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In a leaked video, Ikea US head apologizes for restructuring that store employees say tanked morale and pit them against each other
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In a leaked video, Ikea US head apologizes for restructuring that store employees say tanked morale and pit them against each other

Ikea US President Lars Petersson apologized in a video announcement sent to employees on Tuesday, following reports of the furniture retailer's...

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A financial analyst breaks down why Trump's tariffs could be excruciating for Home Depot and Lowe's (HD, LOW)
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A financial analyst breaks down why Trump's tariffs could be excruciating for Home Depot and Lowe's (HD, LOW)

Home Depot and Lowe's will likely get pummeled if US President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods get hiked from 10% to 25% at the start of...

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We shopped at Old Navy and Gap and saw why one brand is thriving as the other struggles (GPS)
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We shopped at Old Navy and Gap and saw why one brand is thriving as the other struggles (GPS)

Old Navy and Gap are owned by the same parent company, Gap Inc., but the Gap brand is struggling to keep up with its sister store. Gap Inc....

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This major beauty subscription-box company is opening its own stores inside Walgreens. Here's what it's like to shop there. (WBA)
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This major beauty subscription-box company is opening its own stores inside Walgreens. Here's what it's like to shop there. (WBA)

Birchbox, the beauty company known for its monthly subscription boxes, is moving into Walgreens. Birchbox opened pop-up stores in 11 Walgreens and...

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A financial analyst breaks down the biggest differences between Home Depot and Lowe's — and explains which retailer has the edge (HD, LOW)
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A financial analyst breaks down the biggest differences between Home Depot and Lowe's — and explains which retailer has the edge (HD, LOW)

Home Depot and Lowe's are the two biggest players in US home improvement retail. Seth Basham, managing director of equity research at Wedbush...

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Experts dish on what makes Costco wines such a good deal (COST)
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Experts dish on what makes Costco wines such a good deal (COST)

Wines at Costco have a reputation for being high-quality and high-value — and they've attracted a whole community of fans through the independently...

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We shopped at Sephora and Ulta to see which was a better beauty store — and the winner was clear
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We shopped at Sephora and Ulta to see which was a better beauty store — and the winner was clear

We visited Ulta Beauty's location on the Upper East Side. Ulta Beauty is opening new stores while many other retailers are closing them. One reason...

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We ate dozens of meals at chain restaurants in 2018. Here's the absolute worst item we tried.
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We ate dozens of meals at chain restaurants in 2018. Here's the absolute worst item we tried.

In February, Olive Garden introduced several new strange menu items. One was the "meatball pizza bowl," which is somehow, sadly, exactly what it...

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Sears is catching heat for dedicating over $25 million to exec bonuses while reportedly cutting off severance for laid-off store workers (SHLD)
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Sears is catching heat for dedicating over $25 million to exec bonuses while reportedly cutting off severance for laid-off store workers (SHLD)

Sears is enticing top executives to stick around by touting $25.3 million in potential bonuses, according to the Chicago Tribune. Meanwhile, laid...

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We visited American Eagle and Abercrombie to see which resurgent teen store was better to shop at — and the winner was clear (ANF, AEO)
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We visited American Eagle and Abercrombie to see which resurgent teen store was better to shop at — and the winner was clear (ANF, AEO)

Last week, American Eagle reported that comparable sales were up 5% for its namesake brand in the most recent quarter, while Abercrombie & Fitch...

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Apple threw shade at Amazon 'HQ2' calling it a 'beauty contest,' but then it did the exact same thing (AAPL, AMZN)
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Apple threw shade at Amazon 'HQ2' calling it a 'beauty contest,' but then it did the exact same thing (AAPL, AMZN)

Apple announced a new campus in Austin, Texas that will support 5,000 employees. Unlike Amazon's HQ2 process, Apple stayed quiet during the...

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Starbucks is rolling out delivery at roughly 2,000 stores across the US as customers ditch old-school cafés (SBUX)
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Starbucks is rolling out delivery at roughly 2,000 stores across the US as customers ditch old-school cafés (SBUX)

Starbucks is rolling out delivery at roughly 2,000 stores starting in early 2019. The coffee chain is partnering with Uber Eats to delivery coffee...

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Walmart and Target are facing a lawsuit from the NY attorney general on allegations they sold toys that were contaminated with lead (WMT, TGT)
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Walmart and Target are facing a lawsuit from the NY attorney general on allegations they sold toys that were contaminated with lead (WMT, TGT)

Walmart and Target are facing a lawsuit from the New York attorney general over a line of toys that allegedly contained levels of lead above the...

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'I was not elected to be a cheerleader for Amazon': New York officials rail against Amazon's HQ2 deal amid shouts of protesters in a wild hearing (AMZN)
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'I was not elected to be a cheerleader for Amazon': New York officials rail against Amazon's HQ2 deal amid shouts of protesters in a wild hearing (AMZN)

New York's city council held its first in a series of hearings about Amazon's HQ2 deal on Wednesday morning. The council invited both New York City...

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'Amazon has got to go': Protesters swarmed City Hall as New York's city council held its first hearing about Amazon's HQ2 deal (AMZN)
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'Amazon has got to go': Protesters swarmed City Hall as New York's city council held its first hearing about Amazon's HQ2 deal (AMZN)

Protesters swarmed City Hall as New York's city council held its first in a series of hearings about Amazon's HQ2 deal on Wednesday morning. Amazon...

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Walmart has gobbled up a slew of brands since 2010 — and it's all part of a long-term strategy for taking on Amazon and winning over a new generation of shoppers (WMT)
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Walmart has gobbled up a slew of brands since 2010 — and it's all part of a long-term strategy for taking on Amazon and winning over a new generation of shoppers (WMT)

Walmart has been on an online brands binge for several years now. Bonobos, ModCloth, and Art.com are just a few of the brands the retail giant has...

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We visited a lot of department stores in 2018. Here's which one was the best to shop at.
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We visited a lot of department stores in 2018. Here's which one was the best to shop at.

Department stores are no longer in their heyday. Many department stores have had to close locations this year, including Sears and JCPenney.There...

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New York finally revealed the HQ2 rendering that helped it win Amazon over to Long Island City (AMZN)
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New York finally revealed the HQ2 rendering that helped it win Amazon over to Long Island City (AMZN)

New York released its full HQ2 proposal on Monday, more than a year after submitting it to Amazon in October 2017. The proposal includes a...

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Dollar stores are thriving in distressed pockets of America, and they're putting smaller retailers out of business
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Dollar stores are thriving in distressed pockets of America, and they're putting smaller retailers out of business

Economic signs point to a coming recession, and US discount stores, which have boomed even in the strong recent economy, will only grow more —...

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Why Huawei smartphones are so popular all over the world — except the US, where stores don't sell them
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Why Huawei smartphones are so popular all over the world — except the US, where stores don't sell them

Huawei is the second largest smartphone maker in the world, selling more smartphones than Apple and only beaten by Samsung. Despite such a massive...

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Here's how TJ Maxx keeps its prices so low (TJX)
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Here's how TJ Maxx keeps its prices so low (TJX)

TJ Maxx is thriving in today's retail climate. One reason for that is its low prices. TJ Maxx's parent company, TJX Companies, reported on November...

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Amazon buying Target would 'accelerate an existing threat' to Walmart, says analyst who's doubling down on his call (AMZN, TGT, WMT)
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Amazon buying Target would 'accelerate an existing threat' to Walmart, says analyst who's doubling down on his call (AMZN, TGT, WMT)

In January, the venture capital firm Loup Ventures predicted Amazon would acquire Target in 2018, a forecast that hasn't come to fruition — at...

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What happens when you show up at Costco without a membership card, according to employees (COST)
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What happens when you show up at Costco without a membership card, according to employees (COST)

Costco members are usually asked to show their membership cards at the door. Business Insider spoke to seven Costco employees about what happens...

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Dollar General is threatening Walmart's brick-and-mortar empire (DG, WMT)
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Dollar General is threatening Walmart's brick-and-mortar empire (DG, WMT)

Dollar General intends to open 975 stores in 2019, which would propel it even further past brick-and-mortar giant Walmart’s count of approximately...

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Amazon and Walmart are set to become a ‘retail duopoly,’ Loup Ventures says (WMT, AMZN)
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Amazon and Walmart are set to become a ‘retail duopoly,’ Loup Ventures says (WMT, AMZN)

Amazon and Walmart are "taking aim at each other" with their respective pushes into physical retail spaces and digital commerce, Loup Ventures...

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TJ Maxx has thrived while other retailers struggle in an evolving shopping industry. We shopped there and saw why. (TJX)
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TJ Maxx has thrived while other retailers struggle in an evolving shopping industry. We shopped there and saw why. (TJX)

TJ Maxx, like many other off-price retailers, is thriving. Parent company TJX Companies reported on November 20 that comparable sales were up 9% at...

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Dollar General has suddenly become one of the biggest retailers in the US by store count (DG)
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Dollar General has suddenly become one of the biggest retailers in the US by store count (DG)

Dollar General has 15,227 stores in the United States. McDonald's has around 14,000 locations, while Starbucks has around 14,600. Dollar General...

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President Trump's task force is recommending pricing changes for the USPS (UPS, FDX)
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President Trump's task force is recommending pricing changes for the USPS (UPS, FDX)

A task force, created by President Trump to evaluate the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) business model, has released a report with its...

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8 mistakes you should avoid when shopping for wine at Costco (COST)
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8 mistakes you should avoid when shopping for wine at Costco (COST)

Costco wines have quite a fan base — just ask everyone who contributes to and follows Costco Wine Blog. Business Insider spoke to blog founder...

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We shopped at Dollar General and Five Below to see which rapidly growing discount store offered a better experience, and the winner was clear (FIVE, DG)
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We shopped at Dollar General and Five Below to see which rapidly growing discount store offered a better experience, and the winner was clear (FIVE, DG)

Dollar stores are having a moment. Dollar-store sales in the United States grew from $30.4 billion in 2010 to $45.3 billion in 2015. Dollar General...

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