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We shopped at J.Crew and Madewell and saw why one brand is thriving as the other struggles
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We shopped at J.Crew and Madewell and saw why one brand is thriving as the other struggles

J. Crew is being outshined by its sister store Madewell.In the third quarter, comparable sales were up 4% at J.Crew and 22% at Madewell.J.Crew has...

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The biggest way shopping changed this year combined the best parts of online and in-store
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The biggest way shopping changed this year combined the best parts of online and in-store

Retailers are increasingly marrying their online shopping offerings and their in-store experience. Buy-online, pickup-in-store programs have...

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20 years from now, retail stores will have 'cold zones' to put winter jackets to the test and facial scanners that recognize customers as they walk in
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20 years from now, retail stores will have 'cold zones' to put winter jackets to the test and facial scanners that recognize customers as they walk in

A new report from Euromonitor International predicted all the ways shopping at a store will be different in 2040. Stores will use technology to...

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We shopped at Home Depot and Lowe's to see which store was better — and the winner was clear for one key reason (HD, LOW)
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We shopped at Home Depot and Lowe's to see which store was better — and the winner was clear for one key reason (HD, LOW)

We visited the Home Depot store in New York City's Flatiron District and compared it to a nearby Lowe's. Home Depot and Lowe's, two top home...

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Fretful over incoming tariffs, retailers are ordering 'unprecedented volumes' to West Coast warehouses
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Fretful over incoming tariffs, retailers are ordering 'unprecedented volumes' to West Coast warehouses

As retailers plan for President Donald Trump's tariffs against Chinese goods, a deluge of shipments from China are filling West Coast ports to an ...

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I visited The Goods Mart, an LA-based convenience store that’s like a healthy version of 7-Eleven. Here’s a look inside its newest store.
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I visited The Goods Mart, an LA-based convenience store that’s like a healthy version of 7-Eleven. Here’s a look inside its newest store.

The Goods Mart is all about healthy alternatives to convenience store staples. The store swaps sugary icees for Kombucha slushies and generic...

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7 reasons I'd choose a hotel over Airbnb any day
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7 reasons I'd choose a hotel over Airbnb any day

I've found that Airbnb combines the negative aspects of being at home with none of the amenities of a hotel. Comparing check-in processes and other...

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Sears has 24 hours to be saved
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Sears has 24 hours to be saved

The deadline to submit bids for Sears' business is 28 December. Chairman Edward Lampert and his hedge fund ESL Investments outlined a plan earlier...

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Jeff Bezos is worth over $100 billion — here's how the world's richest man makes and spends his money
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Jeff Bezos is worth over $100 billion — here's how the world's richest man makes and spends his money

Next Up: Inside the Coast Guard's 8-week boot camp where recruits go through extreme physical tests and brutal 'smoke sessions'Inside the Coast...

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I exchanged a crusty old iPhone for $75 in store credit at Apple — and it only took 30 minutes (AAPL)
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I exchanged a crusty old iPhone for $75 in store credit at Apple — and it only took 30 minutes (AAPL)

Earlier this year, Apple debuted a new website that will let you check the value of your old Apple products. Apple will give you store credit for...

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We compared Amazon and Costco prices to see which company offers better deals. Here's the verdict. (AMZN, COST)
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We compared Amazon and Costco prices to see which company offers better deals. Here's the verdict. (AMZN, COST)

Amazon and Costco sell just about everything. Both stores sell in bulk, offer free two-day shipping with membership, and sell inexpensive private...

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We visited dozens of stores in 2018 — but these impressed us the most
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We visited dozens of stores in 2018 — but these impressed us the most

2018 was a difficult year for many retailers — and when we visited their stores, it showed. But of the dozens of stores we visited this year, TJ...

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Free returns are the new consumer expectation that’s gutting retailers
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Free returns are the new consumer expectation that’s gutting retailers

Retailers are in a "race to the bottom" when it comes to free returns, a retail expert told Business Insider. Customers are expecting free returns...

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Amazon is making it more expensive to fulfill 'dangerous' items in its warehouses weeks after a can of bear spray exploded and injured dozens of workers (AMZN)
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Amazon is making it more expensive to fulfill 'dangerous' items in its warehouses weeks after a can of bear spray exploded and injured dozens of workers (AMZN)

Amazon announced it will introduce a new fee for sellers using its Fulfillment by Amazon program and who want to store and fulfill "dangerous"...

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These 18 companies are revolutionizing retail
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These 18 companies are revolutionizing retail

2018 has been an exciting year for innovation in retail. We've highlighted 18 companies that are making the biggest changes to how we shop. See the...

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Costco, Target, and Trader Joe's all use this secret weapon for keeping prices so low. Here's how they do it. (COST, TGT)
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Costco, Target, and Trader Joe's all use this secret weapon for keeping prices so low. Here's how they do it. (COST, TGT)

Costco, Target, and Trader Joe's are loved by shoppers for their high-quality, inexpensive products. To keep prices so low, these retailers sell...

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In a leaked video, Ikea US head apologizes for restructuring that store employees say tanked morale and pit them against each other
News 4 months ago
In a leaked video, Ikea US head apologizes for restructuring that store employees say tanked morale and pit them against each other

Ikea US President Lars Petersson apologized in a video announcement sent to employees on Tuesday, following reports of the furniture retailer's...

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A financial analyst breaks down why Trump's tariffs could be excruciating for Home Depot and Lowe's (HD, LOW)
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A financial analyst breaks down why Trump's tariffs could be excruciating for Home Depot and Lowe's (HD, LOW)

Home Depot and Lowe's will likely get pummeled if US President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese goods get hiked from 10% to 25% at the start of...

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We shopped at Old Navy and Gap and saw why one brand is thriving as the other struggles (GPS)
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We shopped at Old Navy and Gap and saw why one brand is thriving as the other struggles (GPS)

Old Navy and Gap are owned by the same parent company, Gap Inc., but the Gap brand is struggling to keep up with its sister store. Gap Inc....

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This major beauty subscription-box company is opening its own stores inside Walgreens. Here's what it's like to shop there. (WBA)
News 4 months ago
This major beauty subscription-box company is opening its own stores inside Walgreens. Here's what it's like to shop there. (WBA)

Birchbox, the beauty company known for its monthly subscription boxes, is moving into Walgreens. Birchbox opened pop-up stores in 11 Walgreens and...

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A financial analyst breaks down the biggest differences between Home Depot and Lowe's — and explains which retailer has the edge (HD, LOW)
News 4 months ago
A financial analyst breaks down the biggest differences between Home Depot and Lowe's — and explains which retailer has the edge (HD, LOW)

Home Depot and Lowe's are the two biggest players in US home improvement retail. Seth Basham, managing director of equity research at Wedbush...

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Experts dish on what makes Costco wines such a good deal (COST)
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Experts dish on what makes Costco wines such a good deal (COST)

Wines at Costco have a reputation for being high-quality and high-value — and they've attracted a whole community of fans through the independently...

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We shopped at Sephora and Ulta to see which was a better beauty store — and the winner was clear
News 4 months ago
We shopped at Sephora and Ulta to see which was a better beauty store — and the winner was clear

We visited Ulta Beauty's location on the Upper East Side. Ulta Beauty is opening new stores while many other retailers are closing them. One reason...

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We ate dozens of meals at chain restaurants in 2018. Here's the absolute worst item we tried.
News 4 months ago
We ate dozens of meals at chain restaurants in 2018. Here's the absolute worst item we tried.

In February, Olive Garden introduced several new strange menu items. One was the "meatball pizza bowl," which is somehow, sadly, exactly what it...

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Sears is catching heat for dedicating over $25 million to exec bonuses while reportedly cutting off severance for laid-off store workers (SHLD)
News 4 months ago
Sears is catching heat for dedicating over $25 million to exec bonuses while reportedly cutting off severance for laid-off store workers (SHLD)

Sears is enticing top executives to stick around by touting $25.3 million in potential bonuses, according to the Chicago Tribune. Meanwhile, laid...

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We visited American Eagle and Abercrombie to see which resurgent teen store was better to shop at — and the winner was clear (ANF, AEO)
News 4 months ago
We visited American Eagle and Abercrombie to see which resurgent teen store was better to shop at — and the winner was clear (ANF, AEO)

Last week, American Eagle reported that comparable sales were up 5% for its namesake brand in the most recent quarter, while Abercrombie & Fitch...

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Apple threw shade at Amazon 'HQ2' calling it a 'beauty contest,' but then it did the exact same thing (AAPL, AMZN)
News 4 months ago
Apple threw shade at Amazon 'HQ2' calling it a 'beauty contest,' but then it did the exact same thing (AAPL, AMZN)

Apple announced a new campus in Austin, Texas that will support 5,000 employees. Unlike Amazon's HQ2 process, Apple stayed quiet during the...

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Starbucks is rolling out delivery at roughly 2,000 stores across the US as customers ditch old-school cafés (SBUX)
News 4 months ago
Starbucks is rolling out delivery at roughly 2,000 stores across the US as customers ditch old-school cafés (SBUX)

Starbucks is rolling out delivery at roughly 2,000 stores starting in early 2019. The coffee chain is partnering with Uber Eats to delivery coffee...

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Walmart and Target are facing a lawsuit from the NY attorney general on allegations they sold toys that were contaminated with lead (WMT, TGT)
News 4 months ago
Walmart and Target are facing a lawsuit from the NY attorney general on allegations they sold toys that were contaminated with lead (WMT, TGT)

Walmart and Target are facing a lawsuit from the New York attorney general over a line of toys that allegedly contained levels of lead above the...

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'I was not elected to be a cheerleader for Amazon': New York officials rail against Amazon's HQ2 deal amid shouts of protesters in a wild hearing (AMZN)
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'I was not elected to be a cheerleader for Amazon': New York officials rail against Amazon's HQ2 deal amid shouts of protesters in a wild hearing (AMZN)

New York's city council held its first in a series of hearings about Amazon's HQ2 deal on Wednesday morning. The council invited both New York City...

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