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Sears is set to close hundreds of stores as a potential liquidation looms — but prices might increase instead of plummet (SHLD)
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Sears is set to close hundreds of stores as a potential liquidation looms — but prices might increase instead of plummet (SHLD)

Sears is closing hundreds of stores — and will close hundreds more Sears and Kmart stores if the company liquidates. Store closures can often lead...

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Sears, once the largest retailer in the world, could face liquidation. These photos reveal how its sprawling former headquarters were left to crumble. (SHLD)
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Sears, once the largest retailer in the world, could face liquidation. These photos reveal how its sprawling former headquarters were left to crumble. (SHLD)

Sears has been thrown a lifeline, but a possible liquidation still looms. Sears was once the largest retailer in the United States. In its heyday,...

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CVS Health just revealed a key piece of its plan to change how Americans get healthcare
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CVS Health just revealed a key piece of its plan to change how Americans get healthcare

CVS Health and Aetna have officially combined to create an entirely new kind of healthcare company. In a presentation Tuesday at the JPMorgan...

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Kroger and Microsoft are partnering to design store tech like digital shelves and sensors (MSFT, KR)
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Kroger and Microsoft are partnering to design store tech like digital shelves and sensors (MSFT, 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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'The question is ... what's NOT on sale?': Gap's email to customers reveals it has no plans to scale back on one of its biggest problems (GPS)
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'The question is ... what's NOT on sale?': Gap's email to customers reveals it has no plans to scale back on one of its biggest problems (GPS)

Discounts have become a mainstay at Gap, and it's increasingly becoming unusual to pay full price for anything there. In Gap Inc.'s most recent...

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Target is reportedly growing its same-day delivery options as the war for speedy shipping heats up (TGT)
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Target is reportedly growing its same-day delivery options as the war for speedy shipping heats up (TGT)

Target will expand its same-day delivery service, Shipt, to all major categories this year. Currently, the retailer offers Shipt services for 55...

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Alphabet’s drone delivery company is testing a quieter delivery drone after its original model annoyed townspeople and their dogs (GOOG, GOOGL)
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Alphabet’s drone delivery company is testing a quieter delivery drone after its original model annoyed townspeople and their dogs (GOOG, GOOGL)

In December, the Wall Street Journal reported that Wing — the drone delivery company that spun out from Google — was annoying residents in the...

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We compared Costco and Jet prices to see which company offers better deals. Here's the verdict. (COST, WMT)
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We compared Costco and Jet prices to see which company offers better deals. Here's the verdict. (COST, WMT)

Costco and Walmart-owned Jet.com sell just about everything. Both stores sell in bulk, offer free two-day shipping with membership, and carry...

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Amazon wants to open more Whole Foods stores (AMZN, WFM)
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Amazon wants to open more Whole Foods stores (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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LuLaRoe's founders have been linked to 31 LLCs set up during the last 3 years — and a lawsuit alleges they're attempting to shield assets like a Gulfstream jet, a ranch in Wyoming, and a world-record-breaking supercar named Ruthie
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LuLaRoe's founders have been linked to 31 LLCs set up during the last 3 years — and a lawsuit alleges they're attempting to shield assets like a Gulfstream jet, a ranch in Wyoming, and a world-record-breaking supercar named Ruthie

A lawsuit alleges that the LuLaRoe founder and CEO Mark Stidham and several associates are hiding money and assets in a web of LLCs. Stidham and...

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Eddie Lampert has a back-up plan for Sears — and it could mean hundreds more store closures (SHLD)
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Eddie Lampert has a back-up plan for Sears — and it could mean hundreds more store closures (SHLD)

Sears chairman Eddie Lampert has made two different proposals to save Sears from imminently liquidating. Under the first proposal, Lampert would...

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Some American Ikea employees are getting slapped with pay cuts — and they worry it'll spark a manager exodus
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Some American Ikea employees are getting slapped with pay cuts — and they worry it'll spark a manager exodus

Ikea launched a controversial restructuring known as O4G — or organization for growth — in 2017. As a result, some store employees will see pay...

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Amazon jumps on report it's planning to expand Whole Foods across the US (AMZN)
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Amazon jumps on report it's planning to expand Whole Foods across the US (AMZN)

Amazon rose early Monday after a report said it was planning to open more Whole Foods stores across the US to place more customers within range of...

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Truckers reveal in a new survey who they hate shipping for the most
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Truckers reveal in a new survey who they hate shipping for the most

Since the ELD mandate came into effect in December 2017, truck drivers have been pressed for time. As a result, many of them are refusing to work...

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We shopped at J.Crew and Madewell and saw why one brand is thriving as the other struggles
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We shopped at J.Crew and Madewell and saw why one brand is thriving as the other struggles

J. Crew is being outshined by its sister store Madewell.In the third quarter, comparable sales were up 4% at J.Crew and 22% at Madewell.J.Crew has...

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The biggest way shopping changed this year combined the best parts of online and in-store
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The biggest way shopping changed this year combined the best parts of online and in-store

Retailers are increasingly marrying their online shopping offerings and their in-store experience. Buy-online, pickup-in-store programs have...

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20 years from now, retail stores will have 'cold zones' to put winter jackets to the test and facial scanners that recognize customers as they walk in
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20 years from now, retail stores will have 'cold zones' to put winter jackets to the test and facial scanners that recognize customers as they walk in

A new report from Euromonitor International predicted all the ways shopping at a store will be different in 2040. Stores will use technology to...

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We shopped at Home Depot and Lowe's to see which store was better — and the winner was clear for one key reason (HD, LOW)
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We shopped at Home Depot and Lowe's to see which store was better — and the winner was clear for one key reason (HD, LOW)

We visited the Home Depot store in New York City's Flatiron District and compared it to a nearby Lowe's. Home Depot and Lowe's, two top home...

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Fretful over incoming tariffs, retailers are ordering 'unprecedented volumes' to West Coast warehouses
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Fretful over incoming tariffs, retailers are ordering 'unprecedented volumes' to West Coast warehouses

As retailers plan for President Donald Trump's tariffs against Chinese goods, a deluge of shipments from China are filling West Coast ports to an ...

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I visited The Goods Mart, an LA-based convenience store that’s like a healthy version of 7-Eleven. Here’s a look inside its newest store.
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I visited The Goods Mart, an LA-based convenience store that’s like a healthy version of 7-Eleven. Here’s a look inside its newest store.

The Goods Mart is all about healthy alternatives to convenience store staples. The store swaps sugary icees for Kombucha slushies and generic...

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7 reasons I'd choose a hotel over Airbnb any day
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7 reasons I'd choose a hotel over Airbnb any day

I've found that Airbnb combines the negative aspects of being at home with none of the amenities of a hotel. Comparing check-in processes and other...

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Sears has 24 hours to be saved
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Sears has 24 hours to be saved

The deadline to submit bids for Sears' business is 28 December. Chairman Edward Lampert and his hedge fund ESL Investments outlined a plan earlier...

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Jeff Bezos is worth over $100 billion — here's how the world's richest man makes and spends his money
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Jeff Bezos is worth over $100 billion — here's how the world's richest man makes and spends his money

Next Up: Inside the Coast Guard's 8-week boot camp where recruits go through extreme physical tests and brutal 'smoke sessions'Inside the Coast...

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I exchanged a crusty old iPhone for $75 in store credit at Apple — and it only took 30 minutes (AAPL)
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I exchanged a crusty old iPhone for $75 in store credit at Apple — and it only took 30 minutes (AAPL)

Earlier this year, Apple debuted a new website that will let you check the value of your old Apple products. Apple will give you store credit for...

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We compared Amazon and Costco prices to see which company offers better deals. Here's the verdict. (AMZN, COST)
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We compared Amazon and Costco prices to see which company offers better deals. Here's the verdict. (AMZN, COST)

Amazon and Costco sell just about everything. Both stores sell in bulk, offer free two-day shipping with membership, and sell inexpensive private...

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We visited dozens of stores in 2018 — but these impressed us the most
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We visited dozens of stores in 2018 — but these impressed us the most

2018 was a difficult year for many retailers — and when we visited their stores, it showed. But of the dozens of stores we visited this year, TJ...

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Free returns are the new consumer expectation that’s gutting retailers
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Free returns are the new consumer expectation that’s gutting retailers

Retailers are in a "race to the bottom" when it comes to free returns, a retail expert told Business Insider. Customers are expecting free returns...

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Amazon is making it more expensive to fulfill 'dangerous' items in its warehouses weeks after a can of bear spray exploded and injured dozens of workers (AMZN)
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Amazon is making it more expensive to fulfill 'dangerous' items in its warehouses weeks after a can of bear spray exploded and injured dozens of workers (AMZN)

Amazon announced it will introduce a new fee for sellers using its Fulfillment by Amazon program and who want to store and fulfill "dangerous"...

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These 18 companies are revolutionizing retail
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These 18 companies are revolutionizing retail

2018 has been an exciting year for innovation in retail. We've highlighted 18 companies that are making the biggest changes to how we shop. See the...

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Costco, Target, and Trader Joe's all use this secret weapon for keeping prices so low. Here's how they do it. (COST, TGT)
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Costco, Target, and Trader Joe's all use this secret weapon for keeping prices so low. Here's how they do it. (COST, TGT)

Costco, Target, and Trader Joe's are loved by shoppers for their high-quality, inexpensive products. To keep prices so low, these retailers sell...

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