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Canada Goose's new store has a room with below-freezing temperatures that customers can go in to test out its coats — see what it's like (GOOS)
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Canada Goose's new store has a room with below-freezing temperatures that customers can go in to test out its coats — see what it's like (GOOS)

Canada Goose just opened a new flagship store in Short Hills, New Jersey, complete with a "cold room" where customers can try out coats before...

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Amazon's cashierless stores could ring up $6 billion of new revenue — but the personal data it collects about customers could be a game-changer (AMZN)
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Amazon's cashierless stores could ring up $6 billion of new revenue — but the personal data it collects about customers could be a game-changer (AMZN)

Amazon is reportedly considering opening up to 3,000 additional cashierless convenience stores. Such an expansion of its Amazon Go chain could...

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Walmart is doubling down on a futuristic way to train employees (WMT)
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Walmart is doubling down on a futuristic way to train employees (WMT)

Walmart is shipping 17,000 Oculus Go headsets to stores for training purposes, the company announced on Thursday. Walmart is expanding a program it...

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Gap is betting its turnaround on $100 workout pants for men (GPS)
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Gap is betting its turnaround on $100 workout pants for men (GPS)

Gap is launching a new men's athletic wear brand called Hill City, which has an average price point of $80. The company is doubling down on...

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Costco offers discounted gym memberships — here's how much you can save (COST)
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Costco offers discounted gym memberships — here's how much you can save (COST)

Costco members can buy a two-year, all-club, 24 Hour Fitness membership package for $399.99. According to Reader's Digest, the same membership...

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Amazon reportedly wants to be one of the largest convenience chains in America with 3,000 cashierless stores (AMZN)
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Amazon reportedly wants to be one of the largest convenience chains in America with 3,000 cashierless stores (AMZN)

Amazon is considering opening 3,000 Amazon Go stores across the US by 3,000, according to Bloomberg. Go is Amazon's cashierless store, which...

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Instacart's CEO describes the moment he discovered Amazon was stealing its Whole Foods business (AMZN)
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Instacart's CEO describes the moment he discovered Amazon was stealing its Whole Foods business (AMZN)

Instacart is a delivery company that pairs customers with personal shoppers to delivery groceries to their homes. It partners with 300 chains...

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Amazon's new feature shows it's becoming 'more mall than retailer' (AMZN)
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Amazon's new feature shows it's becoming 'more mall than retailer' (AMZN)

Amazon opened its new online store, 'Amazon Storefronts,' that allows customers to buy exclusively from small and medium-sized US businesses...

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Examining Amazon's online and offline pushes
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Examining Amazon's online and offline pushes

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 has launched a new page to address one of its biggest criticisms (AMZN)
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Amazon has launched a new page to address one of its biggest criticisms (AMZN)

Amazon has launched a page to showcase small-and-medium-sized US businesses that sell on Amazon, called Storefronts. The retailer says it will sell...

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Kroger is working toward digital success (KR)
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Kroger is working toward digital success (KR)

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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Zara has completely altered daily life for this sleepy Spanish town. Here's what residents think about it.
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Zara has completely altered daily life for this sleepy Spanish town. Here's what residents think about it.

Zara's headquarters are located in Arteixo, a small town on the northwest coast of Spain. More than 5,000 employees across various departments...

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We visited 123-year-old luxury store Henri Bendel the day after it announced it would close, signaling the end of an era for retail (LB)
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We visited 123-year-old luxury store Henri Bendel the day after it announced it would close, signaling the end of an era for retail (LB)

Henri Bendel, the iconic luxury brand that has its flagship store on New York's Fifth Avenue, is closing after 123 years in business.  Henri Bendel...

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The owner of Victoria's Secret is closing down Henri Bendel — but that solves just a small piece of a much bigger problem (LB)
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The owner of Victoria's Secret is closing down Henri Bendel — but that solves just a small piece of a much bigger problem (LB)

L Brands, the owner of Victoria's Secret, announced it will close Henri Bendel in January 2019. The closure is a small piece of a much bigger...

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We went shopping at Dollar Tree and Five Below to see which rapidly growing discount store offered a better experience, and the winner was clear (DLTR, FIVE)
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We went shopping at Dollar Tree and Five Below to see which rapidly growing discount store offered a better experience, and the winner was clear (DLTR, FIVE)

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 Tree...

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Walmart has overhauled Jet.com (WMT)
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Walmart has overhauled Jet.com (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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We went shopping at Hollister and saw how it could be Abercrombie's secret weapon (ANF)
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We went shopping at Hollister and saw how it could be Abercrombie's secret weapon (ANF)

Abercrombie & Fitch has made some major changes in the past few years while its sister store, Hollister, has performed consistently well.  In the...

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Insiders are buzzing that Northern Virginia could soon be awarded Amazon's HQ2 as Jeff Bezos makes high-profile visit to Washington, DC (AMZN)
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Insiders are buzzing that Northern Virginia could soon be awarded Amazon's HQ2 as Jeff Bezos makes high-profile visit to Washington, DC (AMZN)

The Washington, DC, area is buzzing with speculation that Northern Virginia could soon land Amazon HQ2. Two sources said as much to Business...

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Walmart and Amazon boost online grocery (WMT, AMZN)
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Walmart and Amazon boost online grocery (WMT, 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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Here's where and when to preorder the new iPhone XS and XR (AAPL)
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Here's where and when to preorder the new iPhone XS and XR (AAPL)

Apple just announced its new lineup of iPhones — the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR.  Two of the models will be available for preorder on Friday, and...

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We went shopping at Walmart and Target to see which was better for groceries, and there was a clear winner (WMT, TGT)
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We went shopping at Walmart and Target to see which was better for groceries, and there was a clear winner (WMT, TGT)

Walmart and Target both dedicate a large section of their stores to selling groceries.  Both stores have been adding features like same-day grocery...

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Macy's is acting like popular streetwear brand Supreme as the department store tries to solve one of its biggest problems (M)
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Macy's is acting like popular streetwear brand Supreme as the department store tries to solve one of its biggest problems (M)

Macy's is taking lessons from the popular streetwear brand Supreme and doing weekly "drops" of its new limited-edition watches.  These so-called ...

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Walmart built a new vending machine that retrieves groceries within seconds (WMT)
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Walmart built a new vending machine that retrieves groceries within seconds (WMT)

Walmart is expanding a test of automated kiosks that serve as vending machines for online grocery orders. The company is testing a new version of...

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Amazon Go stores are getting a competitor in San Francisco (AMZN)
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Amazon Go stores are getting a competitor in San Francisco (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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The most recent round of Amazon criticisms reveals how the company has taken Walmart's spot as a symbol for everything wrong with American big business (AMZN, WMT)
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The most recent round of Amazon criticisms reveals how the company has taken Walmart's spot as a symbol for everything wrong with American big business (AMZN, WMT)

Amazon's reputation is sliding among members of the general public, especially when it comes to issues of citizenship and its treatment of workers....

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Employees from Costco, Walmart, and Target share their worst horror stories — and they'll make you rethink how you act when you shop
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Employees from Costco, Walmart, and Target share their worst horror stories — and they'll make you rethink how you act when you shop

Walmart, Target, and Costco employees — as well as workers at all retail stores — sometimes come up against pretty difficult customers. Business...

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Amazon bought Whole Foods to take on the grocery business — but one competitor shows where its plan is falling flat (SFW, WFM, AMZN)
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Amazon bought Whole Foods to take on the grocery business — but one competitor shows where its plan is falling flat (SFW, WFM, AMZN)

Amazon acquired Whole Foods last year to cut the prices of organic groceries and reach a wider range of customers. But Sprouts Farmers Market has...

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These retailers are beefing up their stores to survive a new era of shopping — and it's paying off (TGT, WMT, JWN, KSS)
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These retailers are beefing up their stores to survive a new era of shopping — and it's paying off (TGT, WMT, JWN, KSS)

The retailers who have found the most success lately have beefed up their stores to make them more amenable to shoppers who mostly purchase things...

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Subway is backing away from its famous $5 footlong deal after franchisees revolt
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Subway is backing away from its famous $5 footlong deal after franchisees revolt

Subway franchisees will no longer be required to sell the $5 footlong, the company's CEO told USA Today. The return of the promotion in January...

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We shopped at Barnes & Noble and saw a key shortcoming that's hurting the chain in its battle against Amazon (AMZN)
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We shopped at Barnes & Noble and saw a key shortcoming that's hurting the chain in its battle against Amazon (AMZN)

Barnes & Noble is struggling to compete with Amazon. Barnes & Noble stores have become places where customers read, hang out, and have a cup of...

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