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Amazon’s Experiment in Getting Rid of Cashiers Said to Expand to Larger Test Stores

E-commerce titan Amazon—not exactly known as a place that appreciates having to deal with human employees, and that in fact would seem to rather replace many of them with nightmarish robotic jellyfish—is reportedly expanding its tests of cashier-less stores to include larger retail environments, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Read More >>

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‘Vast Majority’ of Black Friday Deals Aren’t Actually Cheaper, Says Which?

We've been feverishly publishing the latest Black Friday deals with the best of 'em, because we know you love a bargain as much as we do. Read More >>

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Aldi’s Popular 3D Printer is Back

This time last year, discount grocery chain Aldi launched a £300 3D printer. It was immensely popular, selling out entirely and causing enough demand that the company is bringing in reinforcements this year. Read More >>

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John Lewis is Now Just ‘John’

Remember when John Lewis was called John Lewis? It recently rebranded to 'John Lewis & Partners,' and it now looks like it's had another name change, as the Oxford Street flagship has been spotted bearing just the word 'John.' Read More >>

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Argos’s Shower Curtain Tablet Case Will Definitely Be Used For Shopping And Not Porn

In an unusual approach to Black Friday, Argos has unveiled "shopping-enabled shower curtains to help customers bag a bargain." Read More >>

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Mr Kipling is Making an Exceedingly Good Brexit Stockpile

Among the bad, worse, and outright terrible news filtering down from The Powers That Brexit, there's a small slice of hope: Mr Kipling maker Premier Foods is creating a giant stockpile of ingredients so it can still make delicious treats after we drive off the metaphorical cliff. Read More >>

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Morrisons Launches Dragon Egg Avocados

Avocado aficionados will no doubt be saying "holy guacamole" over the latest addition to Morrisons' produce range: a heckin' giant avocado that can make twelve portions of av-on-toast all by itself. Read More >>

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14 High Street Shops Close Every Day

2,692 of Britain's high street shops closed down in the first six months of 2018, and it looks like the trend is set to continue as some of the UK's biggest names struggle with the worst retail conditions in years. Read More >>

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Looks Like Etefy’s Gone Under

Rubbish news for impatient people: it appears the London-centric same-day grocery service Etefy has gone under. Read More >>

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Up to 50 Debenhams Stores to Close

The British High Street is firmly in the doldrums, and the latest household name to announce a spate of closures to try to recover is Debenhams. The beloved department store joins House of Fraser, WH Smith and many other high street favourites in taking action to shut down stores. Read More >>

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WH Smith is Closing a Bunch of Shops

More bad news for the UK high street: WH Smith is closing some stores and ending experiments including its discount card shop CardMarket and WH Smith Local concessions. Read More >>

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Behold This Disastrously Bad Op-Ed Calling for Amazon to Replace Libraries

For those who have remained blissfully off of Twitter, a site that remains uncomfortably popular with sociopaths and morons like me, the “ratio” is when a tweet is so bad that the number of retweets and favourites it accrues becomes greatly outnumbered by hostile replies. It is one of the few beautiful things about the site, a poisonous rose growing on polluted soil, or at least an injoke that hasn’t been completely run into the ground yet. Read More >>

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Report: Amazon May Prey on Your Toys ‘R’ Us Catalogue Nostalgia By Mailing You Its Own

E-commerce giant Amazon, which remains determined to cannibalise what’s left of the brick-and-mortar competitors it helped kill off, may be making a move on the turf formerly occupied by bankrupt retail chain Toys “R” Us with plans to distribute a holiday toy catalogue. Read More >>

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Lord & Taylor and Saks Have Been Hacked to the Tune of Five Million Payment Card Accounts

Cybercriminals who ran off with info on five million payment cards from Saks Fifth Avenue (including its discount brand) and Lord & Taylor databases appear to be preparing to sell them on the dark web, according to a Sunday report from Gemini Advisory. Read More >>

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Pension War Could End Toys R Us This Week

Despite a recent streamlining of its UK operations, the warehouses of Toys R Us could grind to a complete halt this week due to a dull battle over pension provisions that could see the administrators called in by Thursday. Read More >>