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Amazon is launching a yearlong “Clicks and Mortar” pop-up initiative in the UK (AMZN)
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Amazon is launching a yearlong “Clicks and Mortar” pop-up initiative in the UK (AMZN)

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The CEO of the 'Airbnb of retail' reveals his plan to revolutionize stores and why Nike should be an inspiration for brands
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The CEO of the 'Airbnb of retail' reveals his plan to revolutionize stores and why Nike should be an inspiration for brands

Appear Here is a startup that lets businesses rent pop-up space, which has led to it being called the "Airbnb of retail." The London-based startup...

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Dollar Tree plans to sell alcohol at 1,000 of its Family Dollar stores
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Dollar Tree plans to sell alcohol at 1,000 of its Family Dollar stores

Dollar Tree will be selling alcohol at 1,000 of its Family Dollar stores. Management is hoping that this will drive more frequent visits to the...

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Amazon's private brands lag behind the competition on the retailer's own website, except for 2 unexpected products (AMZN)
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Amazon's private brands lag behind the competition on the retailer's own website, except for 2 unexpected products (AMZN)

Amazon's private-label products aren't taking the market by storm yet. A recent report from UBS said that existing brands "are competing more...

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Walmart's curbside grocery pickup is pulling new customers and higher spend (WMT, AMZN)
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Walmart's curbside grocery pickup is pulling new customers and higher spend (WMT, AMZN)

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The rise and fall of JCPenney, one of America's largest department stores (JCP)
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The rise and fall of JCPenney, one of America's largest department stores (JCP)

JCPenney is one of the largest department stores in the country, with more than 800 brick-and-mortar locations. After nearly 120 years in business,...

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Macy's is quietly closing stores — see if yours is on the list (M)
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Macy's is quietly closing stores — see if yours is on the list (M)

Macy's is closing 13 stores in total in 2019. Four of these locations were recently announced, while some of the remaining stores have already...

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Sephora will temporarily close all of its stores on June 5
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Sephora will temporarily close all of its stores on June 5

Sephora is closing locations across America on the morning of June 5. The makeup retailer is holding inclusion workshops for employees, in an...

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Abercrombie & Fitch is the latest retailer to cut back on flagship stores (ANF)
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Abercrombie & Fitch is the latest retailer to cut back on flagship stores (ANF)

Abercrombie & Fitch is closing flagship stores in New York, Milan, and Japan. This follows the recent closure of its Hong Kong and Copenhagen...

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Amazon is reportedly looking to boost its office space in New York City months after its HQ2 deal was killed (AMZN)
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Amazon is reportedly looking to boost its office space in New York City months after its HQ2 deal was killed (AMZN)

Amazon is looking to expand its presence in New York City. The New York Post reported that the company is considering opening an additional office...

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Amazon is slowly growing its fleet of stores — but you can't return all online purchases there (AMZN)
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Amazon is slowly growing its fleet of stores — but you can't return all online purchases there (AMZN)

Amazon operates more than 20 stores under the Amazon Books and Amazon 4-star name. These stores accept returns — but only for purchases that were...

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Amazon quietly started promoting a new kind of store after pulling the plug on its pop-up kiosks (AMZN)
News 3 months ago
Amazon quietly started promoting a new kind of store after pulling the plug on its pop-up kiosks (AMZN)

Amazon appears to have quietly launched "Presented by Amazon" kiosks in four malls around the country. It's unclear when these kiosks opened, but...

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I’m a member of both Costco and BJ's. Here's why Costco beats its rival hands down.
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I’m a member of both Costco and BJ's. Here's why Costco beats its rival hands down.

Costco and BJ's Wholesale are two very similar members-only warehouse stores. I'm a member at both stores, which is generally worth the extra price...

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An avalanche of store closures 'bigger than anything we've seen' is sweeping across the US — and Trump has the power to slow it down
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An avalanche of store closures 'bigger than anything we've seen' is sweeping across the US — and Trump has the power to slow it down

Store closures are hitting record highs. "What we're seeing right now is already bigger than anything we've seen over the last 20 years," UBS...

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Walmart and Target are inching in on department stores' turf (WMT, TGT)
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Walmart and Target are inching in on department stores' turf (WMT, TGT)

Analysts say that Walmart and Target are increasingly taking market share from department stores. These stores have ramped up their apparel and...

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Trump's tariffs could send shoppers into the arms of discount stores such as TJ Maxx and Marshalls (TJX)
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Trump's tariffs could send shoppers into the arms of discount stores such as TJ Maxx and Marshalls (TJX)

The CEO of TJX Companies — the retail giant behind TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods — said in a recent earnings call that these brands could...

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Another discount department store announced a new partnership with Amazon
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Another discount department store announced a new partnership with Amazon

Stein Mart, a discount department store chain, announced on Tuesday it would be rolling out Amazon Lockers to more than 200 locations. The Amazon...

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Home Depot is doubling down on tool rentals in a bid to win over pro builders and drive sales (HD)
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Home Depot is doubling down on tool rentals in a bid to win over pro builders and drive sales (HD)

Home Depot CEO Craig Minear emphasized the company's tool rental option in an earnings call on Tuesday. The rental program is part of a bid to...

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H&M is part of one of the biggest fashion retailers in the world. Meet the other brands it owns.
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H&M is part of one of the biggest fashion retailers in the world. Meet the other brands it owns.

H&M Group is one of the largest fashion retailers in the world. While the namesake brand is well-known globally, its sister brands are not. Despite...

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How Supreme went from a small skateboarding store in New York to an $1 billion streetwear company with a cult-like following among teens
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How Supreme went from a small skateboarding store in New York to an $1 billion streetwear company with a cult-like following among teens

Supreme was once a small skateboarding store in New York City. Now, it's a billion-dollar company well known for its presence in the fashion...

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Walmart is breaking ground on a new 300-acre campus inspired by McDonald's, Apple, and Stanford amid a cutthroat war for talent — here's what it will look like (WMT)
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Walmart is breaking ground on a new 300-acre campus inspired by McDonald's, Apple, and Stanford amid a cutthroat war for talent — here's what it will look like (WMT)

Walmart is breaking ground in July on a 300-acre corporate campus in Northwest Arkansas. Walmart is in dire need of a new home. The company's more...

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Lidl is opening 25 new stores and closing 2 — see if it's coming to your hometown
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Lidl is opening 25 new stores and closing 2 — see if it's coming to your hometown

Lidl is opening 25 stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Lidl will also close two...

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Discount chain Fred's is closing 104 more stores in 13 states — here’s the full list
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Discount chain Fred's is closing 104 more stores in 13 states — here’s the full list

Fred's is closing 104 stores and beginning liquidation sales. The stores are spread across 13 states, mostly in the southeastern United States....

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I went to an Apple store for a repair and was blown away by how disorganized it is now (AAPL)
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I went to an Apple store for a repair and was blown away by how disorganized it is now (AAPL)

Apple's retail stores are all over the world - the international brand ambassador for Apple products. In recent years, Apple stores have abandoned...

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China's retaliation against US tariffs will force retailers to make tough choices
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China's retaliation against US tariffs will force retailers to make tough choices

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Experts say these retailers could be worst hit by the trade war with China
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Experts say these retailers could be worst hit by the trade war with China

The US-China trade war has escalated dramatically over the past few days as the US and China have imposed fresh tariffs on billions of dollars'...

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Angela Ahrendts was one of Apple’s highest-paid executives during her 5 years at the company — here are the 3 biggest lessons she learned on the job (AAPL)
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Angela Ahrendts was one of Apple’s highest-paid executives during her 5 years at the company — here are the 3 biggest lessons she learned on the job (AAPL)

Former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts recently left the company after five years, and she revealed the three biggest lessons she learned during...

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Party City is closing 45 stores amid a global helium shortage — here's the list
News 3 months ago
Party City is closing 45 stores amid a global helium shortage — here's the list

Party City is closing 45 of its 870 stores this year, the company said Thursday. The company typically closes 10 to 15 stores annually. Party City...

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Amazon Go opened in New York City — and it takes cash (AMZN)
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Amazon Go opened in New York City — and it takes cash (AMZN)

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A startup is making it easier for Amazon's sellers to fulfill orders, and it's a hint at how one-day shipping could become a reality (AMZN)
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A startup is making it easier for Amazon's sellers to fulfill orders, and it's a hint at how one-day shipping could become a reality (AMZN)

Deliverr, a third-party service that helps merchants fulfill and sell goods across retail marketplace websites, has just added Amazon to its...

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