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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