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Amazon is using smaller warehouses in big cities to efficiently fulfill orders (AMZN, WMT)
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Amazon is using smaller warehouses in big cities to efficiently fulfill orders (AMZN, WMT)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence E-Commerce Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story...

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The 10 retailers with the most devoted customers in the country
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The 10 retailers with the most devoted customers in the country

Which retailers keep customers coming back again and again? InMarket found out just that by tracking consumer activity in its 2019 retail loyalty...

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The US president of upscale mall operator Westfield reveals 9 strategies that have helped the company fend off the retail apocalypse
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The US president of upscale mall operator Westfield reveals 9 strategies that have helped the company fend off the retail apocalypse

Westfield owns some of the most valuable malls in the United States. According to commercial real estate research firm Green Street Advisors,...

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JCPenney is closing 27 stores — see if your local store is on the list (JCP)
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JCPenney is closing 27 stores — see if your local store is on the list (JCP)

JCPenney plans to close 27 stores this year. The store closures span at least 13 states, including California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina,...

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Millennials are ditching the chain store greeting card, and stores like Walmart and CVS are considering taking shelf space away
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Millennials are ditching the chain store greeting card, and stores like Walmart and CVS are considering taking shelf space away

Greeting card sales are not what they once were, and some stores are reducing the space they currently dedicate to selling them. CVS and Walmart...

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We visited a Charlotte Russe store on its last day open, and it was a depressing bargain bonanza
News 5 months ago
We visited a Charlotte Russe store on its last day open, and it was a depressing bargain bonanza

Charlotte Russe is in the process of liquidating. I visited a store in Williamsburg, Virginia, on the day before it closed permanently. The store...

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NYC's first-ever Neiman Marcus just opened in Hudson Yards. The CEO has described the store as a 'magical' and 'immersive' experience — here's what I found inside
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NYC's first-ever Neiman Marcus just opened in Hudson Yards. The CEO has described the store as a 'magical' and 'immersive' experience — here's what I found inside

Neiman Marcus opened its first New York City store in Hudson Yards, the city's new $25 billion neighborhood. The 188,000-square-foot luxury...

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Rent the Runway is now reportedly a $1 billion company in its quest to become 'the Amazon Prime of rental'
News 5 months ago
Rent the Runway is now reportedly a $1 billion company in its quest to become 'the Amazon Prime of rental'

Clothing rental service Rent the Runway announced Thursday that it had raised $125 million in a round of funding. The company is now valued at $1...

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Here's a look at every single Apple store in the United States (AAPL)
News 5 months ago
Here's a look at every single Apple store in the United States (AAPL)

We've compiled a list of every Apple store in the United States. Jump to your favorite state via the table of contents, or scroll down to see every...

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We went shopping at Victoria’s Secret and Aerie, and 4 key differences revealed why one is winning while the other is flailing (LB, AEO)
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We went shopping at Victoria’s Secret and Aerie, and 4 key differences revealed why one is winning while the other is flailing (LB, AEO)

The women's underwear market is going through a period of rapid change in the United States. Longtime industry leader Victoria's Secret is...

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These are the brands that Gen Z shops at most, according to a survey of more than 1,800 young Americans
News 6 months ago
These are the brands that Gen Z shops at most, according to a survey of more than 1,800 young Americans

Generation Z is becoming a big focus in the retail space. Business Insider recently surveyed more than 1,800 Americans between the age of 13 and 21...

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10 sneaky ways Walmart gets you to spend more money (WMT)
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10 sneaky ways Walmart gets you to spend more money (WMT)

Walmart employs subtle strategies to encourage shoppers to spend more money. Most retailers use layout, signage, and other tactics to get people in...

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Dollar General has suddenly become one of the biggest retailers in the US by store count (DG)
News 9 months ago
Dollar General has suddenly become one of the biggest retailers in the US by store count (DG)

Dollar General has 15,227 stores in the United States. McDonald's has around 14,000 locations, while Starbucks has around 14,600. Dollar General...

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TJ Maxx has thrived while other retailers struggle in an evolving shopping industry. We shopped there and saw why. (TJX)
News 9 months ago
TJ Maxx has thrived while other retailers struggle in an evolving shopping industry. We shopped there and saw why. (TJX)

TJ Maxx, like many other off-price retailers, is thriving. Parent company TJX Companies reported on November 20 that comparable sales were up 9% at...

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President Trump's task force is recommending pricing changes for the USPS (UPS, FDX)
News 9 months ago
President Trump's task force is recommending pricing changes for the USPS (UPS, FDX)

A task force, created by President Trump to evaluate the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) business model, has released a report with its...

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8 mistakes you should avoid when shopping for wine at Costco (COST)
News 9 months ago
8 mistakes you should avoid when shopping for wine at Costco (COST)

Costco wines have quite a fan base — just ask everyone who contributes to and follows Costco Wine Blog. Business Insider spoke to blog founder...

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We shopped at Dollar General and Five Below to see which rapidly growing discount store offered a better experience, and the winner was clear (FIVE, DG)
News 9 months ago
We shopped at Dollar General and Five Below to see which rapidly growing discount store offered a better experience, and the winner was clear (FIVE, DG)

Dollar stores are having a moment. Dollar-store sales in the United States grew from $30.4 billion in 2010 to $45.3 billion in 2015. Dollar General...

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Walgreens is doubling down on Amazon's key strength, and it could change the way you get your prescriptions (WBA)
News 9 months ago
Walgreens is doubling down on Amazon's key strength, and it could change the way you get your prescriptions (WBA)

Walgreens just made a move that could protect its business from Amazon and rival CVS Health. On Thursday, the pharmacy giant announced a...

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Most New Yorkers support Amazon coming to town but many hate the deal, a new poll says (AMZN)
News 9 months ago
Most New Yorkers support Amazon coming to town but many hate the deal, a new poll says (AMZN)

A new poll by Quinnipiac University found that New York City residents — even ones in Queens —largely support Amazon coming to town. The 1,075 New...

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Here are the best retailers to work for in 2019, according to employees
News 9 months ago
Here are the best retailers to work for in 2019, according to employees

Retail work can be rough — but some retailers have proven to be positive and dynamic workplaces. Glassdoor just ranked the best places to work in...

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A woman is suing Hilton for $100 million, accusing a person of filming her in the shower and posting the video to pornographic sites (HLT)
News 9 months ago
A woman is suing Hilton for $100 million, accusing a person of filming her in the shower and posting the video to pornographic sites (HLT)

A woman is suing Hilton Worldwide for $100 million, claiming that she was filmed in the shower during her stay at one of its hotels in Albany, New...

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Etsy shut down one of its newest businesses in less than 2 weeks, and the CEO says it's an example of his team's new approach to growth
News 9 months ago
Etsy shut down one of its newest businesses in less than 2 weeks, and the CEO says it's an example of his team's new approach to growth

Etsy went through a challenging period in 2017 in which it shut down a new company just days after launching it. But now, the online marketplace...

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The 50 best places to work in 2019, according to employees
News 9 months ago
The 50 best places to work in 2019, according to employees

If you're looking for a new job, you might want to check out companies where employees are happier than the norm. Glassdoor has released its annual...

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Fender listened closely to working musicians to update its US-made, American Performer guitars
News 9 months ago
Fender listened closely to working musicians to update its US-made, American Performer guitars

Fender has substantially updated its American Performer lineup, formerly known as American Special. The new line is the entry point to Fender made...

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Walmart bringing a new type of automation to its stores (WMT)
News 11 months ago
Walmart bringing a new type of automation to its stores (WMT)

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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Amazon wants to show you in person how valuable Prime is
News 11 months ago
Amazon wants to show you in person how valuable Prime is

Amazon opened its first Amazon 4-star concept store in New York in September. It's reportedly already expanding the concept to another location in...

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We visited Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Joann to see which was a better arts-and-crafts store, and there was a clear winner
News 11 months ago
We visited Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Joann to see which was a better arts-and-crafts store, and there was a clear winner

Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Joann Stores all sell arts-and-crafts products like canvases and paint, sketchbooks, scrap-booking supplies, and home...

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How artificial intelligence can help retailers deliver the highly personalized experiences shoppers desire
News 11 months ago
How artificial intelligence can help retailers deliver the highly personalized experiences shoppers desire

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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We compared Whole Foods' grocery delivery from Amazon Prime Now and Instacart, and it was clear which service does it better
News 11 months ago
We compared Whole Foods' grocery delivery from Amazon Prime Now and Instacart, and it was clear which service does it better

Instacart is a delivery company that pairs customers with personal shoppers who deliver groceries to their homes.  In 2016, it signed a five-year...

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Zara is part of the biggest fashion company in the world. Meet the other brands it owns.
News 11 months ago
Zara is part of the biggest fashion company in the world. Meet the other brands it owns.

Zara is one of the best-known global fashion brands, with more than 2,000 stores around the world.  The chain is owned by Inditex, a Spanish retail...

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