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'Confusing' pricing and too much inventory: JCPenney CEO reveals the company's core problems (JCP)
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'Confusing' pricing and too much inventory: JCPenney CEO reveals the company's core problems (JCP)

JCPenney CEO Jill Soltau said Thursday that the company is failing to adequately deliver on some fundamentals of "good retail." "There is a lot of...

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Walmart and Garnier are piloting an in-store personalization tool (WMT)
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Walmart and Garnier are piloting an in-store personalization tool (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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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits back at Fox News after a host slams her 'living wage' for staffers as 'communism and socialism'
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hits back at Fox News after a host slams her 'living wage' for staffers as 'communism and socialism'

A Fox News host accused Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday of imitating "communism and socialism" by redistributing her office budget in order...

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Take a look inside a $28.5 million NYC apartment on Billionaires' Row
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Take a look inside a $28.5 million NYC apartment on Billionaires' Row

Billionaires' Row in New York City has become known for some of the most expensive real-estate in the world, including the tallest residential...

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14 cool startups you didn’t know were on Amazon
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14 cool startups you didn’t know were on Amazon

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from...

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10 photos that show the glory days of Payless ShoeSource
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10 photos that show the glory days of Payless ShoeSource

Payless announced it's liquidating and closing all of its stores in North America. The company had humble beginnings in Topeka, Kansas. Eventually,...

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Walmart is quietly taking charge of its rail operations — and it could cut serious transportation costs as the country's largest retailer seeks to boost e-commerce profits
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Walmart is quietly taking charge of its rail operations — and it could cut serious transportation costs as the country's largest retailer seeks to boost e-commerce profits

Walmart is taking control of their supply chain through a pilot program where the $500 billion retailer uses name brand freight containers designed...

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Amazon decided to shut down HQ2 in New York but advertisers see no sign of the e-commerce giant slowing down its attack on Madison Avenue
News 4 months ago
Amazon decided to shut down HQ2 in New York but advertisers see no sign of the e-commerce giant slowing down its attack on Madison Avenue

Amazon won't move forward with its plan to build a campus in Long Island City, but that change doesn't seem to have impacted Amazon's advertising...

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5 terms to look for instead of 'penthouse' if you're on the hunt for a luxury apartment with a unique layout, high ceilings, or outdoor space
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5 terms to look for instead of 'penthouse' if you're on the hunt for a luxury apartment with a unique layout, high ceilings, or outdoor space

The penthouse apartment is not necessarily the most luxurious apartment in a building. Several other types of properties offer similar features and...

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More than 1,500 stores are expected to close this year — here's the full list
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More than 1,500 stores are expected to close this year — here's the full list

The record-high rate of store closures over the last couple years is expected to continue in 2019, according to CoStar Group. Sears, Gymboree, and...

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AMAZON CANCELS NEW YORK HQ2 (AMZN)
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AMAZON CANCELS NEW YORK HQ2 (AMZN)

Amazon on Thursday announced it had canceled its planned HQ2 project for New York City. Many local politicians, including members of the New York...

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Amazon isn't coming to New York City — and it's a kick in the face for the people who bet big on property in Queens (AMZN)
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Amazon isn't coming to New York City — and it's a kick in the face for the people who bet big on property in Queens (AMZN)

Amazon is no longer opening up a HQ2 in New York City, it announced on Thursday. One of the major concerns about Amazon's project was that it would...

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Stocks tumble after weak retail sales fan slowdown fears
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Stocks tumble after weak retail sales fan slowdown fears

Stocks slumped Thursday following an unexpected and sharp fall in December retail sales. The drop pointed to weakening consumer spending and raised...

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7 surprising features that can make an apartment a penthouse, even if it's not on the top floor
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7 surprising features that can make an apartment a penthouse, even if it's not on the top floor

Today's "penthouse" is no longer just the traditionally-defined top-floor apartment of a residential building. Today, real estate brokers call...

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Take a look inside CVS's new health hubs that are a key part of its plan to change how Americans get healthcare
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Take a look inside CVS's new health hubs that are a key part of its plan to change how Americans get healthcare

CVS Health, the largest pharmacy chain in the US, set up its first three "HealthHUBs" in Houston in February. The stores have an increased focus on...

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Toys R Us is being revived, but it probably won't be the store you remember
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Toys R Us is being revived, but it probably won't be the store you remember

Former Toys R Us properties and trademarks have organized into a new company called Tru Kids Brands, it announced on Monday. The new company holds...

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Tesla's Amazon store is another example of how Tesla is better at using online retail than its competitors, an expert says (TSLA, AMZN)
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Tesla's Amazon store is another example of how Tesla is better at using online retail than its competitors, an expert says (TSLA, AMZN)

Tesla opened a store on Amazon last week that sells branded merchandise like hats and diecast versions of Tesla vehicles. The move was a small...

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Here's the most affordable town for renters in every US state
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Here's the most affordable town for renters in every US state

Housing affordability varies widely across the United States. Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the town in each state with the lowest...

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Reddit's largest makeup community is struggling to get back on track after all the moderators banned themselves
News 4 months ago
Reddit's largest makeup community is struggling to get back on track after all the moderators banned themselves

The r/MakeupAddiction community on Reddit, which has more than 1 million subscribers, is open again after being frozen when all of its moderators...

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A British dollar store which has sold 20,000 'engagement rings' says people are using them as 'placeholders' until they can afford the real thing
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A British dollar store which has sold 20,000 'engagement rings' says people are using them as 'placeholders' until they can afford the real thing

UK pound shop Poundland has sold 20,000 fake engagement rings in one week. It says its "Bling Ring" range is so popular that it is now the UK's...

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Meet the 30-year Apple veteran who's taking over the company's stores around the world (AAPL)
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Meet the 30-year Apple veteran who's taking over the company's stores around the world (AAPL)

Apple's new head of retail is Deirdre O'Brien, a 30-year veteran of the company. She has a background in operations and has worked closely with CEO...

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Greg Fleming just hired the former chief of Goldman Sachs's elite financial planners and it shows he's serious about staying true to the Rockefeller name
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Greg Fleming just hired the former chief of Goldman Sachs's elite financial planners and it shows he's serious about staying true to the Rockefeller name

Greg Fleming's Rockefeller Capital Management has hired Tim O'Hara, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs's elite financial planning subsidiary. O'Hara...

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Tesla launched a new store on Amazon where it's selling iPhone cases, hoodies, and mugs (TSLA, AMZN)
News 4 months ago
Tesla launched a new store on Amazon where it's selling iPhone cases, hoodies, and mugs (TSLA, AMZN)

Tesla has launched an Amazon store where it is selling branded merchandise, Electrek first reported. Tesla rolling out a store on Amazon's platform...

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A massive makeup community on Reddit is in turmoil after all the moderators banned themselves
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A massive makeup community on Reddit is in turmoil after all the moderators banned themselves

r/MakeupAddiction, a Reddit community with more than 1 million subscribers, was thrown into turmoil when all of its moderators banned themselves....

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We visited a Charlotte Russe store the day the retailer filed for bankruptcy
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We visited a Charlotte Russe store the day the retailer filed for bankruptcy

Fashion brand Charlotte Russe has filed for bankruptcy and is closing 94 stores imminently. The company has around 500 stores, most of which are...

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10 vegan winter coats for women that don't compromise on warmth
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10 vegan winter coats for women that don't compromise on warmth

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from...

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THEN AND NOW: How department stores have changed in the last 100 years
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THEN AND NOW: How department stores have changed in the last 100 years

Department stores have dramatically changed over the last 100 years. In the past, shops focused on selling necessities, such as military uniforms,...

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David's Bridal is lowering prices and offering a free styling service to win over millennial brides
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David's Bridal is lowering prices and offering a free styling service to win over millennial brides

David's Bridal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November. It remerged from bankruptcy in January, having shrunk its debt load by $450...

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Uber Freight is helping combat a $1.3 billion problem that the trucking industry has ignored for years
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Uber Freight is helping combat a $1.3 billion problem that the trucking industry has ignored for years

Uber Freight announced on Thursday that truck drivers using its app can rate the retailers and warehouses they work with. Shippers will also be...

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Abercrombie is relaunching its pungent cologne, which haunted shoppers for years after it was sprayed incessantly in stores, with a new inclusive ad campaign (ANF)
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Abercrombie is relaunching its pungent cologne, which haunted shoppers for years after it was sprayed incessantly in stores, with a new inclusive ad campaign (ANF)

Abercrombie's Fierce cologne is being relaunched with a new ad campaign. The fragrance, which was liberally sprayed in its stores until 2017, will...

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