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JCPenney's new CEO wants to crack down on the company's overpacked stores (JCP)
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JCPenney's new CEO wants to crack down on the company's overpacked stores (JCP)

JCPenney CEO Jill Soltau said during a call with investors on Thursday that resolving the retailer's high inventory levels was one of her most...

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Sears pops after report says its closing in on a deal that could keep it open through the holidays (SHLD)
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Sears pops after report says its closing in on a deal that could keep it open through the holidays (SHLD)

Sears filed for bankruptcy last month, saying it would close 142 US stores before year end. On Wednesday, the iconic US retailer said it is nearing...

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Here's why Walmart is betting on Microsoft's AI to challenge Amazon in online and physical retail (WMT, MSFT)
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Here's why Walmart is betting on Microsoft's AI to challenge Amazon in online and physical retail (WMT, MSFT)

Walmart will partner with Microsoft to use artificial intelligence technology for the retail giant's e-commerce site, price adjustments, and...

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The mayor of Nashville reportedly said he learned through Twitter that Amazon picked his city as a consolation prize in the HQ2 race
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The mayor of Nashville reportedly said he learned through Twitter that Amazon picked his city as a consolation prize in the HQ2 race

Amazon announced Tuesday it would split its new HQ2 between two locations: New York City and northern Virginia. The online retailer also announced...

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Bloomingdale's is moving in on Sears' home turf (M)
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Bloomingdale's is moving in on Sears' home turf (M)

Macy's-owned Bloomingdale's is partnering with LG Electronics to open a new store-in-store selling major appliances and TVs at its flagship...

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Eddie Lampert's hedge fund lambasts Sears creditors for 'highly aggressive' plan to kill off the company once and for all (SHLD)
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Eddie Lampert's hedge fund lambasts Sears creditors for 'highly aggressive' plan to kill off the company once and for all (SHLD)

Some of Sears' creditors are urging the company to liquidate and close all its stores. ESL Investments, the hedge fund led by Sears chairman Eddie...

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Nike is opening a 68,000-square-foot flagship store of the future in New York City (NKE)
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Nike is opening a 68,000-square-foot flagship store of the future in New York City (NKE)

Nike has opened a new flagship store experience in New York City, called the Nike House of Innovation 000. Spanning six floors and 68,000 square...

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Alibaba's straining to continue its era of record-breaking Singles' Day sales — here’s how executives plan to keep growing (BABA)
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Alibaba's straining to continue its era of record-breaking Singles' Day sales — here’s how executives plan to keep growing (BABA)

Alibaba broke e-commerce records yet again on Singles Day 2018, with customers spending $30.8 billion over the course of the company's 24-hour...

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Amazon officially announces its HQ2 will be split between New York and Virginia (AMZN)
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Amazon officially announces its HQ2 will be split between New York and Virginia (AMZN)

Amazon has officially announced that it will split its second headquarters project, which it calls HQ2, in two. The company has chosen the Long...

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Nashville didn't land a HQ2 location — here's how it still came out a winner in Amazon's competition (AMZN)
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Nashville didn't land a HQ2 location — here's how it still came out a winner in Amazon's competition (AMZN)

Nashville just emerged a winner from Amazon's drawn-out HQ2 competition. The capital of Tennessee didn't land an HQ2 location like Arlington,...

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Amazon is forcing New York and Virginia to help it build helipads in return for building 'HQ2' in their states (AMZN)
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Amazon is forcing New York and Virginia to help it build helipads in return for building 'HQ2' in their states (AMZN)

Amazon just announced it's building "HQ2" in two locations — Northern Virginia and New York City. As part of the contracts between Amazon and the...

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New York City has lured Amazon with more than $1.5 billion in incentives — here's what else they agreed to (AMZN)
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New York City has lured Amazon with more than $1.5 billion in incentives — here's what else they agreed to (AMZN)

Amazon has finally announced the winners of its second headquarters project, HQ2, which will be split between two locations: Long Island City in...

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17 high-paying jobs Amazon's HQ2 could bring to Long Island City and Crystal City
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17 high-paying jobs Amazon's HQ2 could bring to Long Island City and Crystal City

These Amazon jobs all have salaries of more than $90,000. Amazon announced it's splitting its second headquarters between Long Island City, a...

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How millennials plan to do their holiday shopping
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How millennials plan to do their holiday shopping

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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Walmart has apparently been worried about Amazon for more than 15 years — here are all of the changes it has made to keep up in the online-shopping battle (WMT, AMZN)
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Walmart has apparently been worried about Amazon for more than 15 years — here are all of the changes it has made to keep up in the online-shopping battle (WMT, AMZN)

Walmart has been worried about Amazon for years, and it has forced Walmart to make some major changes to its e-commerce strategy. Those changes...

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Creditors urge Sears to shut down all its stores, calling its plan for survival 'wishful thinking' (SHLD)
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Creditors urge Sears to shut down all its stores, calling its plan for survival 'wishful thinking' (SHLD)

Sears' unsecured creditors are urging the company to shut down all of its remaining stores. In a bankruptcy filing, the creditors slammed Sears'...

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Wildly popular beauty startup Glossier just opened its first flagship store in New York City. Here's what it's like to shop there.
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Wildly popular beauty startup Glossier just opened its first flagship store in New York City. Here's what it's like to shop there.

Glossier, a cult-favorite beauty and skincare brand founded in 2014, just opened its first flagship store in New York City. The company has raised ...

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I've lived near Long Island City for more than a decade. Here's why I'm worried Amazon HQ2 may come to Queens.
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I've lived near Long Island City for more than a decade. Here's why I'm worried Amazon HQ2 may come to Queens.

Amazon is reportedly splitting its second headquarters, known as HQ2, in two locations. Each would have about 25,000 new workers. The company...

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Juul will reportedly stop selling most flavored e-cigarettes in stores amid expected FDA crackdown
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Juul will reportedly stop selling most flavored e-cigarettes in stores amid expected FDA crackdown

Juul will stop selling its flavored products in stores, according to a Wall Street Journal report. It will reportedly continue to sell its flavored...

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Black Friday has already started online (WMT, AMZN, TGT, BBY)
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Black Friday has already started online (WMT, AMZN, TGT, BBY)

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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Photos show the rise and fall of Black Friday
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Photos show the rise and fall of Black Friday

Though Black Friday became one of the biggest and busiest shopping days of the year, it hasn't always been that way. Before it exploded into the...

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Bankrupt Sears and Kmart are kicking off their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving and reminding customers that they are 'open to serve them' (SHLD)
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Bankrupt Sears and Kmart are kicking off their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving and reminding customers that they are 'open to serve them' (SHLD)

Sears is kicking off its Black Friday sales early on Thanksgiving this year. Kmart stores will be open from 6 a.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving and...

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Millennials have a new attitude about weddings — and it's sending bridal stores into a downward spiral
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Millennials have a new attitude about weddings — and it's sending bridal stores into a downward spiral

David's Bridal is reportedly considering filing for bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported this week. The wedding and bridesmaid dress chain has suffered...

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Walmart is kicking off Black Friday on Thanksgiving with millions of free cookies and cups of coffee (WMT)
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Walmart is kicking off Black Friday on Thanksgiving with millions of free cookies and cups of coffee (WMT)

Walmart's Black Friday in-store event starts at 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving, which falls on November 22. The company is throwing a party two...

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'We do have sewage problems': Long Island City, where Amazon will reportedly put part of HQ2, badly needs infrastructure upgrades (AMZN)
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'We do have sewage problems': Long Island City, where Amazon will reportedly put part of HQ2, badly needs infrastructure upgrades (AMZN)

Amazon is close to choosing Long Island City as one of the locations where it will place its HQ2 project, The New York Times reported on Monday...

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Google's new $150 Home Hub does a lot of things you probably don't need — but it has one feature that automatically makes the price tag worth it (GOOG, GOOGL)
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Google's new $150 Home Hub does a lot of things you probably don't need — but it has one feature that automatically makes the price tag worth it (GOOG, GOOGL)

With its latest smart home device, Google wants to run your life — or at least your home. The Google Home Hub, which debuted last month and costs ...

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Facebook is launching pop-up stores at Macy's in a move that's straight out of Amazon's playbook (FB, M)
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Facebook is launching pop-up stores at Macy's in a move that's straight out of Amazon's playbook (FB, M)

Facebook is partnering with Macy's to bring a selection of brands that are sold on Facebook and Instagram to its stores. These brands will be...

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11 insider facts most Black Friday workers know — and you probably don't
News 5 months ago
11 insider facts most Black Friday workers know — and you probably don't

These industry secrets will help you shop Black Friday like a pro. No one has more insider knowledge about Black Friday than the sales associates...

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Amazon is likely to build two new offices — take a look at the controversial spectacle leading up to 'HQ2' (AMZN)
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Amazon is likely to build two new offices — take a look at the controversial spectacle leading up to 'HQ2' (AMZN)

It's been 14 months since Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, declared its intention to build a second headquarters. Founded in Seattle...

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LG is developing robotic carts to automate shopping
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LG is developing robotic carts to automate shopping

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to...

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