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50 foods that Costco employees and members love
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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 9 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
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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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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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Office Depot just opened a coworking space inside one of its stores. Take a look inside.
News 10 months ago
Office Depot just opened a coworking space inside one of its stores. Take a look inside.

Office Depot just opened a coworking space called the Workonomy Hub in Los Gatos, California. The space is located inside an Office Depot store and...

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Nike's new, high-tech store takes a page out of Walmart's and Target's playbook (NKE)
News 10 months ago
Nike's new, high-tech store takes a page out of Walmart's and Target's playbook (NKE)

Nike has launched a curbside pickup service alongside its newest store in Los Angeles. Nike by Melrose, the first Nike Live concept store, has...

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Trader Joe's employees share 8 annoying things they wish shoppers would stop doing
News 10 months ago
Trader Joe's employees share 8 annoying things they wish shoppers would stop doing

Trader Joe's jobs have a good rep in the grocery business. The grocery chain was named as one of the best places to work this year. Still, there...

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We went shopping at TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack to see which was a better discount store, and the winner was clear (TJX, JWN)
News 10 months ago
We went shopping at TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack to see which was a better discount store, and the winner was clear (TJX, JWN)

Nordstrom is increasingly leaning on its off-price concept, Nordstrom Rack, for growth.  These discount stores now exceed its full-price locations....

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We shopped at Dick's and Modell's to see which was a better sporting-goods store, and there was a clear winner (DKS)
News 10 months ago
We shopped at Dick's and Modell's to see which was a better sporting-goods store, and there was a clear winner (DKS)

Dick's Sporting Goods and Modell's are two of the last big sporting-goods stores. Many sporting-goods stores have been closing over the past few...

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Beauty shoppers want virtual advisors (TGT, OR)
News 10 months ago
Beauty shoppers want virtual advisors (TGT, OR)

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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Walmart is building a home for grocery-shopping robots next to one of its stores — and it offers a glimpse into the company's automated future (WMT)
News 10 months ago
Walmart is building a home for grocery-shopping robots next to one of its stores — and it offers a glimpse into the company's automated future (WMT)

Walmart will soon start using automated robotic carts to pick and pack shoppers' online grocery orders.  The company is building a 20,000-square...

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Kroger has launched an online delivery platform (KR)
News 10 months ago
Kroger has launched an online delivery platform (KR)

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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