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Retail 2020-07-29T11:27:42Z
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Amazon has started free grocery deliveries to some Prime members in the UK. The boss of British grocer Waitrose called it a 'nuclear' option in the battle for online shopping supremacy.

Free Amazon Fresh deliveries will be available in London and the south-east, but the Prime service will roll out to other cities by Christmas.
Retail 2020-07-29T04:00:00Z
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THE BUY BUTTON REPORT: The introduction of SRC will turn the online retail payments industry on its head — here's how payments players can win in the new checkout landscape

This report lays out what SRC and its buy button are, how the button works for users and merchants, and obstacles between it and widespread adoption.
Tech 2020-07-28T23:59:44Z
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Jeff Bezos will tell Congress that Amazon's size is a good thing, and that it faces plenty of competition from rivals like Walmart: 'Just like the world needs small companies, it also needs large ones'

Bezos and the top executives of Apple, Facebook, and Google are set to face Congress Wednesday in a historic examination of the tech industry's power.
Premium Tech 2020-07-28T23:52:37Z

Amazon said it would spend all $4 billion of its Q2 profits on COVID-19 responses. Wall Street still expects a profitable quarter.

Wall Street expects Amazon to report a profitable quarter, backed by strong COVID-driven sales and faster growth in high-margin businesses.
Tech 2020-07-28T22:00:00Z

The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are set to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing. Here's what's at stake for each company.

Here's what to expect when the CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon testify to Congress during Wednesday's big tech antitrust hearing.
Retail 2020-07-28T21:54:00Z

Mattel just launched a line of politically themed Barbies, including a campaign manager, a fundraiser, and a voter

The series of political Barbies are the latest dolls to challenge traditional gender roles and come in various ethnicities and body shapes.
Retail 2020-07-28T21:35:27Z

McDonald's drops its biggest hint yet that it will debut a new chicken sandwich to compete with Popeyes before the year is over

Some McDonald's menu items are gone forever. But new ones — possibly including a chicken sandwich — will take their place.
Retail 2020-07-28T21:26:00Z

Retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are opting to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day in response to the pandemic. Check out the full list.

The closures challenge the future of the much-debated practice of staying open on the holiday, which some retailers have dismissed in recent years.
Retail 2020-07-28T21:19:27Z

Victoria's Secret's parent company is laying off 850 employees

L Brands is cutting 15% of its workforce at headquarters. L Brands owns Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works.
Retail 2020-07-28T20:44:10Z

Millennials are resurrecting many of the things they were supposed to have killed off like golf, starter homes, and canned tuna

Millennials' spending habits have been accused of killing everything from the idea of the starter home to mayonnaise. The pandemic changed that.
Retail 2020-07-28T20:02:07Z

Diesel is selling 'virus-fighting' denim, but experts say it's just a marketing ploy

"At the end of the day, you've just got a pair of overpriced jeans that is giving consumers a false sense of security," said one epidemiologist.
Retail 2020-07-28T19:18:08Z

Disney World delayed the reopening of some of its resorts as Florida reported a record increase in coronavirus cases

Disney World made the controversial decision to reopen on July 11, but now Disney is pumping the brakes on reopening its resorts in Florida.
Retail 2020-07-28T19:13:00Z

Gunman kills 2 women outside a Family Dollar as dollar stores continue to suffer from a plague of violence

Xavier Joseph Kenneth Green of Florence, South Carolina has been arrested in connection with the double homicide.
Retail 2020-07-28T17:34:28Z

The KFC Crocs collab sold out half an hour after their launch, and jilted fans are angry

Instead of fried-chicken clogs, KFC fans will just have to settle for a good, old-fashioned bucket of chicken.
Retail 2020-07-28T17:17:00Z

Chain restaurants including McDonald's and Starbucks are permanently closing over 1500 total locations during the pandemic. Here's the full list of chains.

McDonald's is the latest fast food chain to announce a wave of permanent closures during the pandemic.
Retail 2020-07-28T16:01:31Z

McDonald's CEO says customers are more worried about the economy than public health, as the fast-food giant braces for the looming recession

McDonald's CEO Chris Kempczinski said that customers are more worried about the economy than public health.
Premium Tech 2020-07-28T15:05:00Z

Amazon wants to put a waist-high robot in your home. The secretive project's facing high staff turnover, doubts over a $1,000 price tag, and visits from Jeff Bezos.

The premium market would be new territory for Amazon, which typically makes affordable devices that appeal to the more budget-conscious users.
Retail 2020-07-28T15:00:23Z

Chipotle is giving away free guac — here's how to get it

Chipotle is giving away free guacamole on National Avocado Day — and the chance to win free guac for a year.
Retail 2020-07-28T13:45:27Z

The oldest gun maker in the US, Remington, filed for bankruptcy again even as gun sales surge

The company previously exited Chapter 11 in 2018, aided by surging sales following the Parkland shooting that left 17 dead in Florida.
Retail 2020-07-28T13:22:30Z

McDonalds is permanently closing 200 locations across the US as it reports lowest quarterly profits in 13 years

McDonald's plans to permanently close 200 locations in the US in 2020, as the fast-food giant weathers the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tech 2020-07-28T12:50:00Z

These tiny drink factories can be powered by the sun to allow users to create a brewery almost anywhere — here's how they work

The microfactories minimize emissions, energy, and plastic waste that come from bottling and distributing beverages.
Premium Retail 2020-07-28T12:47:00Z

Kanye West criticized StockX's minority-filled centers during a visit to the company in 2018. Now, the resale startup is rethinking its approach to diversity and inclusion.

In his visit to StockX in 2018, Kanye West likened the mostly Black employees to "robots" and described the center as a "sweatshop."
Finance 2020-07-28T11:27:00Z

From warehouses to office space, real-estate markets are getting turned upside down. Here's a look at key trends and must-know deals.

Flex-office firms are struggling, and companies are rethinking leases for offices. Meanwhile, demand for warehouse space is emerging as a bright spot.
Retail 2020-07-28T06:00:00Z

The Future of Retail: Online Checkout

In The Future of Retail slide deck, Business Insider Intelligence outlines SRC-enabled checkout and explores how it could either take off or burn out.
Tech 2020-07-27T23:27:40Z

Jeff Bezos will be an open target when he's questioned by Congress for the first time. These are the big flash points to watch for.

Jeff Bezos' appearance before Congress will allow lawmakers to question the company's ecommerce dominance and its impact on small businesses.
Retail 2020-07-27T22:01:00Z

THE ONLINE GROCERY REPORT: The coronavirus pandemic is thrusting online grocery into the spotlight in the US — here are the players that will emerge at the top of the market

This report looks at the state of online grocery adoption before the shopping method became vital to many consumers amid the pandemic.
Premium Executive Lifestyle 2020-07-27T21:49:00Z

How the Hamptons got even bougier in summer 2020

Wealthy residents fled NYC for the Hamptons during the pandemic. The industries that cater to them — art, food, and shopping — weren't far behind.
Retail 2020-07-27T20:48:32Z

Alabama is restricting alcohol sales after 11 p.m. in bars, restaurants, and country clubs in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Monday voted to restrict sales of alcohol across the state.
Premium Tech 2020-07-27T19:23:09Z

Morgan Stanley analysts listed 5 key reasons Walmart's new membership program can stand out and compete successfully with Amazon Prime

In the note, Morgan Stanley listed five factors that could help Walmart Plus stand out from the rest of the pack.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-07-27T17:57:00Z

The womenswear guide to dressing for Zoom this summer: We asked style experts to pick the 11 shirts, pants, and accessories for a professional at-home look

Business Insider spoke to top stylists from Silicon Valley to NYC to create the perfect style guide for Zoom dressing as temperatures soar.
Travel 2020-07-27T17:56:26Z

Disney World tightens its park rules to ban masks with valves, holes, or mesh on them

Disney World updated its mask policies as coronavirus cases spike in the state of Florida.
Retail 2020-07-27T17:43:09Z

Americans are eating more cereal and oatmeal during the coronavirus pandemic

General Mills is boosting its cereal-making supply chain to keep boxes on the shelves as demand increases while people stay inside.
Retail 2020-07-27T17:15:41Z

Under Armour executives were warned they could be charged over accounting disclosures that may have violated securities laws

The SEC warned Under Armour executives Kevin A. Plank and David E. Bergman that they could face charges for "pull forward" accounting disclosures.
Retail 2020-07-27T17:03:30Z

Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, and other fast-food giants quietly raise menu prices for delivery orders by more than 15%

Chains including McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks quietly raised prices for menu items being ordered for delivery.
Transportation 2020-07-27T16:46:16Z

Help fund the struggling US Postal Service with this extraordinary $20 crop top

The cash-strapped USPS relies on sales of postage, products, and services to fund operations. This new top and other gifts can help it stay solvent.
Retail 2020-07-27T16:01:00Z

29 chains including Planet Fitness, McDonald's, and Walmart will require customers to wear masks. Here's the full list.

As coronavirus cases rise across the country, more and more retailers are starting to mandate masks.
Retail 2020-07-27T15:56:55Z

Want to work out at Planet Fitness during the pandemic? You'll need a mask.

Planet Fitness will require members to wear masks at all times in its gyms starting August 1.
Premium Finance 2020-07-27T15:46:00Z

POWER PLAYERS: Meet the 8 PayPal execs shaping the payment giant's future as its stock skyrockets and e-commerce surges

PayPal is set to report second-quarter earnings on July 29. Here's a look at top executives who have been steering the payment giant's growth.
Retail 2020-07-27T15:10:00Z

Chick-fil-A will give customers free food in exchange for rolls of coins as the nationwide coin shortage continues

The offer will take place at Chick-fil-A in Lynchburg, Virginia on July 29 "until need is met," according to a Facebook post shared by the restaurant.
Retail 2020-07-27T14:55:36Z

American Eagle Outfitters is launching a comfort-focused activewear brand with 2 stores dedicated to selling athleisure only

American Eagle's new brand, Offline, will be sold online and at two stores that will open by the end of the year.
Retail 2020-07-27T14:46:00Z

11 restaurant chains including Papa John's and McDonald's are hiring more than 400,000 new employees. Here's the full list.

Over 6.5 million restaurant workers are still out of work, but fast-food chains are hiring. Here's the full list.
Premium Media 2020-07-27T14:25:00Z

How Instagram and TikTok are becoming powerful tools to help Poshmark clothing resellers drive sales

Two Poshmark sellers are using TikTok and Instagram to grow their resale businesses. One does almost $1,000 in sales each week.
Retail 2020-07-27T14:00:00Z

Amazon may invest in Reliance Retail, a key backer of JioMart

Amazon is in early stages of potentially acquiring a 9.9% stake in Reliance Retail, which operates over 10,000 stores and is a key backer of JioMart.
Retail 2020-07-27T14:00:00Z

Walgreens' CEO is stepping down as the coronavirus complicates the chain's turnaround plans

Walgreens on Monday said that it was searching for a new CEO and that Stefano Pessina would be executive chairman of the board after the transition.
Premium Finance 2020-07-27T13:40:00Z

Real estate developers are building costly cold storage space before they even have tenants. They're betting the risky move could be a winning investment as grocery delivery booms.

Cold storage was once an obscure segment dominated by specialized players. Investors are now piling in as legacy spaces age out and demand surges.
Retail 2020-07-27T13:03:00Z

Take a look at what technologies retailers are introducing to revamp the in-store experience

Brick-and-mortar retailers are introducing new technologies to revamp the in-store experience. Get a preview in our FREE Future of Retail slide deck.
Retail 2020-07-27T13:00:21Z

Target will take a page from Walmart and close its doors on Thanksgiving Day, ending a Black Friday tradition

Target is following in Walmart's footsteps and closing on Thanksgiving.
Retail 2020-07-27T13:00:00Z

Trader Joe's is now selling the Impossible Burger as Impossible Foods sets its sights on dominating grocery and rendering animal meat obsolete

Impossible Foods is making its big push to dominate grocery during the pandemic — and it seems to be working.
Retail 2020-07-27T11:42:52Z

The UK is considering an online sales tax to raise $2.5 billion and level the playing-field for high-street businesses, according to a report

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak is considering an online sales tax, according to a report. The tax could include a mandatory charge on deliveries.
Science 2020-07-27T10:19:25Z

2 shoppers were barred from Walmart after wearing swastika face masks in a Minnesota store

The couple, who have not been named, were confronted by other shoppers for wearing the hate symbol at a store in Marshall, Minnesota.
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