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Retail 2020-07-10T20:14:54Z

Wayfair shoots down conspiracy theory about child sex trafficking and expensive cabinets

A conspiracy theory speculated that the cabinets in question were in fact missing children who could be purchased through Wayfair's website.
Finance 2020-07-10T19:43:00Z
NYC work from home

From warehouses to office space, real-estate markets have been turned upside down. 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.
Transportation 2020-07-10T19:18:10Z
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FedEx reportedly threatens to remove signage from the Washington Redskins' home stadium unless the team changes its name

FedEx's demands for the Washington Redskins to change their name were reportedly much forceful than its one-sentence public statement.
Retail 2020-07-10T19:15:41Z

How much should you tip during the pandemic? We asked 3 experts.

Three hospitality experts weigh in on the proper amount to tip at a restaurant or for delivery during the pandemic.
Premium Premium 2020-07-10T19:05:00Z

[SLIDE DECK] Six Figure Side Hustles 2020

Whether you're doing it to pay off student loans or pursue an unfulfilled passion, you may be able to turn your side hustle into a high-paying career.
Retail 2020-07-10T18:10:28Z

Authentic Brands Group is considering buying Brooks Brothers. Here are the other dead brands the company has bought up this year.

Authentic Brands Group is interested in purchasing bankrupt retailer Brooks Brothers and has been buying up other brands like Forever21 this year.
Retail 2020-07-10T16:08:39Z

This is what it was like to go to McDonald's in the 1950s

The first McDonald's franchise opened on April 15, 1955, and the experience of visiting the restaurant was vastly different than what we see today.
Retail 2020-07-10T15:31:34Z

The Drive-Thru: Mask drama, more bankruptcies, and everything else you need to know in retail this week

Another big week for bankruptcies, as well as a rough week for retail workers who were forced to face down anti-mask customers.
Retail 2020-07-10T15:16:23Z

Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue calls boycott threats following his praise of Trump a 'suppression of speech'

Goya Foods CEO called boycott threats a "suppression of speech," after facing backlash for his praise for President Trump.
Premium Retail 2020-07-10T15:00:49Z

Mars Wrigley president reveals how his team successfully launched a new M&M's flavor amid a pandemic, as other brands take a page out of the candy giant's playbook

"We are innovators, we help lead the category," President of Mars Wrigley North America Anton Vincent told Business Insider.
Retail 2020-07-10T14:44:26Z

Goya Foods faces boycott threats after CEO says the US is 'truly blessed' to have Trump as president

Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said on Thursday that the US is "truly blessed" to have President Trump as a leader.
Retail 2020-07-10T13:59:00Z

These 22 retailers and restaurant chains have filed for bankruptcy or liquidation in 2020

J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, and JCPenney are among those that have filed for bankruptcy in the first half of 2020.
Premium Finance 2020-07-10T13:59:00Z

POWER PLAYERS: Meet the 11 American Express execs tasked with evolving the card giant to keep pace with the booming e-commerce space

Take a look at the execs driving Amex's growth and positioning the credit card giant to take off in the increasingly digital world of payments.
Retail 2020-07-10T13:35:31Z

Tie-dye is making a massive comeback during the pandemic — and its resurgence mirrors a history of the trend's popularity during times of societal unrest

Anxious, stressed-out Americans are buying and making tie-dye apparel more than ever before. Experts say it's part of a long-held historical trend.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-07-10T13:00:00Z

How luxury suitcase company Zero Halliburton is dealing with a world without travel: Deepening its ecommerce efforts and increasing its philanthropic footprint

CEO Tom Nelson said that rather than cut the price of a collection launched in January, it's donating 15% of the proceeds to help first responders.
Opinion 2020-07-10T12:26:00Z

Deciding how to reopen based on political bias and guesswork has been a disaster. Here's how we should do it instead.

Leaders should use data on Americans' retail spending and health outcomes to determine how to reopen instead of guesswork and political bias.
Retail 2020-07-10T12:12:10Z

A workers' rights group says Boohoo's cut-price business model only turns a profit if workers are paid criminally low wages. Analysts disagree.

Campaigners say Boohoo can only turn a profit if factory workers are exploited — but analysts disagree.
Retail 2020-07-10T07:27:37Z

Trendy Japanese lifestyle brand Muji files for bankruptcy in the US

The company said Friday that it will be closing "unprofitable" stores in the US and renegotiating rents.
Retail 2020-07-09T21:30:02Z

The governor of Florida is getting roasted online for comparing attending school to shopping at Home Depot or Walmart

"I want our kids to be able to minimize this education gap that I think has developed," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Thursday.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-07-09T21:17:00Z

DJ Steve Aoki and designer Samata Pattinson dig into the impact music has on the clothes we wear — and what it would take to make sustainable fashion the new 'It' look

Steve Aoki says music has the power to shape cultures — and that it might also have the power to reshape the environment.
Retail 2020-07-09T19:00:14Z

Burger King is teaming up with a trendy craft brewer to make its own nonalcoholic beer in Denmark and Sweden

Burger King is making its own nonalcoholic beer with trendy Danish brewer Mikkeller.
Retail 2020-07-09T18:31:07Z

Bankrupt JCPenney said it would have to close about 30% of its stores. Here are all the closures it announced so far.

JCPenney, the department store that filed for bankruptcy in May, is closing a significant number of stores.
Retail 2020-07-09T18:05:00Z

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.
Retail 2020-07-09T17:01:53Z

A futuristic solar-powered McDonald's just opened at Disney World, and it will be open to the public. Take a look inside.

Disney World may not be open yet, but its new solar-powered McDonald's restaurant is already welcoming visitors.
Retail 2020-07-09T16:50:01Z

Starbucks will become the first national restaurant chain to require all customers to wear masks in stores

Starbucks is set to become the first national restaurant chain to require customers to wear masks in locations.
Retail 2020-07-09T16:23:21Z

Lululemon makes a rare move – discounting its clothing as the pandemic squeezes its business

The warehouse sale will last for five days and features new discounts each day across most of its clothing and accessories categories.
Advertising 2020-07-09T16:19:00Z

How the pandemic is impacting the advertising business as live sports and events are cancelled and people cut back on spending

Business Insider breaks down how the pandemic is impacting advertising, from events cancellations to layoffs and furloughs.
Retail 2020-07-09T15:06:46Z

Rouses Markets, a regional supermarket chain, will test unmanned drone grocery delivery this fall to compete with Amazon's delivery speed

Rouses Markets will test a drone grocery delivery system that may get customers their groceries in just 30 minutes.
Premium Strategy 2020-07-09T14:57:20Z

A social campaign that pressured $15 billion out of 18 brands like H&M, Lululemon, and Walmart is a case study in how people are becoming ruthless about holding companies to ethical standards

Brands and consumers are pressuring big fast fashion companies to pay up for delayed or cancelled orders during the pandemic that left workers unpaid.
Retail 2020-07-09T14:55:38Z

Sur La Table just filed for bankruptcy and is closing more than 50 stores — here's the full list

Sur La Table, best known for its high-end kitchenware and cooking classes, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday.
Retail 2020-07-09T14:34:31Z

Chick-fil-A postpones its free food-filled Cow Appreciation Day due to the coronavirus pandemic

Chick-fil-A is postponing its iconic annual free food event, called Cow Appreciation Day, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Premium Retail 2020-07-09T14:24:23Z

Skittles became a political symbol after the death of Trayvon Martin. Now, Mars Wrigley's president explains how a brand can be 'a codification of a value system.'

"We have to be sensitive to how our brand is either driving culture or is responding to culture," said the president of Mars Wrigley North America.
Retail 2020-07-09T14:16:35Z

18 clothing stores you'll see less of in the future

Mass closings of popular stores like Zara and Victoria's Secret mean you'll see less of these brands in the future.
Retail 2020-07-09T13:08:00Z

Walmart is competing with Amazon Prime by launching a new subscription service

Walmart will launch Walmart+ by the end of this month, and its ability to match Prime's delivery perks could help it steal customers from Amazon.
Retail 2020-07-09T13:06:28Z

Two of the UK's best-known high-street retail brands, John Lewis and Boots, slash more than 5,000 jobs combined

John Lewis said it would cut 1,300 jobs, while Boots plans to axe 4,000 jobs. Both will shut down struggling stores.
Premium Retail 2020-07-09T12:00:00Z

Redefine Meat's CEO reveals the tech creating its 3D-printed "alt-steak" that raised $6m in a seed round from the investors behind Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat

Redefine Meat promises the experience of eating a steak — without the animal. CEO Eshchar Ben-Shitrit takes us inside the development process.
Politics 2020-07-09T11:01:20Z

UK supermarkets promise to never sell chlorinated chicken in blow to a Brexit trade deal with Trump

Sainsbury's, The Co-op, and M&S joined Aldi and Waitrose in pledging to never stock chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef.
Retail 2020-07-09T10:50:15Z

High-end kitchenware chain Sur La Table files for bankruptcy and closes over 50 stores

"This sale process will result in a revitalized Sur La Table, positioned to thrive in a post COVID-19 retail environment," the CEO said.
Premium Retail 2020-07-09T09:27:40Z

Masked waiters, cutlery in envelopes, and no loud music: How England's pubs and restaurants are coping now that coronavirus restrictions have lifted

England's chefs and pub landlords are feeling a mix of quiet nervousness and excitement about what the next few months hold.
Retail 2020-07-09T06:03:00Z

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.
Retail 2020-07-08T21:30:26Z

Bed Bath & Beyond is closing 200 stores as quarterly sales tumble nearly 50%

Bed Bath & Beyond announced in its July 8 earnings call its plan to "lean into store closures" and cut costs.
Retail 2020-07-08T21:19:33Z

The CEO of a company that owns more than 100 Wendy's allegedly used $1 million in PPP loans on a new house in Montana, according to a lawsuit

A lawsuit claims that the CEO of a major Wendy's franchisee used $1 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans to fund a newly-purchased house.
Transportation 2020-07-08T21:00:19Z

Theme parks in Japan are discouraging screaming on roller coasters to slow coronavirus spread, with one park urging riders to 'Please scream inside your heart'

Guidelines set forth by Japan's theme-park associations recommend that thrill-seekers practice physical distancing, wear masks, and avoid screaming.
Retail 2020-07-08T19:17:08Z

Brooks Brothers was struggling even before the pandemic, as it became 'out of step' with a new generation's business fashion sense

With even major Wall Street banks relaxing their dress codes and no longer requiring suits, Brooks Brothers was facing headwinds long before COVID-19.
Retail 2020-07-08T19:01:39Z

On Tuesday, Sephora closed stores for 2 hours to educate employees about racial bias — here's how the cosmetics giant is proving its fight against discrimination is more than just lip service

Sephora was also the first retailer to support the 15% Pledge, a call for brands to dedicate 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses.
Premium Tech 2020-07-08T18:10:25Z

Amazon will start displaying third-party seller names and addresses on its US site to bolster customer information and battle counterfeit products

The move is intended to give customers more information about the merchants they're buying from, and add consistency across its site, Amazon said.
Retail 2020-07-08T17:52:00Z

Ruby Tuesday has quietly closed over 150 restaurants since late January. Here's the list of closures.

Ruby Tuesday has been shedding locations for years as it struggles to win younger consumers.
Retail 2020-07-08T17:51:05Z

Brooks Brothers is permanently closing 51 stores as it enters bankruptcy during the pandemic. See which have shut down so far.

Brooks Brothers decided to close 51 stores before filing for bankruptcy. Some of them have already shuttered.
Tech 2020-07-08T17:46:24Z

People are buying used police body cameras on eBay and other sites and discovering unencrypted footage of officers searching homes

One customer said it was "stupid easy" to recover videos from the SD card within a used device purchased online.
Retail 2020-07-08T17:45:51Z

Activists are calling for the barista who wrote 'Isis' on a Muslim woman's Starbucks order to be fired

The local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said Target's statement was disappointing and called on the barista to be fired.
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