bankruptcy but says its stores will stay open and orders will not be disrupted

David's Bridal has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it said in a press release on Monday. The new deal will enable it to reduce its $760...

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A secret 'Santa' reportedly paid for an entire Vermont Walmart store's layaway items (WMT)
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A secret 'Santa' reportedly paid for an entire Vermont Walmart store's layaway items (WMT)

An anonymous man just paid for all of the layaway items at a Vermont Walmart, several local news outlets reported. Shoppers expressed surprise and...

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Amazon, Walmart, and Target are leading the toy race this holiday season (AMZN, WMT, TGT)
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Amazon, Walmart, and Target are leading the toy race this holiday season (AMZN, WMT, 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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These are the stores with the best Black Friday discounts
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These are the stores with the best Black Friday discounts

However, some stores are offering bigger discounts than others, according to an analysis of almost 7,000 Black Friday deals. Here are the top 10...

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These 10 fashion and beauty brands are poised to have a huge 2019
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These 10 fashion and beauty brands are poised to have a huge 2019

Retail isn't dying — it's changing. 2019 is set to bring more exciting changes to the industry. Digitally native brands are dipping their toes into...

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Apple doesn't have Black Friday deals for iPhones — but here are the stores that do
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Apple doesn't have Black Friday deals for iPhones — but here are the stores that do

Apple doesn't usually host its own Black Friday deals for iPhones, but stores that sell iPhones do. For the most part, Black Friday iPhone ...

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We walked around National Landing, the new neighborhood in Virginia Amazon carved out for its HQ2 — here's what it looks like today
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We walked around National Landing, the new neighborhood in Virginia Amazon carved out for its HQ2 — here's what it looks like today

Amazon has announced that its second headquarters, HQ2, will be split between Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia. As part of Amazon's new...

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Alibaba and Amazon want to take over every part of your life — and it could be setting up a battle over the future of retail (AMZN)
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Alibaba and Amazon want to take over every part of your life — and it could be setting up a battle over the future of retail (AMZN)

Alibaba and Amazon want to dominate as many aspects of customers' lives as possible. Alibaba's future could move beyond e-commerce to encapsulate...

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Take a look around Nike's enormous new flagship store in New York City, complete with the world's largest for-sale collection of Nike shoes (NKE)
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Take a look around Nike's enormous new flagship store in New York City, complete with the world's largest for-sale collection of Nike shoes (NKE)

Nike has opened a new flagship store in New York City. Called the Nike House of Innovation 000, it spans six floors and 68,000 square feet and is...

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Analyst says Nordstrom has become a 'victim of its own success' as customers ditch stores to shop on its website (JWN)
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Analyst says Nordstrom has become a 'victim of its own success' as customers ditch stores to shop on its website (JWN)

Nordstrom's online business is thriving, but at least one analyst says it's happening at the expense of its physical stores. The online store has...

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Easy returns will win retailers customer loyalty
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Easy returns will win retailers customer loyalty

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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