Tag: face masks

E-commerce, Retail Types

Chess sets, face masks and Animal Crossing were this year’s most popular items according to Ebay

December 11, 2020

Via: Charged

Ebay says chess sets, face masks and Animal Crossing were the most popular items sold on its platform throughout 2020. The online retail marketplace has released its annual Shopping Barometer Report, revealing an unusual blend of trending items in an […]

Retail Types, Stores

Costco makes everybody mask up

November 16, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Costco, among the first retailers to require face masks upon entry in early May, has taken its restrictions a step further by mandating that customers with medical mask exemptions wear face shields. The requirement applies to employees, as well. The […]

News & Trends

Retailers call on the nation’s governors to mandate masks

July 20, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Despite scientific evidence that masks, when worn by everyone in an indoor setting, are effective against the virus that causes COVID-19, the issue has become a political football. Officials of the Trump Administration, including the president, are rarely seen wearing […]

News & Trends

Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy and other major retailers accused of price gouging face masks

June 18, 2020

Via: Charged

Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy and other major retailers have been accused of profiteering by placing “excessive markups” on face masks. Mask Bros, a student organisation which sells masks at “fair” prices often half the price of major retailers, has accused them […]

News & Trends

What should retailers do about social distancing renegades?

May 11, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Last week, a security guard at a Family Dollar in Michigan was fatally shot after telling a customer to wear a face mask. Other high-profile incidents involving rebellion against social distancing mandates: On May 6, a women shot a McDonald’s […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon succumbs to pressure announcing it will provide face masks and temperature checks for all staff

April 3, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has succumbed to pressure from staff, unions and government officials announcing plans to launch temperature checks and provide face masks for all staff. Following a week of staff walkouts and the launch of an investigation by New York City’s […]


Coronavirus-Related Price-Gouging Is Risky Business For Retailers

March 4, 2020

Via: Forbes

Shortages of hand sanitizer and face masks mean state laws designed to protect consumers in the aftermath of hurricanes and other natural disasters may be used to fight a new threat – Purell price-gouging. More than two-thirds of the states […]