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We visited Hobby Lobby and Michaels to see which was a better arts-and-crafts store, and there was a clear winner (MIK)
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We visited Hobby Lobby and Michaels to see which was a better arts-and-crafts store, and there was a clear winner (MIK)

Hobby Lobby & Michaels sell arts-and-crafts products like canvases and paint, sketchbooks, scrapbooking supplies, and home decor. The two stores...

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Starbucks finally opened its first store in Italy, where the idea for the massive coffee chain was born. Take a look inside. (SBUX)
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Starbucks finally opened its first store in Italy, where the idea for the massive coffee chain was born. Take a look inside. (SBUX)

Starbucks just opened its first-ever store in Italy. It's one of only three Reserve Roasteries in the world. The Roasteries are seen as more...

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How Howard Schultz went from living in Brooklyn public housing to ending his decades of Starbucks leadership as a billionaire with rumored political aspirations (SBUX)
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How Howard Schultz went from living in Brooklyn public housing to ending his decades of Starbucks leadership as a billionaire with rumored political aspirations (SBUX)

Howard Schultz, Starbucks' former longtime CEO and chairman, is a self-made billionaire who revolutionized the coffee industry. His net worth has...

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Amazon just opened two Go stores back-to-back (AMZN)
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Amazon just opened two Go stores back-to-back (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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We compared Dunkin' Donuts' 'store of the future' with Starbucks to see which was a better coffee shop. Here's the verdict. (SBUX, DNKN)
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We compared Dunkin' Donuts' 'store of the future' with Starbucks to see which was a better coffee shop. Here's the verdict. (SBUX, DNKN)

Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts have long competed as two of the biggest coffee chains in the world.  Now, Dunkin' is becoming more like the slightly...

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J.Crew is the latest retailer to start selling on Amazon after saying it wouldn't (AMZN)
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J.Crew is the latest retailer to start selling on Amazon after saying it wouldn't (AMZN)

J.Crew's low-cost Mercantile clothing line is now available on Amazon. The new partnership marks a decisive shift in J.Crew's strategy as its new...

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50 stores you once loved that you'll never be able to shop at again
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50 stores you once loved that you'll never be able to shop at again

From declining foot traffic to the rise of ecommerce, countless stores have permanently closed their doors for a number of reasons.  In 2018 alone,...

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The fastest-growing retailer in America doesn't sell clothes online, and there's a simple reason why
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The fastest-growing retailer in America doesn't sell clothes online, and there's a simple reason why

Primark, a low-cost, European apparel chain, is the fastest-growing retailer in the United States, according to a report from the National Retail...

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Coca-Cola just bought a massive coffee chain for $5.1 billion, and it's a huge bet on physical stores (KO)
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Coca-Cola just bought a massive coffee chain for $5.1 billion, and it's a huge bet on physical stores (KO)

Coca-Cola just purchased British coffee-shop chain Costa Coffee for $5.1 billion. The beverage giant does not currently have any hot-drink...

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Walmart says these will be the 40 toys every kid wants this holiday (WMT)
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Walmart says these will be the 40 toys every kid wants this holiday (WMT)

Walmart has unveiled its top toys of 2018 list, where it enlisted kids and "toy influencers" to predict the toys every kid will want this holiday....

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Bernie Sanders says Amazon's workers aren't paid enough. Here's how their pay stacks up to the rest of the industry.
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Bernie Sanders says Amazon's workers aren't paid enough. Here's how their pay stacks up to the rest of the industry.

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Amazon are engaged in a war of words over worker pay at the retail giant. Sanders has claimed that Amazon underpays its...

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We shopped at Dollar Tree and Dollar General to see which offered a better shopping experience, and the winner was obvious (DG, DLTR)
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We shopped at Dollar Tree and Dollar General to see which offered a better shopping experience, and the winner was obvious (DG, DLTR)

Dollar Tree and Dollar General are the largest dollar stores in the United States and are neck-and-neck in terms of store count and annual sales....

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Dollar General earnings beat on the top and bottom lines (DG)
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Dollar General earnings beat on the top and bottom lines (DG)

Dollar General reported earnings that beat on both the top and bottom lines. Shares of the discount retailer dropped 2%. Watch Dollar General trade...

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Billionaire Dan Gilbert has invested $5.6 billion in nearly 100 properties in Detroit — see the full map of exactly what he owns
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Billionaire Dan Gilbert has invested $5.6 billion in nearly 100 properties in Detroit — see the full map of exactly what he owns

Dan Gilbert moved his mortgage company, Quicken Loans, to downtown Detroit in 2010 and founded his real-estate firm Bedrock a year later, when the...

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We visited Old Navy and saw why it's Gap's biggest asset (GAP)
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We visited Old Navy and saw why it's Gap's biggest asset (GAP)

Old Navy is spearheading Gap Inc.'s growth.  Gap Inc. saw 2% sales growth overall in the most recent fiscal quarter, with the Old Navy brand...

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Gap is struggling to keep up with its sister brands — we visited the store and saw why (GAP)
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Gap is struggling to keep up with its sister brands — we visited the store and saw why (GAP)

Gap is struggling to keep up with its sister stores Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Athleta. Gap Inc,. saw 2% sales growth overall, but the Gap...

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I worked in retail for 6 years, and these are the subtle ways clothing stores get you to spend more money
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I worked in retail for 6 years, and these are the subtle ways clothing stores get you to spend more money

Clothing stores use subtle strategies to get you to spend more money without thinking twice, even if you walk in with a set budget. Sales...

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We shopped at TJ Maxx and Kohl's to see which store was better, and the winner was clear for one key reason.
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We shopped at TJ Maxx and Kohl's to see which store was better, and the winner was clear for one key reason.

TJ Maxx and Kohl's are the places to go to find everything from makeup, to clothes, home decor, and back to school gear.  Both stores are doing...

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An under-the-radar self-driving car startup is launching California's first autonomous grocery delivery
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An under-the-radar self-driving car startup is launching California's first autonomous grocery delivery

AutoX, a self-driving car startup testing in California, has launched the state's first grocery delivery pilot program using autonomous cars in San...

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Walmart is now selling high-end hiking boots and camping gear in its latest push for wealthy shoppers (WMT)
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Walmart is now selling high-end hiking boots and camping gear in its latest push for wealthy shoppers (WMT)

Walmart is launching a premium outdoor store curated by Moosejaw.  The store will sell high-end brands of hiking boots, camping gear, and outdoor...

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50 foods that Costco employees and members love
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50 foods that Costco employees and members love

Costco's food court is home to a number of cheap and tasty menu options that members and food critics love. Costco employees themselves have some...

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Sears is closing 46 more stores. Here are all of the locations shutting down where you live. (SHLD)
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Sears is closing 46 more stores. Here are all of the locations shutting down where you live. (SHLD)

Sears says it's closing another 46 stores. The full list of closings includes 13 Kmart stores and 33 Sears stores. The new list will bring Sears'...

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Ivanka Trump's fashion brand has finally shuttered its website
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Ivanka Trump's fashion brand has finally shuttered its website

Ivanka Trump's fashion brand has shuttered its website.  In late July, the first daughter's fashion brand announced it would be shutting down.  A...

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Sears is closing 46 more stores. Here's the full list.
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Sears is closing 46 more stores. Here's the full list.

Sears says it's closing another 46 stores, bringing its total number of closures this year to nearly 300 stores. The full list of closings includes...

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We visited a Walmart and a Target store to see which one is better prepared to take on Amazon, and the winner was clear (WMT, TGT, AMZN)
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We visited a Walmart and a Target store to see which one is better prepared to take on Amazon, and the winner was clear (WMT, TGT, AMZN)

Walmart and Target have both been shifting their strategies to better compete with Amazon. Both Walmart and Target offer free two-day shipping on...

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How Target gets you to keep spending money (TGT)
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How Target gets you to keep spending money (TGT)

Target reported its strongest same-store sales numbers in 13 years on Wednesday. CEO Brian Cornell said that investment in its stores and brands,...

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Lowe's is closing all 99 locations of a California-based hardware-store chain it bought in 2013
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Lowe's is closing all 99 locations of a California-based hardware-store chain it bought in 2013

Lowe's announced on Wednesday that it will shutter all 99 locations of subsidiary Orchard Supply Hardware, which it acquired in 2013.  The...

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Target's CEO just signaled the end of the retail apocalypse (TGT)
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Target's CEO just signaled the end of the retail apocalypse (TGT)

Target reported its strongest same-store sales numbers in 13 years on Wednesday. CEO Brian Cornell said that the company is benefiting from a...

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Walmart's recent patent filings eye VR and grocery (WMT)
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Walmart's recent patent filings eye VR and grocery (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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Nordstrom's latest deal confirms the death of the department store as we know it (JWN)
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Nordstrom's latest deal confirms the death of the department store as we know it (JWN)

Nordstrom is doubling down on its partnerships with so-called "strategic" brands such as Reformation, Allbirds, and Bonobos to drive traffic to its...

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