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Robot offers quick, cheap automated manicures

Robots can already cook, clean, drive cars and provide security. A San Francisco tech startup called Clockwork has started offering robot manicures, a simple way to provide foolproof nail polish in a flash. Clients place their hands in what looks like a big box and sensors can tell where their...
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Tyler Perry To Open An Entertainment District

Tyler Perry never ceases to amaze fans with his business ventures and his latest venture with Bishop T.D. Jakes is truly amazing. The actor. director, and entrepreneur announced that he plans to open an entertainment district near his production studio. Perry plans for the district to include restaurants, retail stores,...
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After hitting record high, price of lumber begins to fall

TOWN OF DENMARK, New York (WWNY) - The cost of lumber is starting to fall after seeing record high prices in May. Lumber yards in the area say demand has changed. People are back to work instead of at home, including those who work at saw mills. “I think demand...
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Major Fireworks Retailer Warns of Shortage Ahead of July 4 Holiday

First, it was Lysol wipes and toilet paper. Then, it was automotive chips and chicken wings. Now, the latest shortage due to COVID-19 could affect your July 4 weekend fun. Phantom Fireworks is the largest consumer-based retail fireworks company and they are urging customers to "shop early" as the fireworks industry is facing a potential supply shortage for the second year in a row.

Wahlburger’s owner, Chef Paul Wahlberg visits Carmel location

You may know him and his famous family for their thriving entertainment careers, but Chef Paul Wahlberg joined Mckinzie Roth, WISH-TV Entertainment Insider, today to talk about the new Wahlburgers restaurant now open in Carmel!. He owns the chain with his brothers Mark and Donnie. You may also remember a...

Louis Vuitton-owner LVMH believes the future of retail will be mostly in-store

LONDON — There are questions about the future of retail, but French luxury goods giant LVMH has no doubt what it will look like. "We see the future being two things: being mostly retail stores, because the client experience in a retail store cannot be matched easily online. As of today, I mean, no one has found the sort of miracle formula that would enable clients to enjoy as much online," Jean Jacques Guiony, chief financial officer at LVMH, told CNBC on Monday.
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Saks Off 5th Splits E-commerce and Retail

Saks Off 5th is following in the footprints of its namesake, splitting off its e-commerce business and eyeing big-time growth with some new backing. Parent company Hudson’s Bay Co. teamed with investor Insight Partners to establish the Saks Off 5th e-commerce business as a stand-alone operation. Insight invested $200 million...
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The best Prime Day PC gaming deals that aren't on Amazon

Amazon's Prime Day sales event isn't just confined to Amazon's own website—many other retail stores run their own discounts simultaneously. In fact, many of the same discounts available on Amazon right now are mirrored across other stores. Even if you're not an Amazon Prime member, you can still upgrade your PC setup on the cheap right now.
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Goodwill stores have a message: Please stop donating trash

Broken furniture. Flashlights with leaking batteries. Disfigured Barbie dolls. Across the country, thrift stores have been flooded by household items, the offerings of people who have been homebound for months and are eager to clear out some of their possessions. Problem is, too many such items could most accurately be...

Canada: Retail Sales Plunged in April Amid Tighter Third Wave Restrictions

Closure of non-essential stores and stay-at-home orders weighed heavily on retail activity in April, with sales plunging by 5.7% m/m. The headline was slightly weaker than Statistics Canada’s preliminary forecast, which called for a pullback of 5.1%. Regionally, Manitoba and Ontario saw the sharpest decline in sales, which were down...

Is The Pokémon TCG Scalping Crisis Truly Finished?

Last week, Pokémon TCG released its latest set, Sword & Shield – Chilling Reign. This new set comes during one of the most intense years in the history of the hobby, and a convergence of events including the franchise's 25th anniversary, a major surge in YouTube pack-opening content, the Logan Paul stuff, the demographic of the original release aging up and now being able to afford a wave of incredibly appealing products. This has led to a wave of speculators who have become scalpers, clearing off shelves and then reselling product at higher prices in the secondary market. Many people have been unable to find Pokémon cards anywhere… until, possibly, now. All over social media, one can see footage of surprised customers witnessing shelves packed with this newly released set. One must wonder… is the Pokémon TCG scalping crisis truly over? And if so, how was this battle won?
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What US Grocers Could Learn From Alibaba’s Connected Supermarket Experience

When it comes to integrating eCommerce into the brick-and-mortar grocery experience, China may be pulling ahead. While the United States is getting a new digitally-enabled Amazon grocery store every few months, reports from China show the high tech supermarket chain skyrocketing to prominence. Digitally native grocer Alibaba is growing the footprint of its supermarket chain Freshippo (called Hema in China), which features a range of technology-enhanced features and highly tailored store modes.