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Walmart is testing a new employee structure with fewer in-store managers who will be paid more (WMT)
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Walmart is testing a new employee structure with fewer in-store managers who will be paid more (WMT)

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11 'Amazon-proof' businesses that are defying the retail apocalypse (AMZN)
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11 'Amazon-proof' businesses that are defying the retail apocalypse (AMZN)

Despite its considerable resources, Amazon may have trouble breaking into some industries. Amazon's enormous ambitions have led it to expand from...

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THE IN-STORE CHECKOUT REVOLUTION: How payments companies can take advantage of a $21 billion opportunity
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THE IN-STORE CHECKOUT REVOLUTION: How payments companies can take advantage of a $21 billion opportunity

This is a preview of The In-Store Checkout Report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all E...

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Nordstrom Local is coming to New York City (JWN)
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Nordstrom Local is coming to New York City (JWN)

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CVS Health just closed 46 stores — here's the list (CVS)
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CVS Health just closed 46 stores — here's the list (CVS)

CVS Health closed 46 underperforming stores in 16 states in April, the company told Business Insider. The pharmacy chain, which is the largest in...

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Take a look inside Mark Zuckerberg's secret $22 million Lake Tahoe estate (FB)
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Take a look inside Mark Zuckerberg's secret $22 million Lake Tahoe estate (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg secretly purchased two adjacent properties on Lake Tahoe, a popular vacation destination for Bay Area residents,...

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Marriott is challenging Airbnb with its own home rental offering (MAR)
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Marriott is challenging Airbnb with its own home rental offering (MAR)

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Amazon just made Prime even harder to cancel (AMZN)
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Amazon just made Prime even harder to cancel (AMZN)

Amazon announced during an earnings call on Thursday that it is transitioning its two-day Prime shipping guarantee to be a one-day guarantee. The...

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In-store cameras mean more data collection — and greater privacy concerns for customers (KR, WBA, WMT)
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In-store cameras mean more data collection — and greater privacy concerns for customers (KR, WBA, WMT)

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Forget one-day shipping: same-day is the 'real battleground' where Amazon, Walmart, and Target, are sparring (AMZN, WMT, TGT)
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Forget one-day shipping: same-day is the 'real battleground' where Amazon, Walmart, and Target, are sparring (AMZN, WMT, TGT)

Amazon said Friday that it would shorten its two-day Prime shipping promise to one day. Walmart and Target shares were hammered as Wall Street...

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The pace of store closures is on track to accelerate after hitting record highs. This map shows where Americans are feeling the most pain.
News 4 months ago
The pace of store closures is on track to accelerate after hitting record highs. This map shows where Americans are feeling the most pain.

Hundreds of thousands of workers have lost their jobs over the last decade as a result of the retail apocalypse. More than 6,100 stores have been...

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11 once-popular grocery stores that closed their doors forever
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11 once-popular grocery stores that closed their doors forever

The grocery business can be brutal. Dozens of regional and national supermarket chains have gone under over the decades. Some suffered during the...

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Neiman Marcus has invested in an online secondhand luxury handbag store in its bid to woo millennial and gen z shoppers
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Neiman Marcus has invested in an online secondhand luxury handbag store in its bid to woo millennial and gen z shoppers

Neiman Marcus has acquired a minority stake in Fashionphile, an online resale platform for luxury handbags, jewelry, and accessories. The retailer...

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The retail apocalypse has claimed 6,000 US stores in 2019 so far, more than the total number to shut down in all of 2018
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The retail apocalypse has claimed 6,000 US stores in 2019 so far, more than the total number to shut down in all of 2018

More store closures have already been announced in 2019 than in the entirety of 2018, according to new research. A report from Coresight Research...

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Here's what Home Depot looked like when it first opened in 1979 (HD)
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Here's what Home Depot looked like when it first opened in 1979 (HD)

Home Depot first opened its doors in 1979. Founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank launched two different stores in Atlanta. Home Depot struggled...

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'It was just mayhem': The flagship Apple Store on Fifth Avenue reportedly has a bed bug problem (AAPL)
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'It was just mayhem': The flagship Apple Store on Fifth Avenue reportedly has a bed bug problem (AAPL)

The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue reportedly has a bed bug problem, according to a report from the New York Post. The issue is said to have persisted...

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Here's what Costco looked like when it opened in 1983 and the annual membership was $25
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Here's what Costco looked like when it opened in 1983 and the annual membership was $25

Costco opened its first warehouse store in Seattle in 1983. Before that, there was Price Club, which opened in 1976. The two big-box stores merged...

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New in-store technologies could bring about stricter regulations
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New in-store technologies could bring about stricter regulations

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Target is offering discounts for customers who consolidate their online orders into fewer packages (TGT)
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Target is offering discounts for customers who consolidate their online orders into fewer packages (TGT)

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Analysts say that JCPenney's Sephora partnership is weighing on the beauty retailer's sales and sending shoppers into the arms of its main rival, Ulta (JCP)
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Analysts say that JCPenney's Sephora partnership is weighing on the beauty retailer's sales and sending shoppers into the arms of its main rival, Ulta (JCP)

Sephora has more than 660 locations inside JCPenney stores. JCPenney leans on this partnership to drive foot traffic to its stores and boost sales....

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We compared Walmart to home-improvement giants Lowe's and Home Depot and found one huge advantage to shopping at Walmart (WMT, HD, LOW)
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We compared Walmart to home-improvement giants Lowe's and Home Depot and found one huge advantage to shopping at Walmart (WMT, HD, LOW)

Home Depot and Lowe's are two of the best home-improvement stores in the US in terms of customer satisfaction, offering professionals and non...

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Jeff Bezos says Amazon 'remains a small player' in retail after the company posted revenues of $233 billion last year (AMZN)
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Jeff Bezos says Amazon 'remains a small player' in retail after the company posted revenues of $233 billion last year (AMZN)

In his 2018 letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos called Amazon a "small player" in retail. He says Amazon represents a small percentage of the retail...

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I visited Ikea's new Manhattan location — and it was like nothing else I've seen from the retailer
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I visited Ikea's new Manhattan location — and it was like nothing else I've seen from the retailer

Ikea is opening a planning studio in Manhattan on Monday. I visited the new location and took a tour around the studio. The space showcased plenty...

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Facebook has introduced a huge dilemma for retailers by launching shopping on Instagram
News 4 months ago
Facebook has introduced a huge dilemma for retailers by launching shopping on Instagram

Michael Jaconi is the co-founder and CEO of Button, a B2B platform that powers mobile commerce technology for apps. In this op-ed, he writes that...

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Walmart is rolling out four new in-store innovations (WMT)
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Walmart is rolling out four new in-store innovations (WMT)

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Kohl's is reaping the benefits of its Amazon partnership (AMZN, KSS)
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Kohl's is reaping the benefits of its Amazon partnership (AMZN, KSS)

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You can now rent the tiny Chanel bikini made Instagram famous by Kim Kardashian
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You can now rent the tiny Chanel bikini made Instagram famous by Kim Kardashian

A skimpy Chanel bathing suit that gained Instagram fame thanks to Kim Kardashian is now available for rent. The 1996 Chanel bikini is available for...

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Rent the Runway is now renting out designer clothing for kids
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Rent the Runway is now renting out designer clothing for kids

Clothing rental service Rent the Runway announced on Friday that it is adding high-end kids' clothing to its website. CEO Jennifer Hyman, who is a...

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We compared the shopping experiences at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores in New York City — and the winner features old-school arcade games and a test kitchen
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We compared the shopping experiences at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue stores in New York City — and the winner features old-school arcade games and a test kitchen

We compared the New York City flagship stores of two luxury retailers: Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. While Saks has been on 5th Avenue...

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Online shopping is officially king, signaling a tipping point in the retail apocalypse
News 4 months ago
Online shopping is officially king, signaling a tipping point in the retail apocalypse

Non-store sales beat out general merchandise sales in brick-and-mortar stores for the first time in February. According to the Bespoke Investment...

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