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Express is closing 31 stores in 20 states this month. See if your local store is on the list.
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Express is closing 31 stores in 20 states this month. See if your local store is on the list.

Express is closing 100 stores by 2022, including 31 stores across 20 states by the end of January 2020. Business Insider obtained the full list of...

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A regional grocery chain is abruptly closing most of its stores and laying off thousands of employees, report says
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A regional grocery chain is abruptly closing most of its stores and laying off thousands of employees, report says

Lucky's Market is closing most of its stores, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Tuesday. Kroger said in December that it planned to divest...

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An adorable grocery robot is celebrating his first birthday with a party in hundreds of stores — and it reveals a dystopian truth about the future of retail
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An adorable grocery robot is celebrating his first birthday with a party in hundreds of stores — and it reveals a dystopian truth about the future of retail

A cute grocery store robot named Marty is celebrating its first birthday this week. The clean-up assisting robot was rolled out to 172 Giant Food...

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We visited a Pier 1 store that's preparing to shutter and found its closing sale confusing and disorganized
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We visited a Pier 1 store that's preparing to shutter and found its closing sale confusing and disorganized

Pier 1 Imports revealed earlier this month that it plans to close up to 450 stores, about half of its total locations. The closures could affect...

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This is what the average Walmart shopper looks like
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This is what the average Walmart shopper looks like

Walmart is the biggest retailer in the US — and the world — and attracts millions of shoppers to its stores each year. With this in mind, Business...

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The rise and fall of Bed Bath & Beyond, one of America's most iconic big box retailers
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The rise and fall of Bed Bath & Beyond, one of America's most iconic big box retailers

Since its founding in 1971, Bed Bath & Beyond has been a go-to destination for home goods, appealing to shoppers with its convenient and affordable...

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Stationery chain Papyrus is reportedly shutting down stores across the US
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Stationery chain Papyrus is reportedly shutting down stores across the US

Paper goods chain Papyrus plans to shutter stores across the United States, according to Retail Dive. The Schurman Retail Group, Papyrus' parent...

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Payless is staging a comeback less than a year after closing all its US stores in one of the largest retail liquidations in history
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Payless is staging a comeback less than a year after closing all its US stores in one of the largest retail liquidations in history

Payless ShoeSource is relaunching in the US after emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company said Thursday. Payless filed for...

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Bed Bath & Beyond is closing stores in at least 8 states. See if your local store is on the list.
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Bed Bath & Beyond is closing stores in at least 8 states. See if your local store is on the list.

Bed Bath and Beyond is planning to close dozens of stores this year. We compiled a list of the stores that the company has announced for closure so...

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Walmart is bringing autonomous inventory management robots to 650 more stores by this summer
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Walmart is bringing autonomous inventory management robots to 650 more stores by this summer

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to...

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Pier 1 erased more than 260 stores from its website after announcing it would close hundreds of stores. Here's the full list.
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Pier 1 erased more than 260 stores from its website after announcing it would close hundreds of stores. Here's the full list.

Pier 1 said earlier this month that it plans to close 450 stores, or about half of its total store count. The company has not released a list of...

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Opening Ceremony, the high-end retailer beloved by millennials, is shuttering all its stores in 2020 — and it's just the latest victim of the retail apocalypse
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Opening Ceremony, the high-end retailer beloved by millennials, is shuttering all its stores in 2020 — and it's just the latest victim of the retail apocalypse

After 18 years, high-end retailer Opening Ceremony has announced it will be closing all its stores around the world. Cofounders Carol Lim and...

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New in-store technologies took center stage at the National Retail Federation's annual Big Show
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New in-store technologies took center stage at the National Retail Federation's annual Big Show

This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox...

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Fall Risk founder says that bucking the 'frictionless' retail trend helped him grow his company, which he started with a phone number that people called to buy clothes
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Fall Risk founder says that bucking the 'frictionless' retail trend helped him grow his company, which he started with a phone number that people called to buy clothes

Fall Risk founder and design director John Targon said during a session at Business Insider's IGNITION: Redefining Retail conference in New York...

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These are the 6 trends that will define online retail this year
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These are the 6 trends that will define online retail this year

Speaking at Business Insider's IGNITION Redefining Retail event, Geoff Ramsey, co-founder and chief evangelist of eMarketer, said to look out for...

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VISA says there is a payments technology that both buyers and sellers want 'because it just works'
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VISA says there is a payments technology that both buyers and sellers want 'because it just works'

Mary Kay Bowman, Head of Global Seller Solutions at VISA Inc., spoke at Business Insider's IGNITION: Redefining Retail conference on Tuesday about...

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Why the buzzy direct-to-consumer lingerie company Lively thinks pop-ups are the future of retail
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Why the buzzy direct-to-consumer lingerie company Lively thinks pop-ups are the future of retail

Speaking at Business Insider's IGNITION Redefining Retail event on Tuesday, Lively founder and CEO Michelle Cordeiro Grant said pop-up stores have...

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Rent the Runway plans to launch a brand made entirely out of recycled materials, COO says
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Rent the Runway plans to launch a brand made entirely out of recycled materials, COO says

Rent the Runway will be partnering with an unnamed influencer to launch a new brand made out of recycled materials in the springtime. COO Anushka...

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Apple's former retail chief says Amazon has a 'tough' decade ahead because rivals like Walmart and Target are growing faster (AMZN)
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Apple's former retail chief says Amazon has a 'tough' decade ahead because rivals like Walmart and Target are growing faster (AMZN)

Apple's former retail chief Ron Johnson says Amazon may have a "tough" decade ahead as rivals like Target and Walmart are growing faster. He also...

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Walmart is bringing robots to 650 more stores as the retailer ramps up automation in stores nationwide (WMT)
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Walmart is bringing robots to 650 more stores as the retailer ramps up automation in stores nationwide (WMT)

Walmart is adding more robots to its stores, a spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. The shelf-stocking Bossa Nova robots will be expanding...

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IN-STORE PERSONALIZATION REPORT: How hyper personalization in the retail industry can help brick-and-mortar retailers compete with e-tailers
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IN-STORE PERSONALIZATION REPORT: How hyper personalization in the retail industry can help brick-and-mortar retailers compete with e-tailers

This is a preview of The In-Store Personalization Report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. Business Insider Intelligence...

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Microsoft explains how a new walkie-talkie mode in its Teams chat app is part of a strategy to help companies modernize and get ahead in the cloud wars (MSFT)
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Microsoft explains how a new walkie-talkie mode in its Teams chat app is part of a strategy to help companies modernize and get ahead in the cloud wars (MSFT)

Microsoft wants to help industries like retail, manufacturing, banking and healthcare digitize and modernize their businesses using its technology....

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The Drive-Thru: Macy's and Pier 1 Imports close stores, Barneys employees speak out, and Walmart unveils a grocery robot
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The Drive-Thru: Macy's and Pier 1 Imports close stores, Barneys employees speak out, and Walmart unveils a grocery robot

Hello! If this is your first time reading The Drive-Thru, welcome to BI Retail's weekly rundown of the biggest news in shopping, food, and more. I...

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Inside Walmart's store of the future, where robots can fill grocery orders up to 10 times faster than humans
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Inside Walmart's store of the future, where robots can fill grocery orders up to 10 times faster than humans

Walmart is using robots to pick and pack online grocery orders at a store in Salem, New Hampshire. The machines, part of a system called Alphabot,...

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Don't miss Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine and the founders of Fall Risk and AYR talking about the future of retail at Business Insider's conference
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Don't miss Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine and the founders of Fall Risk and AYR talking about the future of retail at Business Insider's conference

Ignition: Redefining Retail, Business Insider's first retail-centric conference, will take place in New York City on January 14. The conference...

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Microsoft is rolling out new ad tools for retailers like The Home Depot and Kohl's — and it marks its most brazen attack on Amazon's retail dominance to date
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Microsoft is rolling out new ad tools for retailers like The Home Depot and Kohl's — and it marks its most brazen attack on Amazon's retail dominance to date

Microsoft is rolling out new tools that it says can help retailers make more money off their websites. With PromoteIQ, the pitch is that retailers...

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The rise and fall of Pier 1, the once-beloved destination for stylish and cheap home goods and decor
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The rise and fall of Pier 1, the once-beloved destination for stylish and cheap home goods and decor

Pier 1 Imports is currently grasping for life, but for decades it was one of the most popular destinations for home goods and decor, particularly...

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More than 1,700 stores are closing in 2020 as the retail apocalypse drags on. Here's the full list.
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More than 1,700 stores are closing in 2020 as the retail apocalypse drags on. Here's the full list.

Retailers have confirmed at least 1,700 store closings for 2020. Pier 1 Imports, Sears, Kmart, Forever 21, and Walgreens are among the retailers...

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'We didn't ask for a meditation app, we want to be able to pay our rent': Starbucks is offering new mental health benefits, but employees are demanding different kinds of support
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'We didn't ask for a meditation app, we want to be able to pay our rent': Starbucks is offering new mental health benefits, but employees are demanding different kinds of support

Starbucks is rolling out new mental health benefits for employees, including free subscriptions for the mindfulness app Headspace. However, some...

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Regional chains like H-E-B and Wegmans are among the best grocery stores in America, according to shoppers
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Regional chains like H-E-B and Wegmans are among the best grocery stores in America, according to shoppers

H-E-B is a regional grocer with over 400 stores in Texas and Mexico. It was just rated the top US grocer for the first time in a report from data...

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