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Starbucks makes $10 million commitment to new employee relief initiative

Starbucks Corp. is expanding its efforts to help its employees around the world affected by the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Expert Analysis: Steps to Take NOW for Addressing the COVID-19 Crisis

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has thrust many retailers into unchartered territory.

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Study: Majority of Americans think stores should reopen by end of May

A new survey has some hopeful findings for retailers with shuttered stores even as it shows an increased level of consumer concern about COVID-19.


Stay up to date on the impact of the coronavirus on the retail industry and how the industry is navigating the crisis.

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Big Lots Inc. has entered into sale and leaseback agreements on its four company-owned distribution centers.


Retail landlords nationwide are up in arms over Staples' refusal to pay rent in April, even though most of its stores remain open.

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Walgreens is adding several new features to its Walgreens Find Care digital health offering.

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The “extreme buying” peak of the COVID-19 pandemic has fallen, but the average household grocery spend remains at elevated levels.

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Digital commerce companies offer local relief from COVID-19

There are some inspiring examples of how localized digital commerce can help retailers reach consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


CSA Exclusive: COVID-19 impacts retailers on products, personalization, people

A closer look at the recent Chain Store Age COVID-19 survey reveals some very specific areas where the pandemic is disrupting operations.


Expert Insight: COVID-19 is Blunt Reminder to Address Supply Chain Challenges

While people’s health is the number one concern during the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain disruptions are near the top of the list of business risks.


Customer Growth Partners analyzes impact of COVID-19 on retail sectors

Since March 1, the entire retail sector has undergone a huge sea change, with several major sectors seeing severe declines in business, even before virtually all specialty apparel and department stores closed the week of March 15, along with many other specialty stores.

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