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Target is closing 24 stores in Minnesota 'until further notice' amid looting and protests following the death of George Floyd
Target is closing 10 locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as 14 more in the surrounding region.
Costco CFO Richard Galanti spoke to analysts on Thursday about how the coronavirus has affected the warehouse club.
JCPenney has a new bedding brand, Linden Street, just over a week after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Kiddie pools are the new Instagram status symbol and are being resold on eBay for over 300% their original value
An Intex pool previously sold at Walmart for $370 is being resold on eBay for between $1,000 and $1,500.
Amazon's website appeared to be down, on both desktop and mobile, in many parts of the US on Thursday afternoon.
Executives who work for Amazon's logistics kingpin Dave Clark become 'Dave whisperers' to avoid directly speaking to the brash boss
Executives who work for Amazon SVP Dave Clark say their boss is "brilliant," but his straightforward attitude inspires an unusual corporate culture.
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.
Andrew Cuomo said he will sign an executive order today giving businesses the right to refuse service to people not wearing masks. Businesses already have that right — here's why.
"You don't have a right to walk in a store and cause all the other patrons to run out because you're not wearing a mask," Cuomo said on Thursday.
Patagonia's CEO topped a list of LGBTQ innovators in business. She told us how meditation fuels her success, and what Buddhism has taught her about strong leadership.
Fast Company named Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia, the top leader on its Queer 50 list. Here's her best career advice and leadership tips.
Texas coronavirus cases decline as businesses reopen and people resume social lives, but Houston mayor warns, 'The virus is still here'
Shops, nail salons, movie theaters, churches, beaches, bars, and restaurants are now open to the public with physical distancing.
Amazon engineers spend hours preparing for ordinary meetings with one of Bezos' top executives because they're afraid of encountering 'Brilliant Clark'
For some engineers, Clark's attention to detail has earned him a flattering nickname: "Brilliant Clark."
Starbucks reusable cups sales are exploding on resale sites as people pay 5 times original prices for a sense of coffee shop normalcy
Starbucks is the No. 1 trending brand on fashion resale site Poshmark, with the CEO saying people have been struck with Starbucks nostalgia during quarantine.
Dollar General's strategy was to go where Walmart wasn't, and it's paid off massively during the pandemic
Dollar General reported blockbuster first-quarter earnings results on Thursday, seeing net sales soar by 27.6% for the first three months of the year.
Ruby Tuesday has been shedding locations for years as it struggles to win younger consumers.
How Dave Clark, the mastermind behind Amazon's coronavirus response, became one of the most powerful executives in America
You might not have heard of Dave Clark. But his wide-ranging responsibilities at Amazon make him one of the most influential people in corporate America.
Minneapolis Target descends into chaos as looters smash windows, destroy shelves, and haul away everything inside amid protests against the death of George Floyd
Videos and photos show overturned shopping carts, empty shelves, smashed windows, and people hauling away televisions and other expensive goods.
From warehouses to office space, real-estate markets are being turned upside down — and these are the winners and losers
Flex-office firms are struggling, and companies are rethinking leases for offices. Meanwhile, demand for warehouse space is emerging as a bright spot.
An Amazon warehouse worker said engineer Tim Bray 'didn't take it far enough' when slamming the company for firing whistleblowers
Warehouse worker John Hopkins said his experience validates criticisms made by senior Amazon engineer Tim Bray, who resigned in protest.
Fast-fashion giant Boohoo acquires remaining stake in widely successful PrettyLittleThing brand for $331 million
PrettyLittleThing has grown at a rapid rate since it launched in 2012 and has been dubbed by analysts as "the jewel in Boohoo's crown."
THE IN-STORE CHECKOUT REVOLUTION: How payments companies can take advantage of a $21 billion opportunity
Business Insider Intelligence forecasts the expansion of autonomous checkout stores and their payments volume over the next five years.
The CEO of Bluemercury explains how her luxury beauty company adapted its innovative, hands-on retail strategy to survive in a digital-first world amid the pandemic
Marla Beck founded Bluemercury in 1999 because she didn't like the way department stores sold beauty products.
Makeup sales were down 22% during the first quarter, but Urban Decay founder predicts a boon in brow, mascara, and liner, as we peer at each other from behind our masks'
Urban Decay founder Wende Zomnir says the recession sparked by the pandemic will rejuvenate cosmetics sales, citing the "Lipstick Index."
Business Insider Intelligence examines the current trajectory of BOPIS and BORIS and provides strategies retailers can use to implement them.
How DTC brands can survive and thrive in the downturn, according to a millionaire founder who's launched 3 of his own successful DTC brands
Entrepreneur Kevin Gould recently shared his top tips for how brands can survive a downturn, from preserving cash flow to cutting costs.
Jeff Bezos revealed the one question he always asks himself before setting Amazon's vision for the next 10 years
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the one question you have to ask yourself when thinking about the next 10 years is: "What won't change?"
Retailers are calling curbside pickup a pandemic era success, and it's a sign they won't abandon brick-and-mortar stores anytime soon
A recent analysis estimated that curbside pickup could be a $35 billion market by the end of 2020.
The CEO of Retro Fitness makes his case for why all gyms should be 'immediately opened,' as he warns of 'a self-imposed financial crisis'
"This is not a bum rush. I believe that gyms are actually in a far better position to provide health and safety than restaurants, bars, and retail."
Instacart is gearing up to compete with Walmart and Amazon's advertising business as online grocery shopping soars
The grocery startup has rolled out a new self-serve advertising-buying tool for brands and agencies.
The Adidas face mask that sold out after one day resold on eBay for $90 — over 5 times the original price at retail
Adidas launched a $16 commercial face mask on its website that sold out in one day. A three-pack of the mask sold on eBay for $90 shortly after.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told shareholders that his leadership team has done a 'remarkable' job during COVID-19: 'I'm proud of what we've done.'
Despite the public criticism and employee protests, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says his leadership team has done a "remarkable" job during COVID-19.
Red flags include poor ventilation, waiters not wearing masks, and restaurants not allowing customers to make reservations.
Tuesday Morning is closing at least 132 stores after filing for bankruptcy — see if your local store is on the list
Tuesday Morning, which sells off-price home furnishings and decor, is planning to close at least 132 stores across the US this summer.
Seeking nominations for the top women transforming the sneaker industry, from designers to resellers
Business Insider is putting together a power list of the top female-identifying designers and professionals who are transforming the sneaker industry.
Disney told a Florida task force that it planned to open its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks first, followed by Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, and JCPenney are among those that have filed for bankruptcy in the first half of 2020.
The controversial Ben & Jerry's-themed Nike SB Dunk sneaker is already reselling for thousands the day after it dropped
The "Chunky Dunky" sneakers, though a hit, were divisive in the sneaker community, especially among long-standing fans of the classic Nike silhouette.
L Brands said Wednesday that it plans to close about 250 Victoria's Secret stores in the US and Canada in 2020.
Walmart is now selling used goods from Nike, Coach, Michael Kors and more as it dives into the $32 billion resale market
Walmart is partnering withe the resale site ThredUp to sell used clothing, shoes, accessories, and handbags on its website.
Amazon is planning a "Summer Sale" that would enable merchants to sell extra inventory they may have accumulated during the coronavirus pandemic.
Tuesday Morning, which has nearly 700 stores specializing in off-price home goods, has filed for bankruptcy.
If you have just joined Peloton: here are some of the best classes to take, according to its longtime users.
Food trucks may be the perfect solution to feed customers' nostalgia for dining out as the future of the restaurant industry remains uncertain
Mobility is now a necessity to reach patrons at home and in parks and open spaces, says Ross Resnick, CEO of food truck company Roaming Hunger.
Lease obligations are 'suffocating' retailers — and a potential court fight over a Victoria's Secret flagship NYC store highlights a wider battle between tenants and landlords
Victoria's Secret wants to shed 250 stores nationally. Closing 2 Herald Square would shutters one of its most prominent locations.
"As it currently stands, we will not seek to extend the furlough period for our staff at the headquarters in Sweden to the July-October period."
Macy's said earlier this month that it expects to take a $1 billion loss during the most recent quarter because of lockdowns.
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.
A California McDonald's was forced to close after 22 workers walked out in protest of the fast-food giant's response to the coronavirus
Employees said they were told to use coffee filters or dog diapers as the location ran out of masks.
From classics like Burger King to regional favorites like Luby's, these restaurants have shut down multiple branches.
11 local news stations praised Amazon's health and safety practices but didn't tell viewers the company had provided the content
The nearly identical segments aired a day before Amazon's annual shareholder meeting, where investors plan to press the company on its safety record.