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Walmart is testing employee delivery (WMT)
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Walmart is testing employee delivery (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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Amazon posts highest quarterly profit ever (AMZN)
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Amazon posts highest quarterly profit ever (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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San Francisco Bay Area cities are cracking down on free food at tech companies — here’s why that’s a good idea, according to a startup cofounder
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San Francisco Bay Area cities are cracking down on free food at tech companies — here’s why that’s a good idea, according to a startup cofounder

Mountain View, a city in Silicon Valley, will not allow a new office development where Facebook is set to move this fall to have a cafeteria with...

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JCPenney is abandoning millennials as it weathers an identity crisis in the wake of its CEO's departure (JCP)
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JCPenney is abandoning millennials as it weathers an identity crisis in the wake of its CEO's departure (JCP)

A JCPenney executive told The Wall Street Journal that the company "took its eye off of its core customer" – the middle-aged mom – in its effort to...

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Gucci has become hugely popular with teens and millennials. We visited a store and saw why they love it despite the high price tags.
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Gucci has become hugely popular with teens and millennials. We visited a store and saw why they love it despite the high price tags.

Young people love Gucci. In the first three quarters of 2017, roughly 55% of Gucci's sales were made to consumers under 35, according to the Wall...

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San Francisco Bay Area cities are cracking down on free food at Facebook and other tech companies
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San Francisco Bay Area cities are cracking down on free food at Facebook and other tech companies

Mountain View, a city in Silicon Valley, says that a new office development — where Facebook will move to this fall — will not be allowed to have a...

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A company that's taking on Victoria's Secret with $35 bras just opened its first store. Here's what it's like to shop there.
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A company that's taking on Victoria's Secret with $35 bras just opened its first store. Here's what it's like to shop there.

Lively is a lingerie, swimwear, and fragrance startup launched by Victoria's Secret alum Michelle Cordeiro Grant in 2016. The retailer sells more...

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An anti-Trump movement is calling for the boycott of these retailers (AMZN, TJX, M)
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An anti-Trump movement is calling for the boycott of these retailers (AMZN, TJX, M)

More than two years into Donald Trump's presidency, the movement to boycott retailers that do business with the president's family is going strong....

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Where to buy work clothes that look professional but don't cost a fortune
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Where to buy work clothes that look professional but don't cost a fortune

Where to buy work clothes can be confusing. Many stores might offer great quality or great prices, but it can be difficult to find both. Personal...

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Ivanka Trump's only store has already shut down, and it's unclear whether it will reopen
News 7 months ago
Ivanka Trump's only store has already shut down, and it's unclear whether it will reopen

Ivanka Trump's fashion brand is shutting down, the company said on Tuesday.  Trump said in a statement, "After 17 months in Washington, I do not...

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Ellen DeGeneres just sold her Italian-style Santa Barbara mansion to a Netflix executive for $34 million
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Ellen DeGeneres just sold her Italian-style Santa Barbara mansion to a Netflix executive for $34 million

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have finally sold their Santa Barbara mansion for $34 million — $11 million below the original asking price in...

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Ivanka Trump's brand is immediately shutting down, but these stores will continue selling her products
News 7 months ago
Ivanka Trump's brand is immediately shutting down, but these stores will continue selling her products

Ivanka Trump's fashion company is shutting down.  But shoppers should still be able to purchase Ivanka Trump products through at least December,...

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11 things all Wegmans employees know and most customers don't
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11 things all Wegmans employees know and most customers don't

Wegmans store employees know all about the popular regional grocery chain. The company operates stores in six states, and employs 48,000 people....

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Ivanka Trump's fashion company is shutting down
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Ivanka Trump's fashion company is shutting down

Ivanka Trump's fashion line is shutting down, with employees being alerted of the closure on Tuesday. The first daughter said in a statement: "My...

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We shopped at CVS and Rite Aid to see which was a better drugstore, and one had a clear advantage over the other (CVS, RAD)
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We shopped at CVS and Rite Aid to see which was a better drugstore, and one had a clear advantage over the other (CVS, RAD)

CVS and Rite Aid are drugstore chains that sell items as varied as groceries and greeting cards. Both CVS and Rite Aid have pharmacies that offer...

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15 tips and tricks for saving money at Walgreens (WBA)
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15 tips and tricks for saving money at Walgreens (WBA)

Walgreens sells everything from groceries to greeting cards. It also has a pharmacy offering services like free blood pressure tests and flu shots....

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Victoria's Secret could be heading for a crisis as angry customers flood its Facebook page with complaints about 'shoddily made' lingerie (LB)
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Victoria's Secret could be heading for a crisis as angry customers flood its Facebook page with complaints about 'shoddily made' lingerie (LB)

Victoria's Secret is struggling. Sales have slipped recently, and it has been accused of alienating customers with its racy ads.  Several shoppers...

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Customers shop BJ's like a supermarket, and it reflects an advantage Costco should be worried about (BJ, COST, WMT)
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Customers shop BJ's like a supermarket, and it reflects an advantage Costco should be worried about (BJ, COST, WMT)

Costco, Sam's Club, and BJ's are the three biggest warehouse club chains in the United States. These stores offer paying members discounts on items...

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Trump is doubling down on his claims that Amazon uses the US Postal Service as a 'delivery boy,' and it could be a major blow to countless American businesses (AMZN)
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Trump is doubling down on his claims that Amazon uses the US Postal Service as a 'delivery boy,' and it could be a major blow to countless American businesses (AMZN)

President Donald Trump doubled down on his claims that Amazon is abusing its relationship with the US Postal Service, saying the company is turning...

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We shopped at Costco and BJ's Wholesale to see which store had the better deals, and we found one had a clear edge over the other (COST, BJ)
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We shopped at Costco and BJ's Wholesale to see which store had the better deals, and we found one had a clear edge over the other (COST, BJ)

Costco and BJ's Wholesale are both membership-based warehouse clubs. An annual Costco membership costs $60, while BJ's costs $55 a year.  Costco...

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Chick-fil-A is taking on Blue Apron in an unprecedented move for a fast-food chain
News 7 months ago
Chick-fil-A is taking on Blue Apron in an unprecedented move for a fast-food chain

Chick-fil-A is going to start selling meal kits at 150 locations in the Atlanta area in August.  The "Mealtime Kits" will cost $15.89 for a chicken...

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This cheap European clothing chain is coming for H&M and Forever 21 in America. Here's what it's like to shop there.
News 7 months ago
This cheap European clothing chain is coming for H&M and Forever 21 in America. Here's what it's like to shop there.

Primark, a low-cost European apparel chain, is rolling out more stores in the United States. It opened its ninth US store this week, in Brooklyn,...

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We visited a convenience-store chain with a cult following in Texas, and we were amazed by what we found
News 7 months ago
We visited a convenience-store chain with a cult following in Texas, and we were amazed by what we found

Buc-ee's is a convenience-store chain with a cult following across Texas. The chain serves as a supersized highway pit stop complete with "world...

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Here are the best places to buy affordable bridesmaid dresses (GPS)
News 7 months ago
Here are the best places to buy affordable bridesmaid dresses (GPS)

Gap Inc.-owned Weddington Way sent an email to customers on Monday confirming that it had wound down all operations.  The store follows in the...

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Sales are soaring at Meghan Markle's favorite affordable brand. Here's everything you need to know about it.
News 7 months ago
Sales are soaring at Meghan Markle's favorite affordable brand. Here's everything you need to know about it.

When Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton wear a new item in public, it's not uncommon for it to sell out almost immediately.  Canadian retailer Aritzia...

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There is only one Blockbuster still surviving in the entire United States. Here's what it's like to visit.
News 7 months ago
There is only one Blockbuster still surviving in the entire United States. Here's what it's like to visit.

Blockbuster is almost down to a single location in the entire United States: a shop in Bend, Oregon. On Thursday, Blockbuster announced that the...

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We shopped at CVS and Rite Aid to see which was a better drugstore, and the winner was clear (CVS, RAD)
News 7 months ago
We shopped at CVS and Rite Aid to see which was a better drugstore, and the winner was clear (CVS, RAD)

CVS and Rite Aid are drugstore chains that sell everything from groceries to greeting cards. Both CVS and Rite Aid have pharmacies that offer...

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Gymboree is back from the dead, but furious parents say its new look 'is complete garbage'
News 7 months ago
Gymboree is back from the dead, but furious parents say its new look 'is complete garbage'

Gymboree relaunched on Monday with a bold new look. Some shoppers are complaining that its new, trendy styles are inappropriate for toddlers....

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10 tricks to get the most out of your Costco membership (COST)
News 7 months ago
10 tricks to get the most out of your Costco membership (COST)

Costco memberships offer customers discounts that go beyond savings on bulk food items. Many consumers may not know that Costco gives its members...

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