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Sam's Club is opening its own version of Amazon Go with no cashiers or registers (WMT)
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Sam's Club is opening its own version of Amazon Go with no cashiers or registers (WMT)

Walmart-owned Sam's Club is opening its own version of Amazon Go next month. It's called Sam's Club Now and is located in Dallas. The store has no...

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This defunct burger chain invented much of what you love about fast food
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This defunct burger chain invented much of what you love about fast food

Burger Chef once had almost as many stores as McDonald's. Its founders manufactured automatic shake machines, soft-serve ice cream machin, and...

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We went inside one of the sprawling factories where Zara makes its clothes. Here's how the world's biggest fashion retailer gets it done.
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We went inside one of the sprawling factories where Zara makes its clothes. Here's how the world's biggest fashion retailer gets it done.

Zara and its parent company, Inditex, have their global headquarters in Arteixo, a small town on the northwest coast of Spain. Inditex is...

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Retailers can still win over holiday shoppers
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Retailers can still win over holiday shoppers

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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Angry shoppers are threatening to boycott Topshop after its billionaire owner is accused of sexual harassment
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Angry shoppers are threatening to boycott Topshop after its billionaire owner is accused of sexual harassment

Philip Green, the British billionaire behind Topshop, was named by a member of the British Parliament as the subject of sexual harassment, racial...

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Walmart is building 'town centers' in its parking lots — and it could redefine the one-stop shop (WMT)
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Walmart is building 'town centers' in its parking lots — and it could redefine the one-stop shop (WMT)

Walmart is looking to convert parking lot space into town centers in a number of states. Tenants like Shake Shack, Chipotle, and Orangetheory...

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Target is making two-day shipping free for the holidays (TGT)
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Target is making two-day shipping free for the holidays (TGT)

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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Kmart manager's emotional farewell speech foreshadows what could happen to 68,000 Sears employees if the company liquidates (SHLD)
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Kmart manager's emotional farewell speech foreshadows what could happen to 68,000 Sears employees if the company liquidates (SHLD)

Kmart manager Joshua Englert made an emotional tribute to his store moments before it closed permanently. He posted video of the tribute to...

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Moody's is signaling that the retail apocalypse is over
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Moody's is signaling that the retail apocalypse is over

Retail has rebounded in the United States, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service. In a report released on Thursday, the financial...

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Target has a few sneaky ways it gets customers to spend more money
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Target has a few sneaky ways it gets customers to spend more money

Next Up: A psychologist explains one of the most common phobias and how to get over itA psychologist explains one of the most common phobias and...

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A look at Amazon's broad brick-and-mortar push (AMZN)
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A look at Amazon's broad brick-and-mortar push (AMZN)

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Target is doubling down on a key advantage as it gears up for a holiday-shopping battle with Amazon (TGT, AMZN)
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Target is doubling down on a key advantage as it gears up for a holiday-shopping battle with Amazon (TGT, AMZN)

Target has its sights set on Amazon this holiday season. Reuters reported that the company plans to fulfill 90% of all orders through its store...

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'If you're open on Thanksgiving, it's hard not to pitch yourself as a greedy bastard': REI's CEO reveals why closing on Black Friday is a smart business move
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'If you're open on Thanksgiving, it's hard not to pitch yourself as a greedy bastard': REI's CEO reveals why closing on Black Friday is a smart business move

REI will close all of its stores on Black Friday, a definitive departure from retailers like Walmart and Target that kick off Black Friday sales on...

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Mall owners want to bar Sears from hanging 'going out of business' signs outside closing stores as the industry weathers a crisis (SHLD)
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Mall owners want to bar Sears from hanging 'going out of business' signs outside closing stores as the industry weathers a crisis (SHLD)

A group of Sears' landlords laid out in a court filing a set of requests for the retailer's upcoming store closures, asking the bankruptcy court to...

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Target is making an ambitious and unprecedented move to steal shoppers from Amazon (TGT)
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Target is making an ambitious and unprecedented move to steal shoppers from Amazon (TGT)

Target announced on Tuesday that it is removing the order minimum requirement for most items sold online during the holiday season. That means most...

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Alibaba's is planning for its tenth Singles' Day (BABA)
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Alibaba's is planning for its tenth Singles' Day (BABA)

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We went shopping at Vans and saw why it's suddenly wildly popular with teens
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We went shopping at Vans and saw why it's suddenly wildly popular with teens

There were a ton of people shopping for shoes at Vans. Vans' sales are through the roof. Vans has been making California skate culture a global...

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We shopped at Costco and Sam's Club to see which is better — and there's a clear reason why you should join one over the other (COST, WMT)
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We shopped at Costco and Sam's Club to see which is better — and there's a clear reason why you should join one over the other (COST, WMT)

Costco and Sam's Club are similar membership-based warehouse stores that offer a wide variety of products and services, from eye exams to photo...

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JD.com is launching a flagship online store via Google in the US (JD, GOOGL)
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JD.com is launching a flagship online store via Google in the US (JD, GOOGL)

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Here's how to buy a discounted car through Costco (COST)
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Here's how to buy a discounted car through Costco (COST)

Costco members can get discounted vehicles, service, parts, and accessories through the Costco Auto Program. The Costco Auto Program allows Costco...

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Having a brick-and-mortar presence can boost a brand’s web traffic
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Having a brick-and-mortar presence can boost a brand’s web traffic

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Sears has filed for bankruptcy and announced it would close more than 140 stores, but it isn't the only department store that has struggled recently — here's why (SHLD)
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Sears has filed for bankruptcy and announced it would close more than 140 stores, but it isn't the only department store that has struggled recently — here's why (SHLD)

Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, announcing it would be closing 142 Sears and Kmart stores and beginning liquidation...

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We visited a Kmart store the day after Sears filed for bankruptcy, and it was a mess. Here's what it was like shopping there. (SHLD)
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We visited a Kmart store the day after Sears filed for bankruptcy, and it was a mess. Here's what it was like shopping there. (SHLD)

Kmart parent company Sears Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday. The company says it will close 142 Sears and Kmart stores...

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Goodyear is testing a special tire store for millennial women that looks like a trendy hair salon
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Goodyear is testing a special tire store for millennial women that looks like a trendy hair salon

Goodyear has a new way to buy tires geared at millennial women. The concept, called Roll, allows customers to buy tires online and have Goodyear...

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How brick-and-mortar retailers can bring personalization in-store to compete with e-tailers (AMZN, BABA, JD)
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How brick-and-mortar retailers can bring personalization in-store to compete with e-tailers (AMZN, BABA, JD)

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about...

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A Warren Buffett-backed company stands to get a big boost from Sears' demise. Here's a list of winners, and what they're telling investors.
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A Warren Buffett-backed company stands to get a big boost from Sears' demise. Here's a list of winners, and what they're telling investors.

Mall operators are scrambling to point out how Sears' downfall is a positive development for their businesses. They include Seritage, the real...

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We visited ShopRite and Stop & Shop to see which was a better grocery store, and the winner was clear
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We visited ShopRite and Stop & Shop to see which was a better grocery store, and the winner was clear

ShopRite and Stop & Shop are two grocery chains with a large presence on the East Coast. ShopRite has just under 300 stores and is owned by a...

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'There were mistakes along the way, for which I take responsibility': Eddie Lampert reportedly addresses Sears employees day after bankruptcy filing (SHLD)
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'There were mistakes along the way, for which I take responsibility': Eddie Lampert reportedly addresses Sears employees day after bankruptcy filing (SHLD)

Sears chairman Eddie Lampert reportedly took responsibility for some of the retailer's mistakes during a town hall meeting with 1,000 Sears...

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How e-tailers can take advantage of the growing popularity of smart home devices to engage with consumers (AMZN, TGT, GOOGL, WMT, GE)
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How e-tailers can take advantage of the growing popularity of smart home devices to engage with consumers (AMZN, TGT, GOOGL, WMT, GE)

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about...

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Warren Buffett predicted the fall of Eddie Lampert and Sears over 10 years ago (SHLD, BRK.A, BRK.B)
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Warren Buffett predicted the fall of Eddie Lampert and Sears over 10 years ago (SHLD, BRK.A, BRK.B)

Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy early Monday, the culmination of a downward spiral. CEO Eddie Lampert, once called "The Next Warren Buffett,"...

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