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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. 

Erin N. Brad

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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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.

Big Lots

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

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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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Ulta Beauty and At Home Group have joined the growing list of retailers who are taking additional measures to shore up their finances and reduce expenses as their stores remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A quick-service restaurant retailer is serving up enhanced ordering and loyalty management for its franchise operators.

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Panera Bread has entered the grocery business — sort of.

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The finance head of Macy’s Inc. is stepping down.

Stephen Yalof

Stephen Yalof has joined Tanger Factory Outlet Centers as COO and will succeed Steven B. Tanger as CEO in 2021.

Walgreens is moving to expand the availability of rapid COVID-19 testing.

A Midwestern convenience chain is expanding its partnership with a well-known on-demand delivery platform.

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The huge, celebrity-studded celebration for Walmart employees that precedes its annual shareholder meeting has been canceled. 

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Shopping habits are changing as a result of the continuing COVID-19 outbreak, not necessarily to retailers’ benefit.

Dollar sales declined 16% in the third week of March as hoarding slowed, but growth in a number of key industries helped stave off an even greater decline.

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Lowe's Cos. is giving its employees time to “recharge” this Sunday.

Conor Flynn

When the pandemic hit, Conor Flynn and the rest of the leadership at Kimco were confident they’d make it through the tough times. 

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Retail chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) should combine an effective near-term response to the impact of COVID-19 with a plan for longer-term recovery.

Pier 1 Imports might soon become a shadow of its former self.

Nike has drawn on its access to materials and expertise in product innovation expertise to develop full-face shields and powered, air-purifying respirator (PAPR) lenses to protect against COVID-19.

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The COVID-19 crisis is driving the global growth of e-commerce sales — and of online fraud.

A Texas-based regional grocery giant is opening its customer base to local food service retailers.

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