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Target will no longer separate 'boys' and 'girls' in the toy and bedding departments

Alibaba to invest $5B in Chinese electronic chain Suning, making Alibaba its largest investor

Twitter partnering with Shopify to expand buy button option to 100,000 new retailers

Ron Johnson secures $50M in funding for online retail venture Enjoy Technology

Cargo volume at major US retail ports expected to rise 3.6% in August in preparation for holiday season

And finally... International online retailer AliExpress is under consumer fire for using a slim model—placing her entire body inside one stretched pant leg—to advertise 3XL and 5XL size leggings. Story

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