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Toys R Us appears to have quietly relaunched as 'Geoffrey's Toy Box' with pop-ups in grocery stores
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Toys R Us appears to have quietly relaunched as 'Geoffrey's Toy Box' with pop-ups in grocery stores

The brand formerly known as Toys R Us has launched pop-ups in Kroger stores for the holidays. Toys R Us' controlling interests decided in early...

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JCPenney is opening for Black Friday sales earlier than almost any other retailer (JCP)
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JCPenney is opening for Black Friday sales earlier than almost any other retailer (JCP)

JCPenney is opening at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will stay open until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. The 2 p.m. start time is an earlier kick-off...

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Wayfair tanks after posting a bigger-than-expected loss (W)
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Wayfair tanks after posting a bigger-than-expected loss (W)

Wayfair beat on sales but missed on the bottom line. Management said its direct retail business was a strong driver for sales. Shares tumbled 17%...

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Kohl's will open stores for Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day (KSS)
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Kohl's will open stores for Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day (KSS)

Kohl's will be kicking off its Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving. The department-store chain will open its doors at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November...

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Denny's surges 25% after saying it will sell company-operated stores to franchisees (DENN)
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Denny's surges 25% after saying it will sell company-operated stores to franchisees (DENN)

Denny's on Tuesday said it will sell some of its company-operated restaurants to franchisees as part of its refranchising and development strategy....

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Walmart is adding mobile checkout for the holidays (WMT)
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Walmart is adding mobile checkout for the holidays (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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These 3 charts show why there's more good days ahead for e-commerce — and more bad times for traditional retailers (AMZN)
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These 3 charts show why there's more good days ahead for e-commerce — and more bad times for traditional retailers (AMZN)

Traditional retailers have been struggling, in part due to competition from online rivals. That competition is getting tougher; online stores are...

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A new Sam’s Club store will center on smartphone shopping (WMT)
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A new Sam’s Club store will center on smartphone shopping (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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Most Amazon Go stores are closed on the weekends — here's why (AMZN)
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Most Amazon Go stores are closed on the weekends — here's why (AMZN)

There are now six Amazon Go stores in existence, located in Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco. Four out of the six stores are closed on the...

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What you need to know about Black Friday this year
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What you need to know about Black Friday this year

The day is becoming increasingly less important to the retail industry, thanks to the rise of e-commerce and frequent discounting. In-store...

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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)

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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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)

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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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)

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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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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