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Toys R Us savior B8ta furloughs entire workforce amid pandemic

March 27, 2020

Via: Charged

B8ta, the company responsible for bringing Toys R Us back from the grave, has furloughed its entire workforce. Last week B8ta’s chief executive Vibhu Norby penned a letter to employees stating that all store staff would be furloughed, and any […]


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Walmart, Target And CVS Boost Pay; Drugstore Chain Plans 50,000 New Hires

March 23, 2020

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Walmart, Target and CVS are building on their worker relief efforts and keeping key positions staffed by offering associates higher pay. Walmart fulfillment center employees will see a temporary $2 bump to their hourly pay alongside bonuses for new hires, […]


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Best Buy Closes All Stores, Keeps Curbside Pickup Option For Online Shoppers

March 23, 2020

Via: Retail TouchPoints

After initially keeping its stores open amid high demand for electronics items and appliances such as freezers, refrigerators and home office equipment, Best Buy officially is closing all its locations. Citing concerns about the health of its employees due to […]


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Macy’s closes all of its stores through March

March 18, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Dozens of retailers have announced this week that they will close their stores nationwide as governments and businesses scramble to prevent further spread of COVID-19. “The health and safety of our customers, colleagues and communities is our utmost priority,” Macy’s […]


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Retail In The Age Of Coronavirus

March 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

Unprecedented. In my over three decades of covering and working in the retail industry, we have never seen anything like the impact of Coronavirus on the global retail scene. 9/11 temporarily ground business in the United States to a halt […]


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H&M Group Reports Dramatic Sales Decline in China as it Closes More Stores in Europe

March 16, 2020

Via: The Business of Fashion

H&M group has temporarily shuttered stores across large parts of Europe, as governments take extraordinary measures to try and contain the escalating coronavirus pandemic. The closures signal more pain ahead for retailers, already suffering the aftershock of a widespread shut […]


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Will Coronavirus Delay The Opening Of American Dream Mall?

March 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

American Dream is a huge (3 million square foot) mall in northern New Jersey. It is supposed to open officially on March 19. However, the coronavirus infection threat may keep too many people from the opening, and the maligned mall […]


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Apple reopens all 42 China stores after coronavirus closures

March 13, 2020

Via: Charged

Apple has reopened all of its stores in China after concerns over the coronavirus forced the tech giant to shut up shop. Apple closed all of its retail stores and offices in China on February 1 due the outbreak. The […]


Retail Trends, Retail Types, Stores

Walmart rolls out emergency leave after associate’s positive COVID-19 test

March 12, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

As the news surrounding the spread of SARS-CoV-2 evolves, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leaders in public health have urged employers to prepare remote work options. For employers like Walmart, this is largely an impossibility. […]


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Adidas CEO: Coronavirus outbreak is ‘a painful setback’

March 11, 2020

Via: CNBC

Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted said the coronavirus outbreak has dealt “a painful setback” for the company’s business, as it expects to take a sales hit and is already seeing traffic declines at some of its shops. “In the sporting goods […]