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Apple Debuts New Fitness Subscription Service

Apple Debuts New Fitness Subscription Service

In an attempt to challenge Peloton, the fitness service that has swept the nation in recent months, Apple has announced it’s new fitness subscription service. Called Fitness Plus, the product was launched on Tuesday, September 15 during Apple’s big event, along with other Apple products.  While this is sure to …

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Walmart Launches Walmart Plus to Rival Amazon Prime

Walmart Launches Walmart Plus to Rival Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime has been providing users with free shipping, television shows, and other incentives for years, but after years of having next to no competition, it’s about to face a rival. Walmart Plus, the new subscription service from Walmart, is launching today, September 15, following a two-month delay, and it’s …

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Town Sports International Files for Bankruptcy

Town Sports International Files for Bankruptcy

Though the past six months have been extremely difficult on retail businesses, restaurants, movie theaters, and other indoor spaces, things have recently started to look more positive for businesses. But, despite people feeling comfortable shopping in stores and eating out in restaurants, other companies haven’t been able to bounce back …

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American Eagle Closing Up to 50 Stores This Year

American Eagle Closing Up to 50 Stores This Year

Hurry up and visit your local American Eagle Outfitters ASAP, because it may be closing down relatively soon. The company announced that it will be permanently closing 40 to 50 stores this year and is thinking about closing down 500 more in the next couple of years. While the company …

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Lululemon Expanding Holiday Pop-Ups Amid COVID-19

Lululemon Expanding Holiday Pop-Ups Amid COVID-19

Lululemon is finding ways to improve their business this holiday season while also encouraging social distancing among its consumers. The very popular athletic apparel company announced on Tuesday, September 8 that they’re planning to expand their scheduled 50 pop-up shops to 70, even putting some near existing physical stores. This …

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Peloton Launches Cheaper Treadmill and Bike

Peloton Launches Cheaper Treadmill and Bike

Living through a global pandemic has forced all of us to adapt to new normals, including finding ways to work out at home. Though many gyms have reopened, most of them have heavy restrictions in place and a good chunk of people are just not ready to work out in …

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Independent Restaurants Struggling Amid COVID-19

Independent Restaurants Struggling Amid COVID-19

Though we are still living through a global pandemic, people’s lives have started to slightly return to normal in recent months. Whether it’s going back into the office, movie theaters re-opening, or businesses starting to pick up in sales, things feel better than they did back in March or April. …

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The Paper Store Exits Bankruptcy

The Paper Store Exits Bankruptcy

While seemingly every day another retail business is forced to close its doors or file for bankruptcy, a few lucky stores have managed to come back from the dead.  The Paper Store, which is a gift retail store, exited Chapter 11 on Tuesday, September 1 after filing for bankruptcy almost …

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Nike Unveils New Maternity Line

Nike Unveils New Maternity Line

Nike is already the premier athletic brand for countless professional athletes and casual fitness enthusiasts alike, but the brand is adding something new to its repertoire.  On Tuesday, September 1, Nike unveiled its new maternity collection called “Nike (M),” which will include athletic clothing for women in all stages of …

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