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Dollar General earnings beat on the top and bottom lines (DG)
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Dollar General earnings beat on the top and bottom lines (DG)

Dollar General reported earnings that beat on both the top and bottom lines. Shares of the discount retailer dropped 2%. Watch Dollar General trade...

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Billionaire Dan Gilbert has invested $5.6 billion in nearly 100 properties in Detroit — see the full map of exactly what he owns
News 10 months ago
Billionaire Dan Gilbert has invested $5.6 billion in nearly 100 properties in Detroit — see the full map of exactly what he owns

Dan Gilbert moved his mortgage company, Quicken Loans, to downtown Detroit in 2010 and founded his real-estate firm Bedrock a year later, when the...

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We visited Old Navy and saw why it's Gap's biggest asset (GAP)
News 10 months ago
We visited Old Navy and saw why it's Gap's biggest asset (GAP)

Old Navy is spearheading Gap Inc.'s growth.  Gap Inc. saw 2% sales growth overall in the most recent fiscal quarter, with the Old Navy brand...

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Gap is struggling to keep up with its sister brands — we visited the store and saw why (GAP)
News 10 months ago
Gap is struggling to keep up with its sister brands — we visited the store and saw why (GAP)

Gap is struggling to keep up with its sister stores Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta. Gap Inc,. saw 2% sales growth overall, but the Gap...

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I worked in retail for 6 years, and these are the subtle ways clothing stores get you to spend more money
News 10 months ago
I worked in retail for 6 years, and these are the subtle ways clothing stores get you to spend more money

Clothing stores use subtle strategies to get you to spend more money without thinking twice, even if you walk in with a set budget. Sales...

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We shopped at TJ Maxx and Kohl's to see which store was better, and the winner was clear for one key reason.
News 10 months ago
We shopped at TJ Maxx and Kohl's to see which store was better, and the winner was clear for one key reason.

TJ Maxx and Kohl's are the places to go to find everything from makeup, to clothes, home decor, and back to school gear.  Both stores are doing...

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An under-the-radar self-driving car startup is launching California's first autonomous grocery delivery
News 10 months ago
An under-the-radar self-driving car startup is launching California's first autonomous grocery delivery

AutoX, a self-driving car startup testing in California, has launched the state's first grocery delivery pilot program using autonomous cars in San...

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Walmart is now selling high-end hiking boots and camping gear in its latest push for wealthy shoppers (WMT)
News 10 months ago
Walmart is now selling high-end hiking boots and camping gear in its latest push for wealthy shoppers (WMT)

Walmart is launching a premium outdoor store curated by Moosejaw.  The store will sell high-end brands of hiking boots, camping gear, and outdoor...

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50 foods that Costco employees and members love
News 10 months ago
50 foods that Costco employees and members love

Costco's food court is home to a number of cheap and tasty menu options that members and food critics love. Costco employees themselves have some...

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Sears is closing 46 more stores. Here are all of the locations shutting down where you live. (SHLD)
News 10 months ago
Sears is closing 46 more stores. Here are all of the locations shutting down where you live. (SHLD)

Sears says it's closing another 46 stores. The full list of closings includes 13 Kmart stores and 33 Sears stores. The new list will bring Sears'...

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Ivanka Trump's fashion brand has finally shuttered its website
News 10 months ago
Ivanka Trump's fashion brand has finally shuttered its website

Ivanka Trump's fashion brand has shuttered its website.  In late July, the first daughter's fashion brand announced it would be shutting down.  A...

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Sears is closing 46 more stores. Here's the full list.
News 10 months ago
Sears is closing 46 more stores. Here's the full list.

Sears says it's closing another 46 stores, bringing its total number of closures this year to nearly 300 stores. The full list of closings includes...

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We visited a Walmart and a Target store to see which one is better prepared to take on Amazon, and the winner was clear (WMT, TGT, AMZN)
News 10 months ago
We visited a Walmart and a Target store to see which one is better prepared to take on Amazon, and the winner was clear (WMT, TGT, AMZN)

Walmart and Target have both been shifting their strategies to better compete with Amazon. Both Walmart and Target offer free two-day shipping on...

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How Target gets you to keep spending money (TGT)
News 10 months ago
How Target gets you to keep spending money (TGT)

Target reported its strongest same-store sales numbers in 13 years on Wednesday. CEO Brian Cornell said that investment in its stores and brands,...

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Lowe's is closing all 99 locations of a California-based hardware-store chain it bought in 2013
News 10 months ago
Lowe's is closing all 99 locations of a California-based hardware-store chain it bought in 2013

Lowe's announced on Wednesday that it will shutter all 99 locations of subsidiary Orchard Supply Hardware, which it acquired in 2013.  The...

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Target's CEO just signaled the end of the retail apocalypse (TGT)
News 10 months ago
Target's CEO just signaled the end of the retail apocalypse (TGT)

Target reported its strongest same-store sales numbers in 13 years on Wednesday. CEO Brian Cornell said that the company is benefiting from a...

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Walmart's recent patent filings eye VR and grocery (WMT)
News 10 months ago
Walmart's recent patent filings eye VR and grocery (WMT)

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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Nordstrom's latest deal confirms the death of the department store as we know it (JWN)
News 10 months ago
Nordstrom's latest deal confirms the death of the department store as we know it (JWN)

Nordstrom is doubling down on its partnerships with so-called "strategic" brands such as Reformation, Allbirds, and Bonobos to drive traffic to its...

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Shoppers are still addicted to discounts, and TJ Maxx is thriving (TJX)
News 10 months ago
Shoppers are still addicted to discounts, and TJ Maxx is thriving (TJX)

TJ Maxx's parent company, TJX Companies, reported stronger-than-expected sales numbers in its second-quarter earnings on Tuesday.  The off-price...

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Boxed, the 'Costco for millennials,' just got supercharged by the Walmart of Japan
News 10 months ago
Boxed, the 'Costco for millennials,' just got supercharged by the Walmart of Japan

Boxed has raised $111 million in a Series D round of funding, it announced on Tuesday. The round was led by Aeon Co., a Japanese retail giant that...

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Prime Day Prep 2019: Two key ways retailers can steal customers from Amazon on its annual e-commerce holiday — and why they should start planning now (AMZN)
News 10 months ago
Prime Day Prep 2019: Two key ways retailers can steal customers from Amazon on its annual e-commerce holiday — and why they should start planning now (AMZN)

Prime Day 2018 was the biggest sales event in Amazon’s history, with estimated global sales hitting $4.38 billion. Amazon offered approximately 1.9...

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We went shopping at Nordstrom and Macy's to see which was a better department store, and the winner was clear (JWN, M)
News 11 months ago
We went shopping at Nordstrom and Macy's to see which was a better department store, and the winner was clear (JWN, M)

Nordstrom and Macy's are two of the most popular department stores in the United States. On Thursday, Nordstrom reported that comparable sales were...

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Department stores see digital promise, mixed Q2 results
News 11 months ago
Department stores see digital promise, mixed Q2 results

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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We visited Family Dollar, the store that analysts say is becoming Dollar Tree's biggest problem. Here's what we found. (DLTR)
News 11 months ago
We visited Family Dollar, the store that analysts say is becoming Dollar Tree's biggest problem. Here's what we found. (DLTR)

Family Dollar was acquired by Dollar Tree in 2015. Analysts say Family Dollar has proven to be a drag on Dollar Tree's earnings. "Family Dollar...

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Nike and Whole Foods are following Walmart's lead and signaling a new era for online shopping (NKE, AMZN, WMT)
News 11 months ago
Nike and Whole Foods are following Walmart's lead and signaling a new era for online shopping (NKE, AMZN, WMT)

It seems that every large retailer in the United States is rolling out new curbside pickup options. Amazon recently rolled out its Prime Now pickup...

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A group of TJ Maxx shoppers is accusing the store of misleading them with 'phantom markdowns' (TJX)
News 11 months ago
A group of TJ Maxx shoppers is accusing the store of misleading them with 'phantom markdowns' (TJX)

TJ Maxx is the United States' largest off-price chain and is known for being a bargain hunter's paradise offering 20% to 60% off designer clothing....

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We shopped at Home Depot, Lowe's, and Ace Hardware to see which was the best home-improvement store — here's the verdict (HD, LOW)
News 11 months ago
We shopped at Home Depot, Lowe's, and Ace Hardware to see which was the best home-improvement store — here's the verdict (HD, LOW)

Home Depot, Lowe's, and Ace Hardware, three of the biggest home-improvement stores in the United States, offer a similar product selection and help...

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Costco's generous return policy is ripe for abuse — here's what could happen if shoppers take it too far (COST)
News 11 months ago
Costco's generous return policy is ripe for abuse — here's what could happen if shoppers take it too far (COST)

Costco is known for having a very generous return policy. Members can return almost any product at any time if they are not satisfied with it. ...

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Walmart's e-commerce rebound strengthens (WMT)
News 11 months ago
Walmart's e-commerce rebound strengthens (WMT)

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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MEET THE WALTONS: How America's wealthiest family spends its Walmart fortune (WMT)
News 11 months ago
MEET THE WALTONS: How America's wealthiest family spends its Walmart fortune (WMT)

The Waltons are the richest family in America. Sam Walton founded Walmart in 1962. It is now the world's largest retailer by revenue with annual...

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