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Sales are soaring at Meghan Markle's favorite affordable brand. Here's everything you need to know about it.
News 11 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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The Amazon-Whole Foods deal has barely made a dent in US grocery prices, despite fears of a price war (AMZN)
News 11 months ago
The Amazon-Whole Foods deal has barely made a dent in US grocery prices, despite fears of a price war (AMZN)

Grocery prices have fallen since Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods last year. Prices in the US fell 0.3% in the 12 months ending in June, compared...

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We shopped at Old Navy and H&M to see which was a better store for cheap basics, and there was a clear winner
News 11 months ago
We shopped at Old Navy and H&M to see which was a better store for cheap basics, and there was a clear winner

Old Navy and H&M are both known for carrying inexpensive basics. Old Navy has become a secret weapon for Gap.  But H&M is struggling, seeing...

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Amazon Prime Day could hurt department stores and discounters (AMZN)
News 11 months ago
Amazon Prime Day could hurt department stores and discounters (AMZN)

Amazon Prime Day is expected to be bigger this year than ever before. This will likely come at the expense of its brick-and-mortar competitors....

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Gap is following J.Crew in abandoning its bridal business as weddings become more casual. Here's where you can buy affordable bridesmaid dresses now. (GPS)
News 11 months ago
Gap is following J.Crew in abandoning its bridal business as weddings become more casual. Here's where you can buy affordable bridesmaid dresses now. (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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Petco is opening a cashierless pet store that offers free veterinary care for a $9 monthly fee
News 11 months ago
Petco is opening a cashierless pet store that offers free veterinary care for a $9 monthly fee

Petco has launched a new store called PetCoach that's like a cross between Amazon Go, a veterinary hospital, and a grooming salon. Shoppers can pay...

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We stopped by Whole Foods' first Prime Day with Amazon (AMZN, WFM)
News 11 months ago
We stopped by Whole Foods' first Prime Day with Amazon (AMZN, WFM)

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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Build-A-Bear has a new deal to woo shoppers after 'Pay Your Age Day' ended in chaos
News 11 months ago
Build-A-Bear has a new deal to woo shoppers after 'Pay Your Age Day' ended in chaos

Build-A-Bear is back with a new deal. The stuffed-toy store has launched a new program called "Count Your Candles," where customers can come in to...

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We visited the newest store from a cheap European clothing chain that's invading America and saw why H&M and Forever 21 should be terrified
News 11 months ago
We visited the newest store from a cheap European clothing chain that's invading America and saw why H&M and Forever 21 should be terrified

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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Build-A-Bear is giving away vouchers after 'Pay Your Age Day' ended in chaos (BBW)
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Build-A-Bear is giving away vouchers after 'Pay Your Age Day' ended in chaos (BBW)

Build-A-Bear is offering all members of its "Bonus Club" $15 vouchers, after the company's "Pay Your Age" Day ended in chaos.  The company was...

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A Canadian department store has mysteriously dropped Ivanka Trump products from its website overnight amid trade wars
News 11 months ago
A Canadian department store has mysteriously dropped Ivanka Trump products from its website overnight amid trade wars

Hudson's Bay could be the latest retailer to stop selling Ivanka Trump products on its website. The Canadian department-store mysteriously removed...

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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 11 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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Blockbuster is closing its final remaining stores in Alaska. Here's what it was like to visit the video rental chain before it went extinct.
News 11 months ago
Blockbuster is closing its final remaining stores in Alaska. Here's what it was like to visit the video rental chain before it went extinct.

The final Blockbuster locations in Alaska are set to close, the stores' general manager announced on Thursday.  For years, Alaska was the final...

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The last Blockbusters in Alaska are finally closing, leaving just one location of the video rental chain left in the entire US
News 11 months ago
The last Blockbusters in Alaska are finally closing, leaving just one location of the video rental chain left in the entire US

Blockbuster's final two locations in Alaska are set to close, the stores' general manager announced on Thursday.  Alaska was Blockbuster's last...

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Abercrombie is desperate to prove it's not just for teens anymore
News 11 months ago
Abercrombie is desperate to prove it's not just for teens anymore

Abercrombie & Fitch has been working hard to execute a turnaround — it's investing in stores, improving its product assortment, and working on its...

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Nike just opened a brand-new store that could change sneaker buying forever (NKE)
News 11 months ago
Nike just opened a brand-new store that could change sneaker buying forever (NKE)

Nike just opened a new store, called Nike by Melrose, in Los Angeles. It's the first Nike Live concept store, which seeks to maximize speed and...

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See inside some of the most over-the-top malls in the world, which are adding theme parks and ice-skating rinks while American malls struggle
News 11 months ago
See inside some of the most over-the-top malls in the world, which are adding theme parks and ice-skating rinks while American malls struggle

Malls in America may be dying, but they're still major destinations in many places around the world.  Oftentimes, these malls have attractions like...

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Build-A-Bear is a 'victim of its own success' as 'Pay Your Age Day' ends in chaos (BBW)
News 11 months ago
Build-A-Bear is a 'victim of its own success' as 'Pay Your Age Day' ends in chaos (BBW)

Build-A-Bear was forced to end its "Pay Your Age Day" deal early on Thursday due to safety concerns, after stores were unable to deal with the huge...

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Build-A-Bear was forced to shut down its 'Pay Your Age Day' deal after huge crowds and 'madness' overtook stores across the US (BBW)
News 11 months ago
Build-A-Bear was forced to shut down its 'Pay Your Age Day' deal after huge crowds and 'madness' overtook stores across the US (BBW)

Build-A-Bear was forced to end its "Pay Your Age Day" deal early on Thursday, after stores were overwhelmed with customers. "Per local authorities,...

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Nordstrom is banking on cooler brands to defy the department-store curse (JWN)
News 11 months ago
Nordstrom is banking on cooler brands to defy the department-store curse (JWN)

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

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A new Target app connects customers to the design team
News 11 months ago
A new Target app connects customers to the design team

Target is making use of a proprietary app called Studio Connect to allow a select group of members to collaborate with each other and Target's...

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The first time you'll try Magic Leap's futuristic glasses will be in an AT&T store (T)
News 11 months ago
The first time you'll try Magic Leap's futuristic glasses will be in an AT&T store (T)

Magic Leap, a startup building a pair of smartglasses, announced a partnership with AT&T on Wednesday.  AT&T stores will demo the hyped glasses at...

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Fresh Market is closing 15 stores in 9 states. Here's the full list.
News 11 months ago
Fresh Market is closing 15 stores in 9 states. Here's the full list.

The Fresh Market is closing 15 stores in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. ...

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Macy's is warning customers that their information might have been stolen in a data breach (M)
News 11 months ago
Macy's is warning customers that their information might have been stolen in a data breach (M)

Macy's has been hit by a data breach.  The department-store chain, which also owns Bloomingdale's, warned shoppers that their personal details and,...

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16 time- and money-saving hacks you should know before your next trip to Trader Joe's
News 11 months ago
16 time- and money-saving hacks you should know before your next trip to Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's can be a stressful place to shop because of its extreme crowds and long lines. Even though it sells expensive organic products, it...

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Walmart's plan to conquer New York City is becoming more clear (WMT)
News 11 months ago
Walmart's plan to conquer New York City is becoming more clear (WMT)

Jet.com, an e-commerce subsidiary of Walmart, announced on Tuesday that it is building a fulfillment center in the Bronx this fall. It will work...

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We shopped at a Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid to see which was the best drugstore, and there was a clear winner (WBA, RAD, CVS)
News 11 months ago
We shopped at a Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid to see which was the best drugstore, and there was a clear winner (WBA, RAD, CVS)

Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid are drugstore chains that sell everything from groceries to greeting cards. All three stores have pharmacies that...

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Walmart has hired a chief customer officer (WMT)
News 11 months ago
Walmart has hired a chief customer officer (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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Wawa lovers swear the convenience store is the best in America — but we found one in Texas that does it way better
News 11 months ago
Wawa lovers swear the convenience store is the best in America — but we found one in Texas that does it way better

Wawa is a beloved regional convenience store chain, which immediately won our love and appreciation after we visited the first time.  While we once...

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Alibaba is piloting fashion AI technology (BABA)
News 11 months ago
Alibaba is piloting fashion AI technology (BABA)

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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