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A Colorado store that refused to sell Nike apparel after the brand released its Colin Kaepernick ad is going out of business (NKE)
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A Colorado store that refused to sell Nike apparel after the brand released its Colin Kaepernick ad is going out of business (NKE)

A sporting goods store in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is closing its doors after 20 years, according to local news reports. The owner says it's...

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Toys “R” Us wants to make a comeback
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Toys “R” Us wants to make a comeback

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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Ex-Walmart exec says 'fairy-tale'-like Amazon Go won't win the future of retail
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Ex-Walmart exec says 'fairy-tale'-like Amazon Go won't win the future of retail

Joel Larson, the former head of checkout innovation for Walmart, says Amazon Go's technology has too many limitations to succeed in large stores....

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Target changed its app after an investigation found prices went up for shoppers using it in stores — but it hasn't changed the practice (TGT)
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Target changed its app after an investigation found prices went up for shoppers using it in stores — but it hasn't changed the practice (TGT)

The prices listed in Target's app change based on whether a customer is inside one of the company's stores, an investigation by Minneapolis NBC...

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New forecast from the NRF projects retail growth will slow in 2019
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New forecast from the NRF projects retail growth will slow in 2019

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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Read Tim Cook's email to Apple retail employees announcing the management shakeup (AAPL)
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Read Tim Cook's email to Apple retail employees announcing the management shakeup (AAPL)

Apple announced on Wednesday that its retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving the company in April. Deirdre O'Brien, who most recently headed up...

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Angela Ahrendts transformed Apple's stores. But will the changes stick? (AAPL)
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Angela Ahrendts transformed Apple's stores. But will the changes stick? (AAPL)

Apple's head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving the company. In her five-year tenure, she spearheaded major changes to Apple's retail division,...

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Amazon is trying to lure retailers to its cloud platform with the promise of making them more like Amazon.com (AMZN)
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Amazon is trying to lure retailers to its cloud platform with the promise of making them more like Amazon.com (AMZN)

Amazon is pitching Amazon Web Services as a way to enable retailers to become more like Amazon.com's own retail operation. It's in the face of...

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JCPenney is quitting the appliance business as it weathers an identity crisis (JCP)
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JCPenney is quitting the appliance business as it weathers an identity crisis (JCP)

JCPenney is quitting the appliance business after bringing these items back to stores in 2016. Major appliances will be pulled from all of its...

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Home prices in San Francisco are already among the most expensive in the US, and they're expected to skyrocket when tech companies like Uber and Slack go public in 2019
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Home prices in San Francisco are already among the most expensive in the US, and they're expected to skyrocket when tech companies like Uber and Slack go public in 2019

Three recent studies have shown initial public offerings have an impact on the prices of housing surrounding a company's headquarters, according to...

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Ralph Lauren has backed away from discounting, and it's bad news for TJ Maxx
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Ralph Lauren has backed away from discounting, and it's bad news for TJ Maxx

Ralph Lauren has pulled back from department stores and off-price retailers to improve its brand image and boost profit margins. It seems to be...

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Apple's retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving (AAPL)
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Apple's retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving (AAPL)

Apple's head of retail, Angela Ahrendts, is leaving the company. She'll be replaced by Deirdre O'Brien, who also heads up human resources. Over the...

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Retailers from Gap to Ralph Lauren are giving up on their flagship stores — and experts say others will have to make big changes to keep the store model from dying
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Retailers from Gap to Ralph Lauren are giving up on their flagship stores — and experts say others will have to make big changes to keep the store model from dying

The flagship store as we know it is changing. Retailers from Gap to Ralph Lauren are closing their flagship stores in desirable shopping areas....

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Retailers are turning stores into warehouses, logistics hubs, and manufacturing plants to maximize their effectiveness
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Retailers are turning stores into warehouses, logistics hubs, and manufacturing plants to maximize their effectiveness

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 shopped at TJ Maxx and Ross to see which was a better discount store — and the winner was clear (TJX, ROST)
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We shopped at TJ Maxx and Ross to see which was a better discount store — and the winner was clear (TJX, ROST)

TJ Maxx and Ross Stores are known for their "treasure hunt" shopping experience. Discount stores such as TJ Maxx and Ross Stores are known to be...

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Apple's iconic glass cube in New York will re-open this year (AAPL)
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Apple's iconic glass cube in New York will re-open this year (AAPL)

Apple's flagship New York store will reopen in the first half of this year, the CEO of Boston Properties, which owns the location, said. The store...

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Walmart has added a section for licensed sports products
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Walmart has added a section for licensed sports products

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 unveiled a new set of plans to win over New Yorkers to HQ2 as both sides dig in (AMZN)
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Amazon unveiled a new set of plans to win over New Yorkers to HQ2 as both sides dig in (AMZN)

Amazon representatives tried to assuage the fears of New York City council members during the second hearing discussing the company's HQ2 project....

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Inside the career of Brian Cornell, who ran Sam's Club before becoming Target's first-ever outsider CEO (TGT)
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Inside the career of Brian Cornell, who ran Sam's Club before becoming Target's first-ever outsider CEO (TGT)

Target CEO Brian Cornell had decades of retail experience under his belt by the time he took the reins at the Minneapolis-based retailer. In 2014,...

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Walmart's newest virtual mall addition reveals a hidden strategy to attack one of Amazon's biggest strengths (WMT, AMZN)
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Walmart's newest virtual mall addition reveals a hidden strategy to attack one of Amazon's biggest strengths (WMT, AMZN)

Walmart has added Fanatics, an online sports apparel shop, to its list of stores in its online virtual mall. It's the latest move in the retailer's...

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H&M's US president reveals the retailer's plan for the future — and it includes a lot less discounting
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H&M's US president reveals the retailer's plan for the future — and it includes a lot less discounting

H&M has struggled in recent years as more nimble online stores take market share. Business Insider recently spoke to Martino Pessina, the newly...

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Kohl's is closing stores in malls to fend off the curse of the retail apocalypse (KSS)
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Kohl's is closing stores in malls to fend off the curse of the retail apocalypse (KSS)

Kohl's is closing four stores that are either based in or close to malls this year. It described these stores as "lower performing" locations. Kohl...

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If you bought anything from these 10 companies in the last year, your data may have been stolen
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If you bought anything from these 10 companies in the last year, your data may have been stolen

Data breaches are becoming common for all kinds of businesses, including retailers. Since January 2018, at least 10 retailers and consumer...

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Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will quickly transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree
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Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will quickly transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree

While Amazon fulfillment centers and other warehouses are full of technology, not all logistics executives and managers are gung-ho about all the...

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FedEx’s new service delivers online orders hours after they’re placed — and it shows that Amazon Prime isn’t special anymore (FDX)
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FedEx’s new service delivers online orders hours after they’re placed — and it shows that Amazon Prime isn’t special anymore (FDX)

Most online orders are placed after 4 p.m. FedEx's months-old Extra Hours service delivers goods ordered online as late as 2 a.m. for next-day...

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Amazon will soon lose the biggest reason to pay for Prime (AMZN)
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Amazon will soon lose the biggest reason to pay for Prime (AMZN)

Amazon's Prime membership program offers a lot of benefits, but the most important one is free two-day shipping on more than 100 million items. The...

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We compared Whole Foods stores in the city and in the suburbs — and the loser was clear
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We compared Whole Foods stores in the city and in the suburbs — and the loser was clear

Whole Foods has nearly 500 locations across North America and the United Kingdom. We visited Whole Foods locations in Darien, Connecticut, and New...

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Computer vision could help Walmart offer a cashierless shopping experience (WMT, AMZN)
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Computer vision could help Walmart offer a cashierless shopping experience (WMT, 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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'There is no way Sears is going to survive': Sears may live on, but some say failure is inevitable (SHLD)
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'There is no way Sears is going to survive': Sears may live on, but some say failure is inevitable (SHLD)

Sears' chairman, Eddie Lampert, has won a bankruptcy auction to keep the 126-year-old retailer from liquidating. But its future remains in doubt,...

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Whole Foods is ending its cheaper 365 format — here's why it was my favorite grocery store (AMZN)
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Whole Foods is ending its cheaper 365 format — here's why it was my favorite grocery store (AMZN)

The entrance to the market in the new 365 store. Whole Foods will not open more of its lower-priced 365 stores, according to a leaked email...

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