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Retail

Shupperz spree

Tal Rubinstein describes her company's global personal shopping app, called Shupperz, as the perfect combination of brick-and-mortar retail and e-commerce.

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Center of the action

One of Gov. Chris Christie's last acts in office was a Jan. 11 sign-off on legislation that offers up to $5 billion of incentives to Amazon, if the online retail giant chooses Newark for its second headquarters. To further sweeten the pot, the city itself is offering another $2 billion of incentives.

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Retailers take ‘omnichannel’ approach

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced Jan. 11 it was closing 63 Sam’s Club stores around the country — reportedly including its Budd Lake, Linden and Princeton locations — and converting up to 12 of the impacted facilities to e-commerce fulfillment centers, according to a company statement.

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Rockefeller to build Best Buy warehouse in Piscataway

The Rockefeller Logistics Center in Piscataway, a 2.2 million-square-foot distribution center by Rockefeller Group, is set to house a 725,000-square-foot distribution center, Rockefeller announced Friday. Best Buy is now the first official tenant at the Rockefeller Logistics Center and expects to open its new facility before the 201 holiday season.

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