BI Prime Retail 2020-02-29T14:50:00Z

JCPenney is taking a page out of Walmart's playbook as it rolls out curbside pickup

JCPenney Style on the Go will be rolled out to 50 stores nationwide starting next week, after a pilot program tested well at its Texas concept store.
Retail 2020-02-29T14:15:00Z
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6 apps made my month of nonstop travel in Asia infinitely easier and more enjoyable

Without these six apps — including Grab, Maps.Me, and Instagram — my trip would have been far worse.
Retail 2020-02-29T11:01:00Z
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The 5 biggest questions surrounding Amazon's new grocery chain

In a free 2019 report, Business Insider Intelligence has outlined The 5 Biggest Questions Around Amazon’s New Grocery Chain.
Retail 2020-02-29T03:03:00Z

THE SOCIAL COMMERCE REPORT: Inside the fast-developing opportunity to reach billions of consumers' wallets using social platforms

Business Insider Intelligence estimates the current size of the social commerce market, forecasts future growth, and examines why it's been stagnant.
Tech 2020-02-29T00:57:41Z

Amazon is shifting from on-site interviews to video for some job openings as coronavirus concerns grow

The guidance comes the same day Amazon told employees company-wide to avoid travel both within the US and abroad in the wake of coronavirus fears.
Retail 2020-02-28T21:41:31Z

Ryan Reynolds' Aviation Gin is toasting all of those who were born on Leap Day in 1936 and are finally 'turning 21' with a gift card for free alcohol

Aviation Gin says all people born on Leap Day in 1936 can email Ryan Reynolds himself to get a $29 gift card for their first legal drink.
BI Prime Retail 2020-02-28T19:58:00Z

Sneakerheads can now use a new AI device to identify fake pairs of Nike and Adidas sneakers in seconds. Here's how it works.

One of the biggest problems in the sneaker resale market may now be more manageable. Here's a new technology that uses AI to fight counterfeits.
Retail 2020-02-28T19:52:00Z

A survey says 38% of drinkers won't touch Corona because of epidemic fear. Corona says despite that 'misinformation,' sales are strong.

"There's a good amount of misinformation out there," a spokesperson for the company that distributes Corona in the US told Business Insider.
Retail 2020-02-28T19:34:34Z

Coronavirus fears appear to be driving up sales of oat milk, fruit snacks, toilet paper, and more — here's what people are buying

Nielsen data shows spikes in sales of masks, thermometers, and many shelf-stable foods starting as early as January in the US.
Tech 2020-02-28T18:40:32Z

Amazon tells all 798,000 employees to halt travel, in US and internationally, over coronavirus fears

An Amazon spokesperson said the company has told all employees to "defer non-essential travel during this time."
Retail 2020-02-28T18:39:00Z

Walmart, McDonald's, Home Depot, and 7 other retailers share how the coronavirus outbreak could affect business

Business Insider reached out to a spate of global retailers, from Walmart to Walgreens, to understand how retail is handling the coronavirus.
Retail 2020-02-28T18:35:21Z

Nike is reportedly releasing a new Kobe 5 in March after Nike completely sold out of Kobe Bryant merchandise just days after his death

Nike could be releasing more Kobe Bryant sneakers after completely selling out of the athlete's merchandise following his sudden death in January.
Retail 2020-02-28T18:26:37Z

McDonald's is giving away free Egg McMuffins on the same day as Wendy's national breakfast rollout — but Wendy's execs seem unfazed

"No longer will people have to suffer stale, tired, old sandwiches with folded eggs and microwaved bacon," Wendy's CMO Carl Loredo said.
Retail 2020-02-28T17:38:32Z

US stores start running low on masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and more amid growing fears of coronavirus

US sales of hand sanitizer soared 428% in the week ending January 25 compared with the same period last year, according to Nielsen data.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-02-28T17:34:00Z

There are only four black Fortune 500 CEOs. Here they are.

None of the 4 black CEOs on the Fortune 500 are women. And the overall number is down from 7 black Fortune 500 CEOs, almost a decade ago.
Finance 2020-02-28T17:14:00Z

CULTIVATED: Border towns boom, Wall Street warns against Canadian stocks, MedMen earnings, and more

In this week's edition of Cultivated, we look at cannabis 'border towns,' Wall Street's warning against Canadian stocks, MedMen earnings, and more.
Retail 2020-02-28T15:38:09Z

The Drive-Thru: Coronavirus spreads to retail, Victoria's Secret closes stores, and BI heads to eTail West

Coronavirus, Victoria's Secret, eTail West, UPS training, and fish sandwiches. Read about what happened in retail this week with The Drive-Thru.
Tech 2020-02-28T14:42:00Z

Apple is still selling the iPhone XR from 2018 for $600 — here's how it compares to the 2019 $700 iPhone 11

For $100 more, the iPhone 11 offers a few things you might want to consider before buying the older iPhone XR.
Retail 2020-02-28T14:23:00Z

Amazon has pulled one million products that inaccurately claim to defend against the coronavirus from its site

The retail giant has also removed tens of thousands of deals from merchants that it said were attempting to price gouge customers.
BI Prime BI Prime 2020-02-28T14:00:00Z

Amazon is breeding a new crop of marketing startups, and investors are buying in

Funding for adtech and digital media companies is getting scarcer — except for tech firms capitalizing on the rise of Amazon.
Transportation 2020-02-28T12:52:49Z

I've taken 6 flights in a month throughout Asia as the coronavirus spreads — here's how the outbreak forced me to change how I travel

In the last four weeks, I've taken six flights throughout Asia – half domestic, half international. Here is what I have learned.
BI Prime Retail 2020-02-28T12:52:03Z

Nike and Sephora have figured out how to use Instagram Checkout and Facebook Messenger to directly boost sales. A Facebook exec explains how

Instagram Checkout is expanding from its pilot phase, Facebook's industry manager of retail Robert Petrausch announced in a keynote panel.
Retail 2020-02-28T12:38:18Z

These are the most popular items at Trader Joe's, and a surprisingly healthy item won the top spot in most states

A report on found the top searched Trader Joe's products in each state and found a surprising item won the heart of the most states: brussels sprouts.
Retail 2020-02-28T10:58:10Z

Bed Bath & Beyond to cut 500 jobs as it powers on with its turnaround effort

The job cuts are expected to reduce expenses by $85 million annually.
News 2020-02-27T21:42:30Z

As the coronavirus goes global, Corona Hard Seltzer releases new ad about the beverage 'coming ashore soon'

Commenters on Twitter called the ad "in extremely poor taste" and implored the company to "do better."
Retail 2020-02-27T18:41:00Z

Walmart confirms its working on its version of Amazon Prime, a new subscription plan called Walmart +

According to a report from Recode, the new service may include benefits like discounts on prescription drugs and gas.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-02-27T17:32:00Z

A millennial craft brewer pioneering a boom in nonalcoholic beer shares 7 marketing strategies he says drove production 10X in its first year

The nonalcoholic beer category hasn't seen major innovation in 25 years — but the 35-year-old Bill Shufelt saw a business opportunity.
Retail 2020-02-27T16:58:00Z

Starbucks reopens most stores in China, citing 'early signs of recovery' from coronavirus

The company closed roughly half of its 4,200 locations in China last month over coronavirus concerns, but 85% of its stores are reopening.
Tech 2020-02-27T16:22:09Z

People are selling books on Amazon claiming Satan and biological warfare caused the coronavirus. Amazon says it's giving customers a variety of viewpoints.

Books like "Jesus vs Satan: The origins of Coronavirus" and "Military Virus Apocalypse" are being sold on Amazon.
BI Prime Retail 2020-02-27T16:01:00Z

Hershey is going all-in on Amazon. The snack king's director of digital explains its playbook.

Here's how Hershey is dominating first page results on Amazon, according the company's director of digital.
Tech 2020-02-27T15:51:00Z

DoorDash is preparing an IPO. Here's what it's like inside its Silicon Valley ghost kitchen, a 'WeWork for restaurants' that allows tenants like Chick-fil-A to focus on food delivery.

DoorDash Kitchens in Redwood City, California, gives restaurant brands like Chick-fil-A and The Halal Guys space to focus solely on food delivery.
BI Prime Retail 2020-02-27T15:21:41Z

Cofounder of Victoria’s Secret rival ThirdLove says his goal was to put the lingerie giant out of business

The company, which is focused on more natural, body positive marketing, has been a notable foil to the struggling Victoria's Secret as of late.
BI Prime Executive Lifestyle 2020-02-27T15:21:00Z

Teens are getting rich by selling their secondhand clothing on Depop. Here's how 2 Gen Z sellers built up over 130,000 followers a piece and turned their side hustles into full-time jobs.

The UK-based app beloved by Gen Z recently announced plans to expand in the US, where it says teens are "more entrepreneurially minded."
Retail 2020-02-27T14:30:00Z

Analysts warn that L Brands' former CEO Les Wexner is a still a 'problem' for Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works

Les Wexner stepped down as CEO of L Brands earlier this month after nearly six decades leading the company, but his legacy may still be a problem.
Retail 2020-02-27T14:01:00Z

We went shopping at TJ Maxx and Macy's Backstage and found the messier store was better for a bargain

Though TJ Maxx's store is messier than Backstage's, it provides a larger and more diverse selection of products in terms of size, type and brand.
Retail 2020-02-27T14:00:00Z

The rise and fall of Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson is the most well-known American motorcycle brand in the world, but that status may be preventing the company's future growth.
Retail 2020-02-27T13:33:22Z

Panera just launched an unprecedented subscription offering unlimited coffee and tea for $9 per month

Subscribers in test markets visited Panera almost every other day, and many of those customers purchased food during their visits.
Retail 2020-02-27T13:03:00Z

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.
BI Prime Retail 2020-02-27T12:50:00Z

Corona and the University of Texas are releasing 12 pairs of custom Nike Air Max shoes. Here's how they were made and how to get them.

Here's how the shoes were designed to represent the Corona and Longhorns brand and how fans can enter to win a pair.
Retail 2020-02-27T11:25:56Z

LVMH cancels a 'prime' fashion event the same day that France records its first coronavirus death

LVMH described its cocktail reception for the LVMH Prize as a "prime event on the Women's Fall-Winter Fashion Week calendar."
Retail 2020-02-27T07:02:00Z

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.
Tech 2020-02-27T01:11:05Z

Amazon's cashierless grocery store cameras were fooled by a trickster's wardrobe change — but he still got charged for an avocado left by the bathroom

Amazon's new Go grocery store in Seattle relies on an army of cameras and sensors, and, naturally, someone tried to fool them.
Tech 2020-02-26T23:04:12Z

People are turning to Etsy for coronavirus-proof face masks, but it seems to be full of counterfeit antiviral gear that doesn't work

With more than 80,000 coronavirus cases reported, the demand for face masks has hit a peak, and led to a widespread shortage of legitimate supplies.
Retail 2020-02-26T22:35:25Z

Lowe's says its website has been a huge drag on the company, but it's hopeful that an overhaul will boost its sales

"We think it's part and parcel that Lowes.com has to improve," Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison told analysts on Wednesday,
BI Prime Media 2020-02-26T21:57:00Z

Some Peloton fitness instructors have become Instagram stars and are using their reach to promote the brand — and themselves

Peloton turns to its 21 cycling instructors to promote its brand to their 2.3 million followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Retail 2020-02-26T21:43:00Z

Peloton's stock is rising as fears over the spread of coronavirus could encourage customers to work out at home

If people are encouraged to stay home because of fears over the coronavirus spreading, Peloton could benefit, one analyst said.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-02-26T21:34:00Z

Prada just reached a settlement after its 2018 blackface controversy that'll mandate 'racial equity training' for employees — including the C-suite in Milan. But for some, that's not enough.

Some think Prada's settlement with the New York City Commission on Human Rights impedes the fashion industry's "freedom of expression."
Retail 2020-02-26T21:16:08Z

Victoria's Secret is closing up to 10 stores in Canada by the end of the year as it spins off from L Brands

By the end of 2020, it expects to close up to 10 locations, leaving 28 Victoria's Secret stores remaining in Canada.
Retail 2020-02-26T19:37:00Z

China confiscated over 31 million counterfeit face masks as coronavirus fears cause supply shortage and spike in demand

Face masks have become increasingly scarce and demand continues to skyrocket as China and dozens of other countries battle the novel coronavirus.
Retail 2020-02-26T18:52:49Z

Pete Buttigieg was booed and cheered at a march for McDonald's workers demanding $15 an hour

"You deserve $15," South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg said. "You deserve a union. And we stand with you."
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