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Walmart has a new weapon to take on Amazon (WMT)
News 11 months ago
Walmart has a new weapon to take on Amazon (WMT)

Walmart has hired its first chief customer officer, Janey Whiteside. She will oversee all customer-focused initiatives online and in Walmart stores...

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Target and Walmart are increasing automation (WMT, TGT)
News 11 months ago
Target and Walmart are increasing automation (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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People are furious that Walmart's website is selling anti-Trump clothing that says 'Impeach 45' (WMT)
News 11 months ago
People are furious that Walmart's website is selling anti-Trump clothing that says 'Impeach 45' (WMT)

Supporters of President Donald Trump are threatening to boycott Walmart for selling clothing with the phrase "Impeach 45" in its online store.  The...

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Vintage photos from the 1980s show America's shopping malls in their heyday
News 11 months ago
Vintage photos from the 1980s show America's shopping malls in their heyday

Photographer Stephen DiRado spent two and a half years visiting shopping malls in Massachusetts in the 1980s documenting everyday life. The photos...

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JD.com and Alibaba are dominating brand growth (BABA, AMZN)
News 11 months ago
JD.com and Alibaba are dominating brand growth (BABA, 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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We visited Banana Republic and J.Crew to see which was a better store, and the winner was clear (GPS)
News 11 months ago
We visited Banana Republic and J.Crew to see which was a better store, and the winner was clear (GPS)

Banana Republic and J.Crew both appeal to working professionals by stocking classic styles with a trendy twist.  But both brands have hit some...

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'Don't ever grow up': Toys R Us posts heartbreaking message on its last day of business
News 12 months ago
'Don't ever grow up': Toys R Us posts heartbreaking message on its last day of business

Toys R Us' final day of business was Friday, June 29. The toy retailer posted a thank-you message to all of its customers, past and present,...

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Here comes BJ's Wholesale Club's IPO... (BJ)
News 12 months ago
Here comes BJ's Wholesale Club's IPO... (BJ)

BJ's Wholesale Club is going public — again — on Thursday. Shares priced at $17 on Wednesday evening.  The IPO could raise $637.5 million. A group...

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Sears debuts handwritten signs in stores in an apparent effort to slash costs (SHLD)
News 12 months ago
Sears debuts handwritten signs in stores in an apparent effort to slash costs (SHLD)

Sears stores have debuted handwritten pricing signs. At one Sears location in Virginia, the signs are giving customers the impression that the...

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MEET THE WALTONS: How America's wealthiest family spends its Walmart fortune (WMT)
News 12 months ago
MEET THE WALTONS: How America's wealthiest family spends its Walmart fortune (WMT)

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

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Costco has another type of store that stocks almost completely different products, and some say it's even better than a regular Costco (COST)
News 12 months ago
Costco has another type of store that stocks almost completely different products, and some say it's even better than a regular Costco (COST)

Costco Business Centers are Costco stores that cater to small businesses. There are only 17 Costco Business Centers in the US, and nearly 70% of...

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Nobody wants to buy this outrageous $188 million mansion with a 4-lane bowling alley and an entire collection of cars
News 1 year ago
Nobody wants to buy this outrageous $188 million mansion with a 4-lane bowling alley and an entire collection of cars

An over-the-top property in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles was relisted for $188 million in April. It was originally listed for $250...

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Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie have a sneaky new strategy to avoid committing retail's deadliest mistake
News 1 year ago
Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie have a sneaky new strategy to avoid committing retail's deadliest mistake

Urban Outfitters, which also owns Anthropologie and Free People, is using a new payment program called Afterpay, which allows customers to pay for...

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The death of the American middle class has brought department stores down with it
News 1 year ago
The death of the American middle class has brought department stores down with it

Experts say that the recent closing of Bon-Ton and ongoing struggles of department stores are linked to the death of the middle class in the United...

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Prime discounts will hit all US Whole Foods stores this week (AMZN, WFM)
News 1 year ago
Prime discounts will hit all US Whole Foods stores this week (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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Walmart employees share 5 annoying things they wish shoppers would stop doing
News 1 year ago
Walmart employees share 5 annoying things they wish shoppers would stop doing

Walmart jobs can be rough when customers are rude. Some employees have spoken to Business Insider about particularly gob-smacking behaviors from...

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Sears' prices are going up during a liquidation sale — and it's a common practice at closing stores across the US (SHLD)
News 1 year ago
Sears' prices are going up during a liquidation sale — and it's a common practice at closing stores across the US (SHLD)

Sears' price for a Craftsman riding mower jumped $390 to $1,889 at the start of a liquidation sale in a Minnesota store last week. The price...

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Kroger reported surging digital sales in its latest earnings call (KR)
News 1 year ago
Kroger reported surging digital sales in its latest earnings call (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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I finally tried Amazon's free, two-hour Whole Foods delivery, and I was shocked to discover it isn't free (AMZN)
News 1 year ago
I finally tried Amazon's free, two-hour Whole Foods delivery, and I was shocked to discover it isn't free (AMZN)

I tested Amazon's free, two-hour delivery from Whole Foods stores. I loved the convenience of the service but was shocked to find that it wasn't...

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An anti-Trump movement is calling for the boycott of these 24 retailers ($AMZN, $TJX, $M)
News 1 year ago
An anti-Trump movement is calling for the boycott of these 24 retailers ($AMZN, $TJX, $M)

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

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The biggest difference between Zara and H&M explains why one is thriving while the other is flailing
News 1 year ago
The biggest difference between Zara and H&M explains why one is thriving while the other is flailing

Zara is one of the few established brick-and-mortar apparel companies to be thriving in today's competitive fast-fashion climate. Its parent...

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Exec at cult-favorite athleisure company Bandier explains why he thinks the retail apocalypse is actually a retail renaissance
News 1 year ago
Exec at cult-favorite athleisure company Bandier explains why he thinks the retail apocalypse is actually a retail renaissance

Bandier is a high-end activewear retailer that stocks multiple brands as well as its own private-label collections. The company was founded in 2014...

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Cisco is buying an Intel-backed startup that uses WiFi to track people as they move around malls and airports (CSCO)
News 1 year ago
Cisco is buying an Intel-backed startup that uses WiFi to track people as they move around malls and airports (CSCO)

Cisco announced its intent to acquire July Systems, a startup that uses wifi to track people around physical spaces like malls, stadiums and...

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Amazon's Hub wants to solve the most annoying thing about receiving online-shopping orders. Here's how it works. (AMZN)
News 1 year ago
Amazon's Hub wants to solve the most annoying thing about receiving online-shopping orders. Here's how it works. (AMZN)

Amazon is rolling out its Hub machine to more apartment buildings starting Tuesday. The machine is designed to give apartment dwellers a secure...

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We shopped at Walgreens and CVS to see which was a better drugstore, and there was a clear winner (WBA, CVS)
News 1 year ago
We shopped at Walgreens and CVS to see which was a better drugstore, and there was a clear winner (WBA, CVS)

Walgreens and CVS are drugstore chains that sell everything from groceries to greeting cards. Both stores have pharmacies that offer services like...

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Amazon and Whole Foods, a year later (AMZN, WFM)
News 1 year ago
Amazon and Whole Foods, a year later (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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Amazon bringing 2-hour delivery to Whole Foods is a sneaky change in strategy, and it could mean a big change is coming (AMZN)
News 1 year ago
Amazon bringing 2-hour delivery to Whole Foods is a sneaky change in strategy, and it could mean a big change is coming (AMZN)

Amazon is rapidly expanding its free two-hour delivery service from Whole Foods stores through Prime Now. Billed as an additional option for...

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Macy's is rapidly growing a new kind of store that looks a lot like TJ Maxx. We compared the shopping experience at both, and there was a clear winner. (M)
News 1 year ago
Macy's is rapidly growing a new kind of store that looks a lot like TJ Maxx. We compared the shopping experience at both, and there was a clear winner. (M)

Macy's is doubling down on its off-price concept, Backstage, which sells many of the same brands as a typical Macy's store but at a steep discount....

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These are the best grocery stores in America
News 1 year ago
These are the best grocery stores in America

Wegmans has been voted the best grocery store chain in the United States for the third consecutive year, according to Market Force Information's...

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Microsoft is developing in-store tracking technology that could eliminate physical checkout (MSFT)
News 1 year ago
Microsoft is developing in-store tracking technology that could eliminate physical checkout (MSFT)

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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