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IKEA was once touted as one of the best places to work. Now workers are fleeing over a policy they say has backfired spectacularly.
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IKEA was once touted as one of the best places to work. Now workers are fleeing over a policy they say has backfired spectacularly.

Ikea employees are reporting dissatisfaction with the furniture retailer over a policy it introduced across all of its US stores in 2017. Employees...

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The most iconic toy store in the world just reopened after suddenly shutting down 3 years ago — take a look inside
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The most iconic toy store in the world just reopened after suddenly shutting down 3 years ago — take a look inside

FAO Schwarz, the iconic toy retailer that closed its Fifth Avenue flagship store in 2015, reopened its doors at 30 Rockefeller Plaza last week. The...

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David's Bridal has filed for bankruptcy but says its stores will stay open and orders will not be disrupted
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David's Bridal has filed for bankruptcy but says its stores will stay open and orders will not be disrupted

David's Bridal has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it said in a press release on Monday. The new deal will enable it to reduce its $760...

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A secret 'Santa' reportedly paid for an entire Vermont Walmart store's layaway items (WMT)
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A secret 'Santa' reportedly paid for an entire Vermont Walmart store's layaway items (WMT)

An anonymous man just paid for all of the layaway items at a Vermont Walmart, several local news outlets reported. Shoppers expressed surprise and...

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Amazon, Walmart, and Target are leading the toy race this holiday season (AMZN, WMT, TGT)
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Amazon, Walmart, and Target are leading the toy race this holiday season (AMZN, WMT, 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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These are the stores with the best Black Friday discounts
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These are the stores with the best Black Friday discounts

However, some stores are offering bigger discounts than others, according to an analysis of almost 7,000 Black Friday deals. Here are the top 10...

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These 10 fashion and beauty brands are poised to have a huge 2019
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These 10 fashion and beauty brands are poised to have a huge 2019

Retail isn't dying — it's changing. 2019 is set to bring more exciting changes to the industry. Digitally native brands are dipping their toes into...

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Apple doesn't have Black Friday deals for iPhones — but here are the stores that do
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Apple doesn't have Black Friday deals for iPhones — but here are the stores that do

Apple doesn't usually host its own Black Friday deals for iPhones, but stores that sell iPhones do. For the most part, Black Friday iPhone ...

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We walked around National Landing, the new neighborhood in Virginia Amazon carved out for its HQ2 — here's what it looks like today
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We walked around National Landing, the new neighborhood in Virginia Amazon carved out for its HQ2 — here's what it looks like today

Amazon has announced that its second headquarters, HQ2, will be split between Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia. As part of Amazon's new...

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Alibaba and Amazon want to take over every part of your life — and it could be setting up a battle over the future of retail (AMZN)
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Alibaba and Amazon want to take over every part of your life — and it could be setting up a battle over the future of retail (AMZN)

Alibaba and Amazon want to dominate as many aspects of customers' lives as possible. Alibaba's future could move beyond e-commerce to encapsulate...

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Take a look around Nike's enormous new flagship store in New York City, complete with the world's largest for-sale collection of Nike shoes (NKE)
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Take a look around Nike's enormous new flagship store in New York City, complete with the world's largest for-sale collection of Nike shoes (NKE)

Nike has opened a new flagship store in New York City. Called the Nike House of Innovation 000, it spans six floors and 68,000 square feet and is...

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Analyst says Nordstrom has become a 'victim of its own success' as customers ditch stores to shop on its website (JWN)
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Analyst says Nordstrom has become a 'victim of its own success' as customers ditch stores to shop on its website (JWN)

Nordstrom's online business is thriving, but at least one analyst says it's happening at the expense of its physical stores. The online store has...

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Easy returns will win retailers customer loyalty
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Easy returns will win retailers customer loyalty

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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The CEO of Office Depot reveals how the company is planning to grow beyond its stores to compete in the next era of retail (ODP)
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The CEO of Office Depot reveals how the company is planning to grow beyond its stores to compete in the next era of retail (ODP)

Office Depot CEO Gerry Smith told Business Insider that he believes the future of retail will require an omnichannel approach. Smith spoke with...

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JCPenney's new CEO wants to crack down on the company's overpacked stores (JCP)
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JCPenney's new CEO wants to crack down on the company's overpacked stores (JCP)

JCPenney CEO Jill Soltau said during a call with investors on Thursday that resolving the retailer's high inventory levels was one of her most...

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Sears pops after report says its closing in on a deal that could keep it open through the holidays (SHLD)
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Sears pops after report says its closing in on a deal that could keep it open through the holidays (SHLD)

Sears filed for bankruptcy last month, saying it would close 142 US stores before year end. On Wednesday, the iconic US retailer said it is nearing...

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Here's why Walmart is betting on Microsoft's AI to challenge Amazon in online and physical retail (WMT, MSFT)
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Here's why Walmart is betting on Microsoft's AI to challenge Amazon in online and physical retail (WMT, MSFT)

Walmart will partner with Microsoft to use artificial intelligence technology for the retail giant's e-commerce site, price adjustments, and...

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The mayor of Nashville reportedly said he learned through Twitter that Amazon picked his city as a consolation prize in the HQ2 race
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The mayor of Nashville reportedly said he learned through Twitter that Amazon picked his city as a consolation prize in the HQ2 race

Amazon announced Tuesday it would split its new HQ2 between two locations: New York City and northern Virginia. The online retailer also announced...

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Bloomingdale's is moving in on Sears' home turf (M)
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Bloomingdale's is moving in on Sears' home turf (M)

Macy's-owned Bloomingdale's is partnering with LG Electronics to open a new store-in-store selling major appliances and TVs at its flagship...

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Eddie Lampert's hedge fund lambasts Sears creditors for 'highly aggressive' plan to kill off the company once and for all (SHLD)
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Eddie Lampert's hedge fund lambasts Sears creditors for 'highly aggressive' plan to kill off the company once and for all (SHLD)

Some of Sears' creditors are urging the company to liquidate and close all its stores. ESL Investments, the hedge fund led by Sears chairman Eddie...

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Nike is opening a 68,000-square-foot flagship store of the future in New York City (NKE)
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Nike is opening a 68,000-square-foot flagship store of the future in New York City (NKE)

Nike has opened a new flagship store experience in New York City, called the Nike House of Innovation 000. Spanning six floors and 68,000 square...

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Alibaba's straining to continue its era of record-breaking Singles' Day sales — here’s how executives plan to keep growing (BABA)
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Alibaba's straining to continue its era of record-breaking Singles' Day sales — here’s how executives plan to keep growing (BABA)

Alibaba broke e-commerce records yet again on Singles Day 2018, with customers spending $30.8 billion over the course of the company's 24-hour...

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Amazon officially announces its HQ2 will be split between New York and Virginia (AMZN)
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Amazon officially announces its HQ2 will be split between New York and Virginia (AMZN)

Amazon has officially announced that it will split its second headquarters project, which it calls HQ2, in two. The company has chosen the Long...

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Nashville didn't land a HQ2 location — here's how it still came out a winner in Amazon's competition (AMZN)
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Nashville didn't land a HQ2 location — here's how it still came out a winner in Amazon's competition (AMZN)

Nashville just emerged a winner from Amazon's drawn-out HQ2 competition. The capital of Tennessee didn't land an HQ2 location like Arlington,...

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Amazon is forcing New York and Virginia to help it build helipads in return for building 'HQ2' in their states (AMZN)
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Amazon is forcing New York and Virginia to help it build helipads in return for building 'HQ2' in their states (AMZN)

Amazon just announced it's building "HQ2" in two locations — Northern Virginia and New York City. As part of the contracts between Amazon and the...

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New York City has lured Amazon with more than $1.5 billion in incentives — here's what else they agreed to (AMZN)
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New York City has lured Amazon with more than $1.5 billion in incentives — here's what else they agreed to (AMZN)

Amazon has finally announced the winners of its second headquarters project, HQ2, which will be split between two locations: Long Island City in...

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17 high-paying jobs Amazon's HQ2 could bring to Long Island City and Crystal City
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17 high-paying jobs Amazon's HQ2 could bring to Long Island City and Crystal City

These Amazon jobs all have salaries of more than $90,000. Amazon announced it's splitting its second headquarters between Long Island City, a...

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How millennials plan to do their holiday shopping
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How millennials plan to do their holiday shopping

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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Walmart has apparently been worried about Amazon for more than 15 years — here are all of the changes it has made to keep up in the online-shopping battle (WMT, AMZN)
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Walmart has apparently been worried about Amazon for more than 15 years — here are all of the changes it has made to keep up in the online-shopping battle (WMT, AMZN)

Walmart has been worried about Amazon for years, and it has forced Walmart to make some major changes to its e-commerce strategy. Those changes...

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Creditors urge Sears to shut down all its stores, calling its plan for survival 'wishful thinking' (SHLD)
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Creditors urge Sears to shut down all its stores, calling its plan for survival 'wishful thinking' (SHLD)

Sears' unsecured creditors are urging the company to shut down all of its remaining stores. In a bankruptcy filing, the creditors slammed Sears'...

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