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The last Blockbuster in Australia is closing down — and now there's only one store left on earth
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The last Blockbuster in Australia is closing down — and now there's only one store left on earth

Blockbuster just became the loneliest franchise in the world. Blockbuster's last remaining store in Australia will shutter its doors this month,...

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Amazon's reported grocery plans could re-define what a 'store' is (AMZN)
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Amazon's reported grocery plans could re-define what a 'store' is (AMZN)

Amazon is reportedly looking to expand its foothold in the grocery arena, according to The Wall Street Journal. Word of Amazon's plans knocked down...

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The retail apocalypse will claim 4,300 stores this year. Here's why mall giants aren't freaking out.
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The retail apocalypse will claim 4,300 stores this year. Here's why mall giants aren't freaking out.

More than 4,300 department stores are set to close this year as the retail apocalypse rips through American retailers. Gap, JCPenney, and Victoria...

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Alibaba's opening an online store with Office Depot, as the 2 companies work to beat out Amazon as a 'trusted, friendly' option for American small businesses
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Alibaba's opening an online store with Office Depot, as the 2 companies work to beat out Amazon as a 'trusted, friendly' option for American small businesses

Office Depot and Alibaba are launching an online store aimed at American small business owners, as well as collaborating on revamped B2B services....

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Amazon is opening a new grocery chain (AMZN, WF)
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Amazon is opening a new grocery chain (AMZN, WF)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence E-Commerce Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story...

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Dick's Sporting Goods used Facebook to automatically serve different ads to different people — driving $10 million in incremental sales during the holiday season
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Dick's Sporting Goods used Facebook to automatically serve different ads to different people — driving $10 million in incremental sales during the holiday season

Dick's Sporting Goods used Facebook to drive 100,000 additional purchases and $10 million in incremental sales during the holiday season in 2018....

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Gap's Old Navy spin-off was met with praise — but risks still surround both brands (GPS)
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Gap's Old Navy spin-off was met with praise — but risks still surround both brands (GPS)

Gap's announcement that its Old Navy brand would be spun off into a separate public company was met with praise on Wall Street and excitement from...

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More than 4,300 stores are closing in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on — here's the full list
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More than 4,300 stores are closing in 2019 as the retail apocalypse drags on — here's the full list

More than 4,300 stores are expected to close in 2019. Gap, JCPenney, and Victoria's Secret announced more than 300 store closures over the course...

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Kroger bans Visa credit cards at 134 stores over 'excessive' fees that 'drive up food prices'
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Kroger bans Visa credit cards at 134 stores over 'excessive' fees that 'drive up food prices'

Kroger will stop accepting Visa credit cards at its Smith's Food & Drug Stores chain starting April 3. "Visa has been misusing its position and...

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Amazon is reportedly launching a new line of grocery stores in major US cities (AMZN)
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Amazon is reportedly launching a new line of grocery stores in major US cities (AMZN)

Amazon is launching a new brand of grocery stores, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company has already signed leases for the stores,...

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Green Growth Brands' CEO says he's gearing up for an M&A tear and explains the types of companies he's going after
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Green Growth Brands' CEO says he's gearing up for an M&A tear and explains the types of companies he's going after

Marijuana retailer Green Growth Brands is gearing up for lots of M&A, the company's CEO Peter Horvath said in an interview with Business Insider....

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We visited a Victoria's Secret store on the day that it announced dozens of closures. Here's what we found.
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We visited a Victoria's Secret store on the day that it announced dozens of closures. Here's what we found.

Victoria's Secret announced that it is closing 53 stores in North America this year. Its parent company, L Brands, reported fourth-quarter earnings...

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Here are the oldest US retailers still in business today
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Here are the oldest US retailers still in business today

There are a handful of US retail stores that have been around for over 100 years. Brooks Brothers has been open for over 200 years after its humble...

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Marshalls is making an unprecedented change to its business after long refusing to sell online (TJX)
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Marshalls is making an unprecedented change to its business after long refusing to sell online (TJX)

Marshalls is launching an e-commerce store this year. The assortment will be different online and in-store in order to prevent cannibalization of...

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'The Retail Doctor' says Macy's restructuring plan is not bold enough (M)
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'The Retail Doctor' says Macy's restructuring plan is not bold enough (M)

Macy's on Tuesday announced it is cutting 100 management jobs as part of a restructuring plan. The restructuring plan "doesn't seem bold enough" to...

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Retailers are filing for bankruptcy at a staggering rate — and these 17 companies could be the next to default
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Retailers are filing for bankruptcy at a staggering rate — and these 17 companies could be the next to default

Moody's Investors Service has identified 17 retailers that have the highest risk of defaulting or filing for bankruptcy. Just two months into 2019,...

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We went shopping at Payless 3 days after it filed for bankruptcy for the second time in 2 years — and it's clear why the store is dying
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We went shopping at Payless 3 days after it filed for bankruptcy for the second time in 2 years — and it's clear why the store is dying

We visited the Payless ShoeSource location at 934 Market Street in San Francisco, California. This is one of roughly 2,500 stores in North America...

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Almost 70% of US consumers use BOPIS
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Almost 70% of US consumers use BOPIS

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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Trump called Amazon's abrupt New York HQ2 cancellation a 'big loss' and blamed the 'radical left' for the outcome (AMZN)
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Trump called Amazon's abrupt New York HQ2 cancellation a 'big loss' and blamed the 'radical left' for the outcome (AMZN)

President Donald Trump called Amazon's decision not to move forward with its HQ2 plans in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens a "big loss...

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A Long Island City landlord has been accused of paying people to protest against Amazon after it canceled its New York HQ2 (AMZN)
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A Long Island City landlord has been accused of paying people to protest against Amazon after it canceled its New York HQ2 (AMZN)

Earlier this month, a Long Island City landlord launched a protest against Amazon after it announced plans to pull its HQ2 project from Queens, New...

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Trump's fight against Amazon is looking bleak as a major USPS partner ditches the postal office in hopes to work with the e-commerce behemoth
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Trump's fight against Amazon is looking bleak as a major USPS partner ditches the postal office in hopes to work with the e-commerce behemoth

USPS lost a big partner this week when Stamps.com terminated their long-standing exclusive arrangement with the postal service. In the call where...

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Apple is reportedly closing its two stores in patent-litigation haven Eastern Texas for a brilliant reason
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Apple is reportedly closing its two stores in patent-litigation haven Eastern Texas for a brilliant reason

Apple is closing its two stores in a specific district in Eastern Texas and opening up a new one just across the border. And its a brilliant move...

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Amazon Go is spelling trouble for quick-service stores (AMZN, WMT, SBUX, TGT, COST)
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Amazon Go is spelling trouble for quick-service stores (AMZN, WMT, SBUX, TGT, COST)

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 hit its digital sales goal for fiscal 2019 (WMT)
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Walmart hit its digital sales goal for fiscal 2019 (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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American Eagle launched a new clothing rental service, and it's just the latest sign that fast fashion as we know it is dying
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American Eagle launched a new clothing rental service, and it's just the latest sign that fast fashion as we know it is dying

American Eagle has launched a rental subscription service for clothing. For $49.95 a month, customers can rent three items at a time and exchange...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that $3 billion in tax credits should be given to the public, not Amazon — and a new poll shows that nearly half of Americans agree (AMZN)
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that $3 billion in tax credits should be given to the public, not Amazon — and a new poll shows that nearly half of Americans agree (AMZN)

Amazon backed out of a deal on February 14 to develop part of its second headquarters, known as HQ2, in New York City in exchange for a total of $3...

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How to return rented books to Amazon
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How to return rented books to Amazon

Renting books from Amazon can be more economical than buying them, but you must ensure they are returned on time. If you return a rented book to an...

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Charlotte Russe could kick off closing sales next month at all of its remaining stores if it doesn't find a buyer
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Charlotte Russe could kick off closing sales next month at all of its remaining stores if it doesn't find a buyer

Charlotte Russe said Tuesday that it's in talks with potential buyers for a going-concern sale that would avoid a total liquidation. At the same...

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An angry landlord is leading calls for an Amazon boycott after the company canceled its HQ2 plans for New York City (AMZN)
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An angry landlord is leading calls for an Amazon boycott after the company canceled its HQ2 plans for New York City (AMZN)

Amazon announced on Thursday that it had canceled its planned HQ2 project for New York City. While some local and state politicians who objected to...

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Amazon has canceled its New York City HQ2 plans. Here’s why many New Yorkers opposed the project.
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Amazon has canceled its New York City HQ2 plans. Here’s why many New Yorkers opposed the project.

Amazon has canceled its plans to build part of its second headquarters, or HQ2, in New York City. The company was supposed to introduce around 25...

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