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The pace of store closures is on track to accelerate after hitting record highs. This map shows where Americans are feeling the most pain.
News 6 months ago
The pace of store closures is on track to accelerate after hitting record highs. This map shows where Americans are feeling the most pain.

Hundreds of thousands of workers have lost their jobs over the last decade as a result of the retail apocalypse. More than 6,100 stores have been...

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Dollar General has suddenly become one of the biggest retailers in the US by store count (DG)
News 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Tempur Sealy slides after Mattress Firm files for bankruptcy (TPX)
News 1 year ago
Tempur Sealy slides after Mattress Firm files for bankruptcy (TPX)

Tempur Sealy shares are down about 2% Friday after the retailer Mattress Firm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Mattress Firm will close...

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A new survey suggests Amazon — not Walmart or Target — is most likely to steal Toys R Us' former customers
News 1 year ago
A new survey suggests Amazon — not Walmart or Target — is most likely to steal Toys R Us' former customers

Walmart, Target, and Costco shoppers say they prefer to buy toys on Amazon, according to Stifel’s Consumer Survey. They also preferred Amazon for...

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Mattress Firm has filed for bankruptcy and could close up to 700 stores
News 1 year ago
Mattress Firm has filed for bankruptcy and could close up to 700 stores

Mattress Firm has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it said in a press release Friday. As part of its bankruptcy restructuring, Mattress...

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Walmart shoppers will soon see robots gliding through stores — here's what to expect (WMT)
News 1 year ago
Walmart shoppers will soon see robots gliding through stores — here's what to expect (WMT)

Walmart is deploying a floor-scrubbing robot to more than 360 US stores.  The robot, dubbed Auto-C, will not replace human employees, the company...

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JCPenney's new CEO is a good choice because the department store needs a woman in charge after years of 'inability to connect with women shoppers,' analyst says (JCP)
News 1 year ago
JCPenney's new CEO is a good choice because the department store needs a woman in charge after years of 'inability to connect with women shoppers,' analyst says (JCP)

JCPenney has hired a new CEO, Jill Soltau.  This the first female CEO the company has had, and at least one analyst says that's cause for...

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Take a look inside the massive, 1,000-store chain that only operates in the run-up to Halloween
News 1 year ago
Take a look inside the massive, 1,000-store chain that only operates in the run-up to Halloween

Spirit Halloween is a Halloween specialty store with more than 1,000 locations in the United States.  But the stores are only open from late August...

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Walmart has acquired another digital brand (WMT)
News 1 year ago
Walmart has acquired another digital brand (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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The retail apocalypse is still in its 'early innings' — and thousands more stores will close before it ends
News 1 year ago
The retail apocalypse is still in its 'early innings' — and thousands more stores will close before it ends

The United States still has far more retail space per capita than any other country. This suggests the US is still in the "early innings" of mass...

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Starbucks workers in Seattle claim that dangerous needle pokes and HIV-prevention drugs have become a routine part of working at the coffee giant (SBUX)
News 1 year ago
Starbucks workers in Seattle claim that dangerous needle pokes and HIV-prevention drugs have become a routine part of working at the coffee giant (SBUX)

Starbucks workers in Seattle say that they encounter hypodermic needles nearly every day at the chain and that the problem has grown worse under...

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Sears is closing more stores, with some layoffs starting 2 days before Christmas (SHLD)
News 1 year ago
Sears is closing more stores, with some layoffs starting 2 days before Christmas (SHLD)

Sears is closing at least six Sears stores and five Kmart stores ahead of the holidays. Layoffs at a Kmart store in Poughkeepsie, New York, which...

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Walmart is acquiring a plus-size store with a cult following — and some customers are furious (WMT)
News 1 year ago
Walmart is acquiring a plus-size store with a cult following — and some customers are furious (WMT)

Walmart announced it is acquiring women's plus-size retailer Eloquii on Tuesday.  Eloquii fans have taken to social media to show their disdain and...

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