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I tried the polarizing McDonald's McRib sandwich and thought it didn't deserve the hype from the chain and its devoted fans

My McRib was under-sauced and slightly bland. Erin McDowell/Business Insider McDonald's McRib sandwich returned to menus across the US on December 2. The fast-food chain has been hyping up the menu item's long-awaited return for weeks, including launching a sweepstake that gives 10,000 fans the chance to get a free sandwich. When I tried the sandwich, I thought it didn't live up to the huge expectations set by devotees of the McRib. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. McDon...
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Some Whole Foods workers say they're stressed out and frustrated as COVID cases rise ahead of the holidays, and it's a symptom of a national crisis among America's grocery store workers

Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images Some Whole Foods workers say they are scared and stressed out ahead of the holidays and amid a worsening coronavirus crisis.  Business Insider spoke with five current Whole Foods employees from different regions across the country and one who recently left the company who said employee morale is low, COVID-19 precautions have relaxed, and their teams are stretched thin. The workers spoke on a condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal.   "We co...
Tags: Amazon, News, Whole Foods, Cdc, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, Chicago, New York Times, Grocery Stores, Retail, Seattle, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Drake's $80 candle that smells just like the rapper is already sold out

Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Drake is selling a six-candle line, complete with an $80 dollar candle that smells like him.  The rapper began teasing the brand earlier this year, including sending the brand to the Toronto Raptors. For now, the limited run is sold out. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Drake is expanding his empire. This time it's in the form of a new candle brand, called Better World Fragrance House (BWFH), complete with a candle that smells like Drake himse...
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UPS tells drivers to stop picking up packages from some major retailers, including Nike, Gap, and Macy's

Stephanie Keith/Getty Images As a temporary measure, UPS has told drivers to stop picking up packages from some large retailers during the holiday season.  The retailers include Gap, L.L. Bean, Hot Topic, Nike, Macy's and electronics company Newegg. This year is expected to be busier than usual for carries, as more retailers are relying on online orders for holiday shopping. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. UPS has told drivers to stop picking up packages from some larg...
Tags: Holiday Shopping, Transportation, News, Trends, UPS, Online Shopping, Shipping, Usps, Retail, Logistics, Wall Street Journal, Fedex, United States Postal Service, Macy, Barbara Smith, UPS FedEx


Walmart is giving its frontline workers a holiday bonus up to $300 and extending its COVID-19 leave policy

Walmart Walmart is rolling out $700 million in bonuses to workers this holiday season, the company announced Thursday. Part-time, full-time, and temporary employees working at Walmart's stores, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers are all eligible.  It's the company's fourth cash bonus paid to associates since the start of the pandemic.  The company is also extending its COVID-19 leave policy through July.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Walmart and Sam's Clu...
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iPhone Upgrade Program Resumes in England

As England's second national lockdown comes to an end today, after four weeks of waiting, many customers enrolled in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program are finally able to go in-store to complete their upgrade. England entered a second national lockdown on Thursday, November 5, meaning that Apple stores in England were forced to close, with some converting to a click-and-collect service only. Unlike the United States, ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program customers in the United Kingdom have to attend an in-...
Tags: Apple, UK, England, United States, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Retail, Apple Retail, Max, Scotland Wales, Apple Stores, England United Kingdom, iPhone Upgrade Program, Upgrade Program, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Max Customers


Walmart Plus is dropping its $35 shipping minimum just in time for the holiday season

Orders from Walmart stores will still come with a $35 shipping minimum. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) Walmart's answer to Amazon Prime is doing away with one key hurdle customers face when using its new membership service. The Arkansas-based retailer's Walmart Plus offering is now nixing its $35 shipping minimum for online orders. "It feels like a life hack is needed now more than ever and Walmart+ is here to help," chief customer officer Janey Whiteside said in a statement. Visit Busine...
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Amazon is launching new industrial AI tools to help companies monitor productivity and worker safety

An Amazon logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. Pascal Rossignol/Reuters Amazon AWS is launching a series of industrial monitoring tools that use AI to help companies identify potential equipment failures, productivity bottlenecks, and worker safety violations. The new tools, previously reported by Business Insider, signal Amazon's growing ambitions in the industrial cloud space. One of the tools uses artificial intelligence to analyze video footage and look for "anomalies" in indust...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Enterprise, US, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Retail, Machine Learning, Aws, Ai, Iot, Computer Vision, Eugene Kim, Working Conditions, Amazon AWS, Tech Insider


Starbucks is giving away coffee to frontline workers throughout December

Starbucks Starbucks is giving a free tall coffee (hot or iced) to frontline workers during the month of December, the second time the chain has done so this year.  Workers eligible for the offer include "public health workers, pharmacists, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers, dentists and dental hygienists, mental health workers, hospital staff such as janitor/housekeeping/security, and active-duty military," according to a statement from Starbucks.  Visit Business Insi...
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Restaurant workers say they're afraid to enforce COVID-19 safety precautions because they'll lose out on tips

A waiter wearing a mask and gloves delivers food to a table to customers seated at an outdoor patio at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, DC, in May. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images Restaurant workers say they're afraid to enforce COVID-19 safety protocols for fear of losing out on tips. According to a new survey from nonprofit One Fair Wage and the UC Berkeley Food Labor Research Center, two-thirds of workers reported receiving a lower-than-usual tip after enforcing health and safety measures...
Tags: Restaurants, Trends, Walmart, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, Retail, Costco, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kroger, Waffle House, McDonald, Health And Safety, Kate Taylor, Retail Workers, Avery Hartmans, Aine Cain


Owner of 25 Detroit restaurants reportedly asks fellow restaurants owners to defy Michigan governor's ban on indoor dining: 'We need to TAKE ACTION!'

Photo by Mike Kline (notkalvin)/Getty Images Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has put a pause on indoor dining in the state until Dec. 8.  Joe Vicari, owner of 25 restaurants in the Metro Detroit area, has penned a letter asking fellow owners to join him in reopening restaurants if the pause continues past the 8th — even if it means defying the governor's order. Vicari cites the ability of salons and malls to stay open as a reason why restaurants should as well. Restaurants have been hit es...
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Some PlayStation 5 resellers are getting wild threats from angry buyers on Facebook and Craigslist

Sony's PlayStation 5. Sony Like Tickle Me Elmo and the Furby before it, the PlayStation 5 is this year's big holiday item. The hot new consoles are sold out everywhere. Every retailer, from Amazon to GameStop, can't keep enough in stock to satisfy demand. A robust resale market has sprung up, with the $500 model selling for upwards of $1,000. Resellers with dozens of consoles for sale have gone viral.  But the vast majority of people reselling the PlayStation 5 are selling one or two ...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Facebook, UK, London, Craigslist, Video Games, Entertainment, US, Toronto, Trends, Walmart, Best Buy, Sony, Xbox, Retail


Who’s building the grocery store of the future?

Christopher Wan Contributor Share on Twitter Chris is a venture fellow at Bessemer Venture Partners and a JD/MBA candidate at Stanford University who writes a weekly newsletter about tech, policy and business strategy. The future of grocery stores will be a win-win for both stores and customers. On one hand, stores want to decrease their operational expenditures that come from hiring cashiers and conducting inventory manageme...
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British department store chain Debenhams will close all of its 124 stores as it enters liquidation, with 12,000 jobs at risk

Phil Noble/Reuters British department store chain Debenhams will close its stores during a liquidation process that could risk 12,000 jobs, its administrators FRP Advisory said Tuesday. In the short-term, Debenhams will continue to trade through its 124 UK stores and online to clear its stocks. The news comes just a day after Topshop owner Arcadia Group entered administration. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. British department store chain Debenhams will start a liquida...
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Topshop owner Arcadia falls into administration, putting more than 13,000 jobs at risk. It's the UK's biggest corporate casualty of the COVID-19 crisis so far.

Simon Dawson/Reuters The Arcadia Group, which owns British fashion brands including Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, and Miss Selfridge, has fallen into administration, Deloitte confirmed Monday night. This puts more than 13,000 jobs at risk, though no redundancies have been announced yet. The company's CEO said COVID-19 was to blame. The pandemic has caused Arcadia's stores to close in two national lockdowns. But rival fast fashion retailers were already attracting the Arcadia Group's customers...
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Walmart Cyber Monday 2020 deals are still available — get big discounts on AirPods, Samsung TVs, Nespresso, Fitbit & more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Walmart's Cyber Monday sale has tons of deals on TVs, electronics, and kitchen appliances. Walmart; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider If you're hoping to shop online and save big today during Cyber Monday 2020, you'll definitely want to . While it often plays second fiddle to Best Buy, Target, and Amazon, Walmart offers some of the best deals on TVs, electronics, and kitchen appliances. In fact...
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Nike, Coca-Cola, and Apple reportedly lobbied to weaken a bill aimed at preventing them from manufacturing products in China using forced Uighur labor

Hong Kong protesters rally in support of Xinjiang Uighurs' human rights in Hong Kong, China, December 22, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Nike, Coca-Cola, and Apple were among the companies that lobbied to weaken a bill aimed at banning US firms from relying on Chinese forced labor, The New York Times reported Sunday. HSBC, American Apparel, and several industry groups also lobbied on the bill, which would ban many goods imported from Xinjiang unless companies prove they weren't made with...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hong Kong, Politics, Human Rights, Coca Cola, Washington Post, Senate, China, US, Trends, Nike, House, New York Times, The Times, Retail


The best Amazon Cyber Monday 2020 deals that are still going include $110 off Sonos speakers, $200 off Roombas, and the Kindle Paperwhite for $85

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Cyber Monday has arrived and Amazon is offering some of the best deals during one of the last big sales events of the year.Amazon, like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, currently has tons of deals on everything, including the latest TVs, speakers, headphones, laptops, and gaming gear, during the online-only shopping holiday. See more: 25 useful Amazon Prime b...
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Target's Cyber Monday sale is still going with deals on robot vacuums, Beats headphones, Amazon Fire tablets, bedding, and fitness equipment

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Target; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Cyber Monday ends in just a few hours and many retailers, including Target, are still offering plenty of discounts.Target has unique deals on robot vacuums, weighted blankets, comforters, and fitness accessories. Additionally, it out-prices competitors on electronics and smart home devices when you factor in additional savings from Target Circle and Target ...
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Wayfair's Cyber Monday sale is running all week with deep discounts on furniture, holiday decor, bedding, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Wayfair; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Wayfair's Cyber Monday deals is taking place all Cyber Week long from November 30 through December 4. While the deals on kitchen appliances are less competitively priced compared to other retailers, you can save big on furniture and decor from Wayfair's own brands like AllModern, Joss & Main, and Birch Lane.Check out eve...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Kitchen, Home, Ge, Life, Trends, Retail, Kitchenaid, Wayfair, Serta, Sealy, Wisniewski, Amazon Target, Joss Main, IP Graphics


Walmart Cyber Monday 2020 deals are still in full swing tonight — you find big discounts on AirPods, Samsung TVs, Nespresso, Fitbit & more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Walmart's Cyber Monday sale has tons of deals on TVs, electronics, and kitchen appliances. Walmart; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider If you're hoping to shop online and save big today during Cyber Monday 2020, you'll definitely want to . While it often plays second fiddle to Best Buy, Target, and Amazon, Walmart offers some of the best deals on TVs, electronics, and kitchen appliances. In fact...
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The best Amazon Cyber Monday 2020 deals that are still in stock include $110 off Sonos speakers, $200 off Roombas, and the Kindle Paperwhite for $85

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Cyber Monday has arrived and Amazon is offering some of the best deals during one of the last big sales events of the year.Amazon, like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, currently has tons of deals on everything, including the latest TVs, speakers, headphones, laptops, gaming gear, and more, during the online-only shopping holiday. See more: 25 useful Amazon P...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Best, Tech Deals, Retail, Lightning, Amazon deals, Sonos, Amazon We, Amazon s Black, Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature, Tercius Bufete


Walmart Cyber Monday 2020 deals are live now, including big discounts on AirPods, Samsung TVs, Nespresso, Fitbit & more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Walmart will offer tons of deals for Cyber Monday — here's what you need to know ahead of November 30 Walmart; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider If you're hoping to shop online and save big today during Cyber Monday 2020, you'll definitely want to . While it often plays second fiddle to Best Buy, Target, and Amazon, Walmart offers some of the best deals on TVs, electronics, and kitchen applianc...
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Target's Cyber Monday sale includes deals on robot vacuums, Beats headphones, Amazon Fire tablets, bedding, and fitness equipment

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Target; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider We're well into Cyber Monday and many retailers, including Target, are still offering plenty of discounts.Target has unique deals on robot vacuums, weighted blankets, comforters, and fitness accessories. Additionally, it out-prices competitors on electronics and smart home devices when you factor in additional savings from Target Circle and Target REDcard.B...
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Wayfair's Cyber Monday will run all week — here are the best deals so far

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Wayfair; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Wayfair's Cyber Monday deals is taking place all Cyber Week long from November 30 through December 4. While the deals on kitchen appliances are less competitively priced compared to other retailers, you can save big on furniture and decor from Wayfair's own brands like AllModern, Joss & Main, and Birch Lane.Check out eve...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Kitchen, Home, Ge, Life, Trends, Retail, Kitchenaid, Wayfair, Serta, Sealy, Wisniewski, Amazon Target, Joss Main, IP Graphics


Cyber Monday will be the biggest online shopping day in US history and sales could reach $12.7 billion, analysts say

Macy's flagship New York store had significantly fewer shoppers on Black Friday this year. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images Cyber Monday 2020 is expected to be the biggest online shopping day in US history, with digital sales reaching $12.7 billion, according to estimates from Adobe Analytics. This is a rise of more than a third compared to Cyber Monday 2019. Black Friday sales underperformed. Online sales from US consumers reached $9 billion, Adobe Analytics said – but the firm had expected t...
Tags: Amazon, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, New York, Adobe, US, Trends, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Retail, Shopify, Business Insider, Macy, Yottaa, Adobe Analytics


Apple Preparing to Open Second Retail Store in South Korea

Apple is preparing to open a new retail store in Yeouido, South Korea. The store will be Apple's second retail location in the country. Apple Yeouido will be located in the IFC Mall, which is in Seoul's financial district by the Han River. Apple has shared wallpapers and an animation on its website to announce the opening of Apple Yeouido. Apple's first retail store in South Korea, Apple Garosugil, opened in 2018 in Seoul's Gangnam area. Apple Garosugil was the first Apple Store outside Chin...
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The best Amazon Cyber Monday 2020 deals live now include $110 off Sonos speakers, $200 off Roombas, and the Kindle Paperwhite for $85

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Cyber Monday has arrived and Amazon is offering some of the best deals during one of the last big sales events of the year.Amazon, like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, currently has tons of deals on everything, including the latest TVs, speakers, headphones, laptops, gaming gear, and more, during the online-only shopping holiday. See more: 25 useful Amazon P...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Best, Tech Deals, Retail, Lightning, Amazon deals, Sonos, Amazon We, Amazon s Black, Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature, Tercius Bufete


Walmart Cyber Monday 2020 deals are live now, including big discounts on AirPods, TVs, robovacs, Nespressos, Fitbits & more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Walmart will offer tons of deals for Cyber Monday — here's what you need to know ahead of November 30 Walmart; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider If you're hoping to shop online and save big today during Cyber Monday 2020, you'll definitely want to . While it often plays second fiddle to Best Buy, Target, and Amazon, Walmart offers some of the best deals on TVs, electronics, and kitchen applianc...
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Target's Cyber Monday sale includes deals on smart home devices, Beats headphones, Amazon Fire tablets, bedding, and fitness equipment

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Target; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Cyber Monday is officially November 30 but many retailers, including Target, are already offering plenty of discounts.Target has unique deals on robot vacuums, weighted blankets, comforters, and fitness accessories. Additionally, it out-prices competitors on electronics and smart home devices when you factor in additional savings from Target Circle and Targ...
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